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Draco, Draco

Novelette. 9400 words.
Nominated as no. 14 in the Best Short Story category in the 1985 Locus Poll.

The narrator tells the story of Caiy, a swordsman who earned the name dragon-slayer, although not even Caiy is sure how the dragon really died.
  1. Beyond Lands Of Never. London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1984. Original anthology. Maxim Jakubowski, editor. Pages 3-24.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Bestiary!. New York: Ace, 1985. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor.
  4. The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 11. New York: DAW Books, 1985. Reprint anthology. Arthur W. Saha, editor.
  5. Dragons And Warrior Daughters. London: Lions Tracks, 1989. Reprint anthology. Jessica Yates, editor.
  6. Dragons!. New York: Ace, 1993. Reprint anthology. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, editors.
  7. Wings Of Fire. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2010. Reprint anthology. Jonathan Strahan and Marianne S. Jablon, editors.
  8. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [183]-203.

    Finnish Translations:

  1. Shoredanin Kellot. Juva: WSOY, 1992. Markku Sadelehto, editor. As "Lohikäärmeentappaja", translated by Ilkka Äärelä. Pages: 29-55.

    Hungarian Translations:

  1. Fantasy. Budapest: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó, 1989. Péter Kuczka, editor. Pages: 109-124(?). As "Draco, Draco", translated by Elga Sárközi.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Dorako , Dorako", translated by Chiori Sada. Pages: [331]-372.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Los Mejores Relatos De Fantasía III. (Translation of Beyond The Lands of Never). Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., September 1986. Original anthology. Maxim Jakubowski, editor. As "Draco, Draco", translated by Josef M. Apfelbaüme. Pages: 5-31.

The Dry Season

Novelette. 10,000 words.

Marsus Seteva, a Remusan soldier, tries to stop the sacrifice of a virgin girl in Thraistum - an action that has disastrous results.
  1. Flashing Swords! No. 5: Demons and Daggers. New York: Dell Books, 1981. Original anthology. Lin Carter, editor. Pages: 217-250. Note: sometimes listed as "The Dry Season: A Fable Of Thraistum." The subtitle appears only in the Table of Contents, and was not selected by the author.
  2. Dreams Of Dark And Light.

Edwige

Short story. 5300 words.

Sisters Agatha and Margaret live in a house full of dolls. Then one day, they find Edwige, a four year old child, and take her into their house as well.
  1. Asimov's Science Fiction. Vol 19 No 8 (No 223), July 1995. Pages: 40-42, 44-46, 48-52.

    Czech Translations

  1. Asimov´s Science Fiction (Czech edition of magazine). No. 4, 1996. As "Edviga", translator unknown.

Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)

Novelette. 8500 words.
Winner of the 1984 World Fantasy Award for best short story.

Three friends meet in a Paris café: Armand the poet, Etien the painter, and France the composer. They share a bottle of wine and go their separate ways, to encounters with a Thief, a Butcher, and a Seducer.
  1. Whispers IV. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1983. Original anthology. Stuart David Schiff, editor. Pages: 35-52.
  2. The Years Best Horror Stories: Series XII. New York: DAW Books, 1984. Reprint anthology. Karl Edward Wagner, editor.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  4. Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy #10: Ghosts. New York: New American Library, 1988. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors.
  5. Forests Of The Night.
  6. Horrorstory Volume Four. Novato, CA & Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1990. Reprint anthology. Karl Edward Wagner, editor. Note: this is an omnibus volume which reprints the complete contents of The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series X, Series XI and Series XII.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Ed 7, Novembre 2002. Revue La Mort, Ses Vies. As "Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 15-39.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Ai Confini Dell'Orrore. (Translation of The Years Best Horror Stories: Series XII). Rome: Newton and Compton, 1999. Reprint anthology. Karl Edward Wagner, editor. As "Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 198-222.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Akuma No Bara (The Devil's Rose And Other Stories). As "Kanajo Ha San (Shi No Megami)", translated by Anno Rei. Pages: [87]-124.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Las Mejores Historias De Terror VI. (Translation of The Year's best horros stories: Series XII). Barcelona: Martínez Roca, 1986. Reprint anthology. Karl Edward Wagner, editor. As "Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)", translated by Frederic Manuel Hernández. Pages: 114-135.

