Monday, November 13, 2023

Crossover Cover: And Such Small Deer


In this story by Chris Roberson, Abraham Van Helsing battles the Giant Rat of Sumatra on a plantation owned by the Netherland-Sumatra Company and run by Baron de Maupertuis. Culverton Smith and the ship Matilda Briggs also appear, as do Dr. Moreau, Frédéric Lerne, and Max Havelaar. Abraham Van Helsing is from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Giant Rat of Sumatra and the Matilda Briggs are from Doyle and Watson’s Sherlock Holmes tale “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.” The Netherland-Sumatra Company and Baron Maupertuis are from “The Adventure of the Reigate Squire.” Culverton Smith is from “The Adventure of the Dying Detective.” Dr. Moreau is from H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau. Frédéric Lerne is the title character of Maurice Renard’s Doctor Lerne. Max Havelaar is from the eponymous novel by “Multatuli” (Eduard Douwes Dekker).

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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