Edward Weyland is far from your average vampire: not only is he a respected anthropology professor but his condition is biological — rather than supernatural. He lives discrete lifetimes bounded by decades of hibernation and steals blood from labs rather than committing murder. Weyland is a monster who must form an uneasy empathy with his prey in order to survive. The Vampire Tapestry is a story wholly unlike any you've heard before.
Suzy McKee Charnas is, according to Don D'Ammassa in the St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers, "the author of one of the most original and highly regarded vampire novels of all time," The Vampire Tapestry. The Vampire Tapestry is the story of dream researcher and vampire Dr. Edward Weyland. D'Ammassa finds: "Although there have been numerous attempts to write stories from the vampire's point of view in recent years, most notably by Anne Rice, none rival The Vampire Tapestry's straightforward, intelligent treatment."
Suzy McKee Charnas