Elvenbrood

Short Story. 3,100 words.

Susie and her two children Jack and Luce move from London to rural Bridestone, where Luce vanishes, a victim of the elvenbrood. Note: Author's short biography and and note follows on p. 96.
  1. The Faery Reel: Tales From The Twilight Realm. New York: Viking, 2004. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling, editors. Pages: [68]-95.
  2. The Faery Reel: Tales From The Twilight Realm. New York: Viking, 2004. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling, editors. Note: Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Pages: [68]-95.
  3. The Year's Best Fantasy 5. [New York]: Eos, 2005. Reprint anthology. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, editors.
  4. The Faery Reel: Tales From The Twilight Realm. New York: Puffin, 2006. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling, editors. Pages: [68]-95.

Empires Of Azure

Novella. 25,000 words.

The stranger pushed a note across the table: "In a week or less I shall be dead." In a week, he was, and most unnaturally. She found herself drawn to the house where he died, to unravel the web of mystery and horror that had been spun about him ...(back cover copy, The Book Of The Damned).
  1. The Book Of The Damned.
  2. The Secret Books Of Paradys 1 & 2.
  3. The Secret Books Of Paradys: The Complete Paradys Cycle.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Gli Imperi Azzurri (The Book Of The Damned). As "Imperi Azzurri", translated by Maria Grazia Griffini. Pages: [209]-270.
  2. Gli Imperi Azzurri (The Book Of The Damned). As "Imperi Azzurri", translated by Anna Maria [Grazia] Griffini. Pges: 222-287.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ao No Teikoku", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [5]-149.
  2. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ao No Teikoku", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [5]-149.
  3. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ao No Teikoku", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [311]-401.

    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.

Empires Of Glass

Short story. 1070 words.

In this retelling of the Cinderella story, the mysterious glass shoe is used as a secret weapon to defend the kingdon of Turitrania.
  1. The Immersion Book Of Steampunk. Sussex, England: Immersion Press, 2011. Original anthology. Edited by Gareth D. Jones and Carmelo Rafala. Pages: 164-167.

En Forêt Luisante

Short Story.
NOTE: original English language word count unknown.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: En Fôret Luisante was written specially for immediate translation into French in an anthology where each writer illustrated a painting already created by a specific artist, a very interesting project. The artist here was Sandrine Gestin.

    French Translations:

  1. Terra Incognita. Paris: Autres Mondes, 2002. ISBN: 2-910899-61. As "En Forêt Luisante", translated by Patrick Marcel. Pages: [54]-65. Accompanied by an illustration by Sandrine Gestin. A selection of the illustrator's work with her commentary on pages [43]-53.

En Forêt Noire

Short Story. 3,400 words.

Sometimes, no matter hard you try, you find yourself deep in the dark woods. Some people never emerge from them. And some do, though life looks very different on the other side.
  1. Realms of Fantasy. Vol 12 No 2, December 2005. Pages 58-65.
  2. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 93-111.
  3. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 93-111.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Emblèmes Spécial No. 1, Juillet 2004. As "En Forêt Noire", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 25-44. NOTE: World wide premier of this story; English original not included in the special issue.

    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.

Epilogue

Linking material. 6400 words.

Following the events at Flor, Cyrion has a conversation with Roilant's lady.
  1. Cyrion.

    French Translations:

  1. Cyrion (cyrion). As "Epilogue", translated by Gérard Lebec. Pages: 333-[351].

    German Translations:

  1. Cyrion: Schwert Und Magie (Cyrion). As "Nachwort", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 361-[380].

    Italian Translations:

  1. Cyrion (cyrion). As "Epilogo", translated by Paola Grimigliano. Pages: 287-302.

Eustace

Vignette. 90 words.

