Titan Releasing Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories January 24th
Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories by Kim Newman is heading our way courtesy of Titan Books on January 24th, and if you’re a fan of the author’s work, you’re sure to find something to love in this collection of short stories that includes a brand new tale, “Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899.”
The story also sets the stage for the publication of a brand new Anno Dracula novel later this year in the fall, which we have more info on below. We should have the book’s cover art soon.
But back to 1899… This collection of 21 horror short stories features famous figures from Edgar Allan Poe to Frankenstein’s Monster. Getting a “Kim Newman twist” on some familiar characters from fiction and history is pretty cool indeed! Learn more below, and you can pre-order a copy now from Amazon.
From the Press Release:
Collecting together some of the master of horror’s best short fiction together for the first time, in ANNO DRACULA 1899 AND OTHER STORIES, Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein’s Monster rises from the Arctic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde haunts the fog-shrouded London. Plus the volume includes an exclusive never-before-seen Anno Dracula story which will set the stage for the forthcoming, highly-anticipated autumn release of the latest installment in the fan favorite series, ANNO DRACULA 1999: DAIKAIJU (pre-order now).
- “Famous Monsters”
- “A Drug on the Market”
- “Illimitable Dominion”
- “Just Like Eddy”
- “Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue”
- “The Chill Clutch of the Unseen”
- “One Hit Wanda”
- “Is There Anybody There?”
- “The Intervention”
- “Red Jacks Wild”
- “Sarah Minds the Dog”
- “The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu”
- “The Pale Spirit People”
- “Coastal City”
- “Completist Heaven”
- “Une Étrange Aventure De Richard Blaine”
- “Frankenstein on Ice”
- “Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899”- NEW
Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju Synopsis:
In 1899 Geneviéve Dieudonné 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 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.