Tag: vampires

First official description of The Moonlit World

Here’s the first official description of The Moonlit World (which I’m still in the process of writing, but this covers it nicely). The Moonlit World should be out in September 2020, shortly after Master of the World comes out in mass-market paperback. Of course, you should start with Book 1, Worldshaper. Fresh from their adventures …

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Witches and vampires and ghosts, oh, my!

This week’s CBC Web column… Download the audio version. ***** Orange leaf bags with grinning jack-o’-lantern faces cover the lawns. The drugstore shelves are groaning under the weight of grinning skulls, leering witches, and dancing robot mummies, and you can hardly buy groceries without getting a dangling plastic bat caught in your hair. That must …

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Darn, and we just moved…

Dracula’s castle is up for sale.

Using science to disprove ghosts, vampires and zombies…

…as a University of Central Florida physics professor has done–is a silly game. As if people who believe in ghosts and vampires in the first place are going to be put off by scientific arguments to the contrary. It’s like saying magic can’t exist because it’s not science. Well, no, it’s not, but that’s the …

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Blood

Vampires are popular right now. There have been more vampire books, movies and TV series than you could shake a cross at in the past few years. Vampires, of course, have a number of unfortunate personality quirks–invisible in mirrors, can’t abide crosses, don’t like the sun–but we’d be willing to overlook all that if not …

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Hallowe’en: vampires, werewolves, and fear

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween, the night when the spirits of the dead are free to walk the Earth, a night of frightening sounds, horrible sights, terrible deeds…not to mention a night when forty-seven iterations of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers will appear at your door begging for candy. Of all our holidays, Halloween is surely the …

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Werewolves and vampires

A few months ago, people crowded theatres to see Jack Nicholson as a werewolf. In a few days, they’ll flock to see Tom Cruise as a vampire. It might seem odd, in this supposedly scientific age, that such ancient cannibalistic terrors as werewolves and vampires should still hold such fascination for us…but actually there are …

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