The Vampire Tapestry
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|Grouping Title||vampire tapestry|
|Grouping Author||charnas suzy mckee|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-19 22:44:23PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-19 00:24:27AM|
|author||Suzy McKee Charnas|
|author_display||Suzy McKee Charnas|
Two telepaths investigate the newly discovered world of Shkea, where every native inhabitant, and an increasing number of human colonists, worships a mysterious and deadly parasite. Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella.
Hailed by Stephen King as "scary and suspenseful" and "unputdownable," and by Peter Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, as "The best vampire novel I have ever read," The Vampire Tapestry examines the classic monster as a biological, rather than supernatural, predator who awakens from hibernation every few decades needing to relearn human culture.
After years of secret effort, the self-styled Edward Weyland has become a respected anthropology professor and director of a sleep research lab. With reliable access to unsuspecting blood donors, he grows complacent and makes a near-fatal error. First critically wounded by a strong and canny woman, then imprisoned and humiliated by a power-mad Satanist, he is forced on a journey toward an empathy with his prey that threatens the foundations of his survival.
The Vampire Tapestry features cover art by Cory and Catska Ench.
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|title_display||The Vampire Tapestry|
|title_full||The Vampire Tapestry|
|title_short||The Vampire Tapestry|
|topic_facet||Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction|