The Vampire Archives

The Vampire Archives The Vampire Archives is the biggest hungriest undeadliest collection of vampire stories as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled Dark stormy and delicious

  • Title: The Vampire Archives
  • Author: Otto Penzler Kim Newman Neil Gaiman Anne Rice Stephen King Harlan Ellison Lisa Tuttle
  • ISBN: 9780307473899
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there s no escape Vampires Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself ThThe Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there s no escape Vampires Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking Now Otto Penzler editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D H Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there Other contributors include Arthur Conan Doyle Ray Bradbury Ambrose Bierce H P Lovecraft Harlan Ellison Roger Zelazny Robert Bloch Clive Barker

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    About “Otto Penzler Kim Newman Neil Gaiman Anne Rice Stephen King Harlan Ellison Lisa Tuttle

    • Otto Penzler Kim Newman Neil Gaiman Anne Rice Stephen King Harlan Ellison Lisa Tuttle

      Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection in 1977, and The Lineup in 2010 The Mystery Writers of America awarded him the prestigious Ellery Queen Award in 1994, and the Raven the group s highest non writing award in 2003.

    684 thoughts on “The Vampire Archives

    • This book is just what it ought to be -- great, varied, and complete without being boringly exhaustive. It's a good mix of classic and modern writers, each given a brief but informative introduction at the beginning of his or her story. Some of the stories won't make sense unless you know some legends about vampires that have dropped out of common knowledge. It used to be thought, for instance, that suicide was a direct path to vampirehood.This collection also has a few stories from an early twe [...]


    • Having been impressed and much moved by The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age--The '20s, '30s & '40s, I decided to get this book after seeing the same editor and overlooking the tacky and cheap-looking cover. I wasn't too familiar with Vampire fiction other than Dracula and was quite hesitant to purchase and dive straight into such a thick and unfamiliar tome. But as I browsed through, the prose seemed good and the feeling just righ [...]


    • What a fun book. My copy is audio so I don't have the problems others have mentioned, I am reading it slowly, savoring each tale. The introduction to each story sets it in place in literature. It'a going to last a long time! It's over 63 hour!


    • This is one massive tome. Unfortunately, the paper quality is truly horrible, and neither it nor the binding were built to last. It's puzzling why so much trouble was gone through to put together a stellar collection if it wasn't built to last. Is this anthology "the most complete volume of vampire tales ever published" as the subtitled claims? Quite possibly. The obligatory excerpt from Varney the Vampire and the short story that began it all "The Vampyre" by Polidori are glaring omissions, but [...]


    • Too massive to read in a single check-out from the library, I skipped large portions of the book. As it's an anthology, it's difficult to assign one overall rating. Some of the stories are five-stars, others are barely two. So I give the tome four stars as a nod to it's exhaustive scope. If you're a true and total fan of everything vampire, go ahead and plow through it. Otherwise, just pick and choose.The first section of the anthology contains the older, "pre-Dracula" vampire stories which I fo [...]


    • This 1000+ page book is a treasure trove of vampire lore, with an incredibly rich array of vampire stories spanning the ages from classic to modern. Stories by Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle are included, as well as Roger Zelazny, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. The bibiography alone is worth the price of the book. This 30-something page guide to all written vampire works is a masterpiece, and is pure entertainment in and of itself. A must-have for all lovers of the vampire fictio [...]


    • Outstanding but it's really weird that Penzler leaves out "The Vampyre" because he thinks it's poorly written. It seems like a complete archive should include it anyway.


    • This is an excellent collection of short vampire stories. Over the last three years I've really embraced the short story medium in a big way. Editor / compiler Otto Penzler has done an excellent job in this compilation of vampire stories. A word of warning, make sure you get the English edition with the full page text, the paper is much better, too


    • There are more vampires than you can shake a stake at in this collection. Another great anthology from Otto Penzler.



    • Checked this book out in order to read “Carmilla” by Sheridan Le Fanu for November bookclub and ended up reading 99% of the remaining stories. I had no idea of the depth or scope of vampire tales, and this collection is still fairly limited and doesn’t include all the worldwide variations. It’s a wonderful selection of primarily European and American vampire tales. The Foreword discusses the influence of the 1871 “Carmilla” on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other vampire stories. It des [...]


    • At over nine hundred pages, this weighty tome has given me some physical as well as mental exercise. I received THE VAMPIRE ARCHIVES as a birthday present. Since I am more of a novel kind of guy, a book of short stories that was literally as thick as a brick wasn’t exactly what I would have chosen. But once I started nibbling away at it, I found plenty to enjoy. This book is not all suave bloodsuckers in capes and evening dress (although you will find some). Lisa Tuttle’s ‘The Replacements [...]


