In an alternate history of the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria has married Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula, leading to a reign of terror, while, in Whitechapel, Silver Knife, a murderer of vampire girls, threatens the new regime. Reprint. NYT.
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As Nina Auerbach writes in the New York Times, " Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them . . . . Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead." In this first of what looks to be an excellent series, Victorian England has vampires at every level of society, especially the higher ones, and they engage in incessant intrigue, power games, and casual oppression of the weak--activities, as we know, that are all too human. Numerous characters from literature and from history appear in both major and cameo roles. Spectacular fight scenes, stormy politics, and a serial vampire killer keep the action lively. A scholarly bibliography is included.About the Author:
A journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Newman's first two books were Ghastly Beyond Belief: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of Quotations (1985), co-written with Neil Gaiman, and Nightmare Movies: A critical history of the horror film, 1968-88 (1988). Newman and Stephen Jones jointly edited Horror: 100 Best Books, the 1988 horror volume in Xanadu's 100 Best series, and also Horror: Another 100 Best Books, a 2005 sequel from Carroll & Graf. Both books comprise 100 essays by 100 horror writers about 100 horror books and both won the annual Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction. Newman acts as one of several contributing editors to the UK film magazine Empire, as well as writing the monthly segment, "Kim Newman's Video Dungeon". His first stage play scheduled to open in 2017.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX038072345X
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 038072345X
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11038072345X
Book Description Avon Books, Dresden, Tennessee, U.S.A., 1994. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Book. 1st printing, 1994. Unread, perfect spine, shiny wraps, a really terrificcopy of this book, like it just came out of the box from the publisher --you'll floss your teeth like a fiend, just for fun, when this book arrivesat your door!!! In protective mylar bag!!!. Bookseller Inventory # 010624