Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Slow Famine - Sean McMullen

From Interzone 107.

A vampire hunter follows prey to 1850s Melbourne.

""Who are you then?"

I shrugged. "A raptor. One of a brotherhood of mortals dedicated to ridding the world of undead predators."

That was more of a lie. We raptors draw vitality from vampyres as we kill them, vitality that cures disease, heals wounds and reverses ageing. I am mortal, yet I once served at the table of William the Conqueror."

She finds more of them than expected, and not just vampires.

4 out of 5

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