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Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms

Suzy McKee Charnas

256 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
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.
Author Bio
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.