The narrator declares her love for a man named Eustace.
  1. The Ninth Pan Book Of Horror Stories. London: Pan, 1968. Original anthology. Herbert van Thal, editor. Page: 252.
  2. Horrible Beginnings. New York: DAW Books, Inc., 2003. Reprint anthology. Steven H. Silver & Martin H. Greenberg, editors. Note: this book also contains "An Introduction to 'Eustace'" by Tanith Lee.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Page: 162.
  4. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Page: 162.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. 45 Cuentos Siniestros. Buenos Aires: Ediciones La Flor, 1974. Elvio Gandolfo and Samuel Wolpin, editors. As "Eustace", translator unknown.
  2. Dos Veces Cuento: Antología De Microrrelatos. Madrid: Ediciones Internacionales Universitarias, December 1998. Joseluís González, editor. As "Eustace", translator unknown, but presumably the same translator as above. Page: 91. NOTE: each story in this book has a brief introduction by the editor (which has absolutely no research on the authors on his part, as it says "this vignette is by someone who writes as Tanith Lee"), and it mentions that he took this story from a Spanish anthology which was published in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  3. De Mil Amores. [Barcelona]: Thule Ediciones, 2005. Raúl Brasca, selector and editor. As "Eustace",translator unknown, but presumably the same translator as above. Page: 113.
  4. Dos Veces Cuento: Antología De Microrrelatos. Madrid: Ediciones Internacionales Universitarias, October 2007. Joseluís González, editor. As "Eustace", translator unknown, but presumably the same translator as above. Page: 91. NOTE: each story in this book has a brief introduction by the editor (which has absolutely no research on the authors on his part, as it says "this vignette is by someone who writes as Tanith Lee"), and it mentions that he took this story from a Spanish anthology which was published in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  5. Dress Your Mind. No 13, May 2008. As "Eustace", translator unknown, but presumably the same translator as above. Page: 93. NOTE: This is only available as a PDF File and is a free download only magazine. Please see page 93 of the magazine, page 91 of the pdf file.

Eva Beneath The Serpent Tree

Poem. 32 lines.

  1. Animate Objects. Pages 125-126.
  2. Animate Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Pages 121-122.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Animate Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Stafford, England: Immanion Press, March 2017:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Evillo The Uncunning

Short Story. 7250 words.

Also available as a spoken word recording.

Filling your head with stories of wild adventure and heroic deeds is a tempting way to pass the time when you live in a place as boring as the tiny charmless village of Ratgrad, but as Evillo the Uncunning is about to learn, trying to duplicate those adventures can get you into more trouble than you are really prepared to handle.
  1. Songs Of The Dying Earth: Stories In Honor of Jack Vance. [Burton, MI]: Subeterranean Press, 2009. Edited by George R.R. Martin and Garner Dozois. Pages: 509-540. Three separate issues, no priority
    1. Lettered issue. 26 signed copies, housed in custom traycase.
    2. imited edition. 500 signed numbered copies, housed in custom slipcase.
    3. Trade edition. 1747 unsigned cloth bound hardcovers.
  2. Songs Of The Dying Earth: Stories In Honor of Jack Vance. London: Voyager, 2009. Edited by George R.R. Martin and Garner Dozois.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Urania. January, 2013. No. 1590. As "Evillo Il Candidi", translated by Marcello Jatosti. Pages: 74-110.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Songs Of The Dying Earth: Stories In Honor of Jack Vance. London: Voyager, 2009. Edited by George R.R. Martin and Garner Dozois.
    Available via Amazon UK.
    Available via Barnes and Noble.

    Electronic Publications- French:

  1. Chansons De La Terre Mourante 2. (Translation of Songs Of The Dying Earth: Stories In Honor of Jack Vance). Editions ActuSF, 2013. Translated as "Evillo L’Ingénu", by Florence Dolisi.
    Available via Amazon France.

Exalted Hearts

Short story. 2500 words.

Thirty-one of the King's knights set off on a quest for the Grail. One returns with the treasure they all seek, but finds that much has been lost in the meantime.
  1. Grails: Quests, Visitations And Other Occurrences. Atlanta: Unnameable Press, 1992. Original anthology. Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward R. Kramer, editors. Pages: 53-60. Note: the Table of Contents of this book lists the title of the story incorrectly as "Exhalted Hearts."
  2. Grails: Visitations Of The Night. New York: Roc, 1994. Original/reprint anthology. Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward R. Kramer, editors. Note: this book contains 11 new stories, plus 18 reprinted from Grails: Quests, Visitations And Other Occurrences, including "Exalted Hearts."

