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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Kim Newman (Author, Johnny Alucard)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Kim Newman is an award-winning author, English journalist and film critic. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online gave a glowing review of the Titan Books reissue of Anno Dracula: “Kim Newman is a master storyteller, steadily layering multiple details and characters on top of the core narrative without ever losing focus or confusing the reader. A breathless account of a 19th century England ruled by Count Dracula, Newman may have taken inspiration from a number of sources, but ultimately makes this unique story entirely his own.” After an extremely long wait and much anticipation, the fourth instalment, Johnny Alucard (Titan Books, September 2013), has finally been released in the UK. It is therefore with great pleasure that AMO welcomes back vampire fiction expert Kim Newman for an exclusive online interview!

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BOOK REVIEW – Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Bloody Red Baron by British writer and film critic Kim Newman is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed alternate history vampire novel Anno Dracula. Set 30 years after the end of the first book during World War 1, the Diogenes Club investigates a secretive German flying operation that exchanges aircraft for monsters, the most fearsome of which is known as the Red Baron. Titan Books reprinted Anno Dracula in a brand new paperback edition in 2011 that included a wealth of extra material. They follow suit with this new version of The Bloody Red Baron, which includes a lengthy new novella, detailed annotations and an action-packed film outline.

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BOOK REVIEW – Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

By Marty Mulrooney

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Anno Dracula is an alternate history novel by British writer Kim Newman. Set in London during 1888, Queen Victoria has remarried, taking Vlad Tapes – better known as Count Dracula – as her new consort. England is fast becoming a police state, with vampires advancing both socially and politically whilst humans – “the warm” – face the grim decision of whether to “turn”, or brave an existence as a human being living outnumbered amongst the un-dead. First printed in 1992, Titan Books have recently reprinted Anno Dracula in a brand new paperback edition that offers a wealth of extra material.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Kim Newman (Author, Anno Dracula)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Kim Newman is an English journalist, film critic (Empire Magazine) and award-winning author (the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the BSFA award). Anno Dracula, the first book in his alternative history vampire series, was published in 1992 to critical acclaim. With Anno Dracula having recently been reprinted in a brand new paperback edition by Titan Books and the rest of the series set to follow suit in 2012 (the eagerly anticipated fourth book is due in 2013), AMO caught up with Mr Newman for an exclusive online interview!

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BOOK REVIEW – Dracula’s Heir (An Interactive Mystery)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dracula’s Heir is an interactive mystery book written by Sam Stall and illustrated by Roland Sarkany. In a similar vein to Batman: Murder At Wayne Manor (reviewed here), readers of Dracula’s Heir must study interactive clues – such as the original first chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – to discover who is responsible for a series of grisly murders and uncloak the new nosferatu… perfect reading for Halloween!

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BOOK REVIEW – Dracula: The Un-Dead

By Marty Mulrooney

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The official sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula, co-written by a direct descendant of Stoker himself (whom we interviewed in 2009 here), Dracula: The Un-Dead is wonderfully executed.  It is a book that takes any whispered accusations  of being a mere cash-in, throws them aside,  and in the process provides a story that is not only worthy of being called an official successor to the classic novel, but is actually a brilliant tale in its own right.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dacre Stoker (Author Of Dracula: The Un-Dead)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online’s latest interview is a very special one indeed! I recently had the unique opportunity to speak to Dacre Stoker, co-author of new book Dracula: The Un-Dead (along with Stoker historian Ian Holt), published by our friends at HarperCollins here in the UK, and E. P. Dutton in the US.

For those unaware Dacre Stoker, a Canadian citizen and resident of the U.S., is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker. Yes that’s right, the Bram Stoker who wrote classic horror novel Dracula in 1897, changing our perceptions of the mythological vampire forever! Continue reading

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