History Creator / KimNewman

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.
31st May '16 7:26:22 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/BadDreams''



* DeathByAdaptation[=/=]SparedByTheAdaptation: ''Bad Dreams'' has an InUniverse example, where a play that ends with one of the characters being shot is adapted for film, and the studio executives want that character to survive, so in the film adaptation somebody else gets shot instead. (It's mentioned in the executives' favour that they did stand up to the MoralGuardians who would have preferred that nobody got shot at all.)



* DreamWithinADream: Happens several times, to various characters, in ''Bad Dreams''. At one point, the heroine spends several (short) chapters cycling through the same two dreams, waking from each into the other, until she finds a way to break the cycling.
* EmotionEater: The Kind in ''Bad Dreams'' feed on humanity's emotions and imaginings. Some of them are emotional vampires who specialise in negative emotions; others act as muses to great creative minds. One way and another, they did quite well out of Hollywood.



** ''Bad Dreams'' has a sequence set in a Hollywood restaurant in the 1950s, where you can tell which of the characters are actual historical people because they're not named.



* MeetCute: Lampshaded by name in what turns out to be a dream sequence in ''Bad Dreams''.



* TheMuse:
** In Newman's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}-set stories, his vampire heroine Genevieve serves as muse to Detlef Sierck, poet (he writes her a sonnet cycle titled "To My Unchanging Lady"), playwright (he meets her while preparing to stage the story of Literature/{{Drachenfels}}, in which she features), actor, musician, and so on and so forth. Warhammer being a CrapsackWorld, it doesn't work out so well, and she leaves him. Kim Newman being ultimately a rather romantic sort, she comes back in a more recent story, and they get a remarkably happy ending to a story featuring murder, mayhem, political chicanery, and ventriloquism.
** The Kind in ''Bad Dreams'' feed on humanity's emotions and imaginings. Many of them are emotional vampires who specialise in negative emotions, but one of the background characters is a member of the Kind who has established a satisfactory niche for herself as the muse to a succession of artists.
* MythologyGag: In ''Bad Dreams'', a composer is shown a vision of a potential future in which he lives a long and happy life but never creates any more great music. One of his hypothetical collateral descendents, an artist in a medium that hasn't been invented yet, has the same name and occupation as the protagonist of Newman's earlier science fiction novel ''The Night Mayor''.

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* TheMuse:
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TheMuse: In Newman's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}-set stories, his vampire heroine Genevieve serves as muse to Detlef Sierck, poet (he writes her a sonnet cycle titled "To My Unchanging Lady"), playwright (he meets her while preparing to stage the story of Literature/{{Drachenfels}}, in which she features), actor, musician, and so on and so forth. Warhammer being a CrapsackWorld, it doesn't work out so well, and she leaves him. Kim Newman being ultimately a rather romantic sort, she comes back in a more recent story, and they get a remarkably happy ending to a story featuring murder, mayhem, political chicanery, and ventriloquism.
** The Kind in ''Bad Dreams'' feed on humanity's emotions and imaginings. Many of them are emotional vampires who specialise in negative emotions, but one of the background characters is a member of the Kind who has established a satisfactory niche for herself as the muse to a succession of artists.
* MythologyGag: In ''Bad Dreams'', a composer is shown a vision of a potential future in which he lives a long and happy life but never creates any more great music. One of his hypothetical collateral descendents, an artist in a medium that hasn't been invented yet, has the same name and occupation as the protagonist of Newman's earlier science fiction novel ''The Night Mayor''.
ventriloquism.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The villain in ''Bad Dreams'' is a member of The Kind, {{Emotion Eater}}s who inspired humanity's legends of vampires. They aren't bothered by sunlight or holy symbols but massive physical damage of any kind can kill them. They can also be killed via mind battle but humans that strong of will only show up once or twice a millennium. As they get older they eventually enter a kind of stasis rather than actually dying.



* RedScare:
** [=McCarthy=]'s witch hunt forms part of the backstory of ''Bad Dreams''; the heroine's father was a playwright whose career was ruined.
** "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:
** [=McCarthy=]'s witch hunt forms part of the backstory of ''Bad Dreams''; the heroine's father was a playwright whose career was ruined.
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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.
31st May '16 6:36:44 PM PaulA
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* TheMetaverse: Featured in the stories with Jerome Rhodes as protagonist, set in the 2020s.


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* TheMetaverse: Featured in the stories with Jerome Rhodes as protagonist, set in the 2020s.
31st May '16 6:34:40 PM PaulA
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* InSpiteOfANail: "Famous Monsters" is an oral history of an AlternateTimeline in which Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds is followed a few decades later by a Second War of the Worlds, which is basically World War II with Mars as Germany and the Moon as France. There's even an alternate version of ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' with Creator/ClaudeRains donning false antennae to play a DeadpanSnarker Selenite police officer.


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* {{Lunarians}}: "Famous Monsters" is set in a world where Creator/HGWells's aliens exist, and features the Selenites from ''Literature/TheFirstMenInTheMoon'' as well as the more famous Martians from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
22nd May '16 9:10:29 PM PaulA
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The villain in ''Bad Dreams'' is a member of The Kind, {{Emotion Eater}}s who inspired humanity's legends of vampires.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The villain in ''Bad Dreams'' is a member of The Kind, {{Emotion Eater}}s who inspired humanity's legends of vampires. They aren't bothered by sunlight or holy symbols but massive physical damage of any kind can kill them. They can also be killed via mind battle but humans that strong of will only show up once or twice a millennium. As they get older they eventually enter a kind of stasis rather than actually dying.
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