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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 – Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre is the much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed graphic novel Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer. Presented as a horror-themed follow-up to the original story by Carlo Collodi, this series presents Pinocchio as a vampire-slaying badass who uses his nose as a stake to kill the blood-sucking undead.

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BOOK REVIEW – Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

By Marty Mulrooney

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Bloodshot is the latest novel from award-winning author Cherie Priest. Offering a change of pace from her previous science fiction/steampunk novels, Bloodshot tells the story of Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief living in Seattle. When fellow vampire Ian Stott asks for help, the usually reclusive Raylene sets out on a mission to retrieve missing government files that will see her unexpectedly teaming up with a kick-ass drag queen, Men in Black hot on their trail…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Cherie Priest (Author, Bloodshot)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cherie Priest is an award-winning author who currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and a fat black cat. Her 2009 novel Boneshaker was nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award, and won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie was recently kind enough to join us to discuss her new books, Bloodshot and Hellbent, in an exclusive online interview!

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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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GAME REVIEW – A Vampyre Story (PC)

By Ian McCabe

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A Vampyre Story is a point and click adventure developed by Autumn Moon Entertainment and released for PC in late 2008. It’s a game in the true spirit of Halloween, with vampires, monsters, ghouls, goblins, bats, creepy old ladies and terrifying French accents. With the one night of the year where witches come out to play almost upon us, it just seemed right to give the game a look…

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