'The Vampire’s Protégé' by Damian Serbu

Charon, né Blade Hunter, is a true vampire of the third millennium.  As befits a vampire created during the 21st century, his origin resembles a reality TV show:  a mysterious individual offers him the chance to play a deadly game where the winner takes all, and the losers lose everything—including their lives. Charon naturally wins… read more

'The Heavens Rise' by Christopher Rice

Readers who held out hope that the son of Anne Rice would eventually find his way to the dark side will rejoice over his latest novel, The Heavens Rise (Gallery Books). Those lamenting the time it took him to get here shouldn’t because the years Christopher Rice spent sharpening his literary teeth over the course of… read more

'Suffered From The Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula' Edited by Steve Berman

In the past year, Lethe Press has “queered” Sherlock Holmes (A Study In Lavender, Joseph DeMarco, editor) and Edgar Allan Poe (Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, edited by Steve Berman) and this October turned their queer eye at the original prince of darkness, Dracula. Fourteen authors (some veterans of the earlier volumes and some new)… read more

'Far From The Tree': NPR Interviews Author Andrew Solomon

NPR interviews author Andrew Solomon about his recent book Far From The Tree,  which “explores what it’s like for parents of children who are profoundly different or likely to be stigmatized—children with down syndrome, deafness, autism, dwarfism, or who are prodigies, become criminals, or are conceived in rape.”… read more

Speculative Dimensions: July 2011

Introductions… Welcome to the revamped speculative fiction corner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s website. Here’s the spot where chimera rules. We’ll be introducing you to shining new lights in the spec-fic universe and spotlighting the darkest, most fantastical works with reviews and interviews with their creators. … read more