By Blood We Live

Otherworld Stories #7.2 -Twilight

John Joseph Adams

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From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood, fears of death, and life, and insatiable hunger. And yet, there is an attraction, undeniable, to the vampire archetype, whether the pale European count, impeccably dressed and coldly masculine, yet strangely ambiguous, ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims' necks, draining or converting them, or the vamp, the count's feminine counterpart, villain and victim in one, using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike...
Edited by John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead), By Blood We Live gathers together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Ken Macleod, Harry Turtledove, Carrie Vaughn, and Tad Williams.




Contents
1 • Introduction (By Blood We Live) • essay by John Joseph Adams
3 • Snow, Glass, Apples • (1995) • shortstory by Neil Gaiman
13 • The Master of Rampling Gate • (1984) • novelette by Anne Rice
33 • Under St. Peter's • (2007) • novelette by Harry Turtledove
45 • Child of an Ancient City • (1988) • novelette by Tad Williams
75 • Lifeblood • (2003) • novelette by Michael A. Burstein
88 • Endless Night • (2008) • shortstory by Barbara Roden
106 • Infestation • (2008) • novelette by Garth Nix
120 • Life Is the Teacher • [Kitty] • (2008) • shortfiction by Carrie Vaughn
134 • The Vechi Barbat • (2007) • shortstory by Nancy Kilpatrick
148 • The Beautiful, The Damned • (1995) • shortfiction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
161 • Pinecones • (2006) • shortfiction by David Wellington
165 • Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu • (1994) • novelette by Norman Partridge
180 • Foxtrot at High Noon • shortfiction by Sergei Lukyanenko
189 • This Is Now • (2004) • shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
199 • Blood Gothic • (1985) • shortstory by Nancy Holder
204 • Mama Gone • (1991) • shortstory by Jane Yolen
209 • Abraham's Boys • (2004) • shortstory by Joe Hill
224 • Nunc Dimittis • (1983) • novelette by Tanith Lee
240 • Hunger • (2007) • shortfiction by Gabriela Lee
250 • Ode to Edvard Munch • (2006) • shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
256 • Finders Keepers • (2008) • shortfiction by L. A. Banks
275 • After the Stone Age • (2004) • shortfiction by Brian Stableford
286 • Much at Stake • (1991) • shortstory by Kevin J. Anderson
297 • House of the Rising Sun • (2005) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear (aka The House of the Rising Sun)
302 • A Standup Dame • (2008) • shortstory by Lilith Saintcrow (aka A Stand-Up Dame)
316 • Twilight • [Women of the Otherworld Short Fiction] • (2007) • novelette by Kelley Armstrong
333 • In Darkness, Angels • (1983) • novelette by Eric Van Lustbader
355 • Sunrise on Running Water • (2007) • novelette by Barbara Hambly
372 • Hit • (2008) • shortstory by Bruce McAllister
385 • Undead Again • (2005) • shortstory by Ken MacLeod
388 • Peking Man • (1996) • shortstory by Robert J. Sawyer
396 • Necros • (1986) • shortstory by Brian Lumley
409 • Exsanguinations: A Handbook for the Educated Vampire by Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu • (2005) • shortfiction by Catherynne M. Valente
415 • Lucy, In Her Splendor • (2003) • shortstory by Charles Coleman Finlay
426 • The Wide, Carnivorous Sky • (2009) • shortfiction by John Langan
464 • One for the Road • (1977) • shortstory by Stephen King
477 • For Further Reading (By Blood We Live) • essay by Ross E. Lockhart

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