Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms (Hardcover)

By Suzy McKee Charnas

Tachyon Publications, 9781892391216, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

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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.

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.

Praise For Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms

"There's no greater magician than Suzy McKee Charnas."
—Peter S. Beagle, author, The Last Unicorn

Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms exhibits the author at her wide-ranging best.”
Asimov’s Science Fiction

So, broad range of talent, nonfiction essays, engaging fiction that dates back 20 years and that was written recently along with a spot-on collaboration. What are you waiting for?”
January Magazine

Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms is a feat of storytelling showcasing an extremely talented writer undergoing a broad scope of undoubtedly personal experiences.”
Bella Online