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Shon The Taken

Young adult novel. 45,000 words.

Shon knew that the Taken must die. Death had touched them, and the evil spirits which issued from Death's Place to the east beyond the valley Took away the souls of the living. It was the law of Shon's people, who seldom ventured far from their simple huthouses in Pine Walk, except to hunt boar in the forest. And even the forest was not completely safe, for across the river at its eastern edge lay Crow Mork, Death's Place, and in the stories Crow himself, who was Death, rode there with Crow's People, Death's children, on strange four-legged beasts shod with white metal and swift as the wind.
Lost in the dark forest, Shon encountered Death's Children. 'Don't go home,' the dead girl told him - he was almost sure it was a girl, though her face was a black void in the night. But there was nowhere else to go. They would kill him, of course; being Taken, they would have to.
Yet Shon escaped that death - though he was to meet Death in Death's Place, and learn the extraordinary truth about it. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. [London]: M[acmillan, 1979]. Paper covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0 333 27036 3. Price: £4.50. Copyright page: Copyright Tanith Lee 1979. First published 1979 by MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. Pagination: [i-vi] 1-144 [145-146]. Dustjacket illustration by Bridie Page.
  2. [London, Melborne, Sydney, Auckland, Johannesburg, etc.]: Beaver Books, [1989]. ISBN 0 09 963130 X, £2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Beaver Book. Published by Arrow Books Limited. First published in 1979 by Macmillan Children's Books. Beaver edition 1989. Pagination: [1-6] 7-144 p. Cover illustration uncredited.

    German Translations:

  1. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-453-31137-X, DM 5.80, mass-market paperback. As "Der Besessene", translated by Will Peterstal. Pagination: [1-6] 7-132 [133-134]. Cover illustration by Linda Garland. Interior illustrations by Franz Berthold.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, March 1983. ISBN: 4-15-020050-5, ¥260, paperback. As "Shiryou No Miyako", translated by Yumiko Morishita. Pagination: [1-6] 7-193 [194-200]. Cover illustration by Yoshitaka Amano.

    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.

The Silver Metal Lover

Novel. 85,000 words.
The first volume in the The S.I.L.V.E.R. Series.
Note: a condensation of Chapters 1 through 3 appeared in Science Fiction Digest, Vol 1 No 2, January/February 1982.

Mother, I am in love with a robot.
No. She isn't going to like that.
Mother, I am in love.
Are you, darling?
Oh, yes, Mother, yes I am. His hair is auburn, and his eyes are very large. Like amber. And his skin is silver.
Silence.
Mother. I'm in love.
With whom, dear?
His name is Silver.
How metallic.
Yes. It stands for
Silver Ionized Locomotive Verisimulated Electronic Robot.
Silence. Silence. Silence.
Mother....

