Five Seasons of Angel

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (Smart Pop series), Edited by Glenn Yeffeth

The constellation of characters and themes created in Angel, the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, are explored in this collection of essays. A vampire author, a sex expert, a TV critic, a science fiction novelist, and Buffy writer Nancy Holder provide essays examining the different issues relating to the series, including Angelus as the prototypical high school bully, Angel as victim, Wesley’s many transformations, how Spike fits into Angel, the takeover of Wolfram & Hart, and Lindsey’s moral center.

Jenny’s contribution is an essay on how the writers of Angel ruined a perfectly good character by writing her into a coma, which was probably the only way she could get away from them.

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