This collection of irreverent and surprising essays about the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes pieces by leading science fiction and fantasy authors. Contributors include best-selling legend David Brin, critically acclaimed novelist Scott Westerfeld, cult-favorite vampire author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and award-winner Sarah Zettel.
Earth is but a memory...the real action these days is in The Magnicate, a league of all the human worlds in the galaxy. At the center of The Magnicate is the Hub, a huge artificial world from which control of Human Space flows. The Hub governmet is in the main, an instrument for progress and social good, but even so control sometimes requires force.. enter the Harriers.
The human race had settled more than a hundred worlds before it met the Emerging Planets Fairness Court - six alien species who sit in judgment on all galactic newcomers. Soon the human fleets - even the troubleshooting Harriers - find themselves under the eyes of stern overseers known as the Mromrosii.
Are vampires a bloodthirsty menace to mankind? Or simply misunderstood creatures struggling to survive? After hearing these six entertaining stories, you'll be able to decide for yourself. From the horrifying to the humorous, some of today's finest authors share stories about one of the oldest imagined evils, the vampire. From Tanith Lee's chilling story to Esther Friesner's comic tale of rival teens trying to best one another, these stories bring vampires to (un)life, in all their majesty and terror.