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Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories

Short story collection.
Contents: Ablan; The Abortionist's Horse (A Nightmare); Blue Vase Of Ghosts; The Ghost (In Two Letters); The Ghost Of The Clock;The Lady Of Shalott House; The Minstrel's Tale; A Night On The Hill; Seeing, Believing; The Sky Won’t Listen; The Squire's Tale; Tan; Thuvia Made Of Mars (Spilt Milk); The Winter Ghosts; Yesterday; and Yesternight.

In this new collection, which contains most of the ghost stories of Tanith Lee - including four [sic! actually five, bibliographer's note] new tales original to this volume - Lee slips freely through the full gamut of fantasy, SF, horror, historical, parallel and contemporary genres. The themes range, amongst others, with a lost love in early 20th century New Zeland, a bullied child in 1970's India, into the underhill place of a brooding magician in search of wonders, among the guests of a modern spiky wedding-breakfast, and beside a psychic, on a far planet whose damson skies are adrift with flying whales...
The moods conjured are dark, unnerving or plain nasty; or else sad, tender, kind and - now and then - outright crazy.
Turn up the light.
And don;t look behind you. (back cover copy)
  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, 2014. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1-907737-61-9. Price: ₤10.00 and $19.99. Copyright page: Copyright 2014 by Tanith Lee. Cover by Danielle Lainton & Storm Constantine from an idea by Tanith Lee. Layout by Storm Constaine. ISBN 978-1-907737-81-9. Pagination: [1-8] 9-214 [215-222]. Cover by Danielle Lainton & Storm Constantine from an idea by Tanith Lee. Note: Cover title appears as: Ghosteria Volume 1: The Stories.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Ghosteria Volume Two: The Novel: Zircons May Be Mistaken

Novel. 22,000 words.

A group of the dead linger here, in the yellow dwelling on the hill - once a castle, then a stately home, now falling into ruin.
These ghosts drift and mingle, and brood on their lost lives. Death can be caused by so many things - war, pandemics, ordinary murder - even suicide or accident. Even time, But after death, surely, one could hope for peace? Not any more.
For with 2020 the new apocalypse began. Civilisation crashed, and outside this ancient building things terrible, predatory, mindless ad unkillable roam and bellow.
Now all the lights have gone out for good -
Where do you turn?(back cover copy)
  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, 2014. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1-907737-63-3. Price: ₤10.00 and $19.99. Copyright page: Copyright 2014 by Tanith Lee. Cover by Danielle Lainto & Storm Constantine from an idea by Tanith Lee. Layout by Storm Constaine. ISBN 978-1-907737-63-3. Pagination: [1-10] 11-148 149-160]. Cover by Danielle Lainton & Storm Constantine from an idea by Tanith Lee. Note: Cover title appears as: Ghosteria Volume 2: The Novel: Zircons May Be Mistaken.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The Gods Are Thirsty

Novel. 250,000 words.

It is the eve of the French Revolution. The Aristos are drinking life to the dregs, indulging in every conceivable sensual vice as if there were no tomorrow, while the citizens, miserable in their poverty, seethe with envy and hatred in a sorcerous Paris, beautiful in the center, rotting with mighty slums around the edges.
In this sweeping novel, Tanith Lee depicts the savage spirit of Year 1, following the life of journalist, pamphleteer and patriot Camille Desmoulins through these turbulent days. A fascinating and complex creature of the mind who maneuvered through all levels of Paris society, Desmoulins was the journalist and voice of the Revolution. Silenced by the guillotine during the terror in the prime of his youth, Desmoulins, with his circle of friends, is the heart and soul of this gripping novel. With the unflagging pace of Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago and the enveloping atmosphere of Anne Rice's The Feast Of All Saints, The Gods Are Thirsty breathes new life into the volatile days of the French Revolution with every compelling page. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, [1996]. Paper-covered boards with cloth shelf back, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0-87951-672-0. Price: $26.95. Copyright page: First Edition | 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Pagination: [i-vi] vii-xii [1-2] 3-514 [515-516]. Dustjacket design by Michael Hornburg.

