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Full Moon City. Holly Black

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Edited by Darrell Schweitzer & Martin H. Greenberg

There Are Werewolves Among Us.....


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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either
are products of the authors’ imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any
resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely
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 229 p
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 ISBN
 978-1-4165-8413-1 
 978-1-4165-8500-8 (ebook) 
 Copyright
 2010  by Tekno Books and Darrell Schweitzer 

Copyright Notice
Compilation copyright © 2010 by Tekno Books and Darrell Schweitzer
Introduction copyright © 2010 by Darrell Schweitzer
“The Truth About Werewolves” copyright © 2010 by Lisa Tuttle
“Innocent” copyright © 2010 by Gene Wolfe
“Kitty Learns the Ropes” copyright © 2010 by Carrie Vaughn, LLC
“No Children, No Pets” copyright © 2010 by Esther M. Friesner
“Sea Warg” copyright © 2010 by Tanith Lee
“Country Mothers’ Sons” copyright © 2010 by Holly Phillips
“A Most Unusual Greyhound” copyright © 2010 by Mike Resnick
“The Bitch” copyright © 2010 by P. D. Cacek
“The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue” copyright © 2010 by Holly Black
“Weredog of Bucharest” copyright © 2010 by Ian Watson
“I Was a Middle-Age Werewolf” copyright © 2010 by Ron Goulart
“Kvetchula’s Daughter” copyright © 2010 by Darrell Schweitzer
“And Bob’s Your Uncle” copyright © 2010 by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
“The Bank Job” copyright © 2010 by Gregory Frost
“La Lune T’Attend” copyright © 2010 by Peter S. Beagle
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof
in any form whatsoever. For information, address
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ABOUT THE EDITORS
DARRELL SCHWEITZER co-edited Weird Tales magazine for nineteen years
and co-edited (with Martin H. Greenberg) the successful 2007 anthology The
Secret History of Vampires. He was also editor of Discovering H. P. Lovecraft,
The Thomas Ligotti Reader, The Neil Gaiman Reader, and Weird Trails: the
Magazine of Supernatural Cowboy Stories. As author he has published three
novels, The White Isle, The Shattered Goddess, and The Mask of the Sorcerer.
His nearly three hundred published stories have appeared in Postscripts,
Cemetery Dance, Interzone, Twilight Zone Magazine, Amazing Stories, Alfred
Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, among others. His story collections include
Refugees from an Imaginary Country, Nightscapes (which contains another
Kvetchula story), and Necromancies and Netherworlds (with Jason Van
Hollander). He has also published essays and interviews and is an awardwinning
poet. His most recent book is a collection of verse, Ghosts of Past and
Future. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award four times and won
it once. Despite all this, he could not be restrained from sneaking a ghastly
lycanthropic limerick into this book, but we have decided to hide it here in the
bio-notes where it will do the least harm:
A werewolf, who howled at the Moon, remarked, “I will be changed soon, from
man into beast to enjoy a red feast, without use of knife, fork, or spoon.”

MARTIN H. GREENBERG is the CEP of Tekno Books and its predecessor
companies, now the largest book developer of commercial fiction and nonfiction
in the world, with more than two thousand published books that have been
translated into thirty-three languages. He is the recipient of an unprecedented
three Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Science Fiction, Supernatural Horror,
and Mystery genres—the Milford Award in Science Fiction, the Bram Stoker
Award in Horror, and the Ellery Queen Award, respectively—and is the only
person in publishing history to have received all three awards.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

PETER S. BEAGLE was born in New York City in 1939 and raised in the
borough of that city known as the Bronx. He originally proclaimed he would be
a writer when he was ten years old; subsequent events have proven him either
prescient or even more stubborn than hitherto suspected. Today, thanks to classic
works such as A Fine and Private Place, The Last Unicorn, Tamsin, and The
Inkeeper’s Song, he is acknowledged as America’s greatest living fantasy author;
and his dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling
have earned him many millions of fans around the world. In addition to stories
and novels, Peter has written numerous teleplays and screenplays, including the
animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, plus the fanfavorite
“Sarek” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His nonfiction book
I See by My Outfit, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor
scooter, is considered a classic of American travel writing. He is also a gifted
poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter. For more information on Peter and his
works, see www.peterbeagle.com or www.conlanpress.com.
HOLLY BLACK writes contemporary fantasy for teens and younger readers,
including the Modern Faerie Tale series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and her
graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts,
with her husband, Theo.
The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award, P. D. CACEK
has written more than two hundred short stories, appearing in such anthologies
as 999, Joe R. Lansdale’s Lords of the Razor, Night Visions 12, Inferno, and the
inaugural YA anthology of horror fiction from Scholastic, 666: the Number of
the Beast. Although Cacek will probably always consider herself a short story
writer, she has written four novels to date and is currently finishing up a fifth,
Visitation Rites, a good old-fashioned ghost story. A native Westerner, Cacek
now lives in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania … in a haunted house across from a
haunted mill. When not writing, she can often be found either with a group of
costumed storytellers called the Patient Creatures (www.creatureseast.com) or
haunting local cemeteries looking for inspiration. 
You can visit her website at www.pdcacek.com.

ESTHER M. FRIESNER is a Nebula Award winner and the author of thirtyfour
novels and more than one hundred fifty short stories, in addition to being
the editor of seven popular anthologies. Her works have been published in the
United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, Poland,
and Italy. She is also a published poet and a produced playwright. Her articles on
fiction writing have appeared in Writer’s Market and Writer’s Digest Books. Her
latest publications include Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize, from Random
House; and Temping Fate, from Dutton/Penguin. She is currently working on
Sphinx’s Princess and Sphinx’s Queen—two books about young Nefertiti, for
Random House—and Burning Roses, for Penguin. Educated at Vassar College,
receiving a BA degree in both Spanish and Drama, she went on to receive her
MA and PhD in Spanish from Yale University, where she taught for a number of
years. She is married, the mother of two, and lives in Connecticut.

GREGORY FROST is a writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction who has
been publishing steadily for more than two decades. His latest work is the
fantasy duology Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, published by Del Rey Books.
His other works include Fitcher’s Brides, Tain and Remscela (another duology
comprising a retelling of the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge), the fantasy novel
Lyrec, and a Nebula-nominated science fiction work The Pure Cold Light. Much
of his best short fiction is collected in Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other
Stories. This collection includes his acclaimed novelette, “Madonna of the
Maquiladora,” a finalist for the James Tiptree, Jr., Award, Nebula Award,
Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and Hugo Award.
Frost’s short work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science
Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, and
numerous anthologies. For two years he served as principal researcher for
Grinning Dog Pictures, a Philadelphia film and television production company,
on two productions for the Discovery Global Network series Science Frontiers,
one of which, “Wolf Man: The Myth and the Science,” examined the folklore of
werewolves, the psychological illness known as lycanthropy, and the history of
Inquisitional trials of accused werewolves, establishing that most were afflicted
with ergot poisoning. It was the highest-rated show of the year on Discovery
Europe Network. Frost has also acted in two very, very, very “B” horror films,
including S. P. Somtow’s The Laughing Dead. His website is
www.gregoryfrost.com. Blog: “Frostbites,” is at
http://frostokovich.livejournal.com.

RON GOULART, in addition to being a mystery writer (twice nominated for an
MWA Edgar) and a science fiction writer (once nominated for an SFWA
Nebula), is also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books in the popular
fiction field. These include Comic Book Culture (2000, trade paper 2007), which
was nominated for an Eisner Award, The Comic Book Encyclopedia (2004), and
Good Girl Art (2008), an illustrated history of women characters in comic books
from the 1930s to the present. His next book will be Good Girl Art Around the
World (2009). He’s sold more than six hundred stories and articles in his long
and colorful career. He and his wife, also a writer, live in ramshackle splendor in
a rustic patch of Connecticut.

TANITH LEE was born in 1947. She became a full-time professional writer in
1974 and made a tremendous splash with her first fantasy novel for adults, The
Birthgrave, in 1975. She has so far written nearly 100 books and more than 265
short stories, plus radio plays and TV scripts. She lives on the Sussex weald with
her husband and coconspirator artist/writer, John Kaiine, and two tuxedo cats.
She reports that she has numerous short stories and novellas out or due in
anthologies from Ellen Datlow, Marvin Kaye, Gardner Dozois, and Leah Wilson.
Others are forthcoming in Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, and the UK’s Nature.
Her most recently published adult fantasies were the LionWolf trilogy: Cast a
Bright Shadow, Here in Cold Hell, and No Flame but Mine (Tor MacMillan).
Three Piratica novels for young adults have appeared from Hodder Headline.
Norilana Books (USA) will be reissuing all the existing Flat Earth novels, plus
two new Flat Earth books through 2009 and 2010. She has won numerous
awards, including the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award.

HOLLY PHILLIPS is the author of the award-winning collection In the Palace
of Repose as well as innumerable short stories published in markets as diverse as
The New Quarterly and Asimov’s Science Fiction. She lives on a big island off
Canada’s western coast and is currently engaged in a heroic struggle to keep her
website (www.hollyphillips.com) up to date even as she works on her newest
novel. Holly’s newest dark fantasy The Engine’s Child was published by Del Rey
in November 2008. Keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous cover art by David Ho!