It is a world of the future, where beauty is available to all, given the sophistication of technology and medicine. Yet Jane is - well, surely pleasant-enough-looking, with her soft brown hair and slightly plump body. Years back, when Jane was tiny, her beautiful, wealthy mother had her analyzed for perfect body type, and now cosmetic medications keep her true to form. And she questions little. After all, her mother has so much authority, so many opinions, that there's nothing for Jane to say.
And Jane's lovers are largely in her mind - men from films she's seen, from books she's read. The thought of confronting a flesh-and-blood lover makes Jane grow cold. What would she say to him? What would he think of plain Jane?
Until she meets Silver, a singer and guitarist. And a robot - with all the adoration and compassion that in-the-flesh lovers lack.
But, unlike human lovers, Silver is for sale, and Jane - desperate for his love - risks estrangement from her mother and friends to possess him. With Silver as her partner, she tastes the first happiness and independence she has ever known. She even grows pretty, as she stops taking the pills and treatments her mother had ordered for her.
Yet - what would you do if the manufacturer decided to recall the particular model of lover you'd bought?
A startling romance of the future by the author of Sometimes, After Sunset and Electric Forest. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday Inc., [1981]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Price: [$2.98]. Copyright page: Copyright 1981 by Tanith Lee. Published by arrangement with DAW Books, Inc. No other statement of printing on copyright page. Date code L44 on page 215. Pagination: [i-vi, 1] 2-216 [217-218]. Dustjacket illustration by Rob Sauber.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1982]. ISBN 0 87997 721 3, $2.75, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1981, by Tanith Lee. First DAW Printing, April 1982 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-5] 6-240. Cover illustration by Don Maitz. Frontispiece illustration by Tanith Lee.
  3. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1985]. ISBN 0 8099 5000 6, $7.95, trade paperback. Pagination: [1-5] 6-240. Copyright page: Copyright, 1981, by Tanith Lee. First DAW Trade Printing, September 1985 | 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Cover illustration by Joe Chiodo. Frontispiece illustration by Tanith Lee.
  4. New York: Harmony Books, [1985]. ISBN 0-517-55853-X, $6.95, large size trade paperback. Copyright page: Illustrations copyright 1985 by Trina Robbins. Text copyright 1985 by Tanith Lee. This is an adaptation of The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee, published by DAW Books in 1981 | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | First Edition. Note: this is a graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Trina Robbins. Lettering by Tom Orzechowski. Additional coloring by Guy Colwell.
  5. London Boston Sydney: Unwin Paperbacks, [1986]. ISBN 0-04-823340-4, £2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First publsihed by Unwin Paperbacks in 1986. Copyright 1982, 1986 by Tanith Lee. This edition published by arrangement with DAW Books Inc, New York. Pagintion: [1-5] 6-240. Cover illustration by Danny Flynn. Interior frontispiece illustration by Tanith Lee.
  6. New York Toronto London Sydney Auckland: Bantam Books, [1999]. ISBN 0-553-58127-9, $5.99, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: A Bantam Spectra Book. DAW Books, Inc. edition published 1981. Bantam Spectra edition / May 1999 | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: [1-11] 4-291 [292]. Cover illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft.
  7. Pymble, Sydney, New South Wales [Australia]: Voyager, (HarperCollins Publishers), 2001. ISBN 0 7322 7060 X, $17.50 (Australian), mass-market paperback. Copyright page: First published in the USA by DAW Books, Inc. in 1981. Bantam-Spectra edition, USA, 1999. First published in Australia in 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers Pty Limited | 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pagination: i-xi [xii-xiii] [1-2] 3-335 [336]. Note: this edition contains an introduction by Anne Lesley Groell (Senior Editor, Bantam Dell Publishing Group, New York City) dated April 11 2001. Cover illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft.

    Chinese Translations:

  1. Beijing: Qing Hua Ta Xue Chu Ban She [i.e. Tsinghua University Press], May 2013. ISBN: 7-302-314-12-7, paperback, 28.80 Yuan. Pagination: [1-4] 1-348. As "Yin Se Jin ShuLian Ren", tanslated by Chen Tao. Published in agreement with Baror International, Armonk N.Y. through the Greyhawk Agency. Cover illustration by Wu Xinzheng.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Perseo Libri, April 2006. Paper covered boards with pictorial dustjacket, €20,66. Pagination: [1-6] 7-301 [302-304]. As "Storia Di Un Amore D'Argento", translated by Lella Moruzzi. Cover illustration by Giuseppe Festino. Note: Pages 7-10 contain an introduction by Riccardo Grammantieri entitled "Il Gioco Dell'Inversione E Della Rinascita: Una Introduzione A Tanith Lee" and pages 295-300 include an extensive bibliography compiled by Riccardo Grammantieri.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, July 1987. ISBN: 4-15-010725-4, paperback, ¥540. Pagination: [1-8] 9-395 [396-399]. As "Gin'iro No Koibito", translated by Akemi Itsuji. Cover illustration by Yumiko Kawahara.
  2. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, April 2007. ISBN: 4-15-011606-4, paperback, ¥880. Pagination: [1-8] 9-446 [447-448]. As "Gin'iro No Koibito", translated by Akemi Itsuji. Cover illustration by Wonder Workz.

