Book Review: Anno Dracula

Book Review: Anno Dracula

  People love to wonder “What If…” What if the South had won the Civil War? What if Hitler had beaten the Allies in World War II? What if Napoleon had a B-52 at the Battle of Waterloo or if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? (Okay, I borrowed the last two from...
Before Dracula, There Was Carmilla

Before Dracula, There Was Carmilla

  This pre-Dracula novella about a female vampire thrilled repressed Victorian readers with fangs, stakes, and Sapphic undertones.   When thinking of the origins of Vampire literature in the Western world, chances are you think of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This...
Bram Stoker’s Guide to Transylvania Tourism

Bram Stoker’s Guide to Transylvania Tourism

  Can Bram Stoker’s Dracula work as a guidebook for a modern-day tourist in Transylvania? Atlas Obscura’s Luke Spencer walked in the footsteps of Jonathan Harker, visiting the same cities, towns, and hotels on his journey to the home of Vlad the Impaler. (Bonus Tip!...