Previous Page Return to Table of Contents


The Hunting Of Death: The Unicorn

Novella. 16,000 words.

Lasephun lived three lives. In the first, he was called Lauro, a young man who led a lord on his hunt for a unicorn. In the second, he was Sephaina, a sixteen year-old virgin who must sacrifice her life to attract the unicorn. And in the third life, Lasephun is the unicorn itself, watching over the lives he has already lived.
  1. Night Visions 1.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Forests Of The Night.
  4. Unicorns II. New York: Ace, 1992. Reprint anthology. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois, editors.
  5. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [51]-89.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Shuryou, Aruiha Shi: Yunikon", translated by Chiori Sada. Pages: [7]-69.

Huzdra

Novelette. 7800 words.

In order to save themselves from a huzdra, or curse, that has been placed upon them, Count Fedesha and Countess Mirromi lure two unsuspecting strangers to their doom every Midwinter's Eve. But on the seventh and final anniversary of the huzdra, the intended victims are not quite what they appear to be.
  1. The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V. New York: DAW Books, 1977. Reprint anthology. Gerald W. Page, editor. Pages 107-125.
  2. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.

    Dutch Translations

  1. Second story of eight following Volkhavaar. As "Huzdra", translated by Pon Ruiter, Annemarie Kint or Eddy C. Bertin. Pages: 199-218.

    Italian Translations

  1. Nova SF: Rivista Di Fantascienza. "Il Sole Di Thule" named issue. Vol 12 No 38 (Apr/Oct 1978). As "Huzdra", translated by Roberta Rambelli. Pages: 97-118.
  2. La Stirpe Della Tomba. (Translation of The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V). Milan: SIAD Edizioni, 1978. Reprint anthology. Gerald W. Page, editor. As "Huzdra", translated by Rino Ferri. Pages: 129-152.

I Bring You Forever

Short story. 6300 words.

Zulmeh, the Queen of Jeshlah, has everything that she wants. Then one day, she is granted that which she wants most of all - immortality.
  1. Realms Of Fantasy. Vol 4 No 5. June 1998. Pages 44, 46-49, 84.
  2. Myriad Lands 2: Beyond The Edge. Saint Andrwers, Scotland: Guardbridge Books, 2016. Reprint anthology, edited by David R. Stokes.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Emblèmes Spécial No. 1, Juillet 2004. As "Je T'Apporte l'Éternité", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages 140-158.
  2. Trois Nouvelles Merveilleuses. Paris: Seuil, March 2007. Reprint anthology. As "Je T'Apporte l'Éternité", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 81-108.


I Was Guillotined Here

Short story. 1000 words.

The narrator's brief stop at a Paris café is interrupted by thoughts of an earlier event at the same location.
  1. Forests Of The Night.

Idoll

Short story. 4600 words.
One of the Marcheval stories.

Dolcefina, who is no longer wanted by her remarried mother, is brought to the Horrible House in Marcheval where, eventuall, she encounters the "lady" in the attic.
  1. A Different City. Pages: 85-120.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Il Bacio (Il Chiave) - "The Kiss (The Key)"

Short story. 6700 words.

In a game of dice, Olivio di Giudea wins a key to a lady's bedchamber. But when Valore della Scorpioni leads him to the door which the key unlocks, their destination is an unexpected one.
  1. Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Vol 57 No 3 (No 512), September 1983. Pages 87-88, 90-101.
  2. Tanith Lee: Mistress Of Delirium. Stockport: British Fantasy Society, 1993. Reference work. David Cowperthwaite, editor.
  3. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.
  4. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 85-98.

    French Translations:

  1. Ecrit Avec Du Sang. As "Il Bacio (Il Chiave), Le Baiser (La Clef)", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 31-56

    Electronic Publications:

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

In The Balance

Short story. 1700 words.

