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Ablan

Vignette. 375 words.

The story of Ablan, the last of his village, after the plague sweeps through.
  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 9-11.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The Abortionist's Horse (A Nightmare)

Short story. 5000 words.

Naine moves to a small house in the country in anticipation of the birth of her first child. She begins to question her decision, however, when she hears tales of Alice Barterlowe, who used to ride her horse along the lane in front of the house at midnight.
  1. Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book Of Horror. London: Victor Gollancz, 2000. Original anthology. Stephen Jones & David Sutton, editors. Pages 137-149.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2001. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors.
  3. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 13-28.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

After I Killed Her

Short story. 6000 words.
Nominated as no. 6 in the Best Short Story category in the 1988 Locus Poll.

Following the death of his wife, the narrator, a soldier for hire, comes to a city by a lake. After killing the dragon that threatens the city, he is treated as a hero. But in time, he returns to the site of his victory to learn the unexpected consequences of his bravery.
  1. Asimov’s Science Fiction. Vol 21 No 7 (No 259), July 1997. Pages 92-102.
  2. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 87-104.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 87-104.

After The Guillotine

Short story. 5800 words.

D’Antoine, Héros, Lucien, and Lucette, four people with different beliefs, have very different experiences after the guillotine blade falls.
  1. Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Vol 58 No 5 (No 520), January 1985. Pages 98-109.
  2. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.

Age

Short story. 2300 words.

A dragon reflects on the life he has lived.
  1. The Ultimate Dragon. New York: Dell, 1995. Original anthology. Byron Preiss, John Betancourt & Keith R.A. DeCandido, editors. Pages 5-10. Note: the introduction to this anthology was written by Tanith Lee.
  2. The Ultimate Dragon. New York: 1 Books, 2003. Original anthology. Byron Preiss, John Betancourt & Keith R.A. DeCandido, editors. Pages 5-10. Note: the introduction to this anthology was written by Tanith Lee.

Alexandrians

Short story. 4350 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Judas Garbah.

Judas, as a little boy, learns the meaning of the word "Alexandrian".
  1. Disturbed By Her Song.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Available through All Romance Books.
  2. Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
  3. Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

All The Birds Of Hell

Novelette. 8300 words.
Nominated as no. 3 in the Best Novelette category in the 1999 Locus Poll.

During the nine months he spends as curator, Henrique Tchaikov witnesses the removal of one pair of frozen lovers from the dome of the Dacha, and the arrival of another.
  1. The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol 95 No 4 & 5 (No 567), October/November 1998. Pages 10-32.
  2. The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology. New York: Tor, 1999. Reprint anthology. Edward L. Ferman & Gordon Van Gelder, editors.
  3. Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two.

Among The Leaves So Green

Novelette. 7500 words.

A mother sends her two daughters—half-sisters Bergette and Ghilane to the Widow to get some eggs. As they travel through the forest, they come to the Tree. As a result, each girl becomes acquainted with her father, and is introduced to the life she was meant to lead.
  1. The Green Man: Tales From The Mythic Forest. New York: Viking, 2002. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Pages 86-112.
  2. The Green Man: Tales From The Mythic Forest. New York: Penguin/Firebird, 2004. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Pages 86-112.

Anna Medea

Novelette. 7800 words.

Chloe Irving raises the suspicions of her husband Claude about Anna Medea, the governess who looks after their dreadful offspring Roger and Sibelle. His fears eventually turn out to be well-founded, even if they are aimed in the wrong direction.
  1. Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Vol 28 No 9, January 1983. Pages 57, 59-69.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 54-71.
  4. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 54-71.
  5. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: 26-39.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Anna Medeia", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [43]-69.

Antonius Bequeathed

Short story. 3600 words.