    German Translations:

  1. Munich: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, 1999. ISBN: 3-442-41645-0, DM 25.00, trade paperback. As "Wenn Die Götter Dürsten", translated by Eva L. Wahser. Pagination: [1-8] 9-764 [765-768]. Cover painting uncredited.

Gold Unicorn

Young adult novel. 50,000 words.
The second volume in the Unicorn series.
Also available as Spoken Word Recording.

Journeying across different lands, the young mender Tanaquil and her familiar, a quarrelsome talking peeve, learn of the empress Veriam, who wishes to conquer from one sea to the next. Tanaquil is shocked to learn that the woman called 'Conqueror' and 'Child-Eater' is in fact her half sister, Lizra.
Remembering the powerful effect the black unicorn had on her people, Lizra has constructed a tremendous mechanical unicorn of gold as a symbol of her conquest.
The only problem is that it doesn't work - and Lizra commands Tanaquil to make the steam-powered unicorn move. Now Tanaquil must choose between assisting in brutal conquest or risking the ire of her powerful sister. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. New York: Atheneum, 1994. Paper-covered boards with cloth shelf back. ISBN 0-689-31814-6. Price: $15.95. Copyright page: First Edition | Printed in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vii] viii [ix-x, 1-3] 4-149 [150]. Dustjacket art and interior illustrations by Mark Zug.
  2. New York: Atheneum, 1994. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. [$6.98]. Hardcover.
  3. London: Orbit, 1995. ISBN 1-85723-301-8, £4.99, mass-market paperback.
  4. New York: Tor Fantasy, [1996]. ISBN 0-812-54320-3, $5.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1994 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. Text copyright 1994 by Tanith Lee. Illustrations copyright 1994 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. First Tor edition: February 1996 | 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vii] viii-xi [xii] [1-3] 4-244 [245-246]. Cover illustration and interior illustrations by Mark Zug.
  5. [Sutton, Surrey, England]: Severn House, [1996]. ISBN 0 7278 4955 7, £16.99, hardcover. Copyright page: This first hardcover edition published in Great Britain 1996 by Severh House Publishers Ltd. Pagination: [i-x] [1-2] 3-179, [180]. Dustjacket illustration uncredited but by Dave Pether.

The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales

Short story collection.
Nominated as no. 7 in the Best Fantasy Collection/Anthology in the 1986 Locus Poll.

Contents: The Gorgon; Anna Medea; Meow; The Hunting Of Death: The Unicorn; Magritte's Secret Agent; Monkey’s Stagger; Sirriamnis; Because Our Skins Are Finer; Quatt-Sup; Draco, Draco; La Reine Blanche.

THE GORGON, a brilliant shocker that leads off this scintillating new collection of Tanith Lee's tales, was the winner of the World Fantasy Award for best short story of the year. It is appropriate that it gives its title to these tales ranging from horror and the supernatural to science fiction, from the writer who has been justly termed "Princess Royal of Heroic Fantasy."
Here you will find unforgettable encounters of men and beasts - of dragons and unicorns, cats and seals, virgins and vampires. This is truly a feast of treasures for everyone whose taste runs to a gourmet imagination. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1985]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 615 (UE2003). ISBN 0 88677 003 3. Price: $2.95. Copyright page: First Printing, February 1985 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-288. Cover art by Victoria Poyser. Note: the table of contents of this edition incorrectly lists "Monkey's Stagger" as "Money's Stagger."
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1985]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First hardcover edition. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Price: [$4.98]. No statement of printing on copyright page. Date code P010 on page 183. Pagination: [1-6] 1-184 [185-186]. Dustjacket illustration by Victoria Poyser. Note: the story "Quatt-Sup" is published in this edition under the title "Qatt-Sup."
  3. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Fantastic Books, 2013. Trade paperback, ISBN: 1-61720-744-0, $13.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1985 by Tanith Lee. In-house editor: Darrel Schweitzer. First Fantastic Books edition, 2013. Pagination: [1-7] 8-212 [213-216]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Note: the story "Quatt-Sup" is published in this edition under the title "Qatt-Sup."

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, March 1996. ISBN: 4-15-020217-6, ¥640, paperback. As "Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa", translated by Yuriko Kimura and Chiori Sada. Pagination: [1-8] 9-399, [400]. Cover illustration and internal illustrations by Toshiaki Kato. NOTE:

Greyglass

Novel. 23,180 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

The house ... always growing, adding to itself, blooming, decaying, becoming reborn ...
But Susan doesn't live in the house of Catherine, her grandmother. Instead, she grows up in a one parent family, with her mother, the glamorous and determined Anne. And Catherine, old and forbidding and unkind, is only a nuisance.
Why is it that whenever some new problem swamps Susan's far from calm existence, she is driven to revisit the house? As when her mother takes up with the worrying Wizz? Or years later, at the end of a deeply-felt and broken love-affair of Susan's own?
The house is always changing. As if at last it must achieve from irrestible transformation.
Frankly, there is something uncanny about the house.
Isn't there.(back cover copy)
  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, [2011]. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1-907737-04-6. Price: ₤10.99 or $19.99. Copyright page: Copyrighy by Tanith Lee 2011. Cover by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine. An Immanion Press edition. Pagination: [1-6] 7-192 [193-198]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine.

Heart-Beast

Novel. 100,000 words.

Where the moon washed the deck, something sat, its huge head raised, more like the visage of a bear than a wolf, yet long-snouted, the jaws open. Cold eyes that had no soul in them mirrored the moon ...
After the killing of his brutal father, golden and handsome Daniel Vehmund has sought refuge in an exotic faraway land. But his contentment is shattered when a fabulous diamond is pressed on him by a sinister graverobber. From that first fatal contact, Daniel is doomed each night of the full moon to become something else ... something dark and powerful and savage. And nothing that originates on this earth can destroy him.
Laura, a beautiful redhaired farm-girl, lives with her two awful sisters and her selfish grasping parents in the remote English countryside. Apparently condemned to a life of drudgery, all is transformed when she is wooed and wed by a wealthy local squire. But this gilded existence is threatened when a travelling magician persuades her besotted husband to buy for her a very unusual diamond. For this gem is "The Wolf," the diamond that had so transformed Daniel Vehmund's destiny. And when he himself returns at last to England, his fate and Laura's are devastatingly intertwined ...
Meanwhile some dark, malignant presence continues to prowl the woodlands and hedgerows ... and seemingly nothing can curb its unquenchable bloodlust.
A brilliant, enthralling masterpiece of highly coloured imagination. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. [London]: Headline, [1992]. Two bindings. Priority not established, but probably simultaneous.
    1. Hardcover. ISBN 0-7472-0594-9, £15.99, paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. Copyright page: Copyright 1992 Tanith Lee. First published in 1992 by Headline Book Publishing PLC | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vi] [1-2] 3-282. Cover illustration by Mark Salwowski.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 0-7472-7923-3, £8.99, pictorial wrappers. Copyright page: Copyright 1992 Tanith Lee. First published in 1992 by Headline Book Publishing PLC | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vi] [1-2] 3-282. Cover illustration by Mark Salwowski.
  2. [London]: Headline Feature, [1992]. ISBN 0-7472-3916-9, £4.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1992 Tanith Lee. First publushed in 1992 by Headline Book Publishing PLC. First published in paperback in 1992 by Headline Book Publishing PLC. A Headline Feature Paperback | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vi] [1-2] 3-375 [376-378]. Cover illustration by Mark Salwowski.
  3. [New York]: Dell, [1993]. ISBN 0-440-21455-6, $4.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Published by Dell Publishing. Copyright 1992 by Tanith Lee. Reprinted by arrangement with Headline Book Publishing PLC. Pagination: [i-viii] [1-3] 4-356. Cover illustration uncredited.
  4. [New York]: Dell, [1992, i.e. 1993]. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. [$7.98]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. Pagination: [i-vi 1-2] 3-282. Jacket art by Bryn Barnard. Jacket design by Jeff Brenner.

