Edited by Ellen Datlow.
World Fantasy Award nominee 2012.
When we think of vampires, instantly the image arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the victim. But bloodsucking is merely one form of vampirism. For this brilliantly original anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned stories from many of the most powerfully dark voices in contemporary horror, who conjure tales of vampirism that will chill readers to the marrow.
In addition to the traditional fanged vampires, Datlow presents stories about the leeching of emotion, the draining of the soul, and other dark deeds of predation and exploitation, infestation, and evisceration… tales of life essence, literal or metaphorical, stolen.
Seventeen stories, by such award-winning authors as Elizabeth Bear, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle will petrify readers. With dark tales by Laird Barron, Barry Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, Kaaron Warren, and other powerful voices, this anthology will redefine the terror of vampires and vampirism.
Ellen Datlow (US, born 1949) is one of the most respected anthologists of modern fantasy and science fiction. The former fiction editor of Omni magazine, Event Horizon, and Scifiction.com, she is a multiple winner of the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award. She has coedited The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.
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