By Paul Meehan
Vampires were a well-liked topic for writers for the reason that their inception in nineteenth century Gothic literature and, later, turned well liked by filmmakers. Now the classical vampire is extinct, and instead are new vampires who embody the hi-tech worlds of technology fiction.
This ebook is the 1st to check the historical past of vampires in technological know-how fiction. the 1st half considers the position of technological know-how and pseudo-science, from past due Victorian to fashionable instances, within the construction of the vampire, in addition to the "sensation fiction" of J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells. the second one half makes a speciality of the background of the technological know-how fiction vampire within the cinema, from the silent period to the current. greater than sixty movies are mentioned, together with movies from such acclaimed administrators as Roger Corman, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg, between others.