The Eye In The Heart

Short story. 1400 words.
From an idea by John Kaiine.
Nominated as no. 18 in the Best Short Story category in the 2001 Locus Poll.

On the occasion of her wedding, the narrator undergoes an operation which will guarantee that the marriage is a happy one.
  1. The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol 98 No 3 (No 582), March 2000. Pages 37-40.
  2. Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two.

Felidis

Short story. 5375 words.

Radlo is captures by a cat like creature in the woods.
  1. Under My Hat: Tales From The Cauldron. New York: Random House, 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Jonathan Strahan. Pages: 137-162.
  2. Under My Hat: Tales From The Cauldron. London: Hot Key Books, 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Jonathan Strahan. Pages: 137-162.
  3. Under My Hat: Tales From The Cauldron. New York: Random House, 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Jonathan Strahan. Pages: 137-162. PLEASE NOTE: This is the Science Fiction Book Club edition.

Felixity

Short story. 6900 words.

Felixity, a poor little rich girl, marries Roland following the death of her father. Yet Roland is interested only in her fortune, and so he keeps his wife locked up in a tower. There she remains, until a magic mirror provides the means for her to escape.
  1. Sisters In Fantasy. New York: Penguin/Roc, 1995. Original anthology. Susan Shwartz & Martin H. Greenberg, editors. Pages: 183-206.
  2. Space Is Just A Starry Night. Pages: 38-58.

Femme Fatale

Short story. 2350 words.

  1. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas. Pages: 271-289.
Esther and her friend are at a hotel and across a seemingly unbalanced woman.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas.. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2013.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

The Flame

Short story. 2800 words.
This anthology is published under the auspices of the Sierra Leone PEN.
"Sally Moore", by Juliette Shapiro, writing as Yolande Sorores, appears on pages 75-82.

Chaia, the teller of stories is captured. Facing certain death, she frees herself with words.
  1. The Book Of Voices. Birmingham, England: Flame Books, 2005. Original anthology. Edited by Mike Butscher. Pages: 186-195.
  2. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [52]-59.

Fleurs En Hiver

Vignette. 250 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Judas Garbah.

Judas and his lover, Miche, spy an interesting woman while dining at the Moulin Rouge in Paris one night.
  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.

Flicker Of A Winter Star

Novelette. 7500 words.
As so often, from an idea by John Kaiine.

Ernestine goes to live at Gracious Pines, where her constant companions are her memories of her late husband Jim, and what may be the ghost of a werewolf.
  1. Weird Tales. No 327 (Vol 58 No 3), Spring 2002. Pages: 50-61. Note: the table of contents lists the title as "The Flicker Of A Winter Star."

Flower Water

Short story. 4000 words.

Raphael Pemberton offers Lizzie Lines a magic elixir that will give her eternal youth, beauty and success. As Lizzie will eventually discover, it's an offer that's too good to be true.
  1. Weird Tales. No 313 (Vol 55 No 1), Summer 1998. Pages: 15-19.
  2. Weird Tales 313-316 (Summer 1998-Summer 1999). Holicong PA.: Wildside Press, 2003. Anthology/omnibus, internally a facsimile reprint of four issues of Weird Tales. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at Wildside Press. Darrell Schweitzer, editor. Pages: 15-19.
  3. Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two.

Flowers For Faces, Thorns For Feet

Novelette. 17,000 words.

To escape the witch-finder, Annasin and Mariset take on the forms of cats and run to the hill overlooking the village. There, they meet a cat who calls himself Arrow, a cat who tells them four stories - of the Hearth Cat, the Sea Cat, the Tower Cat and the Tomb Cat - while they decide a suitable vengeance against the villagers who would burn them at the stake.
  1. Twists Of The Tale: Cat Horror Stories. New York: Dell, 1996. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. Pages: 328-366.
  2. Twists Of The Tale: An Anthology Of Cat Horror. New York, Dell, 1998. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor.
  3. Twists Of The Tale. Holicong, Pa.: Wildside ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2007. Original/Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor.
  4. Twists Of The Tale. Holicong, Pa.: Wildside, 2009. Original/Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor.
  5. Phantasya. Pages: [89]-127.

