Blood and Other Cravings

by Ellen Datlow
Release date: September 8, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, anthology

Edited by Ellen Datlow.

World Fantasy Award nominee 2012.

All-new stories about the many forms of vampirism, edited by multiple award-winner Ellen Datlow

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.


  • Introduction by Ellen Datlow
  • All You Can Do is Breathe by Kaaron Warren
  • Needles by Elizabeth Bear
  • Baskerville’s Midgets by Reggie Oliver
  • Blood Yesterday, Blood Tomorrow by Richard Bowes
  • X for Demetrious by Steve Duffy
  • Keeping Corky by Melanie Tem
  • Shelf-Life by Lisa Tuttle
  • Caius by Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini
  • Sweet Sorrow by Barbara Roden
  • First Breath by Nicole J. LeBoeuf
  • Toujours by Kathe Koja
  • Miri by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Mrs. Jones by Carol Emshwiller
  • Bread and Water by Michael Cisco
  • Mulberry Boys by Margo Lanagan
  • The Third Always Beside You by John Langan
  • The Siphon by Laird Barron
updated 2012-08-08

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