    Finnish Translations:

  1. Porvoo, Helsinki, and Juva [Finland]: WSOY, 1994. ISBN: 951-0-19568-5, trade paperback. As "Pedon Sydän", translated by Sari Kallioinen and Anita Puumalainen. Pagination: [1-8] 335 [336-338]. Cover illustration by Jukka Murtosaari.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, August 1996. ISBN: 4-15-020224-9, ¥740, paperback. As "Ougon No Majuu", translated by Toshiaki Kato. Pagination: [1-6] 7-436, [437-448]. Cover illustration by Yuriko Kimura.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Amber, 1995. ISBN: 83-7082-796-9, 9.80 Zl, paperback. As "Serce Bestii", translated by Joanna Hetman-Krajewska. Pagination: [1-8] 9-319 [320]. Cover illustration by Steave [i.e. Steve] Crisp.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, May 2013.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Here In Cold Hell

Novel. 112,000 words.
The second volume of The Lionwolf Trilogy.

LIONWOLF son to both god and mortal, but now trapped in eternal icy conflict. Killed through the power of the god Zezeth, his tru father, the hero Lionwolf has been cast into a bleak and icy hell lit only by a cold blue sun. Here he and other living dead must wage endless combat to appease the whim of a deathly king whose face is made of stone. But when Lionwolf encounters the king's wife, she is none other than the beautiful Chillel, his own former lover - and nemesis.
aS Lionwofl struggles in the toils of hell, elsewhere throughout the ice age shrouding the mortal earth, men and women and working out their own destinies ... An empire has fallen. Ru Karismi, capital of the kings, has been abandoned to the poisons of the White Death. And across the lands of the Jafn and the Ruk, lawless reivers take their prey wherever they wish.
Against this unsettled backdrop, the sorceress Jemhara determines to save the magician Thryfe from a dire self-inflicted punishment, while the hero's mother Saphnay, now Become a goddess of the far north, seeks to lead her followers to a new world.
Yet Zezeth's violent hatred shadows all - and from the depths of an ice-locked sea his other son, the terrifying and mountainous leviathan Brightshade, is once more rising in pursuit of vengeance ... (back cover copy)

  1. [London], Basingstoke and Oxford: Tor Books, 2005. ISBN: 1 4050 0635 8. Trade Paperback. Price: £10.99. Copyright Page: First published 2005 by Tor an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd. Copyright Tanith Lee 2005 | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Pagination: [i-xiv, 1-2] 3-417 [418]. Cover illustration by Dominic Harman. Maps by Raymond Turvey.
  2. [London], Basingstoke and Oxford: Tor Books, 2005. ISBN: 0 330 41310 4, £10.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright Page: First published 2005 by Tor. First published in paperback by Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd. Copyright Tanith Lee 2005 | 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Pagination: [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xiv, 1-2] 3-496 [497-498]. Cover illustration by Dominic Harman. Maps by Raymond Turvey.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, November 2015.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Availbale via Amazon UK for the Kindle.
  2. [New York]: Open Road Media, February 2016:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

A Heroine Of The World

Novel. 180,000 words.
Nominated as no. 16 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1990 Locus Poll.

'LIGHTNING STRIKES....'
The fortune teller had spoken the words, shown her the cards that predicted she would become the focal point of great events. But now, a captive of those who had invaded her land, Ara could only wait, hoping to discover the true path of her destiny. But in a world ruled by the war, what chance did Ara have to attain her heart's desire? Carried far from her home, alone among strangers, only the will of the goddess, the Lady Vulmardra, could protect and guide her.
Yet the path the Lady had set her upon would lead Ara to the very heart of conflict. And though she might gain great wealth or lose it, become both pawn and player in the power games of princes and warlords, there was only one for whom she would risk everything, a soldier who some named traitor and others liberator, the man for whom she would strive to become -
A HEROINE OF THE WORLD (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1989]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 788 (UE2362). ISBN 0 88677 362 8. Price: $4.50. Copyright page: First Printing, August 1989 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-8] 9-448. Cover Illustration by Yvonne Gilbert.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1989]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First hardcover edition. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Price: [$7.98]. No statement of printing on copyright page. No date code. Pagination: [1-9] 10-448. Dustjacket illustration by Yvonne Gilbert.
  3. [London]: Headline, [1994]. ISBN 0-7472-1247-3, £16.99, paper-covered boards issed with pictorial dustwrapper. Copyright page: Copyright 1989 by Tanith Lee. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Headline Book Publishing | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [i-vi] [1-4] 5-376 [377]. Dustjacket illustation by Mark Salwowski.
  4. [London]: Headline Feature, [1995]. ISBN 0-7472-4748-X, £5.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Headline Book Publishing. First published in paperback in 1995 by Headline Book Publishing. A Headline Feature Paperback. Pagintion: [1-10] 5-503. Cover illustration by Mark Salwowski.