Silvesta receives a strange bequest from an aunt she never knew.
  1. Weird Tales. No 306 (Vol 54 No 1), Spring 1993. Pages 54, 56, 58-59.
  2. Weird Tales 305-6 (Winter 1992-Spring 1993). Holicong PA.: Wildside Press, 2003. Anthology/omnibus, internally a facsimile reprint of two issues of Weird Tales. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at Wildside Press. Darrell Schweitzer, editor. Pages 54, 56, 58-59.
  3. Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two.

Arborium

Poem. 12 lines.

  1. Animate Objects. Page [2]. NOTE: Prefatory poem not included in the table of contents but included in this bibliography for purposes of completion.
  2. Animal Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Page 12.

Arthur's Lion

Short story. 5350 words.

Jack is contacted by his estranged Uncle Arthur. During a night at Uncle Arthur's grand house in Kent, he tells Jack of a ghostly lion that haunted him as a child ... and has now returned
  1. Weird Tales. No 340 (Vol 61 No 3), May-June 2006. Pages 22-25, 25-31. (Note: p. 25 repeated in pagination; The date of May-June 2006 is given on the contents page, but only June is given on the magazine cover)
  2. Tails Of Wonder And Imagination. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2010. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor.


As Time Goes By

Novelette. 7500 words.

A meeting in the Rouelle Etoile in the way station at Tempi between Day Curtis and a woman with black hair leads to a conversation about another meeting between the pair – one that took place years before, or perhaps had not occurred yet at all.
  1. Chrysalis 10. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1983. Original anthology. Roy Torgeson, editor. Pages 39-52.
  2. The 1984 Annual World’s Best SF. New York: DAW Books, 1984. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors.
  3. The Time Traveler's Almanac. New York: TOR, 2014. Reprint anthology. Ann & Jeff Vandermeer, editors. Tessa Kum and Dominik Parisien, editorial assistants. Two issues, no priority.
    1. Hardcover issue. Pages: [688]-698.
    2. Trade paperback issue. Pages: [688]-689.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Il Meglio Della Fantascienza 1984. (Translation of The 1984 Annual World’s Best SF). Milan: SIAD Edizioni, 1985. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "Col Passar Del Tempo", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 211-228.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. S-F Magajin. Issue 4, no. 351, April 1987. As "Tokino Sugi Yuku Mama Ni", translated by Akinobu Sakai and illustrated by Yoshitaka Saji.

Awake

Short Story. 1680 words.

In this retelling of the fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty", Roisa is given a choice by the thirteenth fairy: to have a century offreedom while the court sleeps or continue on with her royal duties. On the last night of the century of her freedom, Roisa is given the choice to live in freedom or live the life of a princess. Note: There is a commentary by the author at the end.
  1. Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold. New York: Simon & Schuster Juvenile, 2003. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Pages: 137-147.
  2. Dark Of The Woods: Fairy Tales For Modern Times. New York, London, Toronto, Sidney: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Pages: 300-313. Note: this anthology is an omnibus of the original anthologies Swan Sister and A Wolf At The Door.

    Korean Translations:

  1. Wŏndŏ Wŏldŭ Gŭrin Buk. (Translation of Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold). Soeul: T'ŭkpyŏlsi, 2007. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors. Translated as As "Kkae-Eo-Nam", by unknwon translator.

Bargains

Poem. 27 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

Battle

Vignette. 170 words.

A knight and a dragon meet and decide to call it a draw.
  1. TanithLee.com. January 2008.

The Beast

Short story. 5400 words.

Isobel’s married life with Vessavion, the collector of beautiful things, is perfect. Perfect – until she views the hidden collection he keeps only for himself.
  1. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. New York: Morrow AvoNova, 1995. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. Pages 16-32.
  2. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. Gaithersburg, MD.: Prime Books, 2008. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. New York: Morrow AvoNova, 1995. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

The Beast And The Beauty

Short story. 2600 words.

A handsome young man marries a woman who is perceived to be beneath him. Eventually he is murdered.
  1. Dark in the Day. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, 2016. Original anthology. Storm Constantine and Paul Houghton, editors. Pages 191-201. Accompanied by an illustration by Storm Constantine.

The Beautiful And The Damned By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Novelette. 11340 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

In a futuristic word a deadly virus is killing off the young and the beautiful and causing the old to become young again.
  1. Asimov's Science Fiction. Vol 32 No 1 (Whole Number 384), January 2008. Pages 65-81.
  2. Sounds And Furies: Seven Faces of Darkness.

The Beautiful Biting Machine

Short story. 6000 words.

The Nightfair is a valley five miles long and four miles wide. It is only one of many attractions on this world, this pleasure planet. Qire is the owner of Malvanda’s Mansion, a pavilion located within The Nightfair. Qire’s pamphlets describe Malvanda as “The Night-Blooming Bella Donna of Eternal Gothic Fantasy.” Through her unique capabilities, Malvanda is able to satisfy the different appetites of Qire’s customers, and of his valued employee Beldeck.
  1. The Beautiful Biting Machine.
  2. Arrows of Eros. London, New English Library, 1989. Original anthology. Alex Stewart, editor.
  3. Love Is Strange. London: Indigo, 1998. Reprint anthology. Richard Glyn Jones, editor.
  4. Space Is Just A Starry Night. Pages: [1]-17.
  5. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 301-313.

    French Translations:

  1. Ecrit Avec Du Sang. As "La Merveilleuse Machine Qui Mord", translated by Sandrine Jehanno. 205-225.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror. [Bromley, Kent, England]: Telos Publishing, March 2015
    Available for the Kindle via Amzon US

Beautiful Lady

Novelette. 9000 words.

Chorgeh develops a fascination for Julie d’Is, a beautiful lady who seemingly leaves a trail of death wherever she goes.
  1. The Book Of The Dead.
  2. The Secret Books Of Paradys 3 & 4.
  3. The Secret Books Of Paradys: The Complete Paradys Cycle.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Shiseru Mono No Sho (The Book Of The Dead), translated as "Utsukushiki Shukujo", by Ichida Izumi. Pages: 99-138.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. [New York]: Open Road Media, February 2016:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Beauty

Novella. 16,500 words.

When Mercator Levin receives a slender green rose, he knows that it is a summons for Estár, his only natural-born daughter, to go to live with one of the aliens who have come to stay on Earth. At first, Estár finds the appearance of her host ugly and hideous by her standards. In time, however, she comes to appreciate his beauty, and to understand the real reason for her visit.
  1. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer.
  2. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer (Expanded edition).. Pages: 162-202.

    German Translations:

  1. Rot Wie Blut: Die Märchen Der Schwestern Grimmig (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Schönheit", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 202-[252].

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gensou Douwashuu Chi Nogotoku Akaku (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Midori No Bara", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [289]-359.

Beauty Is The Beast

Short story. 6000 words.

Maristarre of Northfree travels to the City of the Thousand Domes to slay a tyrant named Chaquoh. In the process, she learns that the truth she believes may not be the truth at all.
  1. American Fantasy. Vol 2 No 1, Fall 1986. Pages 20-23.
  2. The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 13. New York: DAW Books, 1987. Reprint anthology. Arthur W. Saha, editor.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Il Meglio Della Fantasy 1987. (Translation of The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 13). Milan: Armenia Editore, 1987. Reprint anthology. Arthur W. Saha, editor. As "La Bellezza È La Bestia", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 13-28.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Akuma No Bara (The Devil's Rose And Other Stories). As "Bijo Ha Yajuu", translated by Ichida Izumi. Pages: [125]-146.

Because Our Skins Are Finer

Short story. 5400 words.
Shortlisted in the Best Short Fiction category for the 1982 Coveted Balrog Award.

