By Suzy McKee Charnas
Two telepaths examine the newly came upon global of Shkea, the place each local inhabitant, and more and more human colonists, worships a mysterious and lethal parasite. Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for most sensible Novella.
Hailed by means of Stephen King as "scary and suspenseful" and "unputdownable," and by means of Peter Beagle, writer of The final Unicorn, as "The top vampire novel i've got ever read," The Vampire Tapestry examines the vintage monster as a organic, instead of supernatural, predator who awakens from hibernation each few a long time desiring to relearn human culture.
After years of mystery attempt, the self-styled Edward Weyland has develop into a revered anthropology professor and director of a snooze study lab. With trustworthy entry to unsuspecting blood donors, he grows complacent and makes a near-fatal errors. First seriously wounded by way of a powerful and canny girl, then imprisoned and humiliated via a power-mad Satanist, he's compelled on a trip towards an empathy along with his prey that threatens the rules of his survival.