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Princess Gesnyl

Short story. 2200 words.

Princess Gesnyl overcomes her shyness with the help of Clever, a cat given to her by her fairy godmother Nettle.
  1. Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises.

Princess Hynchatti

Short story. 2100 words.

Princess Hynchatti tries to learn magic, and meets the prince who lives on the other side of the castle, where the weather is always bad.
  1. Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises.

Princess Nathit

Short story. 1400 words.

Princess Nathit sets her suitor the task of eating a seven-course dinner in two minutes flat - a task he accomplishes with the aid of 100 bees and 100 mice.
  1. Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises.

Princess Sansu

Short story. 3000 words.

Princess Sansu must find a way to get Night Mary to undo the spell that the witch has cast on her hair.
  1. Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises.
  2. The Mammoth Book Of Fairy Tales. London: Robinson, 1997. Reprint/original anthology. Mike Ashley, editor.

The Prodigal

Novelette. 13,500 words.

Jyresh's father sends his son to work as a servant in the house of Sharaq, a business associate, so that the boy's loose living and luxuriousness might be curbed. Yet Jyresh loses his way, and comes to the house of the Panther lord, where he lives with a herd of philosophical Boars. In the meantime, Sharaq takes Azhriaz-Sovaz into his house, mistakenly beliving her to be Jyresh. In time, Jyresh returns to his father's house, and so comes to realize the wisdom of his father's decision.
  1. Night's Sorceries.
  2. Tales From The Flat Earth: Night's Daughter. Pages: 428-459.
  3. Night's Sorceries. Pages: [85]-125.

    French Translations:

  1. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit. As "Le Prodigue", translated by E.C.L Meisterman. Pages: [100]-141.
  2. Les Sortilêges De La Nuit in Le Dit De La Terre Plate. Pages: [473]-507.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Youma No Tawamure (Night's Sorceries: A Book Of The Flat Earth). As "Yoru No Musume, Hiru No Nozomi", translated by Sayako Asaba. Pages: [111]-159.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

The Puma's Daughter

Short Story. 5475 words.

Matthew Seaton has been betrothed to Athena Proctor since he was five years old. As the time of his marriage comes closer, he starts to hear some strange rumors about his betrothed.
  1. The Beastly Bride: Tales Of The Animal People. New York: Viking, 2010. Original anthology. Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Pages: [48]-84. Note: Brief author biography and author's comments appear on p. 85-86.

Quatrain

Poem. 4 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

Quatt-Sup

Short story. 1600 words.
Note: in the Science Fiction Book Club edition of this collection, the story has been re-titled "Qatt-Sup."

A pet owner has mixed feelings about the activities of his two cats.
  1. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [179]-182.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Nago Jirushi", translated by Yuriko Kimura. Pages: [321]-329.

Queens In Crimson

Short story. 1600 words.

The fouth queen relates her story of how she became queen and of the three queens who came before her.
  1. Hunting The Shadows: The Selected Stories Of Tanith Lee Volume Two.

Question A Stone

Short story. 4060 words.

Talzen and Andreis, two swordsmen, meet by chance at the Chameleon's Arms and must engage in a duel, though they really don't want to.
  1. The Feathered Edge: Tales Of Magic, Love, And Daring.. Clinton, MT.: Sky Warrior Book Publishing, 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Deborah J. Ross. Pages: [146]-168. Note: p. [146] contains a brief author biography.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Feathered Edge: Tales Of Magic, Love, And Daring.. Clinton, MT.: Sky Warrior Book Publishing, 2012. Original anthology. Edited by Deborah J. Ross.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

Question, Answer, And Afterthought

Poem. 8 lines.

  1. Unsilent Night.

Questorday

Short story. 3600 words.

From the festival of Questorday to the enduring quest. The story of the chimney sweep Daylend who became a knight.
  1. Phantasya. Pages: [317]-342.

Rachel

Novelette. 9000 words.

The narrator recounts the story of his life, and his life-long fascination with three women named Rachel: his long-dead sister, his first wife (who died in childbirth), and the daughter of his son.
  1. Fatal Women.

Rain

Short Story. 4400 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.
Co-authored with Juliette Shapiro writing as Yolande Sorores.

Sarah meets her "Sugar-Girl", Dee, in a London café after fifteen long years.
  1. Fatal Women.

The Rakshasa

Short story. 4000 words.

The narrator is an artist staying at a hotel in India. One morning, after much coaxing, she allows Vikram to take her to see the rakshasa - the demon - that lives in the woods.
  1. Forests Of The Night.

Rapunzel

Short story. 4800 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

In which Prince Urlenn must devise an elaborate story to introduce the maiden he calls Flarva and their children to his father, the king.
  1. Black Heart, Ivory Bones. New York: Avon Books, 2000. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. Pages: 5-19.
  2. Redder Than Blood. Pages: [93]-106.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.

Real And Vire

Short story. 1650 words.

In the drab world of the future, a tired woman travels home and dreams ofgoing from her real life to VIRE, a virtual reality one.
  1. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pags: 295-299.

    Electronic Publications:

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

The Reason For Not Going To The Ball (A Letter To Cinderella From Her Stepmother)

Short story. 3500 words.
Nominated for a James Triptee Jr. Memorial Award on the Long List.

In which Cinderella learns some unsuspected truths.
  1. The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol 91 No 4 & 5 (No 545), October/November 1996. Pages: 83-91.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror: Tenth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997. Reprint anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. Note: while typesetting the story for this publication, the compositors accidentally left out one manuscript page totaling approximately 900 words. The text was dropped between the third and fourth paragraphs on page 47. (This missing text appears on pages 86 and 87 of the story's appearance in The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction).
  3. Redder Than Blood. Pages: [75]-83. Note: this story is listed only as "The Reason For Not Going To The Ball" in the table of contents.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Nova SF: Rivista Di Fantascienza. "Guerrieri, E Altri Pacificatori" named issue. Vol 13 (n.s XXXI) No 29 (n.s. 71), