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Darkness, I

Novel. 130,000 words.
The third volume in the Blood Opera Sequence.
Nominated as no. 12 in the Best Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel category in the 1995 Locus Poll.

'And how old, Doctor, Would you say she was?' 'She appears to be about sixteen ... perhaps a well-developed fifteen.' 'My daughter, Doctor, is three years of age.'
Lapped in the luxury of Scarabae wealth, lulled by her relationship with Althene, Rachaela has carried and given birth to her second child. A girl. Beautiful, white-haired, green-eyed. But children do not grow and mature as fast as this one.
Her name is Anna, to honour the dead. On her breast is a small blue mark ... Who is she? What is She?
Before Rachaela can decide, or Malach, self-exiled to his Dutch castle, can make up his mind, in sudden violence, Anna is abducted.
And all around the world, someone is stealing the children. From Tesco's ... from the banks of the Nile ... Taking them to a place at the end of the earth, the white pyramid hidden in the ice.
A shadow - darker than all the darkness of this dark family. Monster, master, blood-lusting genius: Cain, the outcast of the Scarabae.
He has Anna now. Means to keep her. Will Malach be able to claim her back? (dustwrapper copy)
  1. [London]: Little, Brown and Company, [1994]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0-316-90653-0. Price: £15.99. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain in 1994 | by Little, Brown and Company. Pagination: [i-vii] 1-408. Dustjacket photograph by Oliver Hunter.
  2. [London]: Warner Books, [1995]. ISBN 0-7515-1219-2, £5.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Warner Book. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Little Brown and Company. This edition Published in 1995 by Warner Books. Pagination: [1-8] 1-408. Cover photograph by Olive Hunter.
  3. [New York]: St. Martin's Press, [1995, i.e. 1996]. ISBN 0-312-13956-X, $24.95, hardcover. ISBN: 0-312-1396-X. Copyright page: Copyright 1994 by Tanith Lee. First published in Great Britain by Little, Brown and Company. First U.S. edition: January 1996 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [1-8] 408. Jacket design and photo by Stephen Spagnuola.
  4. [New York]: St. Martin's Press, [1994 i.e., 1996]. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. [$10.98]. Hardcover.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Presses De La Cité, February 1995. ISBN 2-258-03879-01995, 120 F, trade paperback. As "Cain L'Obscur", translated by Thierry Arson. Pagination: [1-10] 11-428 [429-432]. Cover illustration by Pierre-Olivier Templier.
  2. Paris: Presses De La Cité Pocket, June 1996. ISBN 2-266-07049-5, mass-market paperback. As "Cain L'Obscur", translated by Thierry Arson. Pagination: [1-10] 11-428 [429-448]. Cover illustration by Pierre-Olivier Templier.
  3. Paris: Presses De La Cité Pocket, 1998. ISBN 2-266-07049-5, mass-market paperback. Pagination: 428. As "Cain L'Obscur", translated by Thierry Arson. Pagination: 428. Cover illustration by Pierre-Olivier Templier.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Amber, 1995. Trade paperback. ISBN: 83-7169-779-1. Pagination: [1-6] 7-334 [335-336]]. Price: ZL. 24,80. As "Zwycięstwo Mroku", translated by Monika Zieleniewska and Irena Dawid-Olczyk. Cover illustration by Marianna Majewska.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, February 2015. NOTE: This is not available for North America
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Day By Night

Novel. 130,000 words.

The planet did not rotate. On one side eternal day, the sun shining down hotly from the center of the heavens. On the opposite side eternal night, the stars glowing cold in the black and airless sky.
Yet the planet had been colonized. In ages past civilization had dug into the rock of the darkside and had thrived. Aristocrats vied with aristocrats, and the poor, as ever, struggled to keep home and body together against the ever-encroaching cold surface.
To keep the lower classes happy, Vitro, the storyteller, spun romantic sagas on the popular network. She imagined a strange world on the sunside, inhabited by men and women enmeshed in crime and love,schemes and intrigues.
Vitro believed she was making this up. But was she? Was there really another civilization on the bright side and could it be that what she related was not fiction - but events which would inevitably send both worlds out of synch to mutual disaster? (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1980]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 408 (UE1576). ISBN 0 87997 576 8. Price: $2.25. Copyright page: First Printing, November 1980 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-316 [317-320]. Cover art by Don Maitz. Frontispiece by Tanith Lee.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, March 1982. ISBN 2-226-01481-0, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-8] 9-318 [319-320]. As "Le Jour, La Nuit", translated by Elisabeth Vonarburg. Cover illustration by Don Maitz.