    Swedish Translations:

  1. Bromma [i.e. Stockholm]: Delta Förlags AB, 1983. ISBN: 91-7228-326-2, laminated paper over boards. Pagination: [1-6] 7-260. As "Jungfrun Som Älskade Silver",translated by Ingela Bergdahl. Cover illustration by Hans Arnold.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, June 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.

Sometimes, After Sunset

Omnibus.
Contents: Sabella, Or, The Bloodstone; Kill The Dead.

Here are two mesmerizing novels by one of SF's fastest rising stars:
SABELLA, or THE BLOOD STONE. Love was a luxury she could not afford. The huntress does not love.her prey, after all, and Sabella Quey's need to hunt was overpowering.
It had been so ever since the day she had wandered into the ruins on Novo Mars and found the strange gem. The thirst for blood had grown in her just as desire grows in most young women. And back then, inexperienced, reckless, she had sated her lust with any of the boys who whistled after her - boys who were unaware that death awaited them in her arms.
As she matured, Sabella became cautious; she did not kill the men who pursued her, but rather allowed them to use her body to satisfy their needs - all the while satisfying her own. The gem, pale at first, would become deep red as her hunger abated, but the men didn't notice the change. They would faint, ecstatic, and afterward never remember the true nature of Sabella's passion.
Yet there were people who understood what Sabella was- people who feared and despised her. And of those, one in particular had found a way to vent her hatred....
KILL THE DEAD. A hush came over the inn's common room when Parl Dro entered. A few in the crowd who recognized him spread the word: he was the Ghost-Killer.
Conversation resumed as Dro ordered a meal, and he listened quietly to their nervous sallies.
'How do you sleep nights?' someone asked, not really expecting an answer. 'He sleeps all right,' came the reply. 'There'll be plenty with cause to thank him.' 'And plenty who curse him,' another man said.
The room was growing quiet again; they wanted to know, yet dared not ask too directly.
'Well, you've had a wasted journey to this place, Parl Dro,' someone ventured at last. 'We haven't any deadalive here.'
He had been expecting such a comment, and readying himself to say the words none of them wanted to hear.
'Oh, but you're wrong,' he told them quietly. And almost against their will, they believed him. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday Inc., [1980]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First combined edition. First hardcover edition of both titles. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Price: [$5.98]. No statement of printing on copyright page. Date code K42 on page 310. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-7] 8-311 [312-314]. Dustjacket art by Don Maitz.

Sounds And Furies: Seven Faces Of Darkness

Short Story Collection.
Contents: Where All Things Perish, Midday People, Cold Fire, Crying In The Rain, We All Fall Down, The Beautiful And The Damned By F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Isle Is Full Of Noises.

Sounds and Furies collects seven singular, gorgeous tales of lingering atmospheric horror from the masterful pen of Tanith Lee. These seven faces of darkness cast a wide shadow and burrow deep within ... (inside dustwrapper copy)
  1. Winnetka, CA.: Norilana Books, 2010. Two simultaneous issues.
    1. Cloth-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 1-60762-059-4. Price: $23.95. Copyright page: Copyright 2010 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-9] 10-240 [241-246]. Dustjacket illustration by John Kaiine.
    2. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-60762-060-0. Price: $11.95. Copyright page: Copyright 2010 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-11] 10-240 [241-246]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine.

Space Is Just A Starry Night

Short Story Collection.
Contents: The Beautiful Biting Machine, Moon Wolf, Felixity, The Thaw, You Are My Sunshine, With A Flaming Sword, Black Fire, Written In Water, Tonight I Can Sleep Quietly, Stalking The Leopard, Dead Yellow, By The Crystal Light Beneath One Star, A Day In The Skin (Or, The Century We Were Out Of Them), and Within The Ghost.

The tales in Space Is Just A Starry Night range across the genres, as elegant as the field of stars spanning a clear dark sky. A lone survivor of plague receives a mysterious visitor; a prison planet tortures political prisoners by methodically manipulating their memories; a young woman uncovers the ghastly truth about the cryogenically preserved ancestor who's been thawed; a ship's officer struggles with his suspicions about a shy drab woman taking passage aboard a ship of sun-worshippers - Tanith Lee explores these and other scenarios in her ever intense sensual prose. (back cover copy)
  1. Seattle: Acqueduct Press, 2013. Trade paperback, ISBN: 1-61976-031-8, price $18.00. Short story collection. Pagination: [1-8] 1-239 [240]. Copyright page: Copyright 2013 by Tanith Lee. First printing July [i.e. May?], 2013. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Cover design by Lynne Jenson Lampe. Cover illustration credits: Fornax Galaxy cluster: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA. Cabeus crater: NASA.GSFC/Arizona State University. Book design by Kathryn Wilham.
The Storm Lord

Novel. 140,000 words.
The first volume in The Novels Of Vis series.
Collected in The Wars Of Vis.

"To my mind Tanith Lee has virtually proved herself an equal with Le Guin, Brackett, Norton, C.L. Moore, and others ..." - Tangent
"If there is any justice in the world, Tanith Lee's novel should win the August Derleth Award for 1975 ... I cannot expect to recommend any other book more highly." - British Fantasy Society Bulletin
The above are two of the many excited reviews of Tanith Lee's first DAW book, THE BIRTHGRAVE. Now DAW is again privileged to present another grand fantasy saga, full-bodied and brilliantly portrayed, worthy once again of the above quotes.
THE STORM LORD is a big novel of an unknown planet and of the conflict of empires and peoples on that world. It is the story of a priestess raped and slain, of a baby born of a king and hidden among strangers, and of how that child, grown to manhood, sought his true heritage.
It is a novel of alien gods and lost goddesses, of warriors and wanderers, and of vengeance long delayed.
It is an epic in every sense of the word. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1976]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 193 (UE1233). ISBN 451 UE1233 175 [i.e. 0 87997 233 5]. Price: $1.75. Copyright page: Copyright, 1976, by Tanith Lee. First Printing, May 1976 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-7] 8-350 [351-352]. Cover illustration by Gino D'Achille.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc. Published by The New American Library of Canada, [1976]. Publisher's number: 193 (UE1233). ISBN 451 UE1233 175 [i.e. 0 87997 233 5], $1.75 (Canadian), mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright, 1976, by Tanith Lee. First Printing, May 1976 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. [Note: this is, actually, the 2nd printing as published by DAW Canada in 1976]. Pagination: [1-7] 8-350 [351-352]. Cover illustration by Gino D'Achille.
  3. [London]: Futura Publications Limited, [1977]. ISBN 0 8600 7968 6, £0.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publications Limited. Copyright Tanith Lee 1976. Pagination: [i-ii] [1-7] 8-350. Cover illustration by Peter A. Jones.
  4. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1978]. ISBN 0-87997-361-7, $1.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1976, by Tanith Lee. First printing, May 1976 | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. (Note: this is, in fact, the 3rd printing, issued in 1978]. Pagination: [1-7] 8-350, [351-352]. Cover illustration by Gino D'Achille.
  5. [London]: Futura Publications Limited, [1979]. ISBN 0 8600 7968 6, £1.10, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publicaitons Limited. Reprinted 1979. Copyright Tanith Lee 1976. Pagination: [i-ii] [1-7] 8-350. Cover illustration by Peter A. Jones.
  6. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1983]. ISBN 0 87997 867 8, $2.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1976 by Tanith Lee. First printing, May 1976 | 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 [Note: this is, in fact, the 6th pritning, issued in 1983]. Pagination: [1-7] 8-350 [351-352]. Cover illustration by Gino D'Achille.
  7. [London]: Futura Publications Limited, [1985]. ISBN 0 8600 7968 6, £2.50, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: An Orbit Book. First published in Great Britain in 1977 by Futura Publicaitons Limited. Reprinted 1979, 1985. Copyright Tanith Lee 1976. Pagination: [i-ii] [1-7] 8-350. Cover illustration by Peter A. Jones.
  8. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1988]. ISBN 0 88677 273 7, $3.95, mass-market paperback. Copyright page: Copyright 1976 by Tanith Lee. DAW Book collector no. 193. First printing, May 1976 | 7 8 9 10 11 12 [Note: this is, in fact, the 7th printing issued in 1988]. Pagination: [1-7] 8-350 [351-352]. Cover illustration by Manuel Sanjulian.
  9. New York: DAW Books, Inc., 2017. ISBN: 0-7564-1117-6, $7.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1976 by Tanith Lee. Cover art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design. Daw Book Collectors No. 193. Published by DAW Books Inc. First printing,, May 1976. First new edition printing, July 2017. | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [i-vi] [1-3] 4-09 [410]. Cover illustration by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Cover design by G-Force Design.

