Stagestruck Vampires: And Other Phantasms

Stagestruck Vampires: And Other Phantasms

by Suzy McKee Charnas

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Overview

Hugo, Nebula, and Tiptree award–winning author Suzy McKee Charnas offers up her lush stories in this compelling retrospective story collection. In Stagestruck Vampires, the supernatural and the real intertwine seamlessly. A villainous maestro is redeemed by his lovely, apt pupil in “Beauty and the Opera or The Phantom Beast.” Inside the “Unicorn Tapestry,” a psychotherapist stalks a vampire. A dazzling performance of Tosca is marred by a shocking murder during “A Musical Interlude.”

This collection features original work by Charnas—the mystical novelette, “Peregrines,” and two original essays. Also included is a collaborative story on vampire themes, “Advocates,” written with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of the Saint-Germain Chronicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892391391
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Suzy McKee Charnas’s ground-breaking novel The Vampire Tapestry was a popular and critically acclaimed exploration of the vampire mythos. The Holdfast Chronicles, a quartet of books that has been hailed as a great work of feminist science fiction, garnered her several Tiptree Awards. She has also won the Hugo, Nebula, and Mythopoeic awards. Charnas adapted The Vampire Tapestry into a two-act play entitled Vampire Dreams . The play had runs in both San Francisco and New York, debuting as part of Springfest in San Francisco in 1990.

Table of Contents

Introduction Paul Di Filippo

A Musical Interlude
Beauty and the Opera, or, the Phantom Beast
Boobs
Evil Thoughts
Listening to Brahms
Peregrines
The Stagestruck Vampire
They’re Right, Art Is Long
Unicorn Tapestry
Advocates

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