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Blood and Other Cravings

Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction

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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, Blood and Other Cravings will redefine the terror of vampires and vampirism.

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From Publishers Weekly

Jul 18, 2011 – This strong anthology of 17 contemporary horror tales addresses the concept of vampirism from a variety of angles, though the uniformity of theme does eventually become wearying. Talented contributors, including well-known fantasists Barry Malzberg and Elizabeth Bear and newcomers Nicole J. LeBoeuf and Reggie Oliver, move from WWII through 1970s New York City nightclub culture into purely science fictional worlds while investigating both original twists on the traditional bloodsucker and more subtle forms of vampirism such as feeding upon souls, passion, and the essence of life itself. Highlights include Kaaron Warren's powerful opener, "All You Can Do Is Breathe"; Margo Lanagan's "Mulberry Boys," a tale of silk-spinning children; Lisa Tuttle's "Shelf-Life," a suburban tragedy; and Oliver's "Baskerville's Midgets," in which an aged landlady houses a demanding vaudeville troupe. Datlow (Blood Is Not Enough) has created another must-have anthology for discerning vampire and horror fans.
Blood and Other Cravings
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Horror
  • Published: Sep 13, 2011
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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