The undead are more alive today than ever. Immortal? Indeed! Nothing has sunk its teeth into twenty-first century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums - there's even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, meandering through mystery - no icon is more versatile than the vampire.
Slack your insatiable thirst with the best sanguinary stories of the new millennium: terrifying or tender, deadly or delicious, bad-ass or beneficent, classic or cutting-edge.
La Vampiresse • (1999) • shortstory by Tanith Lee
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown • (2009) • novelette by Holly Black
This Is Now • (2004) • shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
Sisters • [Ottawa and the Valley] • (2002) • novelette by Charles de Lint
The Screaming • (2004) • novelette by J. A. Konrath
Zen and the Art of Vampirism • [Women of the Otherworld Short Fiction] • (2009) • shortfiction by Kelley Armstrong
Dead Man Stalking • (2008) • novelette by Rachel Caine
The Ghost of Leadville • (2009) • shortfiction by Jeanne C. Stein
Waste Land • (2002) • shortstory by Stephen Dedman
A Gentleman of the Old School • [Count of Saint-Germain] • (2005) • shortstory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
No Matter Where You Go • (2010) • shortstory by Tanya Huff
Outfangthief • shortfiction by Conrad Williams
Dancing with the Star • (2008) • shortstory by Susan Sizemore
A Trick of the Dark • (2004) • shortstory by Tina Rath
When Gretchen Was Human • (2001) • shortstory by Mary A. Turzillo [as by Mary Turzillo ]
Conquistador de la Noche • [Kitty] • (2009) • shortfiction by Carrie Vaughn
Endless Night • (2008) • shortstory by Barbara Roden
Dahlia Underground • (2010) • shortfiction by Charlaine Harris
The Belated Burial • (2009) • shortfiction by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Twilight States • (2005) • shortstory by Albert E. Cowdrey
To the Moment • shortfiction by Nisi Shawl
Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977 • [Anno Dracula] • (2000) • shortfiction by Kim Newman
Vampires in the Lemon Grove • (2007) • shortstory by Karen Russell
Vampires Anonymous • shortfiction by Nancy Kilpatrick
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky • (2009) • shortfiction by John Langan
|Title||:||Vampires: The Recent Undead|
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown~Holly Black 3 starsThis was interesting, and the world building is what I've come to expect out of Holly's work. Though I wasn't crazy about Matilda, and her rash decision...
This is a retrospective of vampire fiction published 2000-2010. I liked the introduction. It was a good description of the evolution of vampire fiction.I'll only rate the ones I particularly liked. Th...
I bought this because I saw that Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Carrie Vaughn, and Charlaine Harris contributed stories. Some of these stories were not new for the book. It was like a compilation of ...
Vampires: The Recent Undead is a book of short stories. Inside, I was introduced to a lot of authors that I had never read before (one of the reason I like collections like this). There were some very...
I'm hoping that people who enjoy short stories and anthologies of same don't use my review as any kind of bar for quality. I just must have a general antipathy for anthologies. The stories in this com...
Paula Guran delivers a brilliant collection of vamp shorts that's sure to please everyone. The range of vampires from traditional to unconventional and unexpected really shows how fantasy authors have...
Some really excellent stories by some well known authors. However I found onw or two not to my liking and found that the stories by the bigger authors (i.e. Charlaine Harris and Tanya Huff) were conti...
A collection of reprinted Vampire stories form the 1st decade of the 21st century. I borrowed it to read and in some cases reread stories by authors I follow such as Charles De Lint, Charlaine Harris,...
It was a good anthology, with quite a few unknown authors to me. Some stories were quite original and some quite scary. I especially liked an interesting take on vampires in the last one.Generally I w...
OUTSTANDING! An excellent compiliation, and the story selection was diverse in type and tone. This collection offers up a wide array of viewpoints and perspective on the "vampire situation". Sometimes...