Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 1998.
This story was first published in Cricket Magazine, and might be found online if you search for it.
Born: Ireland. Died: Ireland. Current Residence: Sunnydale, CA. Age: 242 years and counting
“Things used to be pretty simple. Hundred years, just hanging out, feeling guilty. Really honed my brooding skills. Then she comes along.”
After a century of killing without a care, the vampire Angelus was cursed with a conscience and eventually fled to Sunnydale, where he restricted his feeding to blood banks.
Until 16-year-old Buffy Summers, the Vampire Slayer, arrived in town to battle vampires, demons and the Forces of Darkness. First, he has to convince her not to kill him. Then, he has to convince himself not to fall in love with her. …[more]
Syndi and Mrs. Teller just love the old dollhouse they found at a yard sale, but Marshall and Simon aren’t impressed. Still, when they see an interesting doll in a shop window, they make it a present for Syndi. But when Syndi puts the doll into the house, weirdness ensues. And when Marshall sneaks into a real-life house that looks like the dollhouse, he realizes that he’s shrinking. What’s the connection between all this and the peculiar new girl in school who looks just like Syndi’s doll? Marshall has to find out quick, or else move into a dollhouse himself!
It is Yu Lan in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts—a time of year when offerings are made to appease the ghosts roaming the earth. Only this time several murders have occurred, and the last victim left behind one message: the Chinese character meaning ghost.Locals fear that perhaps the Hungry Ghosts have not been appeased, and are seeking revenge. But when Special Agents Mulder and Scully are asked to investigate, they stumble upon a deadly lottery run by a secret society of Chinese immigrants. The winner receives a large sum of money—but the cost of losing could mean death.