Women of the Nightby Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)
The story of the vampire is one that has been told and retold throughout the centuries, often undergoing radical changes along the way, until what once was a terrible, bestial creature of darkness has been transformed into a sensual, passionate creature that is often misunderstood by the world at large. Most often the realm of male authors writing about male vampires, over the last century the genre has seen a refreshing swing toward authors of both sexes exploring the other side of the vampiric gender—the women of the night.
The sixteen stories collected within these pages are among the very best of their kind, from many of the best fantasy and horror authors writing today. From an encounter with a predatory spouse in a New England storm to a continuation of the Dracula story featuring a completely different tale of love, longing and loss, these stories explore both what it is to be female, human—and vampire, and often all at the same time.
The selected stories include:
- "One for the Road" by Stephen King. The regulars at Tookey’s Bar know better than to wander around Jerusalem’s Lot—especially at night. But when a husband needs help during a snowstorm, they travel into the heart of the blizzard ... and an encounter with pure evil.
- "Sister Death" by Jane Yolen. Even the heart of a millennia-old vampire who accompanies the Angel of Death on his appointed rounds can be swayed by the yearning look of a young child.
- "Queen of the Night" by Gene Wolfe. The lady in white came for the boy in the dead of night, spiriting him away to her dark castle, where he would experience such things that would change his life forever...
- "Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu" by Norman Partridge. The real story of what happened after the events of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula is told against the vast, wild Texas frontier, as one of Dracula’s hunters returns home to claim everything that is his ... including his one true love.
With stories by:
Stephen King * Neil Gaiman * Eric Van Lustbader * Philip K. Dick * Nina Kiriki Hoffman * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Nancy Holder * Tanith Lee * Gene Wolfe * P. D. Cacek * Jane Yolen * Susan Shwartz * Tanya Huff * Esther M. Friesner * Roxanne Longstreet * Norman Partridge
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
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This book offers many stories, all with different authors.The ones that I've read so far(3 or 4 at present)have been interesting.It does serve as a rainy day book because of it being a collection of short stories(averaging around 15-25 pages each),it keeps your interest level up...a pretty good read.