Cermarl faces his Initiation into the Magicians' Guild, certain that the gods will lead him to choose correctly between the snake and the ring.
  1. Swords Against Darkness III. New York: Zebra Books, 1978. Original anthology. Andrew J. Offutt, editor. Pages 91-96.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 5. New York: DAW Books, 1980. Reprint anthology. Lin Carter, editor. Pages 28-33.

    Czech Translations

  1. Světy Science Fiction. Praha [Prague]: AFSF, 1993. Unknown Format. As. "Stav Rovnováhy", translator unknown.

    Hungarian Translations:

  1. Fantasy. Budapest: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó, 1989. Péter Kuczka, editor. Pages: 51-53. As "Megmérettetés", translated by Gyula Baranyi.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. S-F Magajin. Issue 12, no. 486, December 1996. As "Kami No Tenbin", translated by Yuriko Kimura and illustrated by Hiroyuki Katou.

In The City Of Dead Night

Novelette. 9000 words.

Under the light of an artificial sun called the Great Lantern, Hassent and Aira have come to plunder the fabulous treasures of a great City long since abandoned.
  1. The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol 103 No 4 & 5. (No 611), October/November 2002. Pages 198-218.
  2. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [80]-99.

In The Country Of The Blind

Vignette. 230 words.

A clothed man wanders into the land of the naked.
  1. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 129-130.
  2. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 129-130.

    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.

Into Gold

Novelette. 14,000 words.
Nominated as no. 17 in the Best Novelette category in the 1987 Locus Poll.

When Prince Draco sees the mysterious woman from the East, she entrances him as no one has before. His second-in-command Skorous suspects that she has secret motives when he learns that she has the power to transform things into gold. Is this her only power, or has she bewitched Draco's heart? (back cover copy, Into Gold).
  1. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Vol 10 No 3 (No 102), March 1986. Pages 22, 24-26, 28-30, 32, 34-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-53, 56-58.
  2. The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fourth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor. Note: reprinted in Great Britain as The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction (Robinson, 1987).
  3. The 1987 Annual World's Best SF. New York: DAW Books, 1987. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors.
  4. Women As Demons.
  5. Into Gold.
  6. Pulphouse Science-Fiction Short Stories. Eugene, Oregon: Pulphouse Publishers, 1991. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor. Note: Vol. 20 in the series Short Story Paperbacks.
  7. Modern Classics Of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor.
  8. Isaac Asimov's Camelot. New York: Ace, 1998. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams, editors.

    Czech Translations

  1. Donald A. Wollheim Představuje Nejlepší Povídky Sci-Fi 1987. (Translation of The 1987 Annual World's Best SF).Plzeň [Czech Republic]: Laser-Books, 1998. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors.As "Ve Zlato", translator unknown.

    Hungarian Translations:

  1. Galaktika. Vol 8 No 143, August 1992. As "Arannyá Válni", translated by Géza Füssi-Nagy. Pages: 12-24.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Il Meglio Della Fantascienza 1987. (Translation of The 1987 Annual World's Best SF). Milan: Armenia Editore, 1987. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "Dentro L'Oro", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 213-248.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Akuma No Bara (The Devil's Rose And Other Stories). As "Ougon Hensei", translated by Anno Rei. Pages: [173]-229.

    Polish Translations

  1. Don Wollheim Proponuje, 1987: Najlepsze Opowiadania Science Fiction Roku 1986. (Translation of The 1987 Annual World's Best SF). Warszawa: Wydawn Alfa, 1987. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "Zlota Czarownicz", translator unknown.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Mujeres: Ángeles O Demonios (Women As Demons). As "En Oro", translated by Alejandra Vassallo. Pages: [71]-99.

An Iron Bride

Short story. 2700 words.

Klovia sacrifices her jewelry so that her country can pay for the war it is waging. In return, she receives iron replicas of the treasures she has given up. Later, she receives an iron replica of another kind.
  1. Weird Tales. No 318 (Vol 56, No 2), Winter 1999-2000. Pages 62, 64-66.

The Isle Is Full Of Noises

Novella. 38,000 words.