    French Translations:

  1. Montpellier, France: Editions Oxymore, [2003]. ISBN 2-913939-32-5, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-11] 12-376 [377-378]. Part One translated as "Aara - Aradia I" by Estelle Valls de Gomis. First edition limited to 1700 copies with 300 numbered copies. Cover illustration and interior illustrations by Dorian Marchcourt.
  2. Montpellier, France: Editions Oxymore, [2004]. ISBN 2-913939-40-6, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-253 [254]. Part Two translated as "Thenser - Aradia II" by Estelle Valls de Gomis. First edition limited to 1700 copies with 300 numbered copies. Cover illustration and interior illustrations by Dorian Marchcourt.
  3. Paris: Points Fantasy, October 2006. ISBN 2-7578-0166-X, 7.00 €, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-8] 9-387 [388-406]. Part One translated as "Aara - Aradia I" by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Note: Pages [389-391] are a very brief bibliography of the author's works translated into French. Pages [393-404] are a publisher's catalogue. Cover illustration by Jean-Yves Kervevan.
  4. Paris: Points Fantasy, January 2007. ISBN 2-7578-0274-8, 6.00 €, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-265 [266-289]. Part Two translated as "Thenser - Aradia II" by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Note: Pages [267-269] are very brief bibliography of the author's works translated into French. Pages [273-287] are a publisher's catalogue. Cover illustration by Jean-Yves Kervevan.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Saint Petersburg: Azbooka, Tyerra-Knizhnyy Kloob, 1997. ISBN: 5-7684-0232-2, hardcover. Pagination: 560. As "Geroinya Mira", translated by O. Voyeykova. Cover artist as yet undetermined.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, October 2013.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two

Short story collection.
Contains: Introduction "Profile: Tanith Lee", by Donald Wollheim; "The Woman In Scarlet"; "Zelle's Thursday"; "Unlocking The Golden Cage"; "The Eye In The Heart"; "Vermilia"; "Flower Water"; "Doll Skulls"; "Queens In Crimson"; "All The Birds Of Hell"; "The Persecution Machine"; "Antonius Bequeathed"; "One For Sorrow".
Preceded by Tempting The Gods: The selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One.

Hunting the Shadows. Ten rare gems from the Queen of Fantasy.(back cover copy)
  1. [Rockville, MD]: Wildside Press, 2009. Cloth covered boards with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-4344-038401. Price: $24.95. Copyright page: Hunting the Shadows. Copyright 2009 by Tanith Lee. Cover photo by George Mayer. Cover design by Stephen H. Segal. Pagination: [1-6] 7-256 [257-264]. Cover photo by George Mayer. Dustjacket design by Stephen H. Segal. NOTE: Please be aware that in some copies p. 174 has been left blank. The missing page can be downloaded here.

Indigara Or, Jet And Otis Conquer The World

Novel. 23,400 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

Welcome to Indigara ... a strangely familiar, strangely hypnotic world.
Jet and her robot dog, Otis, have been taken with Jet's two sisters--one of whom has a role in the latest super-movie--to their planet's film capital, Ollywood. Jet and Otis are soon plunged into the mysterious underworld that lurks below the studios and lots. Here lies the beautiful and sinister otherwhere of Indigara, which has spontaneously generated from the sets, costumes, models, and actual celluloid of fantasy and SF plot movies that never got made into series. Even while the girl and dog try to survive the dangers and terrors below, their Indigaran mirror images have replaced them, and are running amok in the real world above.
Tanith Lee's trademark combination of unique worldbuilding, humor, and action make Indigara a five-star success!(inside cover copy)
  1. New York: Firebird, 2007. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0-14-240922-0. Price: $11.99. Copyright page: Published by Firebird, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2007 | 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Pagination: [i-x] 1-197 [198]. Dustjacket illustration by Daniel Dos Santos; Dustjacket design by Lori Thorn. NOTE: Cover title appears as Indigara.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: Firebird, 2007.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook color through via Barnes and Noble.

