New Release – The Many Faces of Van Helsing
Posted by Dark Whisperer on September 20, 2008
Editor: Jeanne Cavelos
Release Date: September 30th, 2008
Twenty-two masters of horror and fantasy give Van Helsing, the vampire hunter from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, his due as they reimagine the adventures of the greatest foe of the most evil vampire in literary history.
This mass market paperback edition of the acclaimed anthology – originally published in 2004 and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology – includes contributions by Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Tanith Lee, Thomas Tessier, Thomas F. Monteleone, Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem, and many others.
Whispers about The Many Faces of Van Helsing…
“Fans of contemporary bloodsucker novels like Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake saga should make it a point (no pun intended) to read this excellent anthology. Wooden stake and crucifix not included.” – The Editors @ Barnes & Noble
“[Of] the 21 stories in The Many Faces of Van Helsing . . . some explain his background, some his inspiration and some the terrible sadness and loss of reputation that came with his quest. . . . Superior efforts in horror fiction [include] Thomas Tessier’s ‘The Infestation at Ralls,’ in which Van Helsing must quell another demon menace; J. A. Konrath’s ‘The Screaming,’ in which the vampire hunter has become a vampire himself; ‘The Black Wallpaper,’ Kim Antieau’s obvious homage to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic horror tale, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’; and Denver authors Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem’s ‘Empty Morning,’ where Van Helsing plays host at a bizarre tea party.” – Rocky Mountain News