Two men transcend the dimension of time and save a dying world in a battle against the most elusive and deadly creatures ever to stalk the earth. Reprint. NYT.
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Science fiction harbors an unfortunate subgenre wherein time travel is used to explain away the creative genius of past artists. A sample of his work might be brought to a master before "he" has created it; he might be exposed to another era and thus to events that then inspire his (now unimaginative) work. Aldiss ( Greybeard ), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, here sails very close to that wind. Dracula sends assassins to kill Bram Stoker before he can write his novel about vampires. Joe Bodenland hijacks a time train from the vampires and rides it to London in 1896, where he teams up with Stoker. Together they set off to save humanity from the undead, with assistance from Stoker's gardener and Bodenland's family. The writing is drab, imparting none of the excitement expected from such fertile subjects. The introduction of time travel does nothing to enhance the original vampire story. Except for Stoker, the characters lack motivation and substance enough to make them attractive to the reader. Even Lord Dracula lacks bite.
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Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A HarperCollins hardback. Book condition is as new. Dust Jacket is new condition with mylar cover.*We have other titles in this genre in stock and give discounts in shipping on additional books sent in the same package, please contact us for more info.**.WRAPPED IN A PLASTIC BAG TO PROTECT CONDITION OF BOOK.Summary - Joe Bodenland, who has just created a machine that manipulates time, latches on to the time train, During his travels he meets Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in 1890s London. With Storker's trusty gardener in tow, Stoker and Bodenland set ofo on a harrowing trek through time - from millions of years ago to hundreds of years into the future. Bookseller Inventory # 111507205
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