    German Translations:

  1. Bergisch-Gladbach [Germany]: Bastei-Lübbe, 1984. ISBN: 3-404-24063-4, DM 8.80, mass-market paperback. As "Tagtraum Und Nachtlicht", translated by Sylvia Pukallus. Pagination: [1-4] 5-347 [348-352]. Cover illustration by Tim White.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Libra Editrice, November 1981. Pictorial dustjacket over paper covered boards, Lit. 16.000. Pagination: [1-4] 5-366 [367-384]. As "Il Pianeta Dell'Eterna Notte", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Pages 5-16 contain an introduction by Ugo Malaguti.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, June 2013. NOTE: This is not available for North America
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Days Of Grass

Novel. 65,000 words.

The free humans lived underground, secretive, like rats. Above, the world was a fearsome place for them - the open sky a terror, the night so black, and the striding machines from space so laser-flame deadly.
Esther dared the open; she saw the sky; she saw the Enemy. And she was taken – captive - to the vast alien empty city. Surrounded by marvels of science not born on earth, Esther did not know what they wanted of her. There was mystery in the city, dread in the heavens, and magic in the handsome alien man who came to her.
Tanith Lee, winner of World Fantasy Awards, crown princess of high fantasy, has turned her talents to science fiction in DAYS OF GRASS - with the same color and art and suspense that mark all her wonder works from THE BIRTHGRAVE to DELUSION'S MASTER. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1985]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 651 (UE2094). ISBN 0 88677 094 7. Price: $3.50. Copyright page: First Printing, November 1985 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-250 [251-256]. Cover art by Michael Whelan.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Albin Michel, 1982. ISBN 2-226-01481-0, trade paperback. Pagination: 318. As "Terre De Lierre", translated by Elisabeth Vonarburg.
  2. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, October 1988. ISBN 2-277-22469-3, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-248 [249-256]. As "Terre de Lierre", translated by Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan.
  3. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, 1999. ISBN: 2277224693, mass-market paperback. Pagination: 248. As "Terre de Lierre", translated by Bernadette Emerich. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Perseo Libri, March 1992. Pictorial dustwrapper over paper covered boards, Lit. 22.000. Pagination: [1-6] 7-236 [237-242]. As "Prigionieri Del Crepuscolo", translated by Ugo Malaguti. Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Pages 7-20 contain an introduction by Ugo Malaguti.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Madrid: Editorial EDAF, S.A., 1990. Trade paperback. ISBN: 84-7640-376-3. Pagination: [1-10] 13-229 [230-232]. As "Dias De Hierba", translated by Rafael Lassaletta. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

    Swedish Translations:

  1. Bromma [i.e. Stockholm]: Delta Förlags AB, 1986. ISBN: 91-7228-357-2, laminated paper over boards. Pagination: [1-7] 8-198 [199-200]. As "Gräsets Tid", translated by Agneta Sneibjerg. Cover illustration uncredited.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, June 2013. NOTE: This is not available for North America

    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Death Of The Day

Novel. 97,300 words.

When Steven Grace vanishes, a lethal domino effect begins. Steven's beautiful partner, Jula, dislikes him - as does her close companion, Jack, but the family friend, Markessa, is grief-stricken. As for Leigh, she seems to have problems of her own. Meanwhile a tangled trail leads again and again back to Divers Lane - where live the Aliats, timid Miranda, and wealthy George with his white tombstone teeth. Lit night-long, the Alliat seems to be sending rays of menace in all directions. And then, finally, the first body is found... Detective Chief Inspector Knox, and his sidekick, D.I.Rawthorn, will have plenty on their hands through this long sleepless night. Contained between sunfall and dawn, DEATH OF THE DAY sets out to investigate not only a death, but the barricades behind which men and women try to live their lives. (back cover copy)
  1. Bexhill-On-Sea [East Sussex, England]: Egerton House Publishing, 2004. Mass-market paperback. ISBN 0954627520. Price: £13.99. Copyright page: This edition first published 2004. Pagination: [1-8], 9-339, [340]. Cover illustration, design and author photo by John Kaiine 2004.
  2. Bromley, Kent: Telos Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 1-84583-911-6. Trade paperback. Copyright page: This edition published in 2015 by Telos Moonrise Criminal Pursuits (an imprint of Telos Publsihing). Copyroght 2004, 2015 Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-7] 8-[357] [358-364]. Cover illustration by Iain Roberton. Cover design by David J. Howe. Please note: pages are unnumbered after p. 291 and the page count, according to the table of contents, is incorrect.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Bromley, Kent: Telos Publishing, 2015:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Death's Master

Novel. 145,000 words.
Also available as a Spoken word recording.
The second volume in the Tales From The Flat Earth series.
Collected in Tales From The Flat Earth: The Lords Of Darkness.
Winner of the 1980 August Derleth Award (the British Fantasy Award for best novel).
Nominated as no. 10 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1980 Locus Poll.
Shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category for the 1980 Coveted Balrog Award.

