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TEETH edited by HWA Member Ellen Datlow

Posted by Dark Whisperer on June 22, 2011

Editors: Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Full Title: Teeth: Vampire Tales

Twenty of today’s favorite writers explore the intersections between the living, dead, and undead. Their vampire tales range from romantic to chilling to gleeful—and touch on nearly every emotion in between.

Neil Gaiman’s vampire-poet in “Bloody Sunrise” is brooding, remorseful, and lonely. Melissa Marr’s vampires make a high-stakes game of possession and seduction in “Transition.” And in “Why Light?” Tanith Lee’s lovelorn vampires yearn most of all for the one thing they cannot have—daylight. Drawn from folk traditions around the world, popular culture, and original interpretations, the vampires in this collection are enticingly diverse.

But reader beware: The one thing they have in common is their desire for blood. . . .

Table of Contents

    Introduction by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow
    Things to Know About Being Dead by Genevieve Valentine
    All Smiles by Steve Berman
    Gap Year by Christopher Barzak
    Bloody Sunrise by Neil Gaiman
    Flying by Delia Sherman
    Vampire Weather by Garth Nix
    Late Bloomer by Suzy McKee Charnas
    The List of Definite Endings by Kaaron Warren
    Best Friends Forever by Cecil Castellucci
    Sit the Dead by Jeffrey Ford
    Sunbleached by Nathan Ballingrud
    Baby by Kathe Koja
    In the Future When All’s Well by Catherynne M. Valente
    Transition by Melissa Marr
    History by Ellen Kushner
    The Perfect Dinner Party by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
    Slice of Life by Lucius Shepard
    My Generation by Emma Bull
    Why Light? by Tanith Lee

This collection masterfully conveys the complexity of the concept, with nary a clunker to be found, and is a must-have for any vampire fan out there. –Realms of Fantasy

This collection of vampire stories features offerings by many big names in YA literature, including Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Kathe Koja, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black. Teens still entranced by vampires will relish the diversity of formats (Gaiman’s entry is a song-poem) and tones, which range from darkly humorous to sweetly poignant to flat-out gore. –Booklist

What’s impressive with Teeth: Vampire Tales is that holistically, it reinvigorates the vampire fiction sub-genre. Neither Bram Stoker nor Stephenie Meyer, the featured fiction encompasses a wide variety of emotion, character, and conflict. –Bibliophile Stalker

Release Date: April


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