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Dracula Unbound: Aldiss, Brian

Dracula Unbound

Aldiss, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0246137738 / ISBN 13: 9780246137739
Published by GraftonBooks, London, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First trade edition, following the Easton Press limited edition. 199 pages. Signed in name only on title page. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 034099

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Title: Dracula Unbound

Publisher: GraftonBooks, London

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By the Author

Edition: First Trade Edition.

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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.

From Publishers Weekly:

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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