• The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 9: Atom-Age Vampires

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 9: Atom-Age Vampires0

    As far back as the nineteenth century, certain writers had tried to demystify vampires by coming up with scientific explanations for their condition and behaviour. James Malcolm Rymer’s ramshackle Varney the Vampire introduced – and later abandoned – the notion that its main character was a man resurrected through galvanism. Charles Wilkins Webber’s Spiritual Vampirism

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  • Baen Wins Big at the 2019 Dragon Awards

    Baen Wins Big at the 2019 Dragon Awards2

    Tens of thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans gathered at this year’s Dragon Con in Atlanta, which offered its participants a variety of events and attractions. One of these was the fourth iteration of the Dragon Awards, representing science fiction and fantasy across a range of media — the victors being decided with the

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  • The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 8: In the Shadow of Hollywood

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 8: In the Shadow of Hollywood0

    As noted in the previous post of this series, the biggest change faced by vampire fiction of the 1930s and ‘40s was that authors in the genre were now competing with films. Admittedly, dramatised vampires were not a new phenomenon: after all, the 1819 publication of Polidori’s “The Vampyre” had been swiftly followed by a

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