    French Translations:

  1. Paris: OPTA, August 1982. Cloth covered boards with pictorial dust jacket. ISBN: 2-7201-0153-2. Pagination: [1-10] 11-429 [430-432]. As "Le Seigneur Des Tempêtes", translated by E.C.L. Meistermann. Cover art, pictorial endpapers and interior illustrations by Claude Fritsch. NOTE: This is a limited edition of 3,000 numbered copies reserved for members of the C.L.A. Pages [5-6] contain a introduction entitled "Démons Et Merveilles" by Daniel Walther.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Bologna: Libra Editrice, October 1977. Paper covered boards with pictorial dustjacket, Lit 6.000. As "Il Signore Delle Tempeste", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Pagination: [1-6] 7-483 [484-486] Dustjacket illustration by Allison. Note: pages 7-30 contain an introduction by Ugo Malaguti and pages 457-484 contain a piece called "L'Esordio di Tanith Lee", also by Ugo Malaguti.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Moscow: AST Yermak, 2004. Two ISBN listed: 5-1702-2509-1 and 5-9577-1182-9, hardcover. Pagination: 416. As "Povelitel Groz", translator as yet undetermined. Cover artist as yet undetermined.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, November 2014.
    Available via SF Gateway. Note: this is only available for readers in the UK and Europe.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.
  2. New York: DAW Books, Inc., 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
  3. Availale via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Sung In Shadow

Novel. 145,000 words.
Nominated as no. 23 in the Best Fantasy Novel category in the 1984 Locus Poll.

In a parallel world, in a Renaissance Italy just a little bit different from that we know, a dashing young man named Romulan met a lovely young lady named Iuletta. But between their romance stood the hatred of their feuding families - and a witchcraft that really worked.
Tanith Lee has created a fabulous new tapestry from the threads of one of our own world's greatest dramas -and woven into it all the color, magic, and excitement that has gained her the title of "Princess Royal of Heroic Fantasy."
SUNG IN SHADOW is a brilliantly colorful novel of swordplay and intrigue, of spells and fiery emotions, in a world where the Devil himself would have the last word. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1983]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 530 (UE1824). ISBN 0 87997 824 4. Price: $3.50. Copyright page: First Printing, May 1983 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-349 [350-352]. Cover illustration by Victoria Poyser.

    German Translations:

  1. Bergisch Gladbach [Germany]: Bastei-Lübbe, 1986. As "Romeo Und Julia In Der Anderswelt", translated by Annette von Charpentier. Pagaination: [1-6] 7-444 [445-448]. Cover illustration by Manuel Sanjulian.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, January 1986. ISBN: 4-15-020083-1, ¥700, paperback. As "Kageni Utae Ba", translated by Akemi Itsuji. Pagination: [1-10] 11-583 [584-592]. Cover illustration by Reiko Okano.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, November 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.

Tales From The Flat Earth: Night's Daughter

Omnibus.
Collects the fourth and fifth volumes in the Tales From The Flat Earth series.
Contents: Delirium's Mistress; Night's Sorceries.

