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Kim Newman


UK flag (b.1959)

aka Jack Yeovil

An expert on horror and sci-fi cinema (his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium Movies), Kim Newman's novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. He is complexly and irreverently referential; the Dracula sequence--Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula,Cha Cha Cha--not only portrays an alternate world in which the Count conquers Victorian Britain for a while, is the mastermind behind Germany's air aces in World War One and survives into a jetset 1950s of paparazzi and La Dolce Vita, but does so with endless throwaway references that range from Kipling to James Bond, from Edgar Allen Poe to Patricia Highsmith. In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign. His pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche--perhaps the best of these is the sword-and-sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel. Life's Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero's fate and take him into horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality.
 

Awards: BFA (2001), BSFA (1991)  see all

Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Historical Mystery, Science Fiction
 
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Novels
   The Night Mayor (1989)
   Bad Dreams (1990)
   Jago (1991)
   The Quorum (1994)
   Back in the USSA (1997) (with Eugene Byrne)
   Andy Warhol's Dracula (1998)
   Life's Lottery (1999)
   Seven Stars (2000)
   The Hound of the D'Urbervilles (2011)
   Cat People (2013)
   An English Ghost Story (2014)
   Quatermass and the Pit (2014)
   Bad Dream (2016)
   Angels of Music (2016)
   Something More Than Night (2021)
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Collections
   The Original Dr Shade (1994)
   Famous Monsters (1995)
   Unforgivable Stories (2000)
   Binary 2 (2000) (with Michael Marshall Smith)
   Dead Travel Fast (2005)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   In Dreams (1986) (with Paul McAuley)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Kim Newman recommends
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The Pale House Devil (2023)
Richard Kadrey
"Hardboiled hit-men and haunted house horrors - makes for a fast-read pulp treat."
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Verge (2023)
Nadia Attia
"An enthralling trip through a changed British landscape, funny and ominous by turns, digging deep into folk beliefs and the power of curses and blessings."
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The Final Girl Support Group (2021)
Grady Hendrix
"A (bloody) valentine to the slasher franchises of the VHS era, but also a smart novel about survivor guilt and the concept of the enduring heroine."

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Books containing stories by Kim Newman
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Black is the Night (2022)
Stories Inspired by Cornell Woolrich
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski
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Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022)
(Unleashed , book 1)
edited by
James Aquilone
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The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021)
Evil Lives on in the Land!
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Stephen Jones

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Awards
2001 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection : Where the Bodies Are Buried
1991 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction : The Original Dr. Shade

Award nominations
2020 Locus Award for Best Horror Novel (nominee) : Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju
2015 James Herbert Award for Horror Writing (nominee) : An English Ghost Story
2012 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Hound of the D'Urbervilles: Moriarty
2011 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Mysteries of the Diogenes Club
2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Cold Snap
2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club
2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Man Who Got Off the Ghost Train
2007 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Man from the Diogenes Club
2007 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Man from the Diogenes Club
2006 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Gypsies in the Wood
2006 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction (nominee) : Clubland Heroes
2005 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Soho Golem
2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Is There Anybody There?
2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue
2000 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Andy Warhol's Dracula
1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Coppola's Dracula
1998 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Coppola's Dracula
1998 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Back in the USSA
1998 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Coppola's Dracula
1997 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Citizen Ed
1997 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction (nominee) : Coppola's Dracula
1996 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology/Collection (nominee) : Famous Monsters
1995 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright...
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright...
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Quorum
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology/Collection (nominee) : The Original Dr Shade: And Other Stories
1993 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Anno Dracula


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