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Gift Guide: 'Anno Dracula' by Kim Newman

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Literary mashups have been hot in publishing ever since Pride and Prejudice and Zombies showed what happens when you blend Jane Austen and the undead. But the subgenre was pioneered by Kim Newman in this seminal vampire novel, in which Count Dracula mixes it up with Queen Victoria and other real-life figures from turn of the century England, as well as other literary characters like Doctors Jekyll and Moreau. Long out of print, Titan's affordable new trade paperback edition sports a spiffy new period-style cover and is printed on surprisingly decent paper stock. A new companion novel from Newman, Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles, has also just been released by the publisher; and one hopes Titan will see fit to give Anno Dracula's direct sequel -- The Bloody Red Baron -- a new edition in the near future.

$10.17 at Amazon.com

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