Yse is a writer with a fascination for Per Laszd. She is writing a novel - a novel that features a fictionalized version of Laszd named Gregers Vonderjan, and Vonderjan's child-bride Antoinelle. The writing of the novel is strongly influenced by the three-legged piano that Yse discovers caught in the branches of the tree rooted in the terrace of her loft.
  1. The Vampire Sextette. Garden City, New York: GuildAmerica Books/Bookspan, 2000. Original anthology. Marvin Kaye, editor. Pages 325-416. Note: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club.
  2. The Vampire Sextette. New York: Ace Books, 2002. Reprint anthology. Marvin Kaye, editor.
  3. Sounds And Furies: Seven Faces of Darkness.
  4. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 109-178.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Israbel

Short Story. 2,555 words.
Also available as a radio broadcast.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, and what better way to enjoy it than eternal life? Or so one might think ...
  1. Realms of Fantasy. Vol 10, No 4, April 2004. Pages 36-41, 78-79. (Note: this issue was misnumbered as Vol 10, No 3, April 2004).
  2. The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 16. London: Constable Robinson, 2005. Reprint anthology. Stephen Jones, editor.
  3. The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 16. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005. Reprint anthology. Stephen Jones, editor.
  4. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 179-192.

    Electronic Publications:

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

IT

Short Story. 3,250 words.

IT starts as a flashing message on computer and TV screens until IT has taken over.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Solaris Rising 1.5. Oxford [England]: Solaris Books, 2012. Original anthology. Ian Whates, editor. Please note: this is available as an e-book only.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
  2. Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

The Ivory Merchants

Novelette. 10,800 words.

In which the manner of the death of Roland Michael Smith - carefully orchestrated by Rakshas the Shape-Changer - is explained.
  1. Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 97-122.
  2. Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights. Pages: 92-116.

    German Translations:

  1. Indische Nächte: Eine Magische Reise In Eine Dunkle Welt (Tamastara, Or, The Indian Nights). As "Die Elfenbeinhändler", translated by Dr. Elisabeth Sautter. Pages: [153]-194.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Tamastara Indo Gensou Yawa (Tamastara, or, The Indian Nights). As "Zouge No Shounin", translated by Akinobu Sakai. Pages: [171]-214.

Jade-Eye

Short story. 2450 words.

The new king and his three hunters seek the beast called Jade-Eye.
  1. Phantasya. Pages: [185]-202.

The Janfia Tree

Short story. 6600 words.

The narrator is staying at a villa owned by her friends Isabella and Alec. She becomes intrigued by the Janfia tree growing in an urn on the veranda, and by the legend that Isabella tells her about it, a legend that might be true.
  1. Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories Of Vampirism. New York: Morrow, 1989. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. Pages: 196-211.
  2. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.
  3. A Whisper Of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories. New York: Fall River Press, 2008. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. Note: This anthology combines the anthologies Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism (1989) and A Whisper of Blood (1991), both edited by Ellen Datlow.

    Finnish Translations:

  1. Ei Vain Verestä - Vampyyriantologia. (Translation of Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories Of Vampirism). Helsinki: Jalava, 1990. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Janfiapuu", translated by Ulla Selkälä and Ilkka Äärelä. Pages 129-143.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Inverno Horror 1992: Vampiri 17 Sanguinosi Racconti. (Translation of Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories Of Vampirism). Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1992. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "La Janfia", translated by Marzia Jori. Pages: 157-174.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Chi Mo Kokoromo: Shinkyuuketsuki Monogatori (Translation of Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories Of Vampirism). Tokyo: Shincho Bunko, April, 1993. Original/reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow, editor. As "Janfia No Ki", translated by Nao Konashi.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Vampiros. (Translation of Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories Of Vampirism). Barcelona: RobinBook, 1991. As "El Árbol Janfia", translated by Josep Rovira. Pages: 203-219.

