Anne Rice

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Anne Rice, 2006
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"But in humility, I have attempted something transformative which we writers dare to call a miracle in the imperfect human idiom we possess."
Anne Rice, on one of her own books
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Anne Rice (October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021) was an American horror/erotica/religious fiction writer who became infamous for going from a fairly succesful cult author to pretty much the posterwriter for Fallen Creator.

In the mid-seventies, Rice published the influential Interview with the Vampire, which became popular enough to kickstart a series and get adapted into a movie twenty years later. Meanwhile, she published a BDSM trilogy and started another horror trilogy about witches. Things weren't bad, right?

In fact, things were going so well, Anne Rice decided (as she let us know on a later web post) that she had had it with those editors. The result wasn't pretty. Most of the Vampire Chronicles fandom considers her first editor-free book in that series, The Tale of the Body Thief, the shark-jumping point. (And most who don't, think it's the next book, Memnoch the Devil.) This, and the reaction of some people who felt she was to blame for the Draco in Leather Pants treatment of vampires in popular fiction, landed her a Hatedom.

Don't think she minde too much, though - she had since disowned the vampire books and moved on to write about Jesus, but her torch has passed on to Laurell K. Hamilton and Stephenie Meyer among others. In 2010, according to her Facebook page she has renounced organized Christianity, (while remaining committed to Christ) on the grounds that she refuses to be "anti-gay, anti-feminist" and "anti-artificial birth control".

Her son, Christopher Rice, is quite popular himself, especially with the LGBT crowd. He is a thriller author himself, but hasn't done anything with supernatural themes (yet).


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