By Blood We Live is an excellent collection of vampire stories written by the masters that have conquered the horror and supernatural genres. This book pulls together three decades worth of vampire tales that come in all flavors – from the good to the bad, this collection covers stories about men, women, the undead, the living, the wicked, the lost, those on the prowl, sexy, hungry and self-indulgent, damned and daring. Including authors such as Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, this book is a must read for all vampire lovers.
Some of the book’s stories including…
Anne Rice’s “The Master of Rampling Gate“- A tale of a brother and sister inheriting a mysterious and dark home, that comes with a mysterious and dark occupant.
Tad Williams’ “Child of an Ancient City” -About a group of men who are on dangerous journey from Baghdad to the isolated mountains of Armenia, made even more dangerous by the ancient vampire stalking them.
Stephen King’s “One For the Road” – A creepy tale of survival about Booth and his friend’s attempt to save a man from his vampire-turned wife and daughter (this is also a sequel to “Salem’s Lot”).
Garth Nix’s “Infestation” – About hunting vampires that aren’t your average supernatural kind.
Tanith Lee’s “Nunc Dimittis” -A dark fantasy about a vampire princess’ servant who undertakes the difficult task of finding his own replacement.
But that’s not all, this anthology contains over 30 more vampire stories of thirst and chaos, lust and shadows.
If that hasn’t sparked your curiosity enough to pick up the book, there is a sampler page you can check out. This site has a small handful of the book’s stories ready for you to read online.
By Blood We Live editor John Joseph Adams, is also the editor of the anthologies Federations, The Living Dead, Seeds of Change, and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Upcoming work includes the anthologies Brave New Worlds, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Living Dead 2, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, and The Way of the Wizard. He is also the assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.