History Creator / KimNewman

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* ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool''
11th Sep '15 7:39:58 AM Kitchen90
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* DrillSergeantNasty: The AlternateHistory novella "Teddy Bear's Picnic" features a truly psychotic version of Sergeant Grimshaw, the drill sergeant from ''[[Franchise/CarryOn Carry On Sergeant]]'', mixed with a large helping of the TropeCodifier from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: The AlternateHistory novella "Teddy Bear's Picnic" features a truly psychotic version of Sergeant Grimshaw, the drill sergeant from ''[[Franchise/CarryOn Carry On Sergeant]]'', ''Film/CarryOnSergeant'', mixed with a large helping of the TropeCodifier from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.



** In "Teddy Bear's Picnic", Bob objects to William Hartnell being cast as Sgt. Grimshaw in TheMovieOfTheBook due to Hartnell being more well known as [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], and recommends Patrick Troughton instead, because Troughton comes off as a more sinister and threatening actor. There's a triple whammy here; both Hartnell ''and'' Troughton played the Doctor in the actual world, Troughton's version of the Doctor was actually a lot friendlier and nicer than Hartnell's version, and Hartnell actually ''did'' play Grimshaw in the movie he originally appeared in (''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Sergeant]]'').

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** In "Teddy Bear's Picnic", Bob objects to William Hartnell being cast as Sgt. Grimshaw in TheMovieOfTheBook due to Hartnell being more well known as [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], and recommends Patrick Troughton instead, because Troughton comes off as a more sinister and threatening actor. There's a triple whammy here; both Hartnell ''and'' Troughton played the Doctor in the actual world, Troughton's version of the Doctor was actually a lot friendlier and nicer than Hartnell's version, and Hartnell actually ''did'' play Grimshaw in the movie he originally appeared in (''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Sergeant]]'').(''Film/CarryOnSergeant'').
8th Sep '15 6:37:16 PM PaulA
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* TheMetaverse: Featured in the stories with Jerome Rhodes as protagonist, set in the 2020s.
17th Aug '15 2:14:58 PM Kitchen90
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Kim Newman (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 (1959-) [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kim_newman.jpg]]
'''Kim Newman''' (born July 31st 1959)
is an English author of often-satirical horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction.

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.
12th Jul '15 8:52:21 PM PaulA
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: A character introduced in "No Gold in the Grey Mountains" goes on to appear or be mentioned in several of Newman's later works in the same setting, all of which casually mention an important fact about the character which was the big plot twist in the original story.
12th Jul '15 8:50:36 PM PaulA
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* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: In "No Gold in the Grey Mountains", a group of travelers sheltering in an isolated ruin are picked off one-by-one by an ancient monster. It's implied to be an inhabitant of the ruin, but eventually revealed to be one of the travelers.
24th Jun '15 11:49:30 PM PaulA
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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.
* 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''.
** In "Teddy Bear's Picnic", Bob objects to William Hartnell being cast as Sgt. Grimshaw in TheMovieOfTheBook due to Hartnell being more well known as [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], and recommends Patrick Troughton instead, because Troughton comes off as a more sinister and threatening actor. There's a triple whammy here; both Hartnell ''and'' Troughton played the Doctor in the actual world, Troughton's version of the Doctor was actually a lot friendlier and nicer than Hartnell's version, and Hartnell actually ''did'' play Grimshaw in the movie he originally appeared in (''Film/CarryOnSergeant'').

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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: MythologyGag:
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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''.
** In "Teddy Bear's Picnic", Bob objects to William Hartnell being cast as Sgt. Grimshaw in TheMovieOfTheBook due to Hartnell being more well known as [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], and recommends Patrick Troughton instead, because Troughton comes off as a more sinister and threatening actor. There's a triple whammy here; both Hartnell ''and'' Troughton played the Doctor in the actual world, Troughton's version of the Doctor was actually a lot friendlier and nicer than Hartnell's version, and Hartnell actually ''did'' play Grimshaw in the movie he originally appeared in (''Film/CarryOnSergeant'').(''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Sergeant]]'').
22nd Jun '15 10:25:44 PM PaulA
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* TitledAfterTheSong: "Out of the Night When the Full Moon is Bright", which mixes werewolves into the legend of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, takes its title from the opening theme of the 1950s ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' TV series.
8th Mar '15 6:52:24 AM RallyBot2
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** In ''The Quorum'', several of the characters are fans of CaptainErsatz comics characters Amazon Queen (ComicBook/WonderWoman) and The Streak (TheFlash, with shades of ComicBook/{{Superman}}), and one is a comics writer creating a ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths-style series about them for comics company "ZC".

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** In ''The Quorum'', several of the characters are fans of CaptainErsatz comics characters Amazon Queen (ComicBook/WonderWoman) and The Streak (TheFlash, (Franchise/TheFlash, with shades of ComicBook/{{Superman}}), Franchise/{{Superman}}), and one is a comics writer creating a ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths-style series about them for comics company "ZC".
27th Nov '14 8:26:16 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper:
** ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' features an AlternateUniverse version of Jack the Ripper whose victims are all vampires.
** The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} spin-off novel ''Beasts in Velvet'' features the Warhammer universe's version of the Ripper murders, investigated by the Warhammer universe's version of Film/DirtyHarry.
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