'Kim Newman's Anno Dracula is back in print, and we must celebrate. It was the first mash-up of literature, history and vampires, and now, in a world in which vampires are everywhere, it's still the best, and its bite is just as sharp. Compulsory reading, commentary, and mindgame: glorious.' --Neil Gaiman
'Anno Dracula couldn't be more fun if Bram Stoker had scripted it for Hammer. It's a beautifully constructed Gothic epic that knocks almost every other vampire novel out for the count.' --Christopher Fowler
'Bloody excellent. Kim Newman has exsanguinated the best of fact and fiction and created a vivid vampirous Victorian world uniquely his own. This clever, delicious extravaganza - Hammer horror meets True (Blue) Blood - is just the tonic for the year of a Royal Wedding.' --Stephen Volk
'Anno Dracula is the smart, hip Year Zero of the vampire genre's ongoing revolution.' --Paul McAuley
'A marvellous marriage of political satire, melodramatic intrigue, gothic horror and alternative history. Not to be missed.' --The Independent'
'A brilliantly witty parallel-world saga… builds sure-footedly to bravura climax which entirely redefines "Victorian values"' --Daily Telegraph
'A tour de force which succeeds brilliantly' --The Times
About the Author
Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. 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. 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.