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  Kim Newman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer.
Newman's first two books, both non-fiction, were published in 1985, and go some way to demonstrating his range.
Newman's first published novel was The Night Mayor (1989), set in a virtual reality based on old fl-and-white detective movies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kim_Newman   (835 words)

 Review | Seven Stars by Kim Newman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newman's world is created by mingling history, fictional history and the history of fiction.
In reintroducing and mingling these elements, Newman also addresses the political and social dynamics behind the emergence of the fictions that he has made his playthings and firmly grounds them in the eras that produced them.
Kim Newman is a generous storyteller whose love of fiction is delightfully infectious.
www.januarymagazine.com /SFF/7stars.html   (717 words)

 Vampire library of Darkness : Anno-Dracula, Kim Newman
On this intriguing, but inescapably silly, conceit, Newman (Jago) bases his exercise in historical horror fiction, previously published in the U.K. In England, circa 1888, "turning" vampire is all the rage: such luminaries as Oscar Wilde, Inspector Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes's collaborator, and the Queen herself have embraced vampirism.
Newman's meticulous attention to historical detail occasionally seems superfluous in a work of such unabashed fantasy, but his prose is sure-handed and vivid, especially in Seward's diary entries, which, free of the welter of Victorian trivia, are truly engrossing.
Newman goes over the top in every novel (Night Mayor, Bad Dreams, Jago), each featuring a monstrous overlord of horror unlikely to be dethroned--but this time he leaps to new heights, drawing the Dracula novel that sets a benchmark for vampire fiction.
www.vampires.nu /pages/Books.cfm/ID/54/PageID/22   (669 words)

 Kim Newman Dracula Cha Cha Cha Reviewed by Rick Kleffel
Kim Newman, in his 'Anno Dracula' novels, uses an amazing amount of research to write an alternate history populated with vivid, visceral, vampires and carefully created characters based on personalities from both reality and fiction.
In 'Judgement of Tears', Newman joins the everlasting party in 1959, as vampire journalist Kate Reed is sent to Rome to cover the upcoming marriage of Dracula to a Moldavian vampire princess.
Newman is reportedly headed in that direction with his upcoming novel now titled 'Life's Lottery'.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/newman-dracula_cha_cha_cha.htm   (522 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Anno Dracula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them.
Kim Newman's "Anno Dracula" has one of the most audacious plots imaginable -- let's assume that Bram Stoker's "Dracula" was non-fiction, and that Dracula defeated his nemesis, Van Helsing.
Newman's Victorian England is populated by vampires and "warm" humans, and there is little shame in being a vampire.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/038072345X?v=glance   (2004 words)

 Kim Newman:  Judgment of Tears:  Anno Dracula 1959
Newman openly bases the novel on Federico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita, which provides him with a wonderfully decadent background for the intrigues of his undead and human characters.
Newman's crop of vampires is brought into the mystery almost immediately as journalist cum vampire Kate Reed witnesses the double murder of Count Karnassy and his "niece," Malinka within hours of their arrival in Rome.
At the same time, nothing that Newman explicitly does would close off the possibility of further stories in the cycle and, in fact, the aforementioned "Coppola's Dracula" is set in a later period.
www.sfsite.com /%7Esilverag/newman.html   (784 words)

 DarkEcho/HorrorOnline: Kim Newman (1999)
Kim Newman -- with his long hair, mustache and mutton chop sideburns --could have been the model for Gary Oldman's portrayal of the title character in the film BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.
Born in London, Newman was raised in Somerset and, after studying English at the University of Sussex, moved back to London where he mucked about in theatre and cabaret before establishing himself as a film/literary critic and author.
Newman's most recent novel is LIFE'S LOTTERY in which he experiments with an adult "choose your own adventure" where readers can explore many possible lives of the protagonist.
www.darkecho.com /darkecho/horroronline/newman.html   (1166 words)

 Review | Unforgivable Stories by Kim Newman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One great appeal of Newman's metafictional and metahistorical explorations is his ability and compulsion to expose the often ignored political and ethical implications of well-known stories.
Newman's stories compel readers to ask themselves these questions and ponder their ambiguous answers.
Another of Newman's strengths is that, even if readers are unfamiliar with his source material, he makes the stories work within their own context.
www.januarymagazine.com /SFF/unforgivestories.html   (438 words)

 Kim Newman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this collection, Kim Newman re-opens some of the great closed cases of fantasy and horror fiction, returning us to the worlds of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Edgar Allan Poe, the Victorian ghost story, and Count Dracula.
Kim Newman is a highly respected film writer and broadcaster, well known for his regular appearances on television and radio.
Kim is currently working on a new novel An English Ghost Story, and with Eugene Byrne, a novel cycle entitled The Matter of Britain.
www.twbooks.co.uk /authors/kimnewman.html   (1440 words)

