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Night Visions: In the Blood

(Night Visions #1)

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This spellbinding collection is a showcase of the finest short fiction writers whose work is usually sandwiched with a dozen or more other writers' stories in ordinary anthologies. Features works by Charles L. Grant, Tanith Lee and Steve Rasnic Tem.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Berkley (first published January 1st 1984)
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Karl
Oct 02, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Introduction by Alan Ryan and illustrated by
Gregory Manchess, and the following stories:

Charles L. Grant

Friends in Dark Places
Family
What Are Deaths For
Poor Thing
To Laugh With You, Dear
In the Blood
And We'll Be Jolly Friends

Steve Rasnic Tem

The Men and Women of Rivendale
Dark Shapes in the Road
Spidertalk
Punishment
The Overcoat
Rider
Worms

Tanith Lee

The Tree: A Winter's Tale
Simon's Wife
The Vampire Lover
The Hunting of Death: The Unicorn
Jack Tripper
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology, horror, weird
One thing I love about these Night Visions anthologies of the 80s is the fact that you get a fair sampling of a writer's work as opposed to just one story apiece from dozens of authors. In each of the volumes, three authors get about 90-100 pages worth of stories each, and whether they spend them using 6 or 7 short stories or 1 or 2 longer stories is up to them (or the editor I guess). This helps to allow each to show off their full range as writers. Here, Charles L. Grant and Steve Rasnic Tem g ...more
Jk
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall I thought that this was a decent anthology and though a lot of the stories were pretty average there were none that I disliked or did not enjoy in some way.

The introduction by Alan Ryan was great - it was short and to the point, not drawn out and boring as some can be and it nicely introduced the three featured authors and what the book held in store.

The standout stories for me were 'In the Blood' by Charles L. Grant, 'Spidertalk' and 'Punishment' by Steve Rasnic Tem and 'The Vampire Lo
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Alyne Winter
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Tanith Lee
Recommended to Alyne by: Daughter of the Night forum
I am a die hard fan of Tanith Lee's short stories. They are food for the soul. I got this book for her stories--especially The Vampire Lover.
This story alone gets 5 stars!
Most reviewers give high praise to the works of the two men in this anthology and ignore or dismiss Lee's stories. For me those highly praised stories of plagues and spiders were very boring. The writing has no style and the themes are merely depressing. I hate to call them typical American pulp, but for me that's what they are
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Shannon Lawrence
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
First, I think this was a great idea for an anthology. Taking multiple stories from three authors and showcasing them together was unusual. I think my favorite stories were by Charles L. Grant. Some of the stories weren't as enjoyable as I would have liked, and there were times I struggled, though these are all esteemed and talented writers. It might have been due to the very format I was so excited about. When I read an anthology, I'm accustomed to having to reset mentally between authors/stori ...more
DeAnna Knippling
Interesting format -- 3 authors, 100 pages each, a variety of short stories, all from literary horror writers of the time.

Clarharles L Grant--I think I'm just never going to like his characters or plots. God writing.

Steve Rasnic Tem--really liked his style, but most of these stories are, "and then it tuned out they were crazy."

Tanith Lee--she has a REALLY Gothic style, but what felt like the stories with the most juice. Not really horror, but Gothic. As you do.

Jeannie Sloan
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
I was kind of let down with this book.You would think with these 3 authors that it would be a wonderful book but I found that these stories were not,for the most part,scary or particularly very good with the exception of the story about spiders.
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