In those days the world was flat and demons dwelled beneath who walked among the cities and kingdoms of the surface with powers and mischiefs to please themselves.
Among those demons there were two who were mighty above all others. One was Azhrarn, Night's Master, and the other was the lord of darkness whose name was Uhlume, Death's Master.
This is Tanith Lee's epic fantasy novel of the strangest exploit of these two demon-lords among the men and women of Earth. It is a novel of odd erotic desires, of twisted ambitions, and superhuman feats. It is the story of two boys who became men under the stresses of witcheries and wonders that surpass even the fabled lore of the Arabian Nights ... and the story also of queens and witches, of kings and commoners - and of the two terrible lords of darkness.
Tanith Lee, who has been called "a brilliant supernova in the firmament of SF" (Progressef, Holland), now proves that she is also the brightest star in the sky of modern fantasy. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1979]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 324 (UJ1441). ISBN 0 87997 441 9. Price: $1.95. Copyright page: First Printing, February 1979 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-8] 9-348 [349-352]. Cover illustration by David Schleinkofer. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., June 1982]. ISBN 0-87997-741-8, $2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1979, by Tanith Lee. First printing, February 1979 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is the 3rd printing]. Pagination: [1-8] 9-348 [349-352]. Cover illustration erroneously credited to David Schleinkofer, but is actually by Ken W. Kelly. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  3. New York: DAW Books, Inc.; Published by The New American Library of Canada Limited, [June 1982]. ISBN 0 87997 741 8, $3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1979, by Tanith Lee. First printing, February 1979 | 4 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is the 4th printing, as published by Canadian DAW]. Pagination: [1-8] 9-348 [349-352]. Cover illustration erroneously credited to David Schleinkofer, but is actually by Ken W. Kelly. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  4. London: Hamlyn Paperbacks, [1982]. ISBN 0 600 20191-0, £1.50, mass-market paperback.*
  5. Oak Park, IL: Highland Press, 1984. Limited edition of 526 copies, including 26 lettered and 500 numbered copies, signed by Tanith Lee, Michael Whelan and Randy Broecker.
    1. 26 lettered copies. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper and cloth-covered slipcase. First hardcover edition. ISBN 0-916261-01-8. Price: $45.00. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 Tanith Lee. Dustjacket front cover art copyright 1984 Michael Whelan. All other artwork copyright 1984 Randy Broecker. This is the first US hardcover edition. Pagination: [i-viii] 1-5] 6-327 [328-330]. Dustjacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Illustrated by Randy Broecker. Note: published as Death's Master: A Novel Of The Flat Earth.
    2. 500 numbered copies. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper and cloth-covered slipcase. First hardcover edition. ISBN 0-916261-01-8. Price: $45.00. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 Tanith Lee. Dustjacket front cover art copyright 1984 Michael Whelan. All other artwork copyright 1984 Randy Broecker. This is the first US hardcover edition. Pagination: [i-viii] 1-5] 6-327 [328-330]. Dustjacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Illustrated by Randy Broecker. Note: published as Death's Master: A Novel Of The Flat Earth.
  6. London: Arrow Books, [1985]. ISBN 0 09 943450 4, £2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain by Hamlyn Paperbacks 1982. Arrow edition 1985. Copyright Tanih Lee 1979. Cover illustration uncredited.
  7. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1986]. ISBN 0 88677 132 3, $3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1979, by Tanith Lee. First printing, February 1979 | 5 6 7 8 9 [this is the 5th printing]. Pagination: [1-8] 9-348 [349-352]. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Young.
  8. Winnetka, CA.: Norilana Books, 2010. Two simultaneous issues.
    1. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-60762-069-3. Price: $28.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-453 [454-456]. Dustjacket illustration central panel by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine. Note: published as Death's Master: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Two. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-60762-070-9. Price: $15.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1979 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-453 [454-456]. Cover illustration central panel by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine. Note: published as Death's Master: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Two. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
  9. New York: DAW Books, Inc., November 2016. ISBN0-7564-1096-4, $7.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1978 by Tanith Lee. Introduction copyright 2009 by Tanith Lee. Coer art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. COer design by G-Force Design. Daw Book Collectors no. 324. First printing, February 1979. First new edition printing, November 2016 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [i-vii] viii [1-3] 4-408. Cover illustration by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design. Author's introducion on p. [vii]-viii.