Into Gold

Novelette. 14,000 words.
First separate publication. Collected earlier in Women As Demons.
Contents: Into Gold.

When Prince Draco sees the mysterious woman from the East, she entrances him as no one has before. His second-in-command Skorous suspects that she has secret motives when he learns that she has the power to transform things into gold. Is this her only power, or has she bewitched Draco's heart?
Tanith Lee, one of the best fantasists writing today, has crafted a masterful tale of desire and deception. She has written over a dozen novels, and has won the World Fantasy Award for her short fiction. (back cover copy)
  1. [Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991]. Mass-market paperback. ISBN 1-56146-532-1. Price: $1.95. No statement of printing on copyright page. Pagination: [i-ii, 1-3] 4-47 [48-50]. Cover art by David & Ellissa Martin. Note: issued as number 32 in the Pulphouse Short Story Paperbacks series.

Ivoria

Novel. 51,000 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

Nick Lewis certainly has no loking for his TV historian brother, Laurence. Aside from anything else Nick blames him for the death of their mother, the beautiful actress Claudia Martin. And so, is it possible the off-handededly childish trick played by Nick on Laurence really does cast some kind of a curse?
Bizarre and unpleasant things begin to happen, without a doubt. And Nick himself is hardly immune. As the pattern of his secure yet eccentric life starts to come undone, he finds himself without remedies. Where has Laurence vanished to? What is the creepy Mr. Pond's part in it all? And who is the apparently sinister Kitty Price?
Can repressed hatred cause such disruption, danger, even death? Or has the object caused it, as Nick pretended it could: that little ivory counter from a stolen drawer?
This is probably not a supernatural story. It might be less unsettling if it was. (back cover copy)
  1. Stafford [England]: Immanion Press, 2012. Trade paperback, ISBN 1-907737-40-4, ₤11.99 and $19.99. Copyright page: Ivoria by Tanith Lee copyright 2012. Cover art by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine. An immanion Press edition. Pagination: [1-8] 9-253 [254-258]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, September 2014.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Kill The Dead

Novel. 65,000 words.
Collected in Sometimes, After Sunset.
Nominated for the 1981 August Derleth Award (the British Fantasy Award for best novel).
Nominated as no. 12 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1981 Locus Poll.
Shortlisted in the Best Novel category for the 1981 Coveted Balrog Award.

Kill the dead? How can you slay that which is already slain? Yet ... sometimes the dead refuse to stay quiet.
For there are times when the dead have a duty that must be fulfilled. There are times when those must walk who defy God and Nature to do so; those are times of horror and haunting.
Then one must call the exorcist. There is work for the slayer of ghosts in the backlands of the world. There is work for Parl Dro, Ghost-Killer.
This is the story of two sisters who defied him. One did not belong on this earth, one did. But which was the one he must kill? Which was the one he must silence?
Tanith Lee has written in KILL THE DEAD a marvelous novel of dark shadows and strange evils ... a novel to place alongside THE EXORCIST and THE STAND, a weird companion to SABELLA and THE BIRTHGRAVE. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1980]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 401 (UE1562). ISBN 0 87997 562 8. Price: $1.75. Copyright page: First Printing, September 1980 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-172 [173-176]. Cover illustration by Don Maitz. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc. Published by the New American Library of Canada Limited. [1980]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 401 (UE1562). ISBN 0 87997 562 8. Price: $1.95. Copyright page: First Printing, September 1980 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [Note: this is the 2nd printing by DAW Canada]. Pagination: [1-6] 7-172 [173-176]. Cover illustration by Don Maitz. Frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan.
  3. London: Legend, [1990]. ISBN 0-09-966360-0, £3.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Legend Book. First published in 1980 by DAW Books. Legend edition 1990. Copyright 1980 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-6] 7-172. Cover illustration possibly by Mick Posen.
  4. Blackburg, VA: Fantastic Books, 2010. ISBN 1-60459-942-8, $12.99, trade paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1980 by Tanith Lee. In-house editor: Darrl Schweitzer. First Fantastic Books edition. Pagination: [1-7] 8-177 [178]. Note: pages [7]-10 contain an introduction by the author. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Cover design by Ian Randal Strock.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: J'ai Lu, 1987. ISBN 2-277-22194-5, mass-market paperback. As "Tuer Les Morts", translated by Gérard Lebec. Pagination: 250.