Born of a Demon Lord's whim, she must find her destiny in the world above.
Two vividly imagined volumes in one:

Delirium's Mistress. Azhriaz, Daughter of Night, was the child of Night's Master, and he had hidden her where none could find her None, that is, but his enemy Chuz, who spirited Azhriaz away to the world above.
But Azhrarn would not easily accept losing that which he considered his, and even such determined lovers as Delusion's Master and Delirium's Mistress could not long hide from the Demon Lord's wrath.
Night's Sorceries. While Chuz and Azhriaz dwelt together in the world of men, their magic worked strange spells on all with whom the lovers and their pursuer came in contact. Time itself was turned back, wizards found their most powerful spells recast, and a mere mortal dared to reach as high as the moon and the sun. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., [1987]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First combined edition. First hardcover edition of both titles. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club with Tales From The Flat Earth: The Lords Of Darkness. Price: [$14.98] for the two volumes. No statement of printing on copyright page. No date code. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-10] 11-601 [602]. Dustjacket art by Dawn Wilson.

Tales From The Flat Earth: The Lords Of Darkness

Omnibus.
Collects the first three volumes in the Tales From The Flat Earth series.
Nominated for a 1987 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Contents: Night's Master; Death's Master; Delusion's Master.

In the time before the Earth was round, the Demon Lords of Darkness sowed magic and misery, beauty and terror across the lands.
This 3-in-1 volume includes:

Night's Master. He was Azhrarn, the Demon Lord of Night, and in his Underearth palace he reigned amid his own most glorious creations. Yet always he returned to the surface world to wreak his spells, destroying human love with scarce a thought - until a new force tried to gain control above. And Azhrarn, who had preyed upon mortals for so long, now had to fight to preserve them.
Death's Master. When Uhlume, Lord of Death, made a bargain with an earthly queen, he opened the way to a future challenge to his own rule over all things mortal. For Azhrarn, Night's Master, had also been taking a hand in human affairs, and when the magic of two Demon Lords crossed, not even a Lord of Darkness could predict the final consequences!
Delusion's Master. He was Chuz, Lord of Madness, and he alone would defy Azhrarn's might. If Azhrarn chose to make a woman into a god, Chuz would play a game of his own design with Demon and mortal alike; a game that would result in life, death, and an ages-long conflict between Demon Lords. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., [1987]. Paper-covered boards, issued with pictorial dustwrapper. First combined edition. First hardcover edition of Delusion's Master. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club with Tales From The Flat Earth: Night's Daughter. Price: [$14.98] for the two volumes. No statement of printing on copyright page. No date code. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-4] 5-726 [727-736]. Dustjacket art by Dawn Wilson.

Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights

Short story collection.
Nominated as no. 3 in the Best Collection/Anthology category in the 1985 Locus Poll.

Contents: Foreign Skins; Bright Burning Tiger; Chand Veda; Under The Hand Of Chance; The Ivory Merchants; Oh, Shining Star; Tamastara.

All the magic and mystery of fabled India is woven into these marvel tales of seven strange nights. For that vast land which many have conquered and none have subdued is the home of ten thousand gods and a hundred thousand demons - and the teeming races that dwell on its shrouded plains and marbled cities have kept their mystic secrets.
Only the vivid imagination of Tanith Lee, who has been rightly called "Princess Royal of Heroic Fantasy," could penetrate the nighted veils of India's lore. In Tamastara she does so to delight the mind and season with scented curry the imagination of the West.
Here are hidden gods and demonic possession, here are were-beasts and subterranean terrors, here are beings transformed and souls reborn, here is Terror and Wonder. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and the August Derleth Award, Tanith Lee is at her best in this new book. (back cover copy)
  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., [1984]. Mass-market paperback. Publisher's number: 569 (UE1915). ISBN 0 87997 915 1. Price: $2.50. Copyright page: First Printing, March 1984 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Pagination: [1-6] 7-174 [175-176]. Cover art by Don Maitz.
  2. Brooklyn, New York: Fantastic Books, 2013. Trade paperback, ISBN 1-61720-743-8, $12.99. Copyright page: Copyright 1984 by Tanith Lee. Edited by Darrel Schweitzer. First Fantastic Books edition, 2013. Pagination: [1-7] 8-165 [166]. Cover illustraiton by John Kaiine.

