TOC: ‘Vampires: The Recent Undead’ Edited by Paula Guran

Editor Paula Guran has posted the table of contents of her new anthology from Prime Books: Vampires: The Recent Undead. Here’s the book description…

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.

…and the table of contents which sports a nice lineup:

  1. “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” by Holly Black
  2. “This Is Now” by Michael Marshall Smith
  3. “Sisters” by Charles de Lint
  4. “The Screaming” by J.A. Konrath
  5. “Zen and the Art of Vampirism” by Kelley Armstrong
  6. “La Vampiresse” by Tanith Lee
  7. “Dead Man Stalking” by Rachel Caine
  8. “The Ghost of Leadville” by Jeanne C. Stein
  9. “Waste Land” by Stephen Dedman
  10. “Gentleman of the Old School” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  11. “No Matter Where You Go” by Tanya Huff
  12. “Outfangthief” by Conrad Williams
  13. “Dancing with the Star” by Susan Sizemore
  14. “A Trick of the Dark” by Tina Rath
  15. “When Gretchen was Human” by Mary Turzillo
  16. “Conquistador de la Noche” by Carrie Vaughn
  17. “Endless Night” by Barbara Roden
  18. “Dahlia Underground” by Charlaine Harris
  19. “The Belated Burial” by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  20. “Twilight States” by Albert Cowdrey
  21. “To the Moment” by Nisi Shawl
  22. “Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977″ by Kim Newman
  23. “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell.
  24. “Vampires Anonymous” by Nancy Kilpatrick
  25. “The Wide, Carnivorous Sky” by John Langan