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By Blood We Live

By Blood We Live


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ISBN: 9781597801560
Published: 08/04/2009

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, or Baen

ISBN: 978-1-59780-254-3
Published: 08/04/2009

Vampires. They are the most elegant of monsters— ancient, seductive, doomed, deadly. They lurk in the shadows, at your window, in your dreams. They are beautiful as anything you’ve ever seen, but their flesh is cold as the grave, and their lips taste of blood. From Dracula to Twilight; from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to True Blood, many have fallen under their spell. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams brings you 33 of the most haunting vampire stories of the past three decades, from some of today’s most renowned authors of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

Charming gentlemen with the manners of a prior age. Savage killing machines who surge screaming from hidden vaults. Cute little girls frozen forever in slender bodies. Long-buried loved ones who scratch at the door, begging to be let in. Nowhere is safe, not mist-shrouded Transylvania or the Italian Riviera or even a sleepy town in Maine. This is a hidden world, an eternal world, where nothing is forbidden… as long as you’re willing to pay the price.

Thirsty? By Blood We Live will satisfy your darkest cravings…



  • Introduction — John Joseph Adams
  • For Further Reading — Ross Lockhart


  • Snow, Glass, Apples — Neil Gaiman
  • The Master of Rampling Gate — Anne Rice
  • Under St. Peter’s — Harry Turtledove
  • Child of an Ancient City — Tad Williams
  • Lifeblood — Michael A. Burstein
  • Endless Night — Barbara Roden
  • Infestation — Garth Nix
  • Life is the Teacher — Carrie Vaughn
  • The Vechi Barbat — Nancy Kilpatrick
  • The Beautiful, The Damned — Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Pinecones — David Wellington
  • Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu — Norman Partridge
  • Foxtrot at High Noon — Sergei Lukyanenko
  • This is Now — Michael Marshall Smith
  • Blood Gothic — Nancy Holder
  • Mama Gone — Jane Yolen
  • Abraham’s Boys — Joe Hill
  • Nunc Dimittis — Tanith Lee
  • Hunger — Gabriela Lee
  • Ode to Edvard Munch — Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Finders Keepers — L. A. Banks
  • After the Stone Age — Brian Stableford
  • Much at Stake — Kevin J. Anderson
  • House of the Rising Sun — Elizabeth Bear
  • A Standup Dame — Lilith Saintcrow
  • Twilight — Kelley Armstrong
  • In Darkness, Angels — Eric Van Lustbader
  • Sunrise on Running Water — Barbara Hambly
  • Hit — Bruce McAllister
  • Undead Again — Ken MacLeod
  • Peking Man — Robert J. Sawyer
  • Necros — Brian Lumley
  • Exsanguinations — Catherynne M. Valente
  • Lucy in Her Splendor — Charles Coleman Finlay
  • The Wide, Carnivorous Sky — John Langan
  • One for the Road — Stephen King

“More than anything, this anthology demonstrates that the vampire is not only undead but mutable, and in the best writers’ hands, a tool for analyzing our mortal frailty and resilience in the teeth of unadulterated evil and unimaginable love.” - BookPage Magazine