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Anno Dracula - The Bloody Red Baron (original 1995; edition 2012)
by Kim Newman
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0786702524, Hardcover)You don't need to have read Anno Dracula to enjoy this feisty sequel set amidst the airborne heroics and trench-warfare drudgery of World War I. As in the previous book, part of the fun is spotting all the names from history and literature who pop up in major and minor roles: a vampire named Edgar Poe is writing the Baron von Richthofen's biography; Mata Hari contributes her vampire bloodline to German breeding experiments; and characters from such sources as P. G. Wodehouse, J. K. Huysmans, D. H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway--as well from movies such as Nosferatu (1922), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Jules et Jim--each impart their dollop of richness to this alternate universe. But the dogfights between Sopwith Camels and huge winged vampires are the real heart of the book: Kim Newman has done his research, so the air battles are vivid and thrilling. A scholarly bibliography is included.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:33:03 -0400)
British and German vampires battle each other as fighter pilots in World War I. Subsequently, a way is found to shape-shift the pilots so they become human planes. The hero is a British pilot who becomes a vampire. By the author of Anno-Dracula.
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