A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best female authors who've helped define the modern vampire. Bram Stoker was hardly the first author--male or female--to fictionalize the folkloric vampire, but he defined the modern iconic vampire when Dracula appeared in 1897. Since then, many have reinterpreted the ever-versatile vampire over and over again--and female writers have played vital roles in proving that the vampire, as well as our perpetual fascination with it, is truly immortal. These authors have devised some of the most fascinating, popular, and entertaining of our many vampiric variations: suavely sensual ...fascinating but fatal ...sexy and smart ...undead but prone to detection ...tormented or terrifying ...amusing or amoral ...doomed or deadly ...badass and beautiful ...cutting-edge or classic ...Blood Sisters collects a wide range of fantastical stories from New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Nancy Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn, and critically acclaimed writers Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Tanith Lee, all of whom have left their indelible and unique stamps on the vampire genre.
Whether they are undeniably heroes and heroines or bloodthirsty monsters (or something in between), the undead are a lively lot. This anthology offers some of the best short fiction ever written by the "blood sisters" who know them best: stories you can really sink your teeth into. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 36 mm
"If you've been reading horror for any length of time, then Paula Guran is likely someone with whom you are instantly familiar. . . . If you're a fan of vampire fiction, then give Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women
a read. Paula Guran knows her stuff and has a definite eye for what stories to include (and why)."--Beauty in Ruins
"A stellar line-up [of female authors], and one of the most intriguing collections of any kind I've seen this year."--Black Gate