History Creator / KimNewman

16th Apr '18 2:21:28 AM LondonKdS
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* NarratorAllAlong: The increasingly LemoneyNarrator authorial voice in ''Life's Lottery'' is explicitly revealed in a couple of branches to be [[spoiler:Derek Leech]].

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* NarratorAllAlong: The increasingly LemoneyNarrator LemonyNarrator authorial voice in ''Life's Lottery'' is explicitly revealed in a couple of branches to be [[spoiler:Derek Leech]].
16th Apr '18 2:20:57 AM LondonKdS
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* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:Derek Leech]] in ''Life's Lottery''.

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* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:Derek Leech]] The increasingly LemoneyNarrator authorial voice in ''Life's Lottery''.Lottery'' is explicitly revealed in a couple of branches to be [[spoiler:Derek Leech]].
15th Apr '18 1:35:25 PM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: The title of Newman's semi-parodic SplatterHorror novel ''Orgy of the Blood Parasites'' (originally published as by Jack Yeovil) was notoriously the working title of Creator/DavidCronenberg's film ''Film/{{Shivers}}''.
15th Apr '18 1:29:22 PM LondonKdS
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* NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:Derek Leech]] in ''Life's Lottery''.



* 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.

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* TheVerse: Newman seems Almost all of Newman's works take place in a multiverse, a number of specific strands of which can be identified.
** Newman's 1990s novels ''Bad Dreams'', ''Jago'', ''The Quorum'', and ''Life's Lottery'' (technically a multiverse in one novel, given its ChooseYourOwnAdventure structure) share certain characters and all take place in a version of modern Britain in which the supernatural hides below the surface. ''An English Ghost Story'' returns
to be building his own multiverse. ''Diogenes Club'', ''Hound this universe.
** The ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' stories, ''The Hound
of the D'Urbervilles'', ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', and ''Angels of Music'' are all implied to take place in a universe which also includes versions of characters from the same universe. previously described universe, but in which the supernatural is more visible, with various two-fisted vigilantes and outright superheroes being public figures during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The key distinction between the two universes is that the British [[Radio/TheShadow Shadow]] knock-off Doctor Shade is definitely fictional in the former, but real in the latter.
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''Anno Dracula'' is a parallel version of the same universe, different but closely related universe in which Dracula seduced and married Queen Victoria, leading to a world ruled by open vampires. This universe also uses characters from his Warhammer Franchise/{{Warhammer}} novels, implying that those are just another branch-off universe as well. well.
** Newman's first novel ''The Night Mayor'' is medium-future cyberpunk SF with no overt supernatural elements, but a line in ''Bad Dreams'' implies that its protagonist is descended from a character in that novel.
19th Feb '18 11:36:59 PM PaulA
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** ''Literature/TheBloodyRedBaron''
** ''Literature/DraculaChaChaCha''
18th Feb '18 4:15:22 PM foxley
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* BlackShirt: In "The Germans Won", puppet UK Prime Minister John Major is attending an anniversary celebration of the successful German invasion of Britain. He notes the attendance of a handful of elderly surviving Black Shirts who had been hailed as heroes after the invasion, despite having played almost no part in it. They are often referred to by the sarcastic nickname of 'Series/DadsArmy'.
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.
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