    French Translations:

  1. Contes Du Chat Pervers. (Translation of Twists Of The Tale). Paris: J'ai Lu, 1999. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Des Fleurs Et Des Épines", translated by Iawa Tate. Pages: 395-437.

    German Translations:

  1. Das Grosse Lesenbuch Der Fantasischen Katzengeschichten. (Translation of Twists Of The Tale). Darmstadt: Blanvalet Verlag, 2001. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Blumen Als Gesichter, Dornen Als Füsse", translated by Joachim Körber.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Gatti Da Brivido. (Translation of Twists Of The Tale). Rome: Fanucci Editore, 1998. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Fiori Per I Volti, Spine Per I Piedi", translated by Ornella Ranieri Davide. Pages: 370-412.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Ma Nako (Translation of Twist Of The Tale). Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, October 1999. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Kao Ni Ha Hana, Ashini Ha Tage", translated by Chiori Sada.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Fint Khvostom. (Translation of Twists Of The Tale). Moscow: AST, 2002. Original/reprint anthology. As "Milye Mordochki Lapki-Tsarapki", translated by T. Podkidayeva. Pages: 307-347.

Fold

Short story. 2980 words.

Jintra lives in a tall tower and writes love letters to people he sees on the streets passing by. He folds them up and sends them out the window. One day he folds himself.
  1. Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales Of Beauty And Strangeness. [Winnetka, CA.]: Norilana Books, [2010]. Original anthology. Mike Allen, editor. Pages: [284]-299.
  2. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [60]-72.

Foolish, Wicked, Clever And Kind

Novelette. 13,500 words.

Three brothers - the foolish Khassim, the wicked Shireef, and the clever and kind Ahmet - find themselves involved with a widow named Nadina in a conflict with an evil magician.
  1. Arabesques: More Tales Of The Arabian Nights. New York: Avon, 1988. Original anthology. Susan M. Shwartz, editor. Pages: 42-72.
  2. Phantasya. Pages: [129]-166.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Akuma No Bara (The Devil's Rose And Other Stories). As "Gusha, Warumono, Yasashii Kenja", translated by Ichida Izumi. Pages: [231]-288.

Foreign Skins

Novelette. 12,500 words.

David Finlay, the son of Chaver and Evelyn, is a lonely, quiet child. One day, a beggar woman calling herself Agnini comes into their household and becomes David's teacher. From her, he learns about himself and what he might become.
  1. Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 7-36.
  2. The Year's Best Science Fiction, Second Annual Collection. New York: Bluejay Books, 1985. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light. Pages: 173-203.
  4. Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 7-35.

    German Translations:

  1. Indische Nächte: Eine Magische Reise In Eine Dunkle Welt (Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights). As "Die Fremde Haut", translated by Dr. Elisabeth Sautter. Pages: [9]-56.

    Hungarian Translations:

  1. Galaktika. Vol 4 No 93, June 1988. As "David Darvinda", translated by Péter Koczóh. Pages: 39-51.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tamastara Indo Gensou Yawa (Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights). As "Ryuu Naga No Miyako", translated by Akinobu Sakai. Pages: [9]-62.

Fr'eulogy

Vignette. 500 words.

Captive entities languish in a prison until they are devoured or tortured.
  1. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 113-116.
  2. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 113-116.

    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.

The Frost Watcher

Novelette. 8640 words.

Durdyn, the shepherd, is herding his flock when he meets the Frost Watcher who warns him of the great frost to come.
  1. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 171-206.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Colder Greyer Stones. [England]: NewCon Press, 2013.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

Game Players

Short story. 3700 words.

Flaxen is visited by Atmeh and Oloru, and follows them as they go to keep Atmeh's appointment with King Death.
  1. Night's Sorceries.
  2. Tales From The Flat Earth: Night's Daughter.

    French Translations:

  1. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit. As "Les Joueurs", translated by E.C.L Meisterman. Pages: [241]-254.
  2. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit in Le Dit De La Terre Plate. Pages: [561]-582.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Youma No Tawamure (Night's Sorceries: A Book Of The Flat Earth). As "Tawamure Ru Mono", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [273]-288.

Gemini

Novelette. 7500 words.

