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Fiction Bibliography from DIFFERENT BLOOD: THE VAMPIRE AS ALIEN, by Margaret L. Carter (Writers Exchange E-Publishing, 2019):

Aldiss, Brian. Dracula Unbound. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Benson, E. F. “Negotium Perambulans”, in Visible and Invisible. London: Hutchinson, 1923. Rpt. in The Collected Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson, ed. Richard Dalby. New York: Carroll and Graf, 1992.

Bergstrom, Elaine. Shattered Glass. New York: Berkley, 1989.

Bixby, Jerome, and Joe E. Dean. “Share Alike”. Beyond 1, 1 (1953). Rpt. in Weird Vampire Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, et al. New York: Gramercy Books, 1992.

Blackwood, Algernon. “The Willows”, in The Listener and Other Stories. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. Rpt. in Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood, ed. E. F. Bleiler. New York: Dover, 1975.

Bloch, Robert. “The Shambler from the Stars”. Weird Tales 26, 3 (September 1935). Rpt. in Mysteries of the Worm. Oakland, CA: Chaosium, 1993.

Bradbury, Ray. “Homecoming”. Mademoiselle (October 1946). Rpt. in The October Country. New York: Ballantine, 1956.
–“The Man Upstairs”. Harper’s Magazine 194 (March 1947). Rpt. in The October Country. New York: Ballantine, 1956.
–“Uncle Einar”. 1947. Rpt. in The October Country. New York: Ballantine, 1956.

Brennan, M. L. Generation V. New York: Penguin, 2013.

Brite, Poppy Z. Lost Souls. New York: Delacorte, 1992.

Brown, Fredric. “Blood”. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 8, 2 (February 1955).

Butler, Jack. Nightshade. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.

Butler, Octavia. Fledgling. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005.

Charnas, Suzy McKee. Vampire Dreams. New York: Broadway Play Publishing, 2001.
–The Vampire Tapestry. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980. Rpt. New York: Pocket Books, 1981.
–and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. “Advocates”, in Under the Fang, ed. Robert R. McCammon. New York: Pocket Books, 1991.

Ciencin, Scott. The Vampire Odyssey. New York: Zebra, 1992.

Collins, Nancy A. Sunglasses After Dark. New York: New American Library, 1989.

Cresswell, Jasmine. Prince of the Night. New York: Topaz, 1995.

Farmer, Philip Jose. Image of the Beast. Chicago: Playboy Books, 1979. Rpt. New York: Berkley, 1985. Incorporates Image of the Beast (1968) and Blown (1969).

Gilden, Mel. How to Be a Vampire in One Easy Lesson. New York: Avon, 1990.
–M Is for Monster. New York: Avon, 1987.

Graverson, Pat. Sweet Blood. New York: Zebra, 1992.

Henderson, Zenna. “Food to All Flesh.” Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1954). Rpt. in The Anything Box. New York: Doubleday, 1965.

Hodgman, Ann. There’s a Batwing in My Lunchbox. New York: Avon, 1988.

Karr, Phyllis Ann. “A Cold Stake”, in Vampires, ed. Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Kornbluth, Cyril M. “The Mindworm”. Worlds Beyond 1 (December 1950). Rpt. in Weird Vampire Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, et al. New York: Gramercy Books, 1992.

Krinard, Susan. Prince of Dreams. New York: Bantam, 1995.

Lee, Tanith. “Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur de Feu”. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 8, 10 (October 1984). Rpt. in Vampires, ed. Alan Ryan. New York: Doubleday, 1987.
–Dark Dance. New York: Dell, 1992.
–Sabella or The Blood Stone. New York: DAW, 1980.

Leman, Bob. “The Pilgrimage of Clifford M”. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 66, 5 (May 1984), 8-30.

Lewis, C. S. Out of the Silent Planet. London: John Lane, 1938. Rpt. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline. House of Zeor. New York: Doubleday, 1974. Rpt. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.
–Those of My Blood. New York: St. Martin’s, 1988.

Long, Frank Belknap, Jr. “The Horror from the Hills”. Weird Tales 17, 1-2 (January-March 1931). Rpt. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1963. Rpt. in Odd Science Fiction. New York: Belmont, 1964.

Lovecraft, H. P. “The Dunwich Horror”. Weird Tales 13, 4 (April 1929). Rpt. in The Dunwich Horror and Others. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1939. Rpt. New York: Lancer, 1963.
–“The Shunned House.” Weird Tales 30, 4 (October 1937). Rpt. in At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror. New York: Beagle Books, 1971.

Lumley, Brian. Blood Brothers. New York: Tor, 1992.
–Necroscope. New York: Tor, 1988.
–The Source. New York: Tor, 1989.