Jedella Ghost

Novelette. 8000 words.
Nominated for the 1998 British Fantasy Award for best short fiction.
Nominated as no. 3 in the Best Fiction category in the 1999 Interzone Poll.

The writer John Cross meets a woman named Jedella; a woman who claims to be much older than she appears, a woman who tells John of a most unusual childhood.
  1. Interzone. No 135, September 1998. Pages 6-14.
  2. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor. Note: reprinted in Great Britain as The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction: 12th Annual Collection (Robinson, 1999).
  3. Cicada. Vol 4 No 6, July/August 2002.

    Hungarian Translations:

  1. Átjáró magazin. Vol II No 2, April 2003. Pages: 59-70. As "Jedella, A Kísértet", translated by András Szentkirályi.

    Russian Translations:

  1. Esli. No 10, October 2000. As "Zhedella Prizrak", translated by I. Moskvina-Tarkhanova. Pages: 254-272.

Keeping The World On Course

Short story. 4550 words.

Molter and Kyte hate each other when they are at work but something happens outside of work to change their opinions.
  1. Scheherezade's Façade: Fantastical Tales of Gender-Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation. Cambridge, Mass: Circlet Press, 2012. Orginal anthoology. Edited by Michael M. Jones. Pages: [76]-97.

    Electonic Publications:

  1. Scheherezade's Façade: Fantastical Tales of Gender-Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation. Cambridge, Mass: Circlet Press, 2012.
    Avaialble for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Killing Her

Vignette. 880 words.

The narrator fantasizes about killing a girl named Tooty Wilson.
  1. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 165-169.
  2. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 165-169.

    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.

King's Mage

Short story. 3800 words.

King Artur's mage Merlinus considers his role, and wonders whether or not the knights and ladies of the kingdom will ever discern the true extent of his powers.
  1. The Merlin Chronicles. London: Raven, 1995. Original/reprint anthology. Mike Ashley, editor. Pages: 255-264.
  2. The Mammoth Book Of Merlin. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2009. Original/Reprint anthology Mike Ashley, editor.
  3. The Mammoth Book Of Merlin. London: Robinson, 2009. Original/Reprint anthology Mike Ashley, editor.

    Italian Translations:

  1. La Leggenda Di Merlino. (Translation of The Merlin Chronicles). Rome: Newton and Compton, 1997. Original/reprint anthology. Mike Ashley, editor. As "Il Mago Dei Re", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 259-269.

The Kingdoms Of The Air

Novella. 15,600 words.

Cedrevin, a Knight, is on a Quest to seek the Spear, the Thorn Crown, and the Grail. He remains true to his quest despite the many adventures he has along the way. But he must guard against the dangers of lust and longing.
  1. Weird Tales. No 291 (Vol 50 No 2), Summer 1988. Pages: 103-129.
  2. Chronicles Of The Holy Grail. New York: Carrol & Graf, 1996. Original/reprint anthology. Mike Ashley, editor.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 113-161.
  4. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 113-161.

    Italian Translations:

  1. La Leggenda Del Santo Graal. (Translation of Chronicles Of The Holy Grail). Rome: Newton and Compton, 1998. Original/reprint anthology. Mike Ashley, editor. As "I Regni Dell'Aria", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 220-251.

The Kiss

Short story. 5250 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

The actress Lalage is asked to kiss a book with her rouged lips by a young woman.
  1. Disturbed By Her Song.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Kiss Kiss

Short story. 7000 words.

The kiss of a princess changes a frog into a prince, but brings other changes as well.
  1. Silver Birch, Blood Moon. New York: Avon Books, 1999. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. Pages 8-24.

La Dame

Short story. 5000 words.

