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Kim Newman


UK (1959 - )

aka 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. In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign. His pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche--perhaps the best of these is the sword-and-sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel. Life's Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero's fate and take him into horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality.
 
Series contributed to
Time and Relative
 
Anthologies edited
Ghastly Beyond BeliefIn DreamsScience Fiction / Horror Reader
 
Non fiction
Nightmare MoviesApocalypse Movies: End of the World CinemaHorror: the 100 Best BooksWild West Movies
Millennium Movies: End of the World CinemaSF - UKHorror: The Complete Guide to the Cinema of FearHorror: The Definitive Guide to the Cinema of Fear
Horror! 301 Films to See Before a Zombie Sucks Out Your EyeballsHorror!: The Definitive Companion to the Most Terrifying Movies Ever Made
 
Anthologies containing stories by Kim Newman
Arrows of ErosBest New HorrorBest New Horror 2The Mammoth Book of Vampires
Best New Horror 3Dark Voices 4: The Pan Book of HorrorDark Voices 5: The Pan Book of HorrorTales of the Wandering Jew
Best New Horror 4The Giant Book of TerrorDark Voices 6: The Pan Book of HorrorThe Mammoth Book of Frankenstein
Shadows over InnsmouthCthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian AnthologyDark TerrorsThe Best New Horror 6
Dark Terrors 2Rivals of DraculaNew WorldsThe Best of Interzone
The Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New MillenniumCyber-KillersDark of the NightThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Nine
Year's Best SF 3The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual CollectionScaremongers 2: Redbrick Eden100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment
White of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and Dread999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and SuspenseThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume TenFoursight
Aliens Among UsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual CollectionDark Terrors 5The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eleven
 
Short stories
The End of the Pier Show
Where The Bodies Are Buried 2020
The Terminus (1981)
Dreamers (1984)
Patricia's Profession (1985)
Famous Monsters [short story] (1988)
A Quarter to Three (1988)
Pamela's Pursuit (1989)
Twitch Technicolor (1989)
The Man Who Collected Barker (1990)
The Original Dr Shade [short story] (1990)
Mother Hen (1991)
The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu (1991)
‹bermensch! (1991)
The Wandering Christian (1991) (with Eugene Byrne)
Organ Donors (1992)
Red Reign (1992)
Three on a Match (1992)
Week Woman (1992)
The Blitz Spirit (1993)
Ratting (1993)
Where the Bodies Are Buried [short story] (1993)
Completist Heaven (1994)
Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright... (1994)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Pale Spirit People (1994)
Slow News Day (1994)
Where the Bodies Are Buried II: Sequel Hook (1994)
The Pierce Arrow Stalled, And... (1995)
Where the Bodies Are Buried 3: Black and White and Red All Over (1995)
Coppola's Dracula (1997)Bram Stoker (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Great Western (1997)
Residuals (1997) (with Paul McAuley)
Amerikanski Dead At the Moscow Institute (1999)
Andy Warhol's Dracula [short story] (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
Just Like Eddy (1999)
Une etrange aventure de Richard Blaine (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
A Victorian Ghost Story (1999)
You Don't Have to Be Mad... (1999)
Going to Series (2000)
Is There Anybody There? (2000)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1993) : Anno Dracula
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Bloody Red Baron
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Quorum
World Fantasy nominee (1995) : Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright...
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Bloody Red Baron
Bram Stoker nominee (1998) : Coppola's Dracula
World Fantasy nominee (1998) : Coppola's Dracula
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : Andy Warhol's Dracula [short story]
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : Une etrange aventure de Richard Blaine
British Fantasy Society Best Collection winner (2001) : Where the Bodies Are Buried


Kim Newman recommends
Bad Timing: And Other Stories
Bad Timing: And Other Stories (2001)
Molly Brown
"Molly Brown is the best company imaginable. If you can't get a date with her (and you probably can't), the next best thing is reading her stories - which are funny, creepy, sweet, touching and wicked in equal parts. If you buy this book, you won't regret it in the morning."
The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge
The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge (2003)
Marvin Kaye
"It's a brave soul who writes a sequel to a universally-loved and -known book like A Christmas Carol; it's a rarer man still who does a job as fine as Marvin Kaye of evoking Charles Dickens without imitating him, of extending a story that had until now seemed resolved and delivering a tale which will delight, terrify and affect all readers."



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