• The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 12: One More Decade

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 12: One More Decade0

    Two centuries ago, Dr. John Polidori’s story “The Vampyre” was published, and vampire literature was born. The Vampyre’s Legacy series has charted the evolution of the genre over two hundred years, taking one story from each decade to use as a case study. But the most recent decade presents a problem: the period is still too

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  • Remembering Charlee Jacob: Dark as Ever

    Remembering Charlee Jacob: Dark as Ever0

    “I want to be the woman in red,” says Grace to her tattooist. It is the latest step in her journey of transformation. Grace has tried dressing in red, adorning herself with an array of sanguine garments: “Rustling scarlet taffeta. Crimson velvet as thick and soft as bat flesh. Wine colored underthings clinging like guilt.”

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  • A Tarnished Legacy: The End of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress

    A Tarnished Legacy: The End of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress2

    Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress, the once-influential anthology series that was founded in 1984, saw its thirty-fourth and final instalment this year. The series managed to survive a number of significant setbacks: one was the death of original editor Marion Zimmer Bradley in 1999; another was publisher DAW dropping the series with the 2004

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