Geminna lives alone in a rambling old house. She rarely goes out, because It doesn't want her to.
  1. Chrysalis 9. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. Original anthology. Roy Torgeson, editor. Pages: 171-186.
  2. Masters Of Darkness II. New York: Tor, 1988. Reprint anthology. Dennis Etchison, editor. Note: this books contains a brief "Author's Note" about the story by Tanith Lee.
  3. Women As Demons.
  4. The Complete Masters Of Darkness. Novato, CA & Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1991. Reprint anthology. Dennis Etchison, editor. Note: this is an omnibus volume which reprints the complete contents of all three Masters Of Darkness anthologies.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Mujeres: Ángeles O Demonios (Women As Demons). As "Gemelos", translated by Alejandra Vassallo. Pages: [53]-69.

The Ghost (In Two Letters)

Short story. 1300 words.

The ghost walks into the Black Lion Hotel and discovers who he really is.
  1. Hauntings. Weston, Cambridge, England, July 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Paul Kane. Pages: 165-173.
  2. Hauntings. Weston, Cambridge, England, August 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Paul Kane. Pages: 165-173. PLEASE NOTE: This is the signed hardback, limited to 100 numbered copies.
  3. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 53-61.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Hauntings. Weston, Cambridge, England, August 2012:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.
  2. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories, September 2014.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The Ghost of the Clock

Short Story. 6910 words.

Laura, who has fallen on hard times, loses her job and her flat in London. She receives a letter in the mail from her aunt Jennifer who invites her to live with her and an allegedly haunted clock. Note: there is an afterword by the author.
  1. The Dark: New Ghost Stories. New York: Tor Books, 2003. Original anthology. Edited by Ellen Datlow. Pages [33]-58, [59-60].
  2. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 63-94.

    Czech Translations:

  1. Doteky záhrobí. (Translation of: The Dark: New Ghost Stories). Prague: Mladá fronta, 2009. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. Translated as "Duch Ve Stojacích Hodinách" by Zdeňka Marečková.

    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 Ghoul In Love

Poem. 32 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

The Girl Who Lost Her Looks

Short story. 6500 words.

A Princess awakes one morning to find that her face is no longer her own. After a long journey, she returns to her father's palace, where she regains her looks but remains uncertain of her true identity.
  1. Interzone. No 128, February 1998. Pages: 21-26.
  2. Phantasya. Pages: [168]-183.

Girls In Green Dresses

Novelette. 7600 words.
One of the Elaidh stories.

Elrahn and his daughter Elaidh walk to the shore of a lake, where she must decide between a life with him, or with her mother Trisaphee.
  1. Weird Tales. No 321 (Vol 57, No 1), Fall 2000. Pages: 17-18, 20-27.
  2. Octocon: The National Irish Science Fiction Convention Program. Octocon 2004. Pages: 22-32.
  3. Legenda Maris. Pages: 15-40.

    Electronic Publications:

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

The Glass Dagger

Novelette. 11,000 words.

Michael Zwarian has an affair with Valmé, an artist, and another with Yshtar, an actress. The two women meet when Yshtar commissions Valmé to paint her portrait. Their meeting eventually leads Valmé to a new understanding of her relationship with Zwarian.
  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 "Garasu No Tanken", by Ichida Izumi. Pages: 247-296.

    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.

God And The Pig

Short story. 1230 words.

In a post apocalyptic world, a pig has a heartfelt conversation with his maker.
  1. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 105-112.
  2. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 105-112.

The God Orkrem

Short story. 2170 words.
Also available as an e-book.

The narrator goes north to find and confront the cruel God Orkrem, only to be given a gift when he arrives.
  1. Fantasy Magazine Online. March, 2011.
  2. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 117-128.
  3. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 117-128.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
  2. Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.
  3. 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.
  4. Colder Greyer Stones. [England]: NewCon Press, 2013.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

The Golden Rope

Novelette. 11,500 words.

The child Jaspre was raised by the woman she calls "my lady" for one purpose: to serve Angemal, the Demon Prince. Yet, when Angemal seems to reject Jaspre, she turns to a stranger she meets at night in the walled garden outside my lady's house.
  1. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer.
  2. Demons!. New York: Ace, 1987. Reprint anthology. Jack M. Dann & Gardner Dozois, editors.
  3. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer (Expanded edition).. Pages: 63-91.

