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The vampire in science fiction film and literature by Paul Meehan

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American Science fiction,
  • Vampire films,
  • History and criticism,
  • Science fiction films

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.

StatementPaul Meehan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.V3 M44 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 230 pages
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27165853M
ISBN 100786474874
ISBN 109780786474875
LC Control Number2014018064
OCLC/WorldCa869265536

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