Better Off Undead
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Daniel M. Hoyt
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405120
Date: 04 November 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Can being undead really be better than being alive? With the current popularity of the paranormal it seems there's a lot to be said in favor of the abilities and lifestyles of the undead.
Now eighteen intrepid explorers of the "lives" of the undead share their visions in stories that range from the fates that may await one in the Afterlife, to the haunting futures of those whose spirits remin on Earth, to those who are still bound to their flesh no matter what shape it's in, to that most popular member of undead society--the vampire.
From a young man who must find his way through the eighteen Chinese Hells in search of justice...to a mummy con artist who seeks to trick Ma'at, the goddess of Truth...to a suicide whose spirit will discover there's no place like home...to a dead man in search of one really good meal...to a new-made vampire who just wants her life back...these are stories taht range form the humorous to the chilling. After you read them, you'll never look at life, death, and the undead the same way again.