    • Some fun stories in this collection, some of which have been very hard to track down due to reprint rarities. I was very happy to find some old pulp authors I love like Carl Jacobi and Fredric Brown and Manley Wade Wellman herein. Still, for writers of horror or dark fantasy, the greatest strength of this book could be its 111 page bibliography of every published vampire fiction short story or novel or collection. It does note that the bibliography doesn't include comic books, games, television, [...]


    • The stories in this anthologyRate between 2 and 4 stars so overall I will rate the book at 3 stars. It's definitely a book to come and go with It wasn't one I wanted to go from one story to the next all in a row So if you do read this plan on doing so in starts and stops as the mood strikes you. You will like it much better that way!


    • I enjoy this book, I still pick it up once in a while and read some stories. Some stories go on for pages upon pages and it's too much to handle However, I love short stories so it's perfect. Some stories are over 5 stars worth, some are barely 2 stars worth. I wouldn't say it's the best collection ever, but it's definitely worth owning.


    • This is a great compilation of vampire stories ranging from classic stories published in the 1800's to the present day. I also liked the exhaustive bibliography provided at the end of the book as well as the combination of short stories, longer stories and even vampire poetry.


    • Some stories were really good, some not so much. But I'm glad I stuck it out. It was an interesting listen and I was introduced to some new authors and learned more about some I thought knew. It was worth my time.


    • i've only read 2 or 3 exerts from the book and so far i think it's a really neat idea. if u love all things vampires this is a great book just for the bibliography at the back's enormous. checked it out at the library just for fun which is exactly what it has been


    • Simply put: There are way too many modern stories in here for this to be considered an "Archive". It doesn't even include Polidori's "The Vampyre".


    • Huge comp of bad and good short stories related to vampires. Missing some classics like I am Legend but pretty darn complete!


    • I read a few short stories in this anthology but did not have time to read as much as I would have liked, especially since I had to return it to the library after a few weeks.


    • Good Lady Ducayne by M. E. BraddonThe Man Upstairs by Ray BradburyA Case of Alleged Vampirism by Luigi CapuanaThe Last Lords of Gardonal by William Gilbert


    • This anthology delivers on its promise of being possibly the most thorough collection of vampire stories in English ever assembled. I had encountered many of these stories before in other anthologies, but many were new to me. Certainly one can observe certain recurring themes and trends in vampire stories and this anthology probably uses the word "sepulchral" a record number of times. Without going into detail on individual stories, I will simply say this collection provides value for money. I g [...]



    • I can't get enough of these short stories! Excellent read, with some stories echoing through your mind even after some time


    • Mixed bag of stories.For reference, this is the list of contents:Pre-Dracula:Good Lady Ducayne by Mary Elizabeth BraddonThe Last Lords of Gardonal by William Gilbert A Mystery of the Campagna by Anne CrawfordThe Fate of Madame Cabanel by Eliza Lynn LintonLet Loose by Mary CholmondeleyThe Vampire by Vasile AlecsandriThe Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose BierceKen's Mystery by Julian HawthorneCarmilla by Sheridan LeFanuThe Tomb of Sarah by F. G. LoringLigeia by Edgar Allan PoeThe Old Portrait and [...]


    • It's hard to give a single rating to an anthology of 85 stories spanning about 200 years of vampire writing. Some of the stories, like The Room in the Tower, by E. F. Benson, are wonderfully non-typical takes on the vampire legend. Others, most especially the notably large number of stories whose introductions state that the authors were friends of Lovecraft, supporters of Lovecraft, etc were disturbing for other reasons. The role of women in vampire stories is disheartening, and most of Lovecra [...]


    • Having shunned the purchase of any more (new) books because of my recent windfall, this huge, decrepit-looking book just screamed for me at NB last May--and it was at a bargain--20% off. Along with H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon, how could I resist?It is indeed an archive of vampire stories dating from the mid-1800s to the mid to late nineties, with proper (though unnecessary) classifications. But I like how each author is given a very brief introduction, in case you may want to read further on h [...]


    • Uneven. Loved Good Lady Bucayne by M. E. Braddon, Carmilla by J. Seridan Le Fanu, An Episode Of Cathedral History by M. R. James, Fleur De Fur by Tanith Lee, and The Room In The Tower by E. F. Benson. I could have done without Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe and all "That's Poetic." One of the strengths of this collection is the author bios.


    • Spent the Month of OCTOBER listening (audible) to this collection. Vampires you say? Stephen King you say? Sure, count me in. It sounded like a great idea, however in actuality, not so much. Lets just say it made for a very long October. I found literally only a handful of these stories worthy of the time it took to get through them.


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