Huss Hullas is a seal hunter trying to win the favour of Morna, a girl who works at the local bar. He promises her a sealskin for a coat to keep her warm. But when he shoots a young bull seal with a golden coat, he receives an unexpected visit from someone claiming the skin for herself.
  1. Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine. Vol 1 No 8, November 1981. Pages 21-27.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  4. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages : [165]-178.
  5. Legenda Maris. Pages: 191-208.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Umi Hyou", translated by Chiori Sada. Pages: [295]-320.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Below The Sun Beneath

Short story. 4500 words.

A retake on the the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". Yannis is now a cripple after serving as a soldier for many years In his quest to survive he meets an old woman who offers to teach him three secrets, which will change his life.
  1. Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales. [San Francisco]: Prime Books, 2013. Original anthology. Paula Guran, editor. Pages: [59]-89. Note: the story is preceded by an introduction by the author and followed by a brief biography of the author.

The Bench

Short story. 1240 words.

An old woman reflects on her life and the park bench she journeys to every day.
  1. Animate Objects. Pages 171-175.
  2. Animal Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Pages 167-171.

Between Ourselves

Novelette. 8700 words.
Co-written with Rosemary Hawley Jarman.

There are more planes of existence than we can see. But sometimes we catch a glipse.
  1. H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine Of Horror. No 5, Spring 2009. Pages: 81-93. Note: This is the final issue and is only printed as a PDF file available at Weird Tales Online.

Beyond The Sun

Short story. 2500 words.

The vampire Anka remembers when she was turned by Taras and dwells on her blood donors and lovers 150 years later.
  1. Evolve Two: Vampire Stories Of The Future Undead. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Original anthology. Edited by Nancy Kirkpatrick. Pages: 248-259.
  2. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 315-325.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Evolve Two: Vampire Stories Of The Future Undead. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Original anthology. Edited by Nancy Kirkpatrick. Pages: 248-259.
    Available for the Kindle through Amazon US.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror. [Bromley, Kent, England]: Telos Publishing, March 2015
    Available for the Kindle via Amzon US

Bite-Me-Not Or, Fleur De Fur

Novelette. 11,000 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

While the Cursed Duke waits in vain for a bush in his sunken garden to bloom, Prince Feroluce, a vampire, almost succeeds in his attack on the Duke’s castle. When Feroluce is captured, the people of the castle plan to sacrifice his life. But their plans are undone by the actions of Rohise, a scullery maid with an unsuspected past.
  1. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Vol 8 No 10 (No 83), October 1984. Pages 97-116. Note: published as “Bite-Me-Not Or, Fleur De Feu”.
  2. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  3. Vampires. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday & Company, 1987. Reprint anthology. Alan Ryan, editor. Note: reprinted in Great Britain as The Penguin Book Of Vampire Stories (Penguin, 1988).
  4. Forests Of the Night.
  5. A Taste For Blood. New York: Dorset, 1992. Reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Robert Weinberg, editors.
  6. The Oxford Book Of Fantasy Stories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Reprint anthology. Tom Shippey, editor.
  7. Blood Thirst: 100 Years Of Vampire Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Reprint anthology. Leonard Wolfe, editor.
  8. Women Of The Night. New York: Barnes & Noble [Published...by arrangement with Tekno Book], 2007. Reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, editor. Pages: 123-151.
  9. The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published. New York: Vintage Books, 2009. Reprint anthology. Edited with an introduction by Otto Penzler.
  10. The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published. London: Quercus, 2009. Reprint anthology. Edited with an introduction by Otto Penzler.
  11. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 31-52.

    Czech Translations:

  1. Z Upířích Archivů - Kniha I. (Translation of Vampire Archives Volume 1..) Prague: Plejáda publishing, 2010, Original anthology. Otto Von Penzler, editor. Czech editors: Lucie Křesťanová and Martin Zhouf. Translated as "Nekousanka Aneb Fleur De Fur", by Adam Růžek, Ivan Němeček, Ivar Tichý, Oskar Reindl, Ondřej Müller, or Robert Čapek. Pages 94-119.

