A few choice lines from Kirkus:
... a who’s who of teen-literature and genre luminaries...these stories largely cast back to the pre-Twilight tradition and are more likely to elicit chills than swoons.

Standout stories include Genevieve Valentine’s wonderful Chinese-American “Things to Know About Being Dead,” the incredibly creepy “Baby,” by Kathe Koja, and Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s “The Perfect Dinner Party,” which conveys the horror of being not-even-teenage forever. ...readers interested in vampires as something more than leading men will find plenty that's tragic or scary here, often leavened with a bit of (largely snarky) humor, and lots of thought-provoking material about life and death, friendship and loneliness. Great for diving in and out, although a bit overwhelming cover-to-cover, this collection might even win boys back to vampire lit.

and from Booklist:
...Teens still entranced by vampires will relish the diversity of formats (Gaiman’s entry is a song-poem) and tones, which range from darkly humorous to sweetly poignant to flat-out gore. The opening story, by Genevieve Valentine, captures all these moods, as high-schooler Suyin discovers her supposedly senile Chinese grandmother is the only one who knows what to do about her transformation. Clare and Black combine in a cleverly told story, written as an etiquette guide for dinner parties, of two young vamps seeking to ditch their master. ...The editors’ witty and fascinating introduction provides a crash course on vampire literature that may well have readers seeking out nineteenth-century classics like Varney the Vampire and Carmilla.
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel


Kit Reed's recent novels include Enclave, The Baby Merchant and Thinner than Thou, which won an ALA Alex Award. Her new short story collection, What Wolves Know, coming out this month from PS Publishing, includes stories that originally appeared in Asimov's SF, the Datlow/Mamatas anthology, Haunted Legends, the Yale Review and the Kenyon Review, and other venues


Kris Saknussemm is the author of the novels Zanesville, Private Midnight, and now Enigmatic Pilot. Sinister Miniatures,
a short story collection and The Colors of Compulsion,
a portfolio book of his paintings are also out now,
with three more books scheduled for 2012.

Wednesday April 20th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

Books will be available for purchase thanks to Bluestockings Bookstore
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Partially supported by Cemetery Dance publications
Running off to biz drinks and then dinner but wanted to post this before leaving --because it's sooo cute: Baby elephants play in kiddie pool

thanks to jezebel
Carolyn Turgeon and Genevieve Valentine read at KGB Bar’s Fantastic Fiction reading Wednesday March 16th to an appreciative crowd. Here are the photos:


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