Twenty of today's favorite writers explore the intersections between the living, dead, and undead. Their vampire tales range from romantic to chilling to gleeful--and touch on nearly every emotion in between.
Neil Gaiman's vampire-poet in Bloody Sunrise is brooding, remorseful, and lonely. Melissa Marr's vampires make a high-stakes game of possession and seduction in Transition. And in Why Light? Tanith Lee's lovelorn vampires yearn most of all for the one thing they cannot have--daylight. Drawn from folk traditions around the world, popular culture, and original interpretations, the vampires in this collection are enticingly diverse.
But reader beware: The one thing they have in common is their desire for blood. . . .