Megan Miller

Författare till The Ultimate Dracula

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Megan Miller is the bestselling author of The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters, Hacks for Minecrafters (a New York Times bestseller), Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder, and Hacks for Minecrafters: Combat Edition. She lives in New Mexico where she writes and plays Minecraft visa mer daily. Find her online at YouTube (Megan F Miller) and at meganfmiller.com. visa färre


Verk av Megan Miller

The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Redaktör — 488 exemplar
Varulvsnatt (1992) — Redaktör — 185 exemplar
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Redaktör — 168 exemplar
Command Blocks (2015) 48 exemplar
Combat Edition (2014) 29 exemplar
Redstone (2015) 23 exemplar
Hacks for Minecrafters Box Set (2016) 22 exemplar


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Starts with some nice ideas, but then becomes recipes to build specific items.
rendier | 1 annan recension | Jan 25, 2024 |
After reading the first lousy story in this “book”, I knew the potential of me enjoying the rest of the stories was at an all-time low. After reading this, it will not be long enough since hearing/reading the name Vlad or the phrase, “I vant to suck your blood”. The stories use the name of Vlad Tepes ad nauseam. The use of the previously mentioned phrase completely contradicts the tone of certain other stories mixing that cheesy phrase with nastier graphic elements
These stories also seem to try to compensate for the lack of structure, theme, characters, and plot with shock. The authors, in some instances, try to rely on real-life horrors such as the Ceausescu regime and especially the AIDS epidemic. There is a lot of Dracula-AIDS-victim in this, I understand the plague-bearer angle to the vampire myth but this was just a shock element not even relevant to the stories in any other capacity where it was used. The plot is another thing almost all of these stories lack and as none of them had any character-work they are just boring blobs of prose with some uninteresting gore-shock and maybe some semi-graphic sex sprinkled in.
There were a few decent stories that I enjoyed on a pulp-fiction level, which is what I was looking for with this book btw. Dracula 1944 by Edward D. Hoch was interesting and held my attention though this idea is better executed in [b:The Strain|6065215|The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)|Guillermo del Toro|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1326225354l/6065215._SY75_.jpg|6241525]. Here, Dracula (as Vlad, of course) is masquerading as a prisoner in Bergen-Belsen, blood-drained concentration camp guards and Nazi-vampires ensue (go figure). Much At Stake by Kevin J. Anderson was another Twilight-Zone-esque story that I just appreciated for its pulpy elements and I have a soft spot for Bela Lugosi and the old Universal Studios lore (so sue me). The last story that I somewhat enjoyed and possibly the strongest story here was The Name of Fear by Lawrence Watt-Evans. It involves the historical Vlad Tepes, has lots of scene appropriate gore by the bucket and maintains the vampire legend as fact. It has a pretty cool twist at the end that still makes me snicker. Had all of the stories been at this level the book would have been awesome unfortunately these are the strongest three.
Essentially, this is hacky edge-lordy writing and not worth the time required to read it. Hopefully, the three stories (and really only the last is worth seeking out) that I liked can be had somewhere else, in another collection. This book stinks I cannot recommend it to anyone.
In addition, I did not mention the lead story written by Anne Rice because it is among the weakest stories here, in fact, her name is the only reason to mention it at all. Although, I guess the marketing people knew that already.
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Ranjr | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 13, 2023 |
A great encyclopedia with all the things possible in Minecraft!
TheStarTrekkie | 1 annan recension | Jan 25, 2022 |

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Kevin J. Anderson Contributor
Melanie Tem Contributor
Mike Resnick Contributor
Ron Dee Contributor
Edward D. Hoch Contributor
Dick Lochte Contributor
John Lutz Contributor
Anne Rice Contributor
Janet Asimov Contributor
Ed Gorman Contributor
Karen Robards Contributor
W. R. Philbrick Contributor
Dan Simmons Contributor
Steve Rasnic Tem Author, Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Joyce Harrington Contributor
Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Contributor
Brian W. Aldiss Contributor
Benjamin M. Schutz Contributor
Charles de Lint Contributor
David J. Schow Contributor
Karen Haber Contributor
S. P. Somtow Contributor
Loren D. Estleman Contributor
Michael Bishop Contributor
Katherine Dunn Contributor
F. Paul Wilson Contributor
Kamela Kiel Translator
Mike Posen Cover artist
Leonard Wolf Selected Filmography
Hasan Kocbay Cover artist
Inge Holm Translator
Reinhard Wagner Translator
Gisela Koch Translator
Anita Crampton Translator
Ute Thiemann Translator
Renate Kunze Translator
Barbara Heidkamp Translator
Ulrich vom Berg Translator
Inka Danzig Translator
Rüdiger Jenter Translator
Herbert Blank Translator
Ciruelo Cover artist
Stefan Bauer Translator
Bernhard Willms Translator
Matthias Dehne Translator
Regina Winter Translator
Rüdiger Jenth Translator
C. B. Mordan Illustrator
Isaac Asimov Introduction


½ 3.5

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