Home from the wars, Jeluc buys a boat and sets to sea. He has had enough of the land and what it has given him. Yet, he is not prepared for the sea, and what she will do to him.
  1. Sisters Of The Night. New York: Warner Aspect, 1995. Original anthology. Barbara Hambly & Martin H. Greenberg, editors. Pages 112-125.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: Ninth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1996. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors.
  3. Girls' Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Stories. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1997. Reprint anthology. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, editors.
  4. Animate Objects. Pages 127-141.
  5. Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women. San Francisco: Nightshade Books, 2015. Reprint anthology. Edited by Paula Guran.
  6. Animal Objects (Expanded Paperback Edition). Pages 123-137.

    Czech Translations

  1. Fantasy & Horror 1995. Olomouc [Czech Republic]: Netopejr, 1997. As "La Dame", translator unknown.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Shi No Shimai (Translation of Sisters Of The Night). Tokyo: Fusasho Mystery, July, 1996. Original anthology. Barbara Hambly & Martin H. Greenberg, editors. As "Kifujin", translated by Ayako Kobayashi.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women. San Francisco: Nightshade Books, 2015.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

La Reine Blanche

Short story. 3500 words.

Following the death of the king - 82 years her senior - on their wedding night, the white queen is locked in a pale tower, there to spend the rest of her days. After a year, she is visited by a raven, who reveals to her the true story of her relationship with the king.
  1. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Vol 7 No 7 (No 67), July 1983. Pages: 33-41.
  2. Isaac Asimov's Space Of Her Own (Anthology #8). New York: Davis, 1983. Reprint anthology. Shawna McCarthy, editor.
  3. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  4. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  5. Forests Of The Night.
  6. Isaac Asimov's Space Of Her Own. New York: Ace, 1989. Reprint anthology. Shawna McCarthy, editor. Note: this is an abridged reprint of the 1983 Davis edition. It retains 15 of the original 19 stories, including "La Riene Blanche."
  7. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [204]-212.

    Dutch Translations

  1. Included in Cyrion. As "La Reine Blanche", translated by Jan Willem Bos. Pages: 230-240.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Emblèmes Spécial No. 1, Juillet 2004. As "La Reine Blanche", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 15-24.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Magia Automatica. (Translation of Isaac Asimov's Space Of Her Own). Milan: SIAD Edizione, 1984. Reprint anthology. Shawna McCarthy, editor. As "La Reine Blanche", translated by Vittorio Curtoni. Pages: 81-92.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Shiro No Ouhi", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [373]-389.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Isaac Asimov: Revista De Ciencia Ficción. No 10, 1986. As "La Reine Blanche", translated by Celia Filipetto.

La Vampiresse

Short story. 5000 words.
Nominated for the 2000 British Science Fiction Award for best short fiction.

A writer conducts an interview with the one true vampire left alive on earth.
  1. Interzone. No 154, April 2000. Pages 33-38.
  2. Weird Tales. No 324 (Vol 57, No 4), Summer 2001.
  3. Vampires: The Recent Undead. [New York]: Prime Books, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by Paula Guran.
  4. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 245-256.

    French Translations:

  1. Ecrit Avec Du Sang. As "La Vampiresse," translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 183-201.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Lace-Maker, Blade-Taker, Grave-Breaker, Priest

Short Story. 6,380 words.
The first appearance of the land of Petragravia in the The Secret Books of Petragravia Series.

On a boat bound for the Levantine coat, the dark and gallant Vendrei becomes a target of scorn and hatred by the tall and pale soldier Zephyrin. After the vessel is shipwrecked, the two enemies still vow to fight thier duel.
  1. Lace and Blade. [Winnetka, CA.]: Leda (an imprint of Norilana Books), 2008. Original anthology. Deborah J. Ross, editor. Pages: [88]-126.
  2. Legenda Maris. Pages: 111-153.

    Electronic Publications:

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

The Lady Of Shalott House

Short story. 4500 words.
Nominated for the 2001 Brtish Science Fiction Award.
Nominated as no. 4 (tie) in the Best Fiction category in the 2001 Interzone Poll.