    Dutch Translations:

  1. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, July 1981. ISBN 90-290-1485-7, mass-market paperback. As "Meester Van De Dood", by Jaime Martijn. Pagination: [1-8] 9-404 [405-408]. Cover illustration by Don Maitz.
  2. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, November 2001. ISBN 90-290-7083-8, laminated illustrated boards. As "Meester Van De Dood", by Jaime Martijn. Pagination: [1-8] 9-404 [405-416]. Cover illustration by Mark Fishmann, NOTE: Misidentified as the second printing. This is actually the third printing.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: OPTA, 1982. Cloth covered boards with pictorial dust jacket. ISBN 2-7201-0144-3. As "Le Maître De La Mort", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Pagination: [1-4] 5-461 [462-464]. Dustjacket, pictorial endpapers and interior illustrations by Claude Fritsch. Note: This is a limited edition of 3,000 numbered copies reserved for members of the Club Du Livre D'Anticpation. Pages 5-6 contain an introduction called "Sur Les Ailes Du Démon" written by Daniel Walther.
  2. Paris: Presses-Pocket, November 1988. ISBN 2-266-02292-X, mass-market paperback. As "Le Maître De La Mort", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Pagination: [1-6] 7-441 [442-448]. Cover illustration and frontispiece by Wojtek Siudmak.
  3. [Lyon, France]: Éditions Mnémos, March 2010. Trade paperback. ISBN: 2-35408-077-8. Price: €24.00. Pagination: [7]-180. As "Le Maître De La Mort", translated by E.C.L. Meisterman. Cover illustration by Alain Brion.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Libra Editrice, November 1979. Paper covered boards with pictorial dustjacket, Lit. 12.000. Pagination: 315-885 [886-888]. As "Il Signore Della Morte", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Note: This edition also contains Night's Master translated as "Il Signore Della Notte", also by Roberta Rambelli.
  2. Storie Di Diavoli. Rome: Newton and Compton, June 1997. ISBN: 88-8183-697-1, trade paperback, Lit. 19,000. As "Il Signore Della Morte", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 572-807. Note: this anthology includes Night's Master, translated as "Il Signore Della Notte" and Delusion's Master , translated as "Il Signore Delle Illusioni", also translated by Gianni Pilo.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, May, 1986. ISBN: 4-15-020086-6, ¥940, paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 15-634 [635-640]. As "Shino Ou", translated Sayako Asaba. Cover illustration by Moto Hagio.
  2. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, [2008?], ISBN: 4-15-020086-2, ¥1140, paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-680 [681-688]. As "Shino Ou", tanslated by Shiysujû Nobuko. Cover illustration by Katou Toshiaki.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo ALFA, 1996. ISBN: 83-7001-994-3, trade paperback, Zl. 25,00. Pagination: [1-9] 10-478 [479-480]. As "Demon Śmierci", translated by Andrzej Polkowski. Cover illustration by D. Martin.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Izhevsk [Russia]: Strannik Artefakt, 1993. ISBN: 5-87754-027-0, mass-market paperback. Pagination: 431 As "Vladyka Smerti", translator as yet undertermined. Cover artist as yet undertermined.
  2. Saint Petersburg: Syevyero-Zapad, 1999. ISBN: 5-7906-0078-6, hardcover. Pagination: [1-4] 5-586 [587-592]. As "Vladyka Smerti", translated by O. Kogen. Pages 5-22 contain an introduction entitled "Tales for Adults" by A. Lidin. Interior illustrations by K. Rozhkov and V. Assadulin. Cover artist as yet undetermined.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books Inc., November 2016.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Delirium's Mistress: A Novel Of The Flat Earth

Novel. 145,000 words.
Also available as a Spoken word recording.
The fourth volume in the Tales From The Flat Earth series.
Collected in Tales From The Flat Earth: Night's Daughter.
A brief excerpt was published in World Fantasy Convention 1984.
Nominated for a 1987 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