McDowell, Michael. “Halley’s Passing”. Twilight Zone 7, 2 (June 1989).

MacEwen, P. H. “A Winter’s Night”, in Writers of the Future, Volume IV, ed. Algis Budrys. Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, 1988.

Martin, George R. R. Fevre Dream. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Matheson, Richard. “Dress of White Silk”. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 2, 5 (1951). Rpt. in Vamps, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh. New York: DAW, 1987.
–“Drink My Red Blood”. Imagination 2, 2 (April 1951). Rpt. as “Drink My Blood” in The Midnight People, ed. Peter Haining. London: Leslie Frewin, 1968.
–I Am Legend. New York: Fawcett, 1954.

Maupassant, Guy de. “Le Horla”. Gil Blas (26 October 1886). Rpt. Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1887. Trans. Marjorie Laurie and rpt. as “The Horla” in The Vampire, ed. Ornella Volta and Valeria Riva. London: Neville Spearman Ltd., 1963.

Moore, C. L. “Shambleau”. Weird Tales 22, 5 (November 1933). Rpt. in Weird Vampire Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, et al. New York: Gramercy Books, 1992.

Navarro, Yvonne. AfterAge. New York: Bantam, 1993.

Newman, Kim. Bad Dreams. London: Simon and Schuster, 1990. Rpt. New York: Carroll and Graf, 1991.

O’Brien, Fitz-James. “What Was It? A Mystery”. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (March 1859). Rpt. in The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O’Brien: Volume One: Macabre Tales, ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Petrey, Susan. “The Healer’s Touch”. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 62, 2 (February 1982). Rpt. in Gifts of Blood. New York: Baen, 1992.
–“Leechcraft”. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 62, 5 (May 1982). Rpt. in Gifts of Blood. New York: Baen, 1992.

Powers, Tim. The Stress of Her Regard. Lynbrook, NY: Charnel House, 1989. Rpt. New York: Ace, 1991.

Ptacek, Kathryn. Blood Autumn. New York: Tor, 1985.
–In Silence Sealed. New York: Tor, 1988.

Rein-Hagen, Mark, ed. Book of the Kindred. Clarkston, GA: White Wolf, 1996.

Relling, William, Jr. “The Obsession”, in The Bradbury Chronicles, ed. William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: Penguin, 1991.

Robinson, Phil. “The Last of the Vampires”. The Contemporary Review 63 (March 1893). Rpt. in Vampire, ed. Peter Haining. London: Severn House Publishers, 1985.

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Sins of the Blood. New York: Dell, 1994.
–“Victims”, in Sisters of the Night, ed. Barbara Hambly and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Russell, Eric Frank. Sinister Barrier. Unknown (March 1939). Rpt. Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1948.

Scott, Jody. I, Vampire. New York: Ace, 1984.

Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1992.
–“Dying in Bangkok”, in Lovedeath. New York: Warner, 1993. Revised reprint of “Death in Bangkok.” Playboy (June 1993).

Smith, L. J. Daughters of Darkness. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.
–Secret Vampire. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.

Spruill, Steven. Rulers of Darkness. New York: St. Martin’s, 1995.

Stableford, Brian. The Empire of Fear. UK: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
–“The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires”. Interzone (January/February 1995). Rpt. in Virtuous Vampires, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, et al. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.

Stirling, S. M. The Council of Shadows. New York: New American Library, 2011.
— Shadows of Falling Night. New York: New American Library, 2013.
— A Taint in the Blood. New York: New American Library, 2010.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: A. Constable, 1897. Rpt. as The Essential Dracula, ed. Leonard Wolf. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Straum, Niel. “Vanishing Breed”, in Curse of the Undead, ed. M. L. Carter. New York: Fawcett, 1970. Revised rpt. as by “Leslie Roy Carter” in Tomorrow Sucks, ed. Greg Cox and T. K. Weisskopf. New York: Baen, 1994.

Strieber, Whitley. The Hunger. New York: William Morrow, 1981.

Tem, Melanie. Desmodus. New York: Dell, 1995.

Tenn, William. “The Human Angle”. Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1948). Rpt. in The Human Angle. New York: Ballantine, 1956.
–“She Only Goes Out at Night”. Fantastic Universe 6, 3 (1956). Rpt. in Weird Vampire Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, et al. New York: Gramercy Books, 1992.

Tiptree, James, Jr. “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side”. 1971. Rpt. in Ten Thousand Light Years from Home. New York: Ace, 1973.

Van Vogt, A. E. “Asylum”. Astounding Science Fiction 29, 3 (May 1942).
–“The Proxy Intelligence”. Worlds of If 18, 10 (October 1968).

