Vampires: The Recent Undead

Vampires: The Recent Undead Review

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
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson

    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...

  • Deborah

    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...

  • Paige

    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 ...

  • Jeff

    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...

  • Pauline

    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...

  • Nora Peevy

    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...

  • Amy *Waitforit*

    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...

  • Ron

    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,...

  • Kara-karina

    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...

  • Mark Muckerman

    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...