While on the road to visit his cousins, Carey Pearce, a painter, encounters Maudra Collins sitting on the veranda of her brother's house. Later, he learns of her affair with Edmund Dyle, an affair that ended in tragedy over fifteen years ago.
  1. Realms Of Fantasy. Vol 4 No 1, October 1997. Pages 51-54.
  2. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 208-222.
  3. Tempting The Gods: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume One. Pages: 208-222.
  4. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 95-108.

    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 Lancastrian Blush

Novelette. 10,000 words.

On the eve of a battle between the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York, Harry Dacey comes upon a white manor, where he will be detained until the battle is over. And where he learns that the inhabitants of the manor will fight the battle in their own way.
  1. Women As Demons. Pages: 89-109.
  2. Phantasya. Pages: [203]-227.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Mujeres: Ángeles O Demonios (Women As Demons). As "El Rubor De Lancaster", translated by Alejandra Vassallo. Pages: [101]-122.

Land's End, The Edge Of The Sea

Vignette. 815 words.

The narrator spies a couple in various stages of their lives on the edge of the sea.
  1. Legenda Maris. Pages: 263-265.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Last Dancer

Short story. 1240 words.

What happens in the Last Square when the Last Dancer appears to do her nightly dance?
  1. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [73]-78.

Last Drink Bird Head

Vignette. 290 words.

The condemned hero and warrior is asked for his last food and drink He chooses bread and cheese and "bird head" for his last drink.
  1. Last Drink Bird Head. [Stirling, N.J.]: Ministry of Wyrm, 2008. Original anthology. Edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Pages: 73-75. NOTE: This charity anthology is a limited edition (1000 copies) hardback with all proceeds going to Pro Literacy.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Available for the Kindle in July 2010 via Amazon US.
  2. Available for the Nook Color in July 2010 via Barnes and Noble.

Le Jardin

Short story. 2520 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

Julien Dryne comes to buy the painting entitled Le Jardin de la Narbelle by Avrilenne Kissei, long dead and much loved, from Rachel, but it is not for sale.
  1. Fatal Women.
  2. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas. Pages: 291-304.

    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.

Letters From A Tower

Short story. 5400 words.

The world has been take over by zombies and Ruth writes her friend Laura.
  1. Zombie Apocalypse!. London: Constable & Robinson Publishing, 2010. Original anthology. Edited By Stephen Jones. Pages: [244-275]. Please note: This anthology is unpaginated. A list of the stories appears on the last page of the book. Tanith Lee's story begins with the lines: "Monday, 13 May. Dear Laura".

Leviathan

Vignette. 260 words.

The ancient beast of legend, the Leviathan, now slumbers and reignites his relevance.
  1. Legenda Maris. Pages: 209-210.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Light

Poem. 18 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

The Lily Garden

Short story. 4700 words.

Camillo, a student at the university of Ravenal, takes a room overlooking the garden full of night-blooming lilies which belongs to The Alchemist's House. In the garden, Camillo meets a girl who is reluctant to visit the world outside the garden walls.
  1. Weird Tales. No 304 (Vol 53 No 3), Spring 1992. Pages 62-66, 68-69.
  2. Weird Tales: Seven Decades Of Terror. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1997. Reprint anthology. John Betancourt & Robert Weinberg, editors.

A Little Of The Night

Novelette. 8560 words.
Nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, 2014.

The story of Corlan von Antal, master of Veltenlak.
  1. Clockwork Phoenix 4. Roanoke, Va.: Mythic Delirium Books, 2013. Original anthology. Edited by Mike Allen. Pages: 128-156.
  2. The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014. [Germantown, Md.]: Prime Books, 2014. Reprint anthology. Edited by Paula Guran.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014. [Germantown, Md.]: Prime Books, 2014
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Living Hell

Non-fiction, introduction. 1400 words.

