This illustrated collection includes stories by the world's leading masters of the macabre, including Clibe Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber and Dennis Etchison.
Stephen Jones is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a multiple recipient of the British Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award nominee.
A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant, he has written and edited more than 130 books, including the Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, A Book of Horrors, Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Psycho-Mania! and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and Zombie Apocalypse! series.
Foreign Parts, a bizarre tale of sex and death by the award winning Neil Gaiman (award-winning comics writer and co-author of the bestselling Good Omens).
Thomas Ligotti opens a window into the beyond in The Spectacles in the Drawer.
And a stomach-churning meal is on the menu in Gobble, Gobble by Logan's Run author William F Nolan.
Plus non-fiction by Clive Barker and stories, verse and art by Kim Newman, Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, Marvin Kaye, Janet Fox, J.K. Potter and others.
"Fashions change, and the urbane vampire created by Byron and cemented in place by Stoker has had to move on . . . Are you, like me, ready for the new dusk?" —Ingrid Pitt, from her Introduction
Prepare to arm yourself with garlic, silver bullets, and a stake. Featuring the only vampire short story written by Anne Rice, the undisputed queen of vampire literature, and boasting an autobiographical introduction and original tale by Ingrid Pitt, the star of Hammer Films' The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula, this is one anthology that every vampire fan—vampiric feminist or not—will want to drink deep from.
From the classic stories of Edith Wharton, Edith Nesbit, Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon to modern incarnations by such acclaimed writers as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Kilpatrick, Tanith Lee, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Angela Slatter, these blood-drinkers and soul-stealers range from the sexual to the sanguinary, from the tormented Good to the unspeakably Evil. Among those memorable Children of the Night you will encounter are Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Byronic vampire Saint-Germain, Nancy A. Collins' undead heroine Sonja Blue, Tanya Huff's vampiric detective Vicki Nelson, and Freda Warrington’s age-old lovers Karl and Charlotte.
Nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award, and now revised and updated, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women fulfils the bloodlust of the somnambulist horror fan, delivering the ultimate bite.
One of the Great Kings in this book is Mansa Musa (Emperor of Mali). Mansa Musa is known as the richest man of all time. In today’s standards, he would be worth 400 billion dollars. He built some of the most prestigious colleges in the world at the time he was Emperor.
Can you imagine the impact on a child’s mind if he were told a black man, or better put, an African man was the richest man of all time. This information could have an extraordinary impact on the success of a child’s future. I think this book should be part of the curriculum.