�The greatest epic in the history of comic books.� �The Los Angeles Times Magazine �Clever, witty and beautifully rounded off.� �Time Out �A good introduction to a spellbinding series.� �The Sunday Times From the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Neil Gaiman One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman�s award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era. Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium�s most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven. Four unique episodes form the tapestry of Dream Country: �Calliope,� �A Dream of a Thousand Cats,� �Fa�ade,� and the acclaimed �A Midsummer Night�s Dream��the only comic book story ever to win the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction. Also included is Gaiman�s original script for �Calliope,� with annotations from both the writer and the artist. Collects The Sandman #17-20.