    French Translations:

  1. Ecrit Avec Du Sang. As "Ne-Me-Mords-Pas Ou Fleur de Feu", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 77-110.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. S-F Magajin. Issue no. 11, no. 497, November 1997. As "No Kusa Nagu Sa, Aruiha Honooro Hana", translated by Yuriko Kimua and illustrated by Toshiaki Katou.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Nowa Fantastyka. No 11 (290), November 2006. As "Fleur De Fur Czyli Niekasajka", translated by Michal Jakuszewski. Pages: 28-40.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror. [Bromley, Kent, England]: Telos Publishing, March 2015
    Available for the Kindle via Amzon US

Black And White Sky

Short Story. 5150 words.

A tiding of magpies becomes a plague of magpies and causes the end of the world.
  1. Brighton Shock! The Souvenir Book of the World Horror Convention 2010. Hornsea [England]: PS Publishing, 2010. Edited by Stephen Jones. Pages: 23-43. NOTE: This story is preceded by a piece called "Introducing Tanith Lee" written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and a primary bibliography of the author's work with acknowlwdements to Daughter Of The Night.
  2. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by Ellen Datlow.
  3. Nightmare Magazine. Issue 25, October 2014. Special Issue: Women Destroy Horror! Guest edited by Ellen Datlow. Pages: [81-]105.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2011
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazion UK.
  2. Nightmare Magazine. Issue 25, October 2014
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazion UK.

Black As A Rose

Novelette. 9200 words.

Zhoreb and his band, disciples of Dathanja, come to an oasis in the desert where they encounter Jalasil. When Zhoreb misinterprets Jalasil’s intentions, he and his men continue on their journey. Later, Zhoreb returns when Jalasil invokes a sorcery provided by Azhrarn. But the results of their reunion are different from what either of them had anticipated.
  1. Night’s Sorceries.
  2. Tales From the Flat Earth: Night’s Daughter.
  3. Forests Of the Night.
  4. Phantasya. Pages: [15]-40.

    French Translations:

  1. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit. As "Noire Comme Une Rose", translated by E.C.L Meisterman. Pages: [209]-240.
  2. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit in Le Dit De La Terre Plate. As "Noire Comme Une Rose", translated by E.C.L Meisterman. Pages: [561]-582.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Youma No Tawamure (Night's Sorceries: A Book Of The Flat Earth). As "Chou Batsu", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [237]-271.

Black As Ink

Novelette. 12,000 words.

Viktor spends the summer of his 20th year at the family château with his mother Ilena and his uncle Janov. One day, he meets a girl with blonde hair who lives on an island across the lake. He encounters her again 15 years later, but this time, her hair is as black as ink.
  1. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer.
  2. Dreams Of Dark And Light. Pages: 43-72.
  3. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer (Expanded edition). Pages: 132-161.

    German Translations:

  1. Rot Wie Blut: Die Märchen Der Schwestern Grimmig (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Schwarz Wie Tinte", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 164-201.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gensou Douwashuu Chi Nogotoku Akaku (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Kuro Nogotoku Akaku", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [235]-288.

Black Eyed Susan

Short story. 5075 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

Esther, having taken a job at a cheap hotel, espies a spectral phantom she calls "Black Eyed Susan".
  1. Disturbed By Her Song.
  2. Two simultaneous issues:
    1. Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2010. Reprint anthology. Edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman. This is the hardcover edition.
    2. Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2010. Reprint anthology. Edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman. This is the perfect paperback edition.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Disturbed By Her Song
    Available through All Romance Books.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Black Fire

Short story. 2860 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.
Also available as an e-book.

