“Haunting, unnerving, canny and uncanny, Dark Continents is a gripping, genre-swapping mélange of urban myth and recent history.” —Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

 

“If Bram Stoker had lived in the twentieth century, there’s no question he would have sent Dracula into the dark heart of Africa. Johnathan Wilber succeeds in infusing a classic with fresh blood: Joseph Conrad meets the wild 1970s and the origins of AIDS. What a great idea! A nuanced horror novel that shows the good old Count in a whole new light.” —Oliver Pötzsch, New york times bestselling author of The Hangman’s Daughter

 

“Johnathan Wilber has written a smart, thoughtful, haunting metaphor of the plague years, but also a good old-fashioned page-turning thriller. impressive.” —William J. Mann, author of Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

 

 “SET IN THE AGE OF AIDS AND FILLED WITH A GALLERY OF INTERESTING CHARACTERS, DARK CONTINENTS IS QUITE THE PAGE-TURNER AND JOHNATHAN WILBER HAS DONE AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF RESEARCH—RANGING FROM THE SCIENTIFIC TRACKING OF DISEASE TO THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK TO LIFE IN ZAÏRE—WHICH HE BEAUTIFULLY INCORPORATES INTO THE TEXT. IT'S ALSO FOR ALL OF YOU WHO LOVE THEM, A VAMPIRE BOOK, AND DENS, THE CHIEF NECK-BITER IS QUITE THE CREATION. THERE'S A HUGE AMOUNT OF IMAGINATION IN THIS BOOK AND AN IMPRESSIVE ABILITY TO WEAVE AN ENGROSSING COMPLICATED PLOT. I MUST GIVE HIM A HAND AND ALERT YOUR ATTENTION TO AN EMERGING WRITER WITH CONSIDERABLE TALENT.” —GEORGE HODGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BETTYVILLE

 

“Johnathan Wilber has taken the vampire genre straight to New York City during the dawn of AIDS in Dark continents, and the result is absolutely ravishing. Suspenseful, funny, and at times romantic in all of its painful truth, this novel is an exhilarating tour de force, leaving you thirsty for another.” —Mario Alberto Zambrano, author of Lotería