History Creator / KimNewman

6th Jan '18 8:25:34 PM nombretomado
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Newman has acknowledged that his Sally Rhodes stories have become unintentional period pieces; the character is just as tied to TheEighties (or ''very'' early nineties) as Edwin Winthrop (an ''intentional'' period piece) is to TheRoaringTwenties. "Organ Donors" features references to the poll tax, seven satellite TV channels, the {{ITV}} bidding war, and a "portable phone" as being a big deal.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Newman has acknowledged that his Sally Rhodes stories have become unintentional period pieces; the character is just as tied to TheEighties (or ''very'' early nineties) as Edwin Winthrop (an ''intentional'' period piece) is to TheRoaringTwenties. "Organ Donors" features references to the poll tax, seven satellite TV channels, the {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} bidding war, and a "portable phone" as being a big deal.
20th Jan '17 2:11:04 AM LondonKdS
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Derek Leech is a hybrid of Richard Branson and Rupert Murdoch, resembling the former in his early career and public persona and the latter in his later career.


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* RedRightHand: Derek Leech has a very subtle example that only the reader knows about his constant chewing of gum and other things is because his teeth, like a rodent's, are constantly growing and need to be worn down.
18th Dec '16 4:06:58 PM Xtifr
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'''Kim Newman''' (born July 31st 1959) is an English author of often-satirical horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Probably his best-known work is the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' sequence, an AlternateHistory in which Count {{Dracula}} succeeded in taking over England, played out as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover featuring just about every famous fictional vampire ever, as well as many other famous fictional characters.

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'''Kim Newman''' Kim Newman (born July 31st 1959) is an English author of often-satirical horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Probably his best-known work is the ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' sequence, an AlternateHistory in which Count {{Dracula}} succeeded in taking over England, played out as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover featuring just about every famous fictional vampire ever, as well as many other famous fictional characters.
11th Dec '16 10:48:01 PM MadAnthony94
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* TheVerse: Newman seems to be building his own multiverse. ''Diogenes Club'', ''Hound of D'Urbervilles'', and ''Angels of Music'' are all implied to take place in the same universe. ''Anno Dracula'' is a parallel version of the same universe, and uses characters from his Warhammer novels, implying that those are just another branch-off universe as well.
29th Oct '16 10:44:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AngelsOfMusic''



* AllPartOfTheShow: Invoked in one of the stories in ''Angels of Music''; during a public performance to drum up publicity for a local theatre, the performers abduct one of the Angels in a way that leaves the crowd believing it's part of the act.



* BackForTheFinale: The final section of ''Angels of Music'' features several former Angels from earlier sections returning to help the current Angels defeat a conspiracy that turns out to be led by most of the surviving bad guys from earlier sections.



* ChekhovsGun: Played with in ''Angels of Music'', with an actual gun. Several pages are spent on Kate Reed acquiring a revolver to make up for her lack of martial arts skills compared to the other Angels; almost immediately, [[spoiler:she is abducted by the villains, losing her newly-obtained gun in the process. Her skill with firearms does play a role in the denouement, but she needs to steal one of the bad guys' guns first; her own gun is never seen again]].



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''Angels of Music'' opens "towards the end of the seventies" -- by which it means the ''18''70s, not TheSeventies, but the scene-setting paragraph highlights the similarities between the two decades. Later in the book, after a time skip, another chapter opening does the same with TheEighties.



* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Happens a lot in Newman's work. For one example, "Angels of Music" is a 19th-century version of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' with [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Christine Daae]], [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Irene Adler]], and [[Literature/{{Trilby}} Trilby O'Ferrall]] as the Angels.
* MasterOfDisguise: In one of the stories in ''Angels of Music'', this role is filled in the Angel roster by an Englishwoman named [[{{Theatre/Pygmalion}} Mrs Eynsford Hill]], who is said to have developed a talent for vocal mimicry into an all-round skill at impersonation.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Several cases in ''Angels of Music'', in accordance with tradition, end with the villain's body not being found. Specifically, [[spoiler:Falke at the end of "Les Vampires des Paris", and Antinea, along with Erik himself, at the end of "Deluge"]].



* TheStinger: ''Angels of Music'' has an epilogue ''after'' the author's afterword and acknowledgments, which provides a SequelHook.



* TooGoodToBeTrue: In one of the stories in ''Angels of Music'', [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Mrs. Irene Norton]] hires the Angels to investigate her husband Godfrey, having become convinced that someone as seemingly upright and noble as him must be hiding some kind of dark secret.
29th Oct '16 8:20:00 PM PaulA
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* BackForTheFinale: The final section of ''Angels of Music'' features several former Angels from earlier sections returning to help the current Angels defeat a conspiracy that turns out to be led by most of the surviving bad guys from earlier sections.


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* NeverFoundTheBody: Several cases in ''Angels of Music'', in accordance with tradition, end with the villain's body not being found. Specifically, [[spoiler:Falke at the end of "Les Vampires des Paris", and Antinea, along with Erik himself, at the end of "Deluge"]].


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* TheStinger: ''Angels of Music'' has an epilogue ''after'' the author's afterword and acknowledgments, which provides a SequelHook.
29th Oct '16 2:45:01 AM PaulA
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* AllPartOfTheShow: Invoked in one of the stories in ''Angels of Music''; during a public performance to drum up publicity for a local theatre, the performers abduct one of the Angels in a way that leaves the crowd believing it's part of the act.


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* ChekhovsGun: Played with in ''Angels of Music'', with an actual gun. Several pages are spent on Kate Reed acquiring a revolver to make up for her lack of martial arts skills compared to the other Angels; almost immediately, [[spoiler:she is abducted by the villains, losing her newly-obtained gun in the process. Her skill with firearms does play a role in the denouement, but she needs to steal one of the bad guys' guns first; her own gun is never seen again]].


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* MasterOfDisguise: In one of the stories in ''Angels of Music'', this role is filled in the Angel roster by an Englishwoman named [[{{Theatre/Pygmalion}} Mrs Eynsford Hill]], who is said to have developed a talent for vocal mimicry into an all-round skill at impersonation.
25th Oct '16 1:37:35 AM PaulA
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, a version of the premise of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' set in the ''18''70s instead of the ''19''70s, opens with a bit of scene-setting that highlights the similarities between the two decades.
25th Oct '16 1:36:57 AM PaulA
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''Angels of Music'' opens "towards the end of the seventies" -- by which it means the ''18''70s, not TheSeventies, but the scene-setting paragraph highlights the similarities between the two decades. Later in the book, after a time skip, another chapter opening does the same with TheEighties.
, a version of the premise of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' set in the ''18''70s instead of the ''19''70s, opens with a bit of scene-setting that highlights the similarities between the two decades.


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* TooGoodToBeTrue: In one of the stories in ''Angels of Music'', [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Mrs. Irene Norton]] hires the Angels to investigate her husband Godfrey, having become convinced that someone as seemingly upright and noble as him must be hiding some kind of dark secret.
2nd Jun '16 5:17:52 PM PaulA
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* RedScare: "The [=McCarthy=] Witch Hunt" is an AlternateUniverse in which magic is an acknowledged reality and [=McCarthy=]'s hunting actual witches.

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* RedScare: "The [=McCarthy=] Witch Hunt" is an AlternateUniverse in which magic is an acknowledged reality and [=McCarthy=]'s UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy's hunting actual witches.
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