Dream Country is the third trade paperback in the excellent Sandman
series by Neil Gaiman
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Penciller: Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran
Inker: Malcolm Jones III
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Robbie Busch, Steve Oliff
Covers: Dave McKean
Introduction: Steve Erickson
Dream Country contains several short stories
, in which an author buys the muse
Calliope for his own personal gain, and is duly punished by one of the Endless
A Dream of a Thousand Cats
, in which a cat tells how cats once ruled the earth, and how the ability of humans to dream
changed it all, but how cats can change it back someday.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
, in which William Shakespeare
and his troupe of actors stage the play for the faeries
and Dream of the Endless
, in which a woman seeks relief from a bizarrely degenerative condition--she can change what her face
looks like, but it degrades rapidly, and so she has to peel it off and grow a new one.
Throughout the book, the Endless are extended even further into believable characters.