Format: Softcover, 46 pages
Publisher: Dead Letter Press, February 27, 2009
This edition is limited to only 26 lettered copies! It was completely sold out on publication!
In 1893, while Bram Stoker was immersed in research for his novel Dracula, several other creative minds were also busy at work making significant contributions to the Literary Vampire genre.
Presented here are those curious and classic contributions: the Ambrose Bierce short story "The Death of Halpin Frayser"; Dr. Thomson Jay Hudson's article "Origins of Vampires"; Norwegian painter Edvard Munch's composition Love and Pain; and the strange, rarely reprinted title novella, "The Kiss of Judas," by Julian Osgood Field writing as the enigmatic "X.L." Also included is the informative Intro, "Children of Judas," by Series Editor Tom English. Not to mention all the usual snippets of fascinating background info. Softcover chapbook limited to 26 copies only. Cover Illustration by World Fantasy Award-winner Dave Carson.