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Blood and other cravings
Datlow, Ellen
Adult Fiction BLOOD

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From Publishers' Weekly:

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. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

This collection of horror stories selected by an award-winning sf/fantasy editor shows that a wide assortment of fiends share vampiric cravings. Several stories will leave readers feeling uncomfortable, even queasy. But for those stout of heart and eager to sample brilliant writing, this is a terrific anthology. Kaaron Warren's "All You Can Do Is Breathe" tells of the horrifying fate of a lone miner who survives a cave-in disaster. Children mysteriously vanish whenever the protagonists of Barbara Rodin's "Sweet Sorrow" move into a neighborhood. Disquieting love is the theme of Melanie Tem's "Keeping Corkey." Two old friends remember the heyday of the Nightkind, both in their own way, in "Blood Yesterday, Blood Tomorrow" by Richard Bowes. These 17 mesmerizing tales, each one creepier than the next, will delight vampire and other horror fans. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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