MIKE RESNICK is, according to Locus, the most awarded short fiction writer,
living or dead, in science fiction history. He is the author of fifty-five novels,
more than two hundred short stories, and two screenplays, and is the editor of
fifty anthologies. He is currently the executive editor of Jim Baen’s Universe.
His work has been translated into twenty-two languages.

LISA TUTTLE is a native Texan (born and raised in Houston) who has been an
honorary Brit for more than twenty-five years. She presently lives in a remote,
rural region of Scotland, so urban settings provide her an enjoyable escape into
fantasy. Over the course of her career she’s sold around one hundred short stories
and seven novels, most recently the contemporary fantasies The Mysteries and
The Silver Bough. Some of her short stories may be found in A Nest of
Nightmares, A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories, Memories of the
Body: Tales of Desire and Transformation, and Ghosts and Other Lovers. She
has edited Skin of the Soul: New Horror Stories by Women and has also written
several children’s books.

CARRIE VAUGHN survived her air force brat childhood and managed to put
down roots in Colorado. She lives in Boulder with her dog, Lily, and too many
hobbies. A graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, she’s had short stories
published in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy and Weird Tales. Most of her
work over the last couple of years has gone into her series of novels about a
werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally
disadvantaged. These include Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty and the Silver
Bullet, Kitty Goes to Washington, and Kitty Takes a Holiday.

IAN WATSON taught literature in Tanzania and Japan, then futurology at an art
school in Birmingham, UK, before becoming a full-time writer thirty-three years
ago, after his first novel, The Embedding, won a couple of prizes. Thus he was
encouraged onto the slippery slope resulting so far in about thirty novels and
almost a dozen story collections, variously SF, fantasy, and horror. A year’s work
with Stanley Kubrick produced the screen story for A.I. Artificial Intelligence,
directed by Steven Spielberg. Space Marine, one of four ground-breaking future-
Gothic novels that Ian wrote for the Warhammer forty thousand milieu, changes
hands on eBay for such large sums that it’s banned by its own publisher from
ever being reprinted. Recently, Ian completed a book of wild and witty stories in
collaboration with the Italian surrealist Robert Quaglia, with whom he stayed in
Romania to experience “Weredog of Bucharest.” Ian’s website is at
www.ianwatson.info, though he and his Spanish translator, Luisa, and his
Hungarian publisher, Peter, also maintain a website of startling interest
(www.ajeno.wired.hu) to honor the as yet almost unknown Colombian poet of
erotic anguish Miguel Ajeno.
Upon his return from Korea, GENE WOLFE earned a BS in mechanical
engineering from the University of Houston. He was a working engineer for
seventeen years and an editor at an engineering magazine for eleven more. Many
of his early stories appeared in Damon Knight’s original anthology series Orbit.
Wolfe has been writing full-time since 1984. His titles include The Fifth Head of
Cerberus, Peace, The Shadow of the Torturer, Soldier of the Mist, Nightside, The
Long Sun, The Knight, The Wizard, Pirate Freedom, and An Evil Guest. He and
Rosemary have been married for more than fifty years; they have four children
and three grandchildren.

CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO has been a professional writer for forty years
and has sold eighty-five books and more than ninety works of short fiction,
essays, and reviews. She also composes serious music. She lives in her
hometown—Berkeley, California—with three autocratic cats. In 2003, the World
Horror Society presented her with a Grand Master Award; the International
Horror Guild honored her with a Living Legend Award in 2006. She is probably
best known for her series of novels about the vampire the Comte de Saint-Germain.


Contents

INTRODUCTION: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
by Darrell Schweitzer
THE TRUTH ABOUT WEREWOLVES
by Lisa Tuttle
INNOCENT
by Gene Wolfe
KITTY LEARNS THE ROPES
by Carrie Vaughn
NO CHILDREN, NO PETS
by Esther M. Friesner
SEA WARG
by Tanith Lee
COUNTRY MOTHERS’ SONS
by Holly Phillips
A MOST UNUSUAL GREYHOUND
by Mike Resnick
THE BITCH
by P. D. Cacek
THE AARNE-THOMPSON CLASSIFICATION REVUE
by Holly Black
WEREDOG OF BUCHAREST
by Ian Watson
I WAS A MIDDLE-AGE WEREWOLF
by Ron Goulart
KVETCHULA’S DAUGHTER
by Darrell Schweitzer
AND BOB’S YOUR UNCLE
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
THE BANK JOB
by Gregory Frost
LA LUNE T’ATTEND
by Peter S. Beagle

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ABOUT THE EDITORS