Kim Newman - Author

About the Author

Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School

The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2018

Amy Thomsett - the girl who flies on moth-wings - takes part in the Great Game, a contest of skill against other institutes of learning. In a nightmare, and in the cellars of a house in Piccadilly, Amy glimpses a spectre who might have dogged her all her life, the Broken Doll. The cracked-face, glass-eyed creature might well be the most serious threat the Moth Club have ever faced.

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #24

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #24

Author: Kim Newman, Stan Trybulski Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Man From the Diogenes Club

The Man From the Diogenes Club

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/12/2017

CAN'T ELIMINATE THE IMPOSSIBLE? Send for the man from the Diogenes Club! The debonair psychic investigator Richard Jeperson is the Most Valued Member of the Diogenes Club, the least-known and most essential branch of British Intelligence. While foiling the plot of many a maniacal mastermind, he is chased by sentient snowmen and Nazi zombies, investigates an unearthly murderer stalking the sex shops of 1970s Soho, and battles a poltergeist to prevent it triggering nuclear Armageddon. But as a new century dawns, can he save the ailing Diogenes Club itself from a force more diabolical still? Newman's ten mischievous tales, with cameos from the much-loved characters of the Anno Dracula universe, will entertain fans and newcomers alike.

Anno Dracula - 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

Anno Dracula - 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2017

From Kim Newman comes this new story set in his unique world of vampires and Dracula, Anno Dracula. On the verge of Dracula's 10th anniversary of rule, forces sworn to crush his iron grip rule are gathering to strike a blow at his tyranny. But all is not as it seems and the true architects of the plot maybe even worse than the monster they have sworn to destroy.

Anno Dracula - One Thousand Monsters

Anno Dracula - One Thousand Monsters

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2017

In 1899 Genevieve Dieudonne is working as a doctor on a ship of vampire refugees from Dracula's Britain, as Christina Light, a vampire who can literally turn into light, persuades the Emperor to cede a section of Tokyo to her as the Vampire Bund, a Shanghai-like international settlement of the undead and her own power base. New Year's Eve 1999 in the Vampire Bund in Tokyo, and Christina is on the cusp of completing her hundred-year plan to become an ascendant power in the world. Only vampire samurai Nezumi stands in her way...In this the fifth gripping novel in the acclaimed alternative history vampire series, Newman takes his story to turn-of-the-century Japan and a world of cyberpunk, kaiju and yakuza.

Kim Newman's Video Dungeon The Collected Reviews

Kim Newman's Video Dungeon The Collected Reviews

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2017

Ripped from the pages of Empire magazine, the first collection of film critic, film historian and novelist Kim Newman's reviews of the best and worst B movies. Some of the cheapest, trashiest, goriest and, occasionally, unexpectedly good films from the past 25 years are here, torn apart and stitched back together again in Kim's unique style. Everything you want to know about DTV hell is here. Enter if you dare.

Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories

Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2017

A brand new collection of chilling stories by master of horror Kim Newman, in which Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein's monster rises from the Arctic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr Jeyll and Mr Hyde haunts fog-shrouded London. This volume also includes a brand-new, exclusive Anno Dracula story, 'Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899', which sets the scene for the forthcoming novel Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju.

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2015

A week after her mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a regular boarding school, Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy's, and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in black hoods, Amy forms a secret, superpowered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend. They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the school, and it's up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of it.

The Night Mayor

The Night Mayor

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2015

Welcome to the City made from a dream. But this isn't any dream; it is the dark and haunting nightmare of a killer. It is the near future and old-fashioned movies, or flatties , have been replaced by Dreams, virtual reality scenarios written by professional Dreamers. When infamous criminal Truro Daine escapes imprisonment, he flees into the City, an artificial world of his own creation, where he rules as the all-powerful Night Mayor. Now, detective Dreamer Tom Tunney and Susan Bishopric, author of romance Dreams, must join forces to track him down. But how do you hunt the Night Mayor in a city populated by a dense crowd of strangely familiar characters, where it's always two-thirty in the morning, shots never kill and the creator is omnipresent in every drop of falling rain - ?

Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2014

Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2014

While digging an extension to the London Underground Railway, workmen discover an object which might be an ancient Martian spaceship - and Professor Quatermass of the British Rocket Group investigates a mystery which prompts frightening revelations about the origins of humanity itself. Before 2001: A Space Odyssey and Doctor Who, Quatermass and the Pit was the paramount British science fiction saga in film and television. Kim Newman's fascinating study focuses on Roy Ward Baker's 1967 film, written by Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale for Hammer Films, but also looks at the origins of the Quatermass franchise in 1950s BBC serials and earlier films. Exploring the production and reception of the film and series, Newman assesses the lasting importance of this landmark franchise.

Anno Dracula - Johnny Alucard

Anno Dracula - Johnny Alucard

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2014

Transylvania 1976 and the vampire Kate Reed is on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's troubled production of Dracula. Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire, the Count himself seems long gone. A relic of the past. But when Kate helps a young vampire outcast begin a new life in America, a fresh monster is born. He reinvents himself as Johnny Pop and makes his name selling a dangerously addictive drug that confers vampire powers on its users. As Johnny stalks the streets of Manhattan and Hollywood, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all -

Life's Lottery

Life's Lottery

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2014

This is a role-playing novel that reveals how small decisions can have monumental consequences. If you choose the right possibilities you may live a long happy life, or be immensely rich, or powerful, or win the lottery. If you make other choices you may become a murderer, die young, make every mistake possible, or make no impression on life at all. The choice is yours.

The Quorum

The Quorum

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2013

In 1961, Derek Leech emerges fully formed from the polluted Thames, destined to found a global media empire. In 1978, three ambitious young men strike a deal with Leech. They are offered wealth, glamour, and success, but a price must be paid. In 1994, Leech's purpose moves to its conclusion, and as the men struggle, they realize the truth of the ultimate price.

Cat People

Cat People

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2013

Novelist and critic Kim Newman assesses the horror noir Cat People (1943), produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur. This important and influential film is considered in the light of its place in film history and as a work of ambitious horror. The new edition includes a postscript about the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People.

Jago

Jago

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2013

Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to the tiny English village of Alder for the summer. Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them. The village, swollen by an annual rock festival of cataclysmic proportions, prepares to reap a harvest of horror.

Anno Dracula - Dracula Cha Cha Cha

Anno Dracula - Dracula Cha Cha Cha

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Rome 1959 and Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Genevieve. She finds herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city. She is on his trail, as is the undead British secret agent, Bond.

Anno Dracula - The Bloody Red Baron

Anno Dracula - The Bloody Red Baron

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2012

It is 1918 and Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war of the great powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the dead. As ever the Diogenes Club is at the heart of British Intelligence and Charles Beauregard and his protege Edwin Winthrop go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron...

Professor Moriarty The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Professor Moriarty The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/09/2011

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries - all for their own gain.

Anno Dracula

Anno Dracula

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2011

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Genevieve Dieudonne and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

Science Fiction / Horror A Sight and Sound Reader

Science Fiction / Horror A Sight and Sound Reader

Author: Kim Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2002

What in contemporary cinema is a horror film and what is a science fiction movie? Blade Runner (1982) is as much film noir as science fiction, and it is a literary adaptation. The latest remake of The Mummy (1999) is more an effects fantasy or action/adventure than straightforward horror. Whatever your viewpoint, the best of these movies have generated cults and imitations and the worst have a wonderfully perverse appeal all of their own. This new volume in the Sight and Sound readers series provides a varied and diverse overview of trends that have shaped sci-fi/horror in the last decade.It explores how recent films like The Fight Club and The Truman Show have impinged on more traditional territory and have tested the limits of conventional understandings of these most central of genres. The book engages with a host of topics that have emerged over the last decade: vampire movies, body horror, the nuclear threat, childhood terror, artificial worlds, and postmodern horror. It includes fresh looks at classics such as Rosemary's Baby , 'Psycho , Halloween , Nosferatu , and Blade Runner , as well as 90s highlights the Scream series, I Know What You Did Last Summer , Strange Days Existenz , and Cube .

Science Fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Reader

Science Fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Reader

Author: Kim Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2002

This volume provides a diverse overview of trends that have shaped sci-fi/horror since the 1990s. It explores how films like The Fight Club and The Truman Show have impinged on more traditional territory and have tested the limits of conventional understandings of two central film genres.

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