Library book, remembered as Orbit series, but it could have been Dangerous Visions or New Dimensions or even Year's Best SF. This was mid-60's, 1965-69, and the book was fairly new, possibly paperback. The story was about vampires, whom I believe were brother and sister, living in a Victorian mansion in San Francisco, where I moved shortly thereafter. (I don't believe there were any straight horror anthologies then, thus its inclusion in a sci-fi anthology; maybe they were alien vampires.)

No recollection as to the author, although I had read a lot of sci-fi and horror by then. Wish I could remember more details. I just remember its being a really good, atmospheric story that would probably make more sense to me now after living in SF for so many years. I would love to read it again. Any help appreciated.

  • Can you remember anything about the other stories in the anthology? – Adamant Sep 16 '16 at 18:59
  • ISFDB doesn't have any Orbit anthologies published in the 1960s. The earliest one is in 1974, but is horror, "The Ghouls." – mkennedy Sep 17 '16 at 15:18
  • Thanks for the ISFDB reference. Can't believe I didn't know about it. Orbit was first published in 1966 and I know for sure I read some of them in my home state in the 60's. But it could have been as late as 1970, since that is when I moved to California. – catwoman48 Sep 23 '16 at 17:58
  • No, I don't remember any of the other stories in that volume. I simply cannot tell by looking at the table of contents for each Orbit anthology whether one of them is "the" story. – catwoman48 Sep 23 '16 at 17:59

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