    German Translations:

  1. Bergisch Gladbach [Germany]: Bastei Lübbe, [October 1987]. ISBN: 3-404-1311-8, 9.80 DM, mass-market paperback. Pagination: [1-9] 10-282 [283-288]. As "Indische Nächte: Eine Magische Reise In Eine Dunkle Welt", translated by Dr. Elisabeth Sautter. Cover illustration and internal illustrations by Lucia Maierthaler.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, March 1987. ISBN: 4-15-020096-3, ¥520, paperback. Pagination: [1-10] 11-318 [319-320]. As "Tamastara Indo Gensou Yawa", translated by Akinobu Sakai. Cover illustration by Chiki Ohya.

Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One

Short story collection.
Contents: Introduction "Profile: Tanith Lee", by Donald Wollheim; Tiger I; Death Loves Me; Anna Medea; Ondralume; After I Killed Her; God And The Pig; The Kingdoms Of The Air; Eustace; These Beasts; Cain; The Lady-Of-Shalott House; Where Does The Town Go At Night?.
Followed by Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two

Tempting the Gods. A dozen tales from the queen of fantasy. (back cover copy)
  1. [Rockville, MD]: Wildside Press, 2009. Cloth covered boards with pictorial dustwrapper. ISBN 0-8095-5765-3. Price: $24.95. Copyright page: Copyright 2009 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-6] 7-255 [256-258]. Dustjacket illustration by Rita Isabel. Dustjacket design by Stephan H. Segal.
  2. [Rockville, MD]: Wildside Press, 2012. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-4344-33077. Price: $13.99. Copyright page: Copyright 2009, 2012 by Tanith Lee. Pagination: [1-6] 7-255 [256-258]. Cover illustration by Rita Isabel. Cover design by Stephan H. Segal.

Thirty-Four

Novelette. 12,300 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

After her mother breaks her neck, falling down a marble staircase, Esther goes to Paris. Amoral, (perhaps justifiably) paranoid, Esther is a survivor, but on her first night in a city made of river and rain, she is seduced by the elusive and phantasmal Julie d'Ouest. Though previously often raped and manhandled, never before has the jaundiced Esther known sexual pleasure. What can she do, but set off in pursuit of this demon lover, across a landscape mazed with all the helpers and the hinderers of a mythic quest.
Yet, as the narrative unfolds, threading between England, France before the wars, and Egypt apparently at the turn of the century, the text seems flavoured with anachronisms, discrepancies...
Is Esther writing from a later, modern era (under the eye of her put-upin sister, Anna) letting her memory play tricks on her? Is the world of recollection real - or is it a game, a dream, an escape from illness and frustration; the land of What-Might-Have-Been. (back cover copy)
  1. East Sussex [England]: Egerton House Publishing, 2004. Trade paperback. ISBN 0-9546275-8-X. Price: £7.99. Copyright page: This edition first published 2004. Pagination: [1-9] 10-150 [151-152]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. NOTE: both half-title leaf and cover list the title as "34".
  2. Stafford, Shtafforshire, England: Immanion Press, 2017. ISBN 1-907737-82-4, Trade paperback, ₤10.99 or $13.99. Copyright page: Copyright 2004, 2nd edition 2017. Cover art and design by Danielle Lainton. Interior layout by Storm Constantine. Illustrations on pages 6, 14, 66, and 133 adapted from vintage pictures in the public domain. Illustrations on pages 77, 78, and 134 by Storm Constantine. An Immanion Press edition. Paginatio: [1-6] 7-139 [140-150]. NOTE: both half-title leaf and cover list the title as "34". Pages 7-8 contain an new introduction by Storm Constantine entitled "The Garber Stories of Tanith Lee".

