Blood and Other Cravings review roundup…

The anthology Blood & Other Cravings, edited by Ellen Datlow and in which I have what I’ve been referring to as my Near Dark homage vampire story, “Needles,” has been garnering some seriously positive critical attention. A couple of review excerpts:

cover imageBlood and Other Cravings … is an extraordinary tour de force of dark fantasy featuring fifteen original stories and two reprints based on the vampire trope.

Or, if you prefer, there’s: “Ranging from psychological horror to ghost stories to dark fantasy to Lovecraftian cosmicism, Blood and Other Cravings has a first-rate story for readers of every taste.” (I particularly like this one for the genre history it offers.)

And, not least: “I truly enjoyed this. These stories are the literary equivalent of the gentleman killer who butchers you without splashing so much as a drop of blood on his perfectly tailored suit. They’re brutal and beautiful; thoughtful and nightmare-inducing.”

I’d say we’re doing all right.

Blood and Other Cravings is available from your favorite bookseller as well as the usual suspects: Powell’s / Amazon / Barnes & Noble.

Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ 6:42 pm
Categories: Bibliography, Bibliography 2011, Bibliography 2011 Short Fiction, Bibliography 2011 Short Fiction Anthologies.
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