 Kim Newman Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's tempting to call Newman a jack-of-all-trades, but it would be damning with faint praise because he manages to master everything he does.
Newman is probably best known as a horror writer, but as the following interview suggests, that label is not entirely appropriate nor does it do his work justice.
Film reviews by Newman can be found on a regular basis in Empire and Sight and Sound, and his most recent book on film is Cat People, published by the BFI.
www.twbooks.co.uk /authors/knewmaninterview.html   (1472 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Dracula Cha Cha Cha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But this is essentially a backdrop to Newman's real story--an implacable, terrifying and enigmatic figure known as the Crimson Executioner is bloodily dispatching vampires in the city.
Kim Newman has to be one of the best writers in the UK today, he writes so effortlessly, with wit, style and immagination.
After the very slight fall off of Bloody Red Baron, Kim Newman is right back on form with a ritzy, fast moving take on Rome in the 50s.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0671022091   (1014 words)

 Kim Newman - an infinity plus profile
Novelist, critic and broadcaster Kim Newman has worked extensively in the theatre, radio and television.
Kim Newman at Amazon (US) and at the Internet Bookshop (UK).
Kim's been taking part in an Omni Round Robin, The Darcy Bee, with Kathleen Ann Goonan, John Clute and Elizabeth Hand, and Jonathan Lethem.
www.infinityplus.co.uk /misc/kim.htm   (386 words)

 The Official Kim Newman Web Site: Working Credits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kim did the audio commentary with Stephen Jones for the UK widescreen release of the second Halloween flick.
Kim completed a DVD project, the BFI's release of The Stone Tape, a 1972 BBC-TV ghost story written by Nigel Kneale and directed by Peter Sasdy.
Kim's short story of the same name was an episode in the second season of the Canadian TV series The Hunger (1999).
www.johnnyalucard.com /credits.html   (590 words)

 Alibris: Kim Newman
Continuing this popular vampire history with the heroes, heroines and villains from "Anno Dracula", Newman presents an entertainingly chilling alternate 20th century, where high society is run by the undead and romance mixes with the bloodiest horror.
Newman examines classic horror subgenres such as "devil movies", "psycho movies", and "down-home movies" and ferrets out common themes for a deeper understanding.
Ten tales of the ghastly and the macabre by award-winning author Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, Bloody Red Baron).
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Kim_Newman   (783 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Bad Dreams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newman (The Night Mayor) pits his spirited heroine against this fiend in several brutal, shocking and tense encounters.
Newman doesn't completely abandon his tendency to use real people and events in this book -- he delves heavily into the spectre of the McCarthy anti-communism hearings and Marlon Brando and Martin Landau both make appearances of a sort, but for the most part this story is very much of his own creation.
Kim Newman trivia: this book may be unique among Newman's novels in that - as far as I can tell - it's the _only_ one in which the characters are all his own creations.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786702273?v=glance   (1015 words)

 Kim Newman Andy Warhol's Dracula Reviewed by Rick Kleffel
In 'Andy Warhol's Dracula', Kim Newman's excursions into the alternate history, started in Victorian England in 'Anno Dracula', reach the New World and the 1970's.
Newman's English Vampire tours of New York in 1970, bringing with him his own version of the British Invasion.
Newman's prose special effects keep the reader from ever being able to see the bluescreen as he maps in his special guests from a variety of disciplines.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/newman-warhols_dracula.htm   (373 words)

 Vampire library of Darkness : Bloody Red Baron, The, Kim Newman
But the dogfights between Sopwith Camels and huge winged vampires are the real heart of the book: Kim Newman has done his research, so the air battles are vivid and thrilling.
In the image of the immortal vampire, Newman has found the perfect metaphor for history's larger-than-life personalities and the impact their appetites have upon civilization.
No prior introduction to the setting of Newman's 'Anno-Dracula' series is needed in order to quickly absorb this political drama, set in an alternate universe when vampires wage war against the living.
www.vampires.nu /pages/Books.cfm/ID/55/PageID/22   (483 words)

 The Official Kim Newman Web Site: Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The deluxe edition is a numbered limited edition publication that comes signed by Kim Newman, Bryan Talbot (artist of the full colour frontispiece), and BBC Books editor and popular Doctor Who novelist Justin Richards, who is supplying the foreword for the book.
Kim's anthologies of short stories are always worth buying, and while this collection only has seven tales in it, each of them is a star.
Deservedly one of Kim's most famous books - it's an alternate reality Horror novel in which Dracula survives his tangles with Van Helsing and returns to London to seek his revenge: by marrying Queen Victoria and turning a large percentage of the English population into undead.
www.johnnyalucard.com /fiction.html   (1469 words)

 Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer Chat...
Wayne Gretzky is in my seat and I am not telling him to move!" So she had to deal with it, and he was very gracious about that too.
I agree with what Kim has just said, that losing Vanessa would just be a very, very difficult thing for everybody.
In fact, Kim and I are working hard to get them all fired right now.
www.geocities.com /TelevisionCity/Studio/2188/transcripts/kzrnchat.htm   (4660 words)

 Kim Newman interview
Thankfully, there are writers like Newman and Kathe Koja and Ramsey Campbell and Peter Straub still around to keep everyone honest; dedicated, literate men and women whose mad talents provide the brains and the heart so lacking in the field.
Kim Newman is a man with lots to say, but the facet that seems most obvious is his enthusiasm for it all.
Kim Newman: Yeah, I can just about live with that.
www.tabula-rasa.info /Horror/KimNewman.html   (3442 words)

 BBC - Cult Vampires - Mildew Manor, or, The Italian Smile by Kim Newman
Kim Newman is a well known author and film critic, whose distinctive sideburns and Victorianesque style are regularly seen on television.
He has published over twenty novels, plus many short stories and non-fiction works, and has won awards including the International Horror Guild Award for Coppola's Dracula and The British Fantasy Society Award for the collection Where the Bodies are Buried.
The specific brief was to produce a vampire story - but I've done a whole series of post-modern bloodsucker pieces (the Anno Dracula books) and didn't want to go down that route again.
www.bbc.co.uk /cult/vampires/newstory/newman_p1.shtml   (1678 words)

 eBay - kim newman, Fiction Books, Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chic Simple by Jeff Stone, Judith Newman, Kim Johnso...
Kim Newman ANNO DRACULA pb 1st Avon (1994
Body by Jeff Stone, Judith Newman, Kim Johnson Gross...
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=kim+newman&newu=1&krd=1   (361 words)

 BBC - Cult Presents: Sherlock Holmes - A Shambles in Belgravia by Kim Newman
BBC - Cult Presents: Sherlock Holmes - A Shambles in Belgravia by Kim Newman
Kim Newman is a well known author and film critic, regularly seen on television with his distinctive sideburns and Victorianesque style.
Kim has kindly provided a set of footnotes for this extended version of the tale.
www.bbc.co.uk /cult/sherlock/shamblesinbelgravia1.shtml   (1076 words)

 Coppola's Dracula - a novella by by Kim Newman
Coppola's Dracula - a novella by by Kim Newman
The story has been short-listed for numerous awards and was winner of the 1998 International Horror Guild Award.
non-fiction - Kim Newman interviewed by David Mathew; "Coppola's Dracula" is discussed in Jason Gould's review of the 1998 Mammoth Book of Best New Horror.
www.infinityplus.co.uk /stories/coppola.htm   (14712 words)

 kim newman interviewed at - zone-sf.com
Kim Newman is a well-known film critic and a writer of idiosyncratic fantasy and horror.
He'll be familiar to many as a regular pundit on TV and radio shows about horror and science fiction movies, and from his extensive writing on the subject in books such as Nightmare Movies and the BFI Companion To Horror, and in magazines including Empire and Sight and Sound.
Kim Newman in Dublin, Ireland - October 2003.
www.zone-sf.com /knewman.html   (6834 words)

 Kim Newman's ANNO DRACULA series - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
I thought Bloody Red Baron was the weakest of the three with Tears a strong second only to Anno Dracula.
Newman has also written numerous short stories and novelas set in this same storyline.
The last one he did was set in New York in the '70s and featured Andy Warhol and the Studio 54 scene.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?t=43184   (666 words)

 Eugene Byrne & Kim Newman: Back in the U.S.S.A.
Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman: Back in the U.S.S.A. by Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman
That is the background to Back in the U.S.S.A., the new book by Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman.
With luck, a larger publishing house will elect to issue this book in a mass market edition to make it more accessable to the average reader.
www.sfsite.com /%7Esilverag/byrne.html   (398 words)

 The Scorpion's Tale - An Interview with Kim Newman
Though Keith's background, age, eductional details and a few other things are similar to mine, his family set-up is very different and though mutable thanks to the very nature of the book his character is quite remote from me also.
I think if you want the real Kim Newman, you'd probably have to read everything of mine, including the non-fiction, the pseudonymous stuff and a great deal of hard-to-find humorous filler.
Scorpius: Keith may be ordinary, but his life includes -- can include -- quite extraordinary events, such as murdering the schoolyard bully, making a deal with the devil, or being blown to bits by a home-made bomb.
www.scorpiusdigital.com /scorptale/articles103/knewman.html   (1125 words)

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