To Indigo

Novel. 55,000 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

Don't talk to strangers.
Don't even look at them.
The life of Roy Phipps can be summed up in a paragraph.
He's fifty, leads an uneventful, well-organised existence in the house inherited from his parents, earns a modest income writing formulaic detective novels, and remembers, sometimes, his encounters with women.
Roy's only aberration is the other novel he has been secretly also writing for years, the sprawling and florid story of the mad poet Vilmos, a study of murder, angst and alchemical magic.
Then one evening Roy meets Vilmos, face to face.
Of course, handsome Vilmos's double, Joseph Traskul, is only a coincidental look-alike. But in those fatal minutes, a terrible bond is formed.
For Traskul is, at the very least, insane = charismatic, predatory, lawless - a sort of human demon - whose almost supernatural powers, once provoked, will prove unstoppable.
As the fiery shadows close in on him, Roy understands that he is now fighting for his own sanity.
And probably for his life. (back cover copy)
  1. Stafford [England]: Immanion Press, 2011. Trade paperback. ISBN 1-907737-21-3. Price: £11.99. Copyright page: By Tanith Lee. Copyright 2011. IP0105. An Immanion Press edition. Pagination: [1-7] 8-319 [320-324]. Cover illustration by John Kaiine.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. {England}: Orion Publishing Group/Gollancz, August 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.

Turquoiselle

Novel. 40,500 words.
One of the Colouring Books.

Not much is what it seems.
The job can be dull, though quite demanding - it involves a lot of driving, often very long hours, an always erratic schedule. Not to mention social duties with certain important clents. The work is lucrative, however. He can easily afford the house in Kent, and the costly wants of Donna, his partner. For someone like Carver, dragged up through a deprved and abused childhood, not such a bad achievemnt.
It's just that suddenly things are running less smoothly. The stuff with Donna.... Various usual tensions at work ... the bizarre and threatening business over Silvia. When it comes it now (text fades out and large yellow "RESTICTED" is stamped over the rest of the paragraph).
In the end maybe all you can rely on is yourself.(back cover copy)
  1. Stafford [England]: Immanion Press, 2014. Trade paperback, ISBN 1-907737-59-6, ₤11.99 and $20.99. Copyright page: Turquoiselle by Tanith Lee copyright 2014. Cover art by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine. An immanion Press edition. Pagination: [1-7] 8-228 [229-234. Cover illustration by John Kaiine. Layout by Storm Constantine.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Unsilent Night

Short story and poetry collection.
Published in conjunction with Tanith Lee's appearance as Guest of Honor at Boskone XVIII in Boston, February 13-15, 1981.
Contents: Sirriamnis; Light; Circe, The Other Woman; Quatrain; The Sundial; Parting; Bargains; The Wreckers; Question, Answer, And Afterthought; The Ghoul In Love; The Guest; Cyrion In Wax.

Unsilent Night is published in conjunction with Tanith Lee's appearance as Guest of Honor at Boskone XVIII. The contents include "Sirriamnis," a story of the calling of a savage magic to a civilized post in ancient Greece (written specifically for this book); "Cyrion In Wax," the latest adventure of a swordsman with a wit to challenge sorcerers; and a selection of previously unpublished poems.
Tanith Lee was born in London in 1947. She began writing at the age of nine, and sold her first book, The Dragon Hoard (Macmillan), when she was nineteen. She has since written 21 other books, including Death's Master (DAW), which recently won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She has also written radio plays, television scripts, and many short stories. Boskone XVIII marks her first appearance as Guest of Honor at an American SF convention. (dustwrapper copy)
  1. Cambridge, MA: The Nesfa Press, 1981. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Cloth covered boards, issued with printed dustwrapper. ISBN 0 915368 18 8. Price: $10.00. Copyright page: FIRST EDITION. Pagination: [i-vi, 1-3] 4-84 [85-90].

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