"The Mouth is redder than ever, for on the lips are gouts of fresh blood, which trickle from the corners and run over the chin and neck . . ."
As the millennium approaches, how will the King of Vampires adapt to the social and technological changes that are
already shaping the beginning of the 21st century? Is it possible that the Count's condition can be cured by modern
medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real
bloodsucker? What if Dracula found himself ruler of a world controlled by vampires? Or perhaps political
and ecological catastrophe will result in the Count's final destruction? This special centenary
tribute to the World's Greatest Vampire collects together for the first time more
than 2000,000 words of Dracula fiction plus a long-lost version of Dracula from the original
creator, Bram Stoker, presented here for the very first time since 1897.
—from Dracula: or the Und-Dead by Bram Stoker.
|INTRODUCTION: I BID YOU WELCOME
|FOREWORD: GREAT UNCLE BRAM AND VAMPIRES
|DRACULA: OR THE UN-DEAD: PROLOGUE
|THE HEART OF COUNT DRACULA, DESCENDANT OF ATTILA, SCOURGE OF GOD
|DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
|THE DEVIL IS NOT MOCKED
||Manly Wade Wellman|
|ZACK PHALANX IS VLAD THE IMPALER
|WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK
|THE SECOND TIME AROUND
||Hugh B. Cave|
|CHILDREN OF THE LONG NIGHT
|THE WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD
||Paul J. McAuley|
||Guy N. Smith|
|A TASTE OF CULTURE
|YOUR EUROPEAN SON
||Michael Marshall Smith|
|WINDOWS '99 OF THE SOUL
|BLOOD OF EDEN
|THE LAST TESTAMENT
|THE LAST VAMPIRE
|THE LORD'S WORK
||F. Paul Wilson|
|LORD OF THE UNDEAD
"Stephen Jones doesn't edit in small portions. All of his anthologies are big . . . But I managed get through 686 pages for this, probably the most definitive single collection of Dracula stories you have ever seen."
TRUE REVIEW #101, October 2017
"This hefty compendium collects nearly 700 pages worth of vampire goodness, including poems, short stories, novellas, and one play—a theatrical version of Dracula's prologue, written by Bram Stoker himself. There are more than 30 separate entries and something for everyone's reading taste . . . sink your teeth into this collection and devour the literary feast within."
CRIMINALELEMENT.COM, October 5, 2017
"The editor of In the Footsteps of Dracula is the alarmingly prolific British horror expert Stephen Jones. He draws here from a deep well of writers old and new for stories about or inspired by that gentleman who never drinks . . . wine."
THE SEATTLE TIMES, September 28, 2017
"Jones (In the Shadow of Frankenstein) organises his selections into a "loose historical chronicle of Count Dracula" over the centuries and stitches several
classic stories—including Manly Wade Wellman's Dracula-versus-Nazis gem,'The Devil is Not Mocked'," and Ramsey Campbell's EC Comics-style shocker,
'Conversion'—into a tapestry primarily fashioned from contemporary tales . . . Not all of the book's stories feature Dracula
himself—Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse zinger, 'Dracula Night', tantalizes with his possible appearance—but all attest vividly to the long shadow he has cast over supernatural fiction."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, September 21,2017
"There is a certain genius to the underlying concept of The Mammoth Book of Dracula—whereby you get to
follow Dracula through the centuries and experience a jawdropping range of adventures covering a fascinating variety of
styles . . . all in all, MboD is an enjoyable read with plenty to suck you in (I know, sorry!).
BFS JOURNAL, Autumn 2011
"In The Mammoth Book of Dracula, there are plenty of stories to stir the soul."
SF SITE, Mid-August 2011
"This volume shows that there's plenty of life left in the old vampire, still stories to be told."
BLACK STATIC #23, June-July 2011
"The Mammoth Book of Dracula bears the Jones hallmarks of careful editing and assiduous research."
—TIME OUT, August 20, 1997
"Stephen Jones is one of the few editors from whom yet another anthology of vampire stories would be welcome in my home . . . his latest lives up to his established standards."
—Michael A. Morrison
NECROFILE: THE REVIEW OF HORROR FICTION Issue #25, Summer 1997
"Terrific . . . Anthologies don't come much better than this. A must-have!"
—CRIMSON #24/THEE VAMPIRE GUILD, Summer 1997
"The overall standard is excellent."
—SFX Magazine, August 1997
"This volume brings together a fine selection of modern fright-meisters . . . A great book and a suitable way for genre writers to honour the debt of thanks long overdue to one of their own."
SAMHAIN #63, August/September 1997
"The Mammoth Book of Dracula is a fine collection of great stories."
—INTERNATIONAL VAMPIRE NEWS, July 1997
"The range of styles and moods on display is impressive . . . Stephen Jones has shown, yet again, that themed anthologies don't have to be boring and obvious, and that even vampire tales still have some life – or should that be undeath? – left in them."
THE TANGLED WEB
"Here are mysterious strangers with strong, white teeth aplenty, mystified or mesmerised by the modern world, severing arteries and sucking blood."
THE TIMES, June 12, 1997
"An extensive collection of vampire tales for the new millennium . . . tackled with gruesome relish by a host of horror writers. Clearly there's plenty of life in the veteran vampire yet."
DAILY MAIL, May 31, 1997
"A wide-ranging collection of stories featuring a long-lost version of Dracula from the Count's creator Bram Stoker . . . An excellent anthology for horror fans."
—PUBLISHING NEWS, January 31, 1997