In the age of demons, when the Earth was still flat, a daughter was born to a mortal beauty and Azhrarn, Demon Lord of Night. This Daughter of the Night was called Azhriaz, and she was hidden away on a mist-shrouded isle, spirit-guarded, to spend her life in dreams. But Azhriaz was destined for more than dark dreaming. For if her father was the Lord of Night, her mother was descended from the Sun itself.
And her beauty and power soon called to another mighty demon lord, Azhrarn's enemy, Prince Chuz, Delusion's Master, who worked a magnificent illusion to free Azhriaz from her prison and transform her into Delirium's Mistress.
As Mistress of Madness and Delirium would she become known in realms of both demon and humankind. And her destiny would make her goddess, queen, fugitive, champion, seeress - and her to whom even the very Lord of Darkness would one day bow down.... (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1986]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 674 (UE2135). ISBN 0 88677 135 8. Price: $3.95. Copyright page: First Printing, June 1986 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-12] 13-416. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan. Interior illustrations by Tanith Lee.
  2. London: Arrow Books, [1987]. ISBN 0 09 951580 6, £3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Arrow Books Limted. An imprint of Century Hutchinson Limited. First published in Great Britain in 1987. Copyright Tanith Lee 1986. Illustrations copyright Tanith Lee 1986. Pagination: [1-12] 13-416. Cover illustration by Mick Posen. Interior illustrations by Tanith Lee.
  3. Highgate Center, Vt.: Norilana Books, 2014. Two simultaneous issues.
    1. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-60762-129-0. Price: $29.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1986 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-494 [495-498]. Dustjacket illustration central panel by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine. Note: published as Delirium's Mistress: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Four. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-60762-130-0. Price: $17.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1986 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-494 [495-498]. Cover illustration central panel by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine. Note: published as Delirium's Mistress: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Four. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
  4. New York: DAW Books, Inc., 2017. ISBN: 0-7564-1097-1, mass-market paperback, $7.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1986 by Tanith Lee. Introduction copyright 2009 by Tanith Lee. Cover art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design. DAW book collection no. 674. First printing, June 1986. First new edition printing, April 2017. | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [i-xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [1-3] 4-431 [432]. Cover illustration by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design. Note: Author's [new] introduction on p. [xii]-xv. Note: Both cover and title page title are given merely as: Delirium's Mistress.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Presses-Pocket, January 1989. ISBN 2-266-02728-X, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-509 [510-512]. As "La Maîtresse Des Délires", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Cover illustration by Wojtek Siudmak.
  2. [Lyon, France]: Éditions Mnémos, March 2010. Trade paperback. ISBN: 2-35408-078-5. Price: €24.00. Pagination: [7]-399. As "La Maîtresse Des Délires (Delirium's Mistress)", translated by E.C.L. Meisterman. Cover illustration by Alain Brion.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, March, 1989. ISBN: 4-15-020121-8, ¥500, paperback. Pagination: [1-14] 15-309 [310-320]. As "Netsu Yume No Joou", translated Sayako Asaba. Cover illustration by Moto Hagio. NOTE: Published in two separate volumes. This is volume one.
  2. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, March, 1989. ISBN: 4-15-020122-6, ¥500, paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-340 [341-352]. As "Netsu Yume No Joou", translated Sayako Asaba. Cover illustration by Moto Hagio. NOTE: Published in two separate volumes. This is volume two.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Delusion's Master

Novel. 80,000 words.
Also available as a Spoken word recording.
The third volume in the Tales From The Flat Earth series.
Collected in Tales From The Flat Earth: The Lords Of Darkness.
Nominated as no. 12 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1982 Locus Poll.
Nominated for a 1982 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