A massive object comes down from the sky and a man walks out of the forest.
  1. Lightspeed. Issue 8, January 2011. Edited by John Joseph Adams.
  2. Lightspeed Year One. San Francisco: Prime Books, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by John Joseph Adams.
  3. Space Is Just A Starry Night. Pages: 112-124.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Lightspeed. Issue 8, January 2011. Edited by John Joseph Adams.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.
  2. Lightspeed Year One. San Francisco: Prime Books, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by John Joseph Adams.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Blood Chess

Short story. 3700 words.

Ismira and her brother Yane are the last two of their kind. While he journeys to lands which she will never see, she stays at home in the castle overlooking the valley below and makes preparations for his return during the winter months.
  1. Weird Tales. No 331 (Vol 59 No 3), Spring 2003. Pages 30-33, 35.
  2. Vampires: Classic Tales. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by Mike Ashley.
  3. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 99-107.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Emblèmes Spécial No. 1, Juillet 2004. As "L'Échiquier de Sang", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages 66-76.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Blood 20: Tales Of Vampire Horror. [Bromley, Kent, England]: Telos Publishing, March 2015
    Available for the Kindle via Amzon US

Bloodmantle

Short story. 5000 words.

The narrator remembers her grandmother’s delight in telling her and her cousins stories they shouldn’t hear: tale of men who turn into wolves that live in the woods. Years later, when she returns to the village, she thinks that all traces of her past have disappeared – until she meets someone that she recognizes.
  1. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Vol 9 No 11 (No 97), November 1985. Pages 125-135. Note: published as “Blood-Mantle”.
  2. Forests Of the Night.
  3. Wild Women. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1994. Reprint anthology. Sue Thomas, editor.

Blue Vase Of Ghosts

Novelette. 8300 words.

The satchel-man sells a magical blue vase to Subyrus, the Magician. Subyrus intends to make a gift of the vase to the Lady Lunaria of Vaim. But a reconsideration of the vase’s capabilities causes a last-minute change of mind.
  1. Dragonfields, Tales Of Fantasy. No 4, Winter 1983. Pages 27, 29-32, 34-36, 38-41.
  2. The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 10. New York: DAW Books, 1984. Reprint anthology. Arthur W. Saha, editor.
  3. Top Fantasy. London: Dent, 1985. Reprint anthology. Josh Pachter, editor.
  4. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.
  5. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 29-52.
  6. Hungarian Translations:

  7. Fantasy. Budapest: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó, 1989. Péter Kuczka, editor. As "Kék Kísértetkorsó", translated by Katalin Damokos. Pages: 90-102.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Top Fantasy: Il Meglio Della Letteratura Fantastica. (Translation of Top Fantasy). Gardolo di Trento [Italy]: Reverdito Editore, 1989. Reprint anthology. Josh Pachter, editor. As "Il Vaso Dei Fantasmi", translated by Claudio De Nardi. Pages: 177-196.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Akuma No Bara (The Devil's Rose And Other Stories). As "Aoi Tsubono Yuurei", translated by Anno Rei. Pages: [317]-353.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Book Cover

Short story. 2500 words.

Vima and Chardan approcah a tavern made of ice, but was it just an illusion?
  1. Dragonfields, Tales Of Fantasy. No 4, Winter 1983. Pages 27, 29-32, 34-36, 38-41.
  2. The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 10. New York: DAW Books, 1984. Reprint anthology. Arthur W. Saha, editor.
  3. Top Fantasy. London: Dent, 1985. Reprint anthology. Josh Pachter, editor.
  4. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.
  5. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 29-52.
  6. Phantasya. Pages: [41]-62.
  7. Hungarian Translations:

  8. Fantasy. Budapest: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó, 1989. Péter Kuczka, editor. As "Kék Kísértetkorsó", translated by Katalin Damokos. Pages: 90-102.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Top Fantasy: Il Meglio Della Letteratura Fantastica. (Translation of Top Fantasy). Gardolo di Trento [Italy]: Reverdito Editore, 1989. Reprint anthology. Josh Pachter, editor. As "Il Vaso Dei Fantasmi", translated by Claudio De Nardi. Pages: 177-196.

