At long last, Kim Newman is publishing the fourth volume of his Anno Dracula alternate-history series, Johnny Alucard. In an exclusive essay, Newman explains why a late-20th-century Dracula story had to encompass the many Draculas of pop culture. Plus there's an exclusive book excerpt!
Kim Newman is not just an acclaimed film critic and pop culture expert — he's also the author of a Dracula-themed alternate history book series, beginning with Anno Dracula. So he knows what he's talking about when he says that a lot of recent vampire stories, well, suck.
Kim Newman's alternate history Anno Dracula was one of the most bracing alternate histories of its time, as well as one of the coolest vampire stories. And now, the sequel, The Bloody Red Baron, is coming out in a new edition — featuring a brand new novella set in Newman's alternate vampiric World War I. Here's an…
Kim Newman's classic novel Anno Dracula imagines a world where Dracula wins at the end of Bram Stoker's story, conquering Britain and establishing a vampire-dominated society. Where did this horrifying scenario come from?