    German Translations:

  1. Bergisch-Gladbach [Germany]: Bastei-Lübbe, 1983. ISBN: 3-404-20050-0, DM 6.80, mass-market paperback. As "Das Lied Des Exorzisten", translated by Rosemarie Heinemann. Pagination: [1-4] 5-237 [238-240]. Cover illustration by Eric Ladd. NOTE: English title is incorrectly given as To Kill The Dead.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Milan: Garden Edictrice, February 1987. Trade paperback, Lit. 6.000. Pagination: 153-282. As "Uccidere I Morti", translated by Lucio Mori. Cover illustration by David Hardy. Note: Preceded by Delusion's Master translated as "Maestro D'Illusioni", also translated by Lucio Mori. Pages 283-308 consist of a piece entitled "Il Segreto Di Mavi-Su" by Mariangela Cerrino; pages 309-314 consist of a piece entitled "Una Passione Titanica" by Renato Pestriniero; and pages 316-317 consit of a piece entitled "Fantascienza In Giallo" by Antonio Bellomi.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Iskry, 1992. ISBN: 83-207-1378-1, trade paperback with illustrated dustjacket. Pagination: [1-7] 8-167 [168]. As "Zabójca Umarłych", translated by Danuta Górska. Cover illustration by Janusz Gutkowski.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Stafford [England]: Immanion Press, 2013.
    Available via Amazon US.
    Available via Amazon UK.

Killing Violets (Gods' Dogs)

Novel. 23,100 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

1934.
Starving to death somewhere in Europe, Anna meets Raoul. She is ready to sell herself for a meal, but he has other plans. He takes her to England, to a summer of torrential rain, and the dubious mansion of his arrogant and unsavoury relatives, the Basultes.
It seems Anna is to "enjoy" the godly Basulte life. BUt the mounds of stodgy food, the genuflecting servants, the mindless cruelty of class, (the endless rain), affront her. Besides, she is becoming aware of the family, Raoul included, is playing with her a macabre and silly game.
Anna is a suvivor - she has had to be - practiced at acting out the impossible. Both the aristocratic malignities, and the Hogarthian orgies of the servants, can be accommodated, if they must. For did they but know, Anna has a past as savage and explicit as anything seen in the Basulte house.
The past, that was Preguna, where Anna love Árpád, during a European summer of soft heat. Until love ended in the darkness that now hangs on every moment of her life, reducing all other things, however murderous, to nothing. (back cover copy)
  1. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, [2012]. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1-907737-36-7. Price: ₤10.99 or $19.99. Copyright page: Copyrighy by Tanith Lee 2012. Cover by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine. An Immanion Press edition. Pagination: [1-8] 9-190 [191-192]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine. NOTE: title appears only as Killing Violets on cover and spine.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, July 2014.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

