Blood and Other Cravings

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

Edited by Ellen Datlow

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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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ALL YOU CAN DO IS BREATHE

Kaaron Warren
 

Kaaron Warren’s first short-story collection was the award winning The Grinding House (CSFG Publishing). Her second collection, Dead Sea Fruit, is published by Ticonderoga Publications and is shortlisted for two Ditmar Awards. Her first novel, Slights, (Angry Robot Books) won the Australian Shadows Award for fiction, the Ditmar Award, and the Canberra Critics’ Award for Fiction. Angry Robot Books also published the novel Walking the Tree, (shortlisted for an Aurealis Award) and most recently, Mistification.

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“Watch your hackles when you read this book; Ms. Datlow and her horrormongers are out to raise them.” —Dallas Morning News on The Dark

Inferno again proves Ellen Datlow worthy of her reputation as an acute judge of talent and an editor that attracts the best in horror and dark fantasy.” —Tim Lieder, Whispers of Wickedness

“Any anthology of stories edited by Ellen Datlow is a volume to savor.” —Cemetery Dance on The Dark


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Edited by Ellen Datlow

ELLEN DATLOW is a winner of nine World Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, five Hugo Awards, and four Locus Awards. She has been the fiction editor of Omni and Scifi.com and has edited many successful anthologies, including The Dark, The Coyote Road, Inferno, and The Year’s Best Horror. Datlow has also coedited Haunted Legends, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series, The Faery Reel, A Wolf at the Door, and Swan Sister, among many others. She lives in Manhattan.

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Blood and Other Cravings
Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction
Edited by Ellen Datlow

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Bram Stoker Awards - Nominee, Locus Awards - Nominee, World Fantasy Award - Finalist

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Tor Books
September 2011
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ISBN: 9781429984584
ISBN10: 1429984589
320 pages
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September 2011
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October 2012
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