In the days when the Time Lords were young, their war with the Vampires cost trillions of lives on countless worlds. Now the Vampires have been sighted again, in San Francisco. The Doctor, aided by Sam, must find a way to stop them.
Blum and Orman manage to capture the slick feel of the telemovie so well it seems effortless; you can almost see Paul McGann and company flying down the streets of San Francisco (via Vancouver) as the vampire menace rears its ugly head.
Blum and Orman manage to capture the new Doctor's mannerisms and personality excellently, and their story manages to both take on the same tone as the telemovie, while at the same time expanding the scope and blowing the "budget" through the roof. VAMPIRE SCIENCE is one of the few early Eighth Doctor novels that really feels like an entity in its own right, not a "generic Doctor" story with the serial numbers filed off.
A clever plot, great characterization, and excellent prose; this is a wonderful addition to the Doctor Who mythos. Very well done.