Ward, J. R. Dark Lover. New York: Signet, 2005.

Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. Rpt. in Seven Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells. New York: Dover, 1950.

Williamson, Jack. Darker Than You Think. Unknown 4, 4 (December 1940). Rpt. New York: Berkley, 1969.

Wilson, Colin. The Mind Parasites. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1967. Rpt. New York: Bantam, 1968.
–The Philosopher’s Stone. New York: Crown Publishers, 1969. Rpt. New York: Warner, 1974.
–The Space Vampires. New York: Random House, 1976. Rpt. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. The Saint-Germain Chronicles. New York: Pocket Books, 1983.
–“Salome”, in The Bradbury Chronicles, ed. William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg. New York: Penguin, 1991.

[Many people over the decades have written pastiches of C. S. Lewis’s THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, so I decided to try one. This scenario imagines that the novice tempter Wormwood, having served out his sentence in the House of Correction for utterly failing with his first “patient,” has been given a second chance under the supervision of his Uncle Screwtape. The junior demon, on probationary status, has been transferred from England to the U.S.]

My dear Wormwood,

Yes, a period of political turmoil offers excellent opportunities to undermine your patient’s faith and virtues. However, I am afraid you may be on the wrong track. Do not waste your energy encouraging her to consider the “rights” and “wrongs” of particular issues. That’s the sort of thing the Enemy and His agents worry about. Our goals are purely practical—how can we use any given controversy to lure humans away from the light toward outer darkness? Furthermore, debate on the merits of an issue would stimulate the patient to exercise her reason, the last thing we want. We want beliefs and actions based on emotions and slogans, what modern humans label “sound bites.” As for matters of national policy, those decisions are made by spirits far deeper in the Lowerarchy than you or I. All government officials and other public figures, of course, have their personal tempters. Your sole concern is with your own patient.

What the humans call “social media” can be extremely helpful for guiding her in the desired direction. Encourage her to read messages that agree with the positions she already holds and ignore those that disagree. Or, if she does encounter opposing opinions, incite her to react with automatic outrage rather than rational thought. If you keep her immersed in an atmosphere of conflict, with luck she’ll soon exist in a perpetual state of anxiety and anger, poisoning her whole attitude toward life. If it occurs to her that she should spend less time with the “news” sources that provoke those emotions, remind her of her duty to remain an informed citizen. You should try to induce a mood of constant, low-grade fear as to the outcome if the “wrong” side prevails on Election Day. As I’ve mentioned before (in the context of your previous abysmal failure—I trust you have learned from it, for do not imagine you will be offered a third chance), leading a human to obsess over hypothetical future disasters can impede her embrace of the duties and pleasures of the present moment. Don’t let her pause to realize that it’s impossible for all of a dozen incompatible catastrophes to happen. Make her oblivious to the fact that the real world in which she’s now living bears no necessary relation to the future horrors she imagines.

If you can’t keep her away from “organized religion” (a useful label by which the Church is often delightfully stereotyped), steer her toward clergy who fuel hostility toward the political opposition rather than those who preach compassion, tolerance, open-mindedness, justice, mercy, and other qualities favorable to the Enemy’s cause. Study the letters to the Corinthians written by that supernal nuisance Paul and influence your patient to do the opposite of what he advises.

Train her to accuse all her opponents of offenses such as “racism” or “hating America.” Thus you inoculate her against any danger of considering the rational merits, if any, of their positions. Convince her that even entertaining the possibility that the other side may occasionally be in the right constitutes “treason.” Even better, get her to adopt the habit of using formerly neutral terms such as “liberal” or “conservative” as insults.

These interactions provide fertile ground for several of the cardinal sins, notably envy and wrath. Anxiety over allegedly limited resources may develop into avarice. Contemptuous dismissal of opponents as delusional plants the seeds of pride. The belief that the world will only grow worse and nothing an individual does will change it can lead to apathy and sloth. The patient can be discouraged from any civic participation, including the vote, on the grounds that it won’t accomplish anything. In time, apathy may blossom into the sin of despair.

Regardless of the results of the upcoming election, by exacerbating these conflicts we may rely on another four years of envy, avarice, wrath, pride, and sloth in American public discourse.

Your affectionate uncle,

The Vampire in Literature: A Critical Bibliography (Studies in Speculative Fiction, No 21)

From Book News, Inc.: Comprehensive bibliography (1000+ items) is preceded by three critical essays, two by the editor and one by Devendra P. Varma, a scholar of Dracula and vampirism. A timely release considering the upsurge of interest in this field, and well done. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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