Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 256 - Waiting on Wednesday [25]

From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood, fears of death, and life, and insatiable hunger. And yet, there is an attraction, undeniable, to the vampire archetype, whether the pale, wan European count, impeccably dressed and coldly masculine, yet strangely ambiguous, ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims' necks, draining or converting them, or the vamp, the count's feminine counterpart, villain and victim in one, using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike...

Gathering together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror.

Edited by John Joseph Adams (WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD), BY BLOOD WE LIVE is 200,000+ words of the best in vampire fiction. Thirsty? By Blood We Live will satisfy your darkest cravings...

Authors to be featured in By Blood We Live include:

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • L. A. Banks
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Joe Hill
  • Stephen King
  • Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Tanith Lee
  • Brian Lumley
  • Ken Macleod
  • Garth Nix
  • Anne Rice
  • Lilith Saintcrow
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Carrie Vaughn
  • David Wellington
  • Tad Williams
  • ...and many more


Reason: I've seen this around blogland recently and it sounds like a great collaboration of authors about a subject that I just can't help but love : VAMPIRES! You know you want to read it too!!

Cover Discussion: I really like the different characters portrayed on the cover. I can almost imagine the stories that are written about them in the book. I love how they look drawn instead of straight up photography.

By Blood We Live will be released August 31st!

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Book Chick City said...

This sounds great! I love vampires too! Will definitely put this on my tbr pile. Thanks! :)

Mary said...

First I've heard of it. Thanks!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

I hope you enjoy it, I haven't read my copy yet. It's been a crazy summer. Hoping things will settle down soon, I'm ready for some quiet. :)

Mishel said...

@ Donna - I haven't gotten it yet so you'll most likely get to your copy before I'm able to pick mine up. I totally know how you feel too =) I need my reading time back

Krista said...

Frist I've seen of this I love urban Fabntasy, cool!

The Cover is pretty cool, too.

Faye said...

All my fav authors r in this one book. I'll def. go read it :D

Kristen said...

Ooo! So need to read this when it comes out!

Lori said...

Ooo Looks great!!

Lizzy said...

Wow, it looks like a ton of great authors are involved in this. Great pick!

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