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Vampires Are Us

Vampires Are Us

Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side

by Margot Adler

"Margot Adler's new book does what I most appreciate in a piece of writing: it makes me look at the world differently. An illuminating and fascinating work!"

—Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing

Vampires Are Us: About the Book

Vampires Are Us: About the Book

NPR correspondent Margot Adler explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that show up in vampire novels today.

Vampires Are Us: Read an Excerpt

Vampires Are Us: Read an Excerpt

"My own vampire journey started with the issue of mortality. But I also realized my own fascination, even love of vampires, was about more than a desire to live forever. Truth be told, I wanted to be one. And I was not alone."

Praise for Vampires Are Us

Praise for Vampires Are Us

"Reading this was pure pleasure. First rate!"—Read what horror novelist Whitley Strieber and others are saying about Adler's book.

Author Website

Author Website

Read more about Margot Adler and her other books at her website here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Vampires and the Big Questions

Vampires and the Big Questions

Christine Kraemer

Are vampires a metaphor for the way we are drinking other species, the land, and each other dry?

Finding the Vampires We Need

Finding the Vampires We Need

John Beckett

Vampires are far more than immortality or sex – they reflect our innermost hopes and fears.

How Vampires Led Me to Paganism

How Vampires Led Me to Paganism

John Halstead

To honor the physical, to listen to body, to enjoy the senses: This was the ethic ultimately I was to discover in Paganism.

Are We Vampires?

Are We Vampires?

Niki Whiting

For me, exploring vampires was a way to explore my unexpressed ‘dark side’ and occult desires, aspects of myself I neither fully acknowledged nor felt safe doing so.

Otherness, Power and Privilege

Otherness, Power and Privilege

Lilith Dorsey

Vampires Are Us is honest, thorough, and compelling -- everything we would wish a vampire book to be.

Fueling our Fascination with the Undead

Fueling our Fascination with the Undead

Peg Aloi

Fear, romance, blood, sex, violence, immortality: it’s all here and then some.

Vampires Are Us by Margot Adler

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