A discussion of the nature of Hell, and of its depiction in the artwork of Wayne Douglas Barlowe.
  1. Barlowe's Inferno. Beverly Hills: Galerie Morpheus International, Inc., 1998. Art book with illustrations and text by Wayne D. Barlowe. Pages 7-9.
  2. Barlowe's Inferno. Beverly Hills: Morpheus International, Inc., 2004. Art book with illustrations and text by Wayne D. Barlowe. Limited to just 150 copies individually signed and numbered by the artist himself and bound in leather. Housed in cloth slipcase and includes a signed print, suitable for framing. Price: $149.50.

Lora

Short story. 1200 words.

Lora wanders into town and seeks shelter at the shrine of Sek-Lor-Mey the lion goddess.
  1. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [122]-126.

Lost In The World

Novelette. 9400 words.

A lifetime of study leads Oberand to the Valley of God written about by Eshlo and Klein. In time, he discovers the ruins of an enormous temple; ruins that have an unexpected origin.
  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 "Sekaino No Chi Nite Ushinaware", by Ichida Izumi. Pages: 207-246.

    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.

Love Alters

Short story. 5500 words.

The narrator describes a romantic triangle involving herself, her spouse, and one of her co-workers.
  1. Despatches From The Frontiers Of The Female Mind. London: The Women's Press, 1985. Original anthology. Jen Green & Sarah Lefanu, editors. Pages 60-73.
  2. The Mammoth Book Of Lesbian Short Stories. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1999. Reprint anthology. Emma Donoghue, editor.
  3. Love Alters: Lesbian Love Stories. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Reprint anthology. Emma Donoghue, editor.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Desde Las Fronteras De La Mente Feminina. (Translation of Despatches From The Frontiers Of The Female Mind). Barcelona: Ultramar, 1986. Original anthology. Jen Green & Sarah Lefanu, editors. As "El Amor Se Altera", translated by Monserrat Concill. Pages: 85-101.

Love In A Time Of Dragons

Novelette. 9630 words.

A kitchen maid goes a-questing with a handsome champion to slay the local drakkor. But the tale takes a surprising twist ...
  1. The Dragon Quintet. Garden City, New York: GuildAmerica Books/Bookspan, 2003. Original anthology. Marvin Kaye, editor. Pages 105-158. Note: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club.
  2. The Dragon Quintet. New York: Tor, 2006. Original anthology. Marvin Kaye, editor.

A Lynx With Lions

Novelette. 12,300 words.

Fearing for his life at the hand of his son Ysemid, Karuil-Ysem leaves a message asking for Cyrion's help. The fair-haired one arrives too late to save Karuil, but not too late to avenge him.
  1. Cyrion.
  2. Dreams Of Dark And Light.

    French Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Un Lynx Parmi Les Lions", translated by Gérard Lebec. Pages: 152-[189].

    German Translations:

  1. Cyrion: Schwert Und Magie (Cyrion). As "Ein Luchs Unter Löwen", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 167-203.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Cyrion (Cyrion). As "Una Lince Tra I Leoni", translated by Paola Gimigliano. Pages: 129-164.

A Madonna Of The Machine

Novelette. 8000 words.

Peter has spent all his life sitting before the Machine, touching the dial with the three immaculate touches that turn the dial and activate the coil. But all that changes one day when he has an Intimation, and in a glow of pink light, he sees a woman walking over the Machine.
  1. Other Edens II. London: Unwin, 1988. Original anthology. Christopher Evans & Robert Holdstock, editors. Pages: 243-266.
  2. The 1989 Annual World's Best SF. New York: DAW Books, 1989. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors.
  3. Forests Of The Night.

    Czech Translations

  1. Donald A. Wollheim Představuje Nejlepší Povídky Sci-Fi 1989. (Translation of The 1989 Annual World's Best SF).Plzeň [Czech Republic]: Laser-Books, 1992. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "Madona Stroje", translator unknown.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Destinazione Spazio. (Translation of The 1989 Annual World's Best SF). Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editzione, 1990. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "La Madonna Della Macchina", Translated by Carla Meazza. Pages: 152-169.

