Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ARC Preview: Blood and Other Cravings

I receive ARCs every now and again that won't be released for several months, but I don't want to have them just sit there and gather dust. Thought I would feature them to give everyone sort of a sneak peek at upcoming books. This feature was inspired by Shellie over at Layers of Thought.


edited by 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.... this anthology will redefine the terror of vampires and vampirism.

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 Bill Pronzini & Barry N. Malzberg
Sweet Sorrow by Barbara Roden
First Breath by Nicole J. LeBoeuf
Toujours by Kathe Koja
Miri by Steve Rasnic Tern
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

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765328283
ISBN-13: 978-0765328281

Picked this one up at BEA, and was lucky enough to actually meet Ellen and get my copy autographed. I adore anthologies, so am really looking forward to reading this one! You can learn more about the very talented Ellen Datlow at her website.


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