Anno Dracula's Kim Newman explains why there's not just one Dracula

At long last, Kim Newman is publishing the fourth volume of his Anno Dracula alternate-history series, Johnny Alucard. In an exclusive essay, Newman explains why a late-20th-century Dracula story had to encompass the many Draculas of pop culture. Plus there's an exclusive book excerpt! » 9/11/13 10:42am 9/11/13 10:42am

How are Charlie Chaplin and World War I different in a world of…

Kim Newman's alternate history Anno Dracula was one of the most bracing alternate histories of its time, as well as one of the coolest vampire stories. And now, the sequel, The Bloody Red Baron, is coming out in a new edition — featuring a brand new novella set in Newman's alternate vampiric World War I. Here's an… » 4/13/12 5:00pm 4/13/12 5:00pm

If SF Publishing Implodes Once Again, Will You Follow Your Favorite…

Science fiction publishing imploded in the 1960s, driving writers like Robert Silverberg to write sleazy sex novels — Silverberg wrote 150 trashy novels in five years, explaining that "A dozen or so magazines for which I had been writing regularly ceased publication overnight; and as for the tiny market for s-f novels… » 11/23/09 9:30am 11/23/09 9:30am

Brit Actors Want A Part In Sexy Sci-Fi

For years the property of geeks and nerds, now science fiction is suffering the ultimate indignity: Becoming the next big "sexy" thing for British actors. Is this the beginning of the end for the genre? » 1/21/09 11:00am 1/21/09 11:00am