Bright Burning Tiger

Short story. 7200 words.
Nominated as no. 5 in the Best Short Story category in the 1985 Locus Poll.

While travelling in India, the narrator hears of the strange death of the hunter Pettersun – killed in his bed by a tiger. Twelve months later, the story still fresh in his mind, he begins his own investigation of the incredible event.
  1. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Vol 8 No 1 (No 74), January 1984. Pages 74-89.
  2. Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 37-54.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light. Pages: 73-89.
  4. Magicats II. New York: Ace, 1991. Reprint anthology. Jack M. Dann & Gardner Dozois, editors.
  5. Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 36-52.

    German Translations:

  1. Indische Nächte: Eine Magische Reise In Eine Dunkle Welt (Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights). As "Flammentiger", translated by Dr. Elisabeth Sautter. Pages: [57]-85.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tamastara Indo Gensou Yawa (Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights). As "Honoo No Tora", translated by Akinobu Sakai. Pages: [63]-95.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Isaac Asimov: Revista De Ciencia Ficción. No 11, 1986. As "Tigre De Ardiente Brillo", translated by Alberto Manzano and María Marrades.

Burn Her

Short story. 5040 words.
Nominated for a Washington (D.C.) Science Fiction Association's Small Press Award, 2016.

Written as a kind of autobiography, this story describes the life of the artist Ruva Stoll, who dies at the age of 57 though he right arm does not.
  1. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [174]-198.

By Crystal Light Beneath One Star

Short story. 6500 words.

For daring to write the truth, Calle is sentenced to spend a lifetime in a place where there is no time.
  1. Tales From The Forbidden Planet. London: Titan Books, 1987. Original anthology. Roz Kaveney, editor. Pages 114-131.
  2. Forests Of the Night.
  3. Space Is Just A Starry Night. Pages: 167-185.

Cain

Novelette. 10,000 words.

Hilton, whose identical twin died in childbirth, receives regular visits from an Imaginary Friend. At first, he looks forward with anticipation to these encounters, but in time comes to fear them.
  1. Dying For It: More Erotic Tales Of Unearthly Love. New York: HarperPrism, 1997. Original anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor. Pages 25-45.
  2. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 177-207.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 177-207.
  4. Handsome Devil: Stories Of Sin And Seduction. San Francisco, CA.: Prime Books, 2013. Reprint anthology. Steve Berman, editor.

Calinnen

Short Story. 1340 words.

On his way back from war, Calinnen meets a woman in a green gown and she tells him of his namesake.
  1. Mallorn: The Journal Of The Tolkein Society. Issue 46, Autumn 2008. Pages: 47-50. Note: p. 4 contains an introduction to the issue called "Thoughts On Tolkein" written by the author.
  2. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 85-91.
  3. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 85-91.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Cold Grey Stones. [Weston, Cambridge, England]: NewCon Press, 2012.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.
  2. Colder Greyer Stones. [England]: NewCon Press, 2013.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

Ceres Passing

Short story. 4200 words.

Talu, the daughter of one of the King’s twenty-six wives, dances for a goddess who’s searching for her own daughter.
  1. Hidden Turnings: A Collection Of Stories Through Time And Space. London: Methuen Children's Books, 1989. Original anthology. Diana Wynne Jones, editor. Pages 12-24.
  2. Hidden Turnings: A Collection Of Stories Through Time And Space. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1990. Original anthology. Diana Wynne Jones, editor.
  3. Hidden Turnings: A Collection Of Stories Through Time And Space. London: Teens Mandarin, 1990. Original anthology. Diana Wynne Jones, editor.

The Champion

Short story. 1700 words.

A knight comes to face the dragon, and in the end becomes a champion of his kind.
  1. Xanadu 3. New York: Tor, 1995. Original anthology. Jane Yolen, editor. Pages 173-178.

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