L'Amber

Novel. 405,000 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

As she says of herself, Jay is a 'chancer'. But she finds she is at once out of her depth when she meets the beautiful artist, Jilaine Best.
Apparently, Jilaine has everything - looks, talent, and wealth, yet even so her life is imperfect. In adolescence she lost her mother in circumstances both mysterious and painfully unpleasant. Now, Unable to conceive, Jilaine's one wish is for a baby - even if another woman gives birth to it.
Jay can't resist the opportunity, she tells Jilaine that she, Jay, is pregnant. And so the great lie begins.
It seems easy enough - for there conveniently is the handsome young cab driver, only too willing to make love with her ... But the spun web is already untangling. Can anything result from it but danger - and destruction?(back cover copy)
  1. Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex [Eng.]: Egerton House Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-905016-06-9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-239 [240-250]. Cover illustration and design by John Kaiine.
  2. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, 2011. ISBN 1-907737-25-1, trade paperback. Copyright page: L'Amber by Tanith Lee. Copyright 2006, 2nd edition 2011. Pagination: [1-7] 8-219 [220]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine.

La Saga d'Uasti (Birthgrave Trilogy)

Omnibus.
Combines: La Déesse Voilée (The Birthgrave), Vazkor, (Vazkor, Son of Vazkor), and La Quête De La Sorcière Blanche (The Quest For The White Witch).

  1. Paris: Éditions J'ai Lu, June 2004. ISBN: 2290338265, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-6] 7-1041 [1042-1056]. Combines: La Déesse Voilée (The Birthgrave) and Vazkor, (Vazkor, Son of Vazkor) translated by by Michel Darroux and Bernadette Emerich; La Quête De La Sorcière Blanche (The Quest For The White Witch) translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi. Cover illustration by Vincent Gaigneux.

Law Of The Wolf Tower

Young adult novel. 50,000 words.
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
The first volume in the Wolf Tower sequence.
Collected in The Claidi Journals.

Orphan-slave Claidi knows only the mindless rituals and cruelties of the House and the Garden, where the ruling families wallow in lavish extravagance. Then a golden stranger promises freedom if she will journey with him through the savage Waste.
Mad tribes and strange cities, enemies and friends where she least expects them, above all the Wolf Tower that broods over the grim stone city of her destiny; nothing - and no one - is as it seems.
If she is to survive, Claidi must learn fast - hone her wits, sharpen her instinct for danger...
Freedom demands that she confront the Law - once and for all... (back cover copy)
  1. [London]: Hodder Children's Books, [1998]. Mass-market paperback. ISBN 0-340-70446-2. Price: £3.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1998 by Tanith Lee. First published in Great Britain by Hodder Children's Books | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [1-8] 9-233 [234-240]. Cover illustration by Brad Gray.
  2. [London]: Hodder Children's Books, [2000]. ISBN 0-340-77828-8, £4.99, trade paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1998 Tanith Lee. First published in Great Britain in 1998 by Hodder Children's Books. This Hodder Silver Series edition published 2000 | 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [1-8] 9-233 [234-240]. Cover illustration by Haydn Cornner.
  3. New York: Dutton Children's Books, [2000]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First hardcover edition. ISBN 0-525-46394-1, $15.99. Copyright page: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. Jacket illustration by Victor Lee. Note: published as Wolf Tower. "The Claidi Journals - Book I" at head of title.
  4. New York: Penguin/Puffin, 2001. ISBN 0-14-230030-6, $6.99, trade paperback, Copyright page: originally published in Great Britain by Hodder Childrens' Books, 1998. First published in the United States of America by Dutton Childrens' Books, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2000. Published by Puffin Books, a division of Peguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2001 | 9 10. Copyright Tanith Lee, 1998. Pagination: [i-x] [1-2] 3-233 [234-238]. Note: published as Wolf Tower. Cover illustration by Victor Lee. Cover design by Camille Murphy.
  5. [London]: Hodder Children's Books, [2006]. ISBN: 0 340 91812 8, £5.99, trade paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1998 Tanith Lee. First published in Great Britain in 1998 by Hodder Children's Books. This edition published in 2006. Pagination: [1-10] 11-235 [236-240]. Cover illustration by Hayden Comner.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Sangyou Henshaa Sentaa, March 2005. ISBN: 4-916199-69-3, ¥1200, paperback. Pagination: [1-7] 8-167 [316-320]. As "Urufu Tawaa No Okite", translated by Hiromi Nakamura. Cover illustration by Sakurase Ryu.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, June 2014.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

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