    German Translations:

  1. Rot Wie Blut: Die Märchen Der Schwestern Grimmig (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer. As "Die Goldene Leiter", 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 "Ougon No Tsuna", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [115]-164.

Goldenhair

Short story. 1600 words.

The lord of the land was attracted to Clessy and to her golden hair, until she made clear the fate that awaited him.
  1. Fantasy Macabre. No 1, September 1980. Pages: 4, 6-8.

The Gorgon

Novelette. 8000 words.
Winner of the 1983 World Fantasy Award for best short story.
Nominated as no. 7 in the Best Novelette category in the 1983 Locus Poll.

The narrator is a writer staying on the Greek island of Daphaeu. One day, he swims to a small neighboring island, despite the fact that he has been warned against such an action. When he arrives, he realizes that the warnings were made for a reason.
  1. Shadows 5. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982. Original anthology. Charles L. Grant, editor. Pages: 1-21.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds Of Fantasy #6: Mystical Beasties. New York: New American Library, 1986. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. Note: reprinted in Great Britain as Mythic Beasts (Robinson, 1988).
  4. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  5. The Best Of Shadows. Garden City, New York: Doubleday Foundation, 1988. Reprint anthology. Charles L. Grant, editor.
  6. Forests Of The Night.
  7. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [7]-25.

    Italian Translations:

  1. I Tesori Della Fantasy. Rome: Fanucci Editore, 2000. Reprint anthology. Sandro Pergameno, editor. As "La Gorgone", translated by Luca Briasco. Pages: 142-162.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Gorugon", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [93]-156.

Green Iris

Novelette. 13000 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

Sabia Cobb meets Helen Driver at a party and arranges to become typist to her husband, the writer Edmund Driver.
  1. Fatal Women.
  2. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas. Pages: 211-269.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas.. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2013.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Green Wallpaper

Short Story. 5360 words.

The aging Napolean, exiled on the island of St. Helena, gets a visit from a vampire who wants to absorb his energy and discovers that only Napolean can destory Napolean.
  1. The Secret History Of Vampires. New York: DAW Books Inc., [April, 2007]. Original anthology. Edited by Darrell Schweitzer and Martin H. Greenburg. Pages: [247]-281.

The Greyve

Short story. 1900 words.

A headstone bearing the name "Edward Grey" appears in the narrator's bedsit.
  1. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 53-65.
  2. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 53-65.

    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.

The Guest

Poem. 27 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

The Heart Of Ice

Short Story. 4800 words.

Accused of a crime of passion, he found life frozen over. Hot emotion leads to many very cold things.
  1. Weird Tales. No 349 (Vol 63 No 2), March/April 2008. Pages: 42-53.
  2. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 67-84.
  3. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 67-84.

    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.

The Heart Of The Moon

Novella. 16000 words.
Also available as an Electronic Book

Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden....
  1. Winter Moon. New York: Luna Books, 2005. Original anthology. Pages: [135]-263. Note: Novella is preceded by a half-title and author's introduction on the verso.
  2. Winter Moon. Chatswood, New South Wales [Australia]: Harlequin Enterprises (Australia), 2005. 1st Australian paperback edition. Original anthology. Note: Novella is preceded by a half-title and author's introduction on the verso.

    French Translations:

  1. Coeurs de Lunes. (Translation of Winter Moon). Paris: Harlequin Books, July 2006. Original anthology. As "La Nuit Des Sept Lunes", translated by Philippe Bouvier. Note: Novella is preceded by a half-title and author's introduction on the verso.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
  2. Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

A Hero At The Gates

Short story. 5600 words.

Cyrion comes to the gates of a city in the desert. Memled, the prince of the city, offers Cyrion a great reward if he will slay the demon that holds the city in its thrall. Cyrion does as he is asked, learning in the process that Memled has been less than truthful.
  1. Shayol. No 3, Summer 1979. Pages: 31-35. Note: published as "A Hero At The Gate." The correct title does appear in the magazine's Table of Contents.
  2. Cyrion.
  3. The Mammoth Book Of Fantasy. London: Constable Robinson, 2001. Reprint anthology. Mike Ashley, editor.