    Polish Translations

  1. Don Wollheim Proponuje, 1989: Najlepsze Opowiadania Science Fiction Roku 1988. (Translation of The 1989 Annual World's Best SF) Warszawa: Wydawn Alfa, 1989. Reprint anthology. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha, editors. As "Madonna Maszyny", translated by Danuta Gorska.

Magpied

Vignette. 95- words.

The story of the Pied Piper translated from the Germanic- Alurguric poem of the same name.
  1. Weird Tales. No. 361 (Vol 67 No 1), Summer 2013. Pages: 20-23.

    Electronic Publications

  1. Weird Tales. No. 361 (Vol 67 No 1), Summer 2013.
    Available via the Weird Tales Magazine website.

Magritte's Secret Agent

Novelette. 14,500 words.

The narrator is drawn to Daniel, the wheelchair-bound son of Mrs. Besmouth. One day, she takes Daniel to see the sea for the first time, and he is forever changed by the experience.
  1. Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine. Vol 1 No 2, May 1981. Pages 71-87.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  4. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [90]-124.
  5. Mermaids And Other Mysteries Of the Deep. San Francisco: Prime Books, 2015. Reprint anthology. Edited by Paula Guran.
  6. Legenda Maris. Pages: 41-88.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Maguritto No Himitsu Chouhouin", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [157]-219.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Malice In Saffron.

Novel. 42,000 words.

Jehanine: demon or saint? Her days she spent at the Nunnery of the Angel; her nights in the vicious back-streets of Paradys, wreaking revenge on men for the wrongs she had suffered at their hands. (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 "Malizia In Giallo", translated by Maria Grazia Griffini. Pages: [107]-207.
  2. Gli Imperi Azzurri (The Book Of The Damned). As "Malizia In Giallo", translated by Anna Maria [Grazia] Griffini. Pages: 114-221.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ki No Satsui", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [151]-288.
  2. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ki No Satsui", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [165]-317.
  3. Paradeisu No Hi Roku Ochi Taru Mono No Kaki (The Book Of The Damned). As "Ki No Satsui", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [163]-310.

    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.

Malicious Springs.

Short Story. 7500 words.

During a holiday at an 18th century house, a family discovers that there is something in the local water.
  1. Interzone. No. 191, September 2003. Pages 16-22.
  2. Simulacrum. Issue 9, March 2005. Pages 5-19. Download the pdf file here. Note: Adobe Acrobat required.
  3. Cold Grey Stones. Pages 33-51.
  4. Colder Greyer Stones. Pages 33-51.

    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 Man Who Stole The Moon.

Novelette. 9400 words.
From an idea by John Kaiine.
A Story of the Flat Earth.
Also available as an Electronic Book
French translation, "L'Homme Qui Vola La Lune", nominated for the short story category of the Prix Imaginales 2005.

Jaqir, Prince of Thieves, is captured and brought before the king. He is told that his life will be spared if only he can fly up and steal the Moon from the sky. With the help of Yulba the Drin and one million mechanical birds, Jaqir accomplishes the task. Then it's up to Azhrarn, Prince of Demons, to restore the Moon to its rightful place in the night sky.
  1. Realms Of Fantasy. Vol 7 No 3, February 2001. Pages: 38, 40-45, 72.
  2. Year's Best Fantasy 2. New York: Eos, 2002. Reprint anthology. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, editors.
  3. The Mammoth Book Of Angels And Demons. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2013. Reprint anthology. Paula Guan, editor.

    French Translations:

  1. Emblèmes. Emblèmes Spécial No. 1, Juillet 2004. As "L'Homme Qui Vola La Lune", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 77-103.

    Polish Translations:

  1. Nowa Fantastyka. No 8 (Whole Number 287), September 2006. As "O Czlowieku, Ktory Ukradl Ksiezyc (Opowiesc Z Plaskiej Ziemi)", translated by Michal Jakuszewski. Pages: 13-24.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Mammoth Book Of Angels And Demons. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2013. Reprint anthology. Paula Guan, editor.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

Return to Table of Contents Next Page