Kim Newman


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in London, The United Kingdom
July 31, 1959

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Note: This author also writes under the pseudonym of Jack Yeovil.
An expert on horror and sci-fi cinema (his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium Movies), Kim Newman's novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. He is complexly and irreverently referential; the Dracula sequence--Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula,Cha Cha Cha--not only portrays an alternate world in which the Count conquers Victorian Britain for a while, is the mastermind behind Germany's air aces in World War One and survives into a jetset 1950s of paparazzi and La Dolce Vita, but does so with endless throwaway references that range from Kipling to James Bond, from Edgar Allen Poe to Patricia Highsmith.
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“Moriarty smiled his adder’s smile.

And I relaxed. I knew. My destiny and his wound together. It was a sensation I’d never got before upon meeting a man. When I’d had it from women, the upshot ranged from disappointment to attempted murder. Understand me, Professor James Moriarty was a hateful man, the most hateful, hateable, creature I have ever known, not excluding Sir Augustus and Kali’s Kitten and the Abominable Bloody Snow-Bastard and the Reverend Henry James Prince. He was something man-shaped that had crawled out from under a rock and moved into the manor house. But, at that moment, I was his, and I remain his forever. If I am remembered, it will be because I knew him. From that day on, he was my father, my commanding officer, my heathen idol, my fortune and terror and rapture.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

“Dullards would have you believe that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth... but to a mathematical mind, the impossible is simply a theorem yet to be solved. We must not eliminate the impossible, we must conquer it, suborn it to our purpose.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

“There will never be slaves in Britain,' Godalming continued, 'but those who stay warm will naturally serve us, as the excellent Bessie has just served me. Have a care, lest you wind up the equivalent of some damned regimental water-bearer.'

In India, I knew a water-bearer who was a better man than most.”
Kim Newman, Anno Dracula

Polls

Okay, looks like horror is our genre for July! I'm kind of glad since I'm doing a lot of serious reading this summer. I'll try not to pick really horrific (i.e. gory, etc.) titles, for the sake of those of you who are more lighthearted. This poll will be open until Saturday, June 13.

 
  3 votes, 50.0%

The Collector The Collector by John Fowles John Fowles
 
  2 votes, 33.3%

The Blood Countess The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu Andrei Codrescu
 
  1 vote, 16.7%

At the Mountains of Madness At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Grotesque Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino Natsuo Kirino
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Anno-Dracula Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1) by Kim Newman Kim Newman
 
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