When the world was flat and the gods had not yet restructured the universe, the cities and hopes of mankind hung upon the whims of the immortal lords of all diabolical powers.
For these, such as Azhrarn, Night's Master, and Uhlume, Death's Master, the world was a flesh-and-blood playground for all their strangest desires. But among those demonic lords, the strangest was the master of madness, Chuz.
The game that Chuz played with a beautiful woman, with an ambitious king, with an ancient imperial city, was a webwork of good and evil, of hope and horror. But there was always Azhrarn to interfere - to bend delusion to a different outcome - and it was a century-long conflict between two vain immortals with women and men as their terrified pawns.
Tanith Lee, acclaimed as the "princess-royal of high fantasy," winner of the prestigious August Derleth Award, now presents a new novel of brilliant coloration and sparkling imagination. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [September 1981]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 448 (UE1652). ISBN 0-87997-652-7. Price: $2.25. Copyright page: First Printing, September 1981 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-206 [207-208]. Cover art by Ken W. Kelly.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., Published by The New American Library of Canada Limited, [September 1981]. ISBN 0-87997-652-7, $2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1981, by Tanith Lee. First printing, September 1981 | 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 2nd printing as published by Canadian DAW]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-206 [207-208]. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly.
  3. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1984]. ISBN 0-87997-932-1, $2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1981, by Tanith Lee. First printing, September 1981 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 3rd printing]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-206 [207-208]. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly.
  4. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1987]. ISBN 0 88677 197 8, $2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1981, by Tanith Lee. First printing, September 1981 | 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 5th printing].Pagination: [1-6] 8-206 [207-208]. Cover illustration by Ken W. Kelly.
  5. London: Arrow Books, [1987]. ISBN 0 09 948120 0, £2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain 1987. Copyright Tanith Lee 1981. Pagination: [1-6] 7-206 [207-208]. Cover illutration probably by Mick Posen.
  6. Highgate Center, VT: Norilana Books, 2010. Two simultaneous issues.
    1. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-60762-094-5. Price: $24.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1981 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-235 [236-240]. Dustjacket illustration central panel and internal illustrations by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine. Note: published as Death's Master: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Three. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-60762-095-2. Price: $12.95. Copyright page: Copyright 1981 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-235 [236-240]. Cover illustration central panel and internal illustrations by Tanith Lee with all other elements by John Kaiine Note: published as Death's Master: Tales From The Flat Earth: Book Three. Introduction by Tanith Lee.
  7. New York: DAW Books, Inc., March 2017. ISBN: 0-7564-1094-0, mass-market paperback, $7.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1981 by Tanith Lee. Introduction copyright 2011 by Tanith Lee. Cover art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design. First printing, September 1981. First New Edition printing March 2017 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [i]-ix [1] [1]-258 [259-262]. Author's introduction on p. [vii]-ix. Cover illustration by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Presses-Pocket, December 1988. ISBN 2-266-02767-0, mass-market paperback. As "Le Maître Des Illusions", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Pagination: [1-8] 11-276 [277-190]. Cover illustration and frontispiece by Wojtek Siudmak.
  2. [Lyon, France]: Éditions Mnémos, March 2010. Trade paperback. ISBN: 2-35408-077-8. Price: €24.00. Pagination: [519]-685. As "Le Maître Des Illusions", translated by E.C.L. Meisterman. Cover illustration by Alain Brion.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Milan: Garden Edictrice, February 1987. Trade paperback, Lit. 6.000. Pagination: [1-3] 3-152. As "Maestro D'Illusioni", translated by Lucio Mori. Cover illustration by David Hardy. Note: Followed by Kill The Dead translated as "Uccidere I Morti", also translated by Lucio Mori.
  2. Rome: Fanucci Editore, May 1992. ISBN: 88-347-0359-6, Lit. 25.000, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-255 [256]. As "Il Signore Delle Delusioni", translated by Davide de Leo. Pages 227-254 contain a piece entitled "La Principessa Dagli Occhi Di Porpora" by Enzo Conti. Cover illustration uncredited.
  3. Rome: Compagnia Del Fantastico, July 1994. ISBN: 88-7983-702-8, Lit. 1.000, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-2] 5-130. As "Il Signore Delle Illusioni", translated by Vera Simonetti. Cover illustration by Fred Fields.
  4. Storie Di Diavoli. Rome: Newton and Compton, June 1997. ISBN: 88-8183-697-1, Lit. 19.000, trade paperback. As "Il Signore Delle Illusioni", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 808-922. Note: this anthology includes Night's Master, translated as "Il Signore Della Notte" and Death's Master, translated as "Il Signore Della Morte", also translated by Gianni Pilo.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, July, 1986. ISBN: 4-15-020089-0, ¥480, paperback. Pagination: [1-8] 9-280 [281-288]. As "Waku Ran No Kimiko", translated Sayako Asaba. Cover illustration by Moto Hagio.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books Inc., March 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

A Different City

Short story collection.
These stories take place in the city of Marcheval.
Contains: A Different City: Introduction (written by the author), Not Stopping at Heaven, Idoll, and The Portrait in Gray.

Night is falling, and shadows are gathering in crowds across the city bronze and sable, flickering, or still as stone.
There is always an audience here, for anything - human, beast or object - that comes close to tell its story, or betray its deadly secret...
What now? Heartless unkndness - lust for riches - surpressed hatred and rage honed to a razor? Or some epic sorrow passed into a silver scream.
Above everything, the drifting and unavoidable webs of the spinning city gods.
So, will you listen in the shadows, or become yourself a storyteller in the bronze half-light?
Or do you have another mission here, in Marcheval? (back cover copy)
  1. [Stafford, England]: Immanion Press, 2015. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1=907737-65-7. Price: ₤10.99 or $16.99. Copyright page: Cover by Danielle Lainton & Storm Constantine from an idea and photograph by Tanith Lee. Interior illustrations by Tanith Lee: Leafless tree page 10, Chess piece page 84, Portrait of an unknown actress page 122, After thought page 184. Illustration on page 121 adapted from a photograph by Tanith Lee. Interior Layout by Storm Constantine. Pagination: [1-7] 8-183 [184-190]. Cover illustration Danielle Lainton & Storm Constantine. Interior illustrations by Tanith Lee.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. [Stafford, England]: Immanion Press, 2015.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Disturbed By Her Song

