Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms

Suzy McKee Charnas
fantasy, horror, short stories
Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms - Suzy McKee Charnas

Themes of transgression, eroticism, and violence thread through this retrospective collection of short stories and essays. A psychotherapist falls under the spell of her vampire patient in "Unicorn Tapestry" and in "Beauty and the Opéra or the Phantom Beast," an evil maestro finds redemption in his lovely pupil, and additional essays "Art Is Long" and "The Stagestruck Vampire" offer autobiographical reflections on the art of writing. Combining lush prose with a biting wit, this terrifying collection will appeal to fans of fantasy, romance, horror, and character-driven suspense.


  • Introductionby Paul Di Filippo
  • Beauty and the Opéra or the Phantom Beast
  • Unicorn Tapestry
  • Boobs
  • Evil Thoughts
  • Advocates (with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)
  • A Musical Interlude
  • Peregrines
  • Listening to Brahms
  • The Stagestruck Vampire (essay)
  • They're Right, Art Is Long (essay)
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Release date: 2004
Genres: fantasy, horror, short stories
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Updated: August 14, 2021
Other books by Suzy McKee Charnas
Walk to the End of the World
Motherlines (The Holdfast Chronicles #2)
The Vampire Tapestry
The Bronze King
Dorothea Dreams
The Silver Glove (Sorcery Hill #2)
The Golden Thread (Sorcery Hill #3)
Listening to Brahms
Moonstone and Tiger-Eye (Author's Choice Monthly #29)
The Kingdom of Kevin Malone
The Furies (The Holdfast Chronicles #3)
The Conqueror's Child (The Holdfast Chronicles #4)
The Slave and the Free
Music of the Night
Strange Seas
My Father's Ghost