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Table of Contents: BLOOD SISTERS Edited by Paula Guran

Night Shade Books has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women edited by Paula Guran.

Here’s the book description:

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.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “A Princess of Spain” by Carrie Vaughn
  2. “Shipwrecks Above” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  3. “The Fall of the House of Blackwater” by Freda Warrington
  4. “In Memory of…” by Nancy Kilpatrick
  5. “Where the Vampires Live” by Storm Constantine
  6. “La Dame” by Tanith Lee
  7. “October 1927” by Jewelle Gomez
  8. “Renewal” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  9. “Blood Freak” by Nancy Holder
  10. “The Power and the Passion” by Pat Cadigan
  11. “The Unicorn Tapestry” by Suzy McKee Charnas
  12. “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” by Tanya Huff
  13. “Vampire King of the Goth Chicks” by Nancy A. Collins
  14. “Learning Curve” by Kelley Armstrong
  15. “The Better Half” by Melanie Tem
  16. “Selling Houses” by Laurell K. Hamilton
  17. “Greedy Choke Puppy” by Nalo Hopkinson
  18. “Tacky” by Charlaine Harris
  19. “Needles” by Elizabeth Bear
  20. “From the Teeth of Strange Children” by Lisa L. Hannett
  21. “Father Peña’s Last Dance” by Hannah Strom-Martin
  22. “Sun Falls” by Angela Slatter
  23. “Magdala Amygdala” by Lucy Snyder
  24. “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” by Holly Black
  25. “In the Future When All’s Well” by Catherynne M. Valente

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (May 5, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1597808180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597808187
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