Short story collection.
Tanith Lee writing as and with Esther Garber and Judas Garbah.
Nominated for the 23rd annual Lambda Awards, 2011.
Contains: Meeting The Garbers, "Black Eyed Susan", "The Kiss", "Ne Que V’On Desir", "The X’s Are Not Kisses", "Alexandrians", "Death And The Maiden", "Fleurs En Hiver", "The Crow", and "Disturbed By Her Song".

Disturbed By Her Song collects the work of Esther Garber and her half-brother Judas Garbah, the mysterious family of writers that Tanith Lee has been channeling for the past few years. Possibly autobiographical, frequently erotic and darkly surreal, their fiction takes place in a variety of eras and places, from Egypt in the 1940s, to England in the grip of the Pre-Raphaelites, to gaslit Paris and to the shadowy landscapes carved by the mind and memory. The themes of youth and age scream through these tales of homosexual love and desire. These stories recall, at times, the work of Lawrence Durrell, Colette, and Angela Carter. (back cover copy)
  1. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2010. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1-59021-311-4. Price: $18.00. Copyright page: Copyright 2010 by Tanith Lee. Published in 2010 by Lethe Press. ISBN: 1-59021-311-4. Pagination: i-xiii [xiv-xvi] 1-186 [187-188]. Cover illustration by David Gilmore. Cover design by Thomas Drymon. Interior design by Alex Jeffers.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2010.
    Available through All Romance Books.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Don't Bite The Sun

Novel. 50,000 words.
The first volume in the Four-BEE series.
Collected in Drinking Sapphire Wine (Incorporating Don't Bite The Sun).

It's jang to be wild and sexy and reckless and teen-age.
It's jang to do daredevil tricks and even get killed a few times ... you could always come alive again.
It's jang to change your body, to switch your sex, to do anything you want to keep up with the crowd.
But there comes a time when you begin to think about serious things, to want to do something valid. And that's when you find out there are rules beyond the rules and that the world is something else than all they'd taught you.
It's the brilliant author of THE BIRTHGRAVE in a strikingly different style and a startlingly different sf novel. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1976]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 184 (UY1221). ISBN 451 UY1221 125 [i.e. 0 87997 221 1]. Price: $1.25. Copyright page: First Printing, February 1976 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-8] 9-158 [159-160]. Cover illustration by Brian Froud. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1979]. ISBN 0 87997 486 9, $1.75, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1976, by Tanith Lee. First printing, February 1976 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 3rd printing]. Pagination: [1-8] 9-158 [159-160]. Cover illustration by Enrich. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  3. [Mercer Island, WA]: Starmont House, Inc., 1987. Laminated printed boards, issued without dustwrapper. ISBN 1-557-42044-0. Price: $19.95. Copyright page: Starmont hardcover edition published 1987. First hardcover edition. Offset from the 1976 DAW Books edition. The first volume in the Starmont Hardcover Collection edited by Sheldon Jaffery. Pagination: [1-8] 9-158. Cover illustration uncredited. Frontispiece by Jack Gaughan.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: Librairie des Champs-Élysées, 1979. Mass-market paperback. ISBN 2-7024-0929-6. Pagination: 252. As "Ne Mords Pas Le Soleil", translated Maxime Barrière.
  2. Paris: Presses-Pocket, May 1991. ISBN 2-266-03580-0, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-8] 9-186 [187-192]. As "Ne Mords Pas Le Soleil", translated by Maxime Barrière. Cover illustration and interior frontispiece by Wojtek Siudmak.

    German Translations:

  1. Rastatt [Germany]: Arthur Moewig Verlag, 1982. ISBN: 3-8118-3585-8, DM 5.80, mass-market paperback. As "Beiss Nicht In Die Sonne", translated by Irmhild Hübner. Pagination: [1-6] 7-160. Cover illustration by Don Maitz.