    Dutch Translations

  1. Included in Cyrion. As "Een Held Aan De Poort", translated by Jan Willem Bos. Pages: 7-23.

    French Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Un Héro Devant Les Portes De La Ville", translated by Gérard Lebec. Pages: 35-51.

    German Translations:

  1. Cyrion: Schwert Und Magie (Cyrion). As "Ein Held Von Den Toren", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 39-56.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Un Eroe Alle Porte", translated by Paola Gimigliano. Pages: 31-48.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Wielka Ksiega Fantasy. (Translation of The Mammoth Book Of Fantasy). Lublin: Fabryka Slow, 2010. Reprint antholoy. Mike Ashely, editor. As "Bohater U Bram", translated by Milena Wójtowicz. Pages: [9-32].

Herowhine

Vignette. 500 words.

How do you know a heroine when you see her? How do you cope when you find one?.
  1. Anduril. No 7, February 1979. Page: 41. Illustrations by the author.

The Hill

Novelette. 9045 words.

Alice June Constable, a librarian goes to the village of Northerham in order to catalogue the private collection of naturalist Professor Chazen. There she meets some of his creatures and encounters strange going-ons in the village.
  1. The Mammoth Book Of Monsters. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, [2007]. Original anthology. Stephen Jones, editor. Pages: [239]-274.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection. New York: Saint Martin's Press, 2008. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant, editors. Pages: [334]-355.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Wielka Ksiega Potorów. (Translation of The Mammoth Book Of Monsters). Lublin: Fabryka Slow, 2010. Original antholoy. Stephen Jones, editor. As "Wzgórze", translated by Ilona Romanowska. Pages: [10-61].

The Honey Garden

Prologue. 2100 words.

Roilant enters the Honey Garden Inn, the sweetest inn of Heruzala, in search of the enigmatic, fair-haired Cyrion.
  1. Cyrion.

    French Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Prologue: Le Jardin De Miel", translated by Gérard Lebec. Pages: 5-[10].

    German Translations:

  1. Cyrion: Schwert Und Magie (Cyrion). As "Der Honiggarten", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 7-12.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Il Giardino Del Miele", translated by Paola Gimigliano. Pages: 7-10.

A House On Fire

Short story. 6030 words.

Edwin Onslowe and Violet North are having an affair. After Edwin strangles his paramour and sets fire to the house he begins to be tormented by mysterious physical ailments.
  1. Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead. Berkeley, CA.: Ulysses Press, 2011. Original anthology. Edited by Stephen Jones. Pages: 277-305.
  2. Animate Objects. Pages 93-124.
  3. Animate Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Pages 91-120.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead. Berkeley, CA.: Ulysses Press, 2011. Original anthology. Edited by Stephen Jones.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.
  2. Animate Objects. (Expanded Paperback Edition)Stafford, England: Immanion Press, March 2017:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The House On The Planet

Short Story. 4300 words.

Three vignettes by Zelda (past), Harrington (present), and Lute (future) in the history of the life of The Planet.
  1. Firebirds Rising. New York: Firebird, 2006. Original anthology. Sharyn November, editor. Pages: [406]-442.
  2. Firebirds Rising. New York: Puffin, 2007. Original anthology. Sharyn November, editor. Pages: [406]-442.

The Human Mystery

Novelette. 12,000 words.
A Sherlock Holmes pastiche.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson spend the days before Christmas at the estate of Eleanor Caston, in an attempt to save her from the fate that has befallen many of the women in her family.
  1. More Holmes For The Holidays. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999. Original anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors. Pages: 216-259.
  2. The Improbable Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. Portland, OR: Night Shade Books, 2009. Reprint anthology. John Joseph Adams, editor.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Shaarokku Hoomuzu Yon Nin Me No Kenja (Translation of More Holmes For The Holidays). Tokyo: Hara Shobo, November 1999. Original/reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors. As "Hyuuman Misuteri", translated by Masamichi Higurashi.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. More Holmes For The Holidays. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999. Original anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.
    Available through The Ebook Store.

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