Marked for life by reading Dracula at the age of 12, Margaret L. Carter specializes in the literature of fantasy and the supernatural, particularly vampires. She received degrees in English from the College of William and Mary, the University of Hawaii and the University of California. Her nonfiction works include Dracula: The Vampire and the Critics, The Vampire In Literature: A Critical Biography and Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien. She is also the author of a werewolf novel, Shadow of the Beast, and three vampire novels, Dark Changeling (2000 Eppie Award winner in horror), Sealed In Blood and Crimson Dreams. With her husband, retired navy captain Leslie Roy Carter, she co-authored a fantasy novel Wild Sorceress. She has recently ventured into erotic romance with three vampire novellas, “Night Flight,” “Tall, Dark, and Deadly” and “Virgin Blood” from Ellora’s Cave (www.ellorascave.com). Visit her Web site, www.margaretlcarter.com.
A World Without Shrimp
from Seven Seasons of Buffy
This is one essay from the anthology Seven Seasons of Buffy
Science fiction and fantasy authors, typically immune to the appeal of television science fiction, cannot resist the charms of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Seven Seasons of Buffy is a collection of fun, irreverent and surprising essays on “Buffy” by some of science fiction and fantasy’s most important authors, including David Brin, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jennifer Crusie.
About the Author
Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of several anthologies in the Smart Pop series, including The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Farscape Forever!, Five Seasons of Angel, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill and What Would Sipowitz Do? He lives in Dallas.