    Hebrew Translations:

  1. Jerusalem [Israel]: Elisar Publishing House, 1982. Trade paperback. Pagination: [1-7], 8-132. As "Al Tin`ats Shinekha Ba-Shemesh", translated by Tamar Stern. Cover illustration by Brian Froud. Book design by Irena Grubman.
  2. Hod Ha-Sharon [Israel]: Astrolog, 2001. Trade paperback. Pagination: [1-7], 8-132. As "Al Tin`ats Shinekha Ba-Shemesh", translated by Tamar Stern. Cover illustration by Brian Froud. Book design by Nama Yafa.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Libra Editrice, January 1978. Pictorial dustwrapper over paper covered boards, Lit. 2.000. Pagination: [1-4] 5-152 [153-168]. As "Non Mordere Il Sole", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Pages 5-10 contain an introduction by Ugo Malaguti. Pages [153-162] contain a publisher's catalogue.

    Portugese Translations:

  1. Lisbon: Distri Editora, [1985]. Trade paperback. Pagination: [1-4] 5-138 [139-140]. As "Não Mordam O Sol", translated by Maria Teresa Pinto Pereira. Cover illustration by Catarina Rebello.

    Swedish Translations:

  1. Bromma [i.e. Stockholm]: Delta Förlags AB, 1977. ISBN: 91-7228-127-8, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-144. As "Bit Inte Solen", translated by Gunnar Gällmo. Cover illustration uncredited.
  2. Bromma [i.e. Stockholm]: Delta Förlags AB, 1979. ISBN: 91-7228-127-8, laminated paper over boards. Pagination: [1-6] 7-144. As "Bit Inte Solen", translated by Gunnar Gällmo. Cover illustration uncredited.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, May 2013. NOTE: This is not available for North America
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The Dragon Hoard

Young adult novel. 45,000 words.

It never pays to flout enchantresses, even unwittingly, as poor King Minas discovered when he forgot to ask his aunt (or cousin) Maligna to the birthday feast for Prince Jasleth and Princess Goodness. She came all the same, bringing such nasty gifts that Princess Goodness was reduced to total silliness, the kingdom to near beggary, and Prince Jasleth found himself despatched to seek his fortune despite an embarrassing habit of changing into a raven unexpectedly, for an hour each day.
How Jasleth managed to join Prince Fearless and his hundred rowers in their quest for the Dragon Hoard, how Maligna pursued them with many a fiendish wile, how the questors met an alarming assortment of her repulsive friends and wicked acquaintances (and some more foolish than wicked like the ten-foot mermaid queen, Emeraldis), how at every step doom was narrowly averted, and how a happy ending (naturally) wound it all up, makes this helter-skelter romantic adventure story at once richly comic and most amazingly and agreeably inventive. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. [London]: Macmillan, [1971]. Paper covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0 333 12850 8. Price: £1.50. Copyright page: First Published 1971 by | MACMILLAN LONDON LTD. Pagination: [i-ii, 1-12] 13-169 [170-174]. Dustjacket illustration and interior illustrations by Graham Oakley.
  2. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1971]. ISBN 0 374 31864 6, $4.50, hardcover. Copyright page: Copyright 1971 by Tanith Lee. Illustrations copyright Macmillan & Company Ltd. 1971. First American edition, 1971. Pagination: [i-xii, 1-2] 3-162 [163-166]. Dustjacket illustration and interior illustrations by Graham Oakley.
  3. New York: Tempo Books, [1984]. ISBN 0 441 16621 0, $2.25, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Tempo book / published by arrangement with Farrar, Strauss and Giroux /1971. Tempo edition / April 1984. Cover illustration by Steve Hickman. Frontispiece illustration by Charles Vess.
  4. New York: Ace, [1985]. ISBN 0-441-16624-5, $2.75, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Ace Fantasy Book / published by arrangement with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Farrar, Straus and Giroux edition / 1971, Tempo edition / April 1984, Ace edition / July 1985. Copyright 1971 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [i-x, 1-2] 3-162, [163-166]. Cover illustration by Steve Hickman. Frontispiece illustration by CHarles Vess.
  5. London: Beaver Books, [1989]. ISBN 0 09 957160 9, £1.75, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Beaver Book. Published by Arrow Books Limited. An imprint of Century Hutchinson Limited. First published by Macmillan 1971. Beaver edition 1989. Text copyright Tanith Lee 1971. Illustrations copyright Macmillan & Company Ltd. 1971. Pagination: [1-12] 13-169 [170]. Cover illustration uncredited. Interior illustrations by Graham Oakley.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Shakai Shisousha, January 1990. ISBN: 390-11320-8, ¥440, paperback. Pagination: [1-7] 8-194 [195-208]. As "Doragon TonsakuGou No Bouken", translated by Akemi Itsuji. Cover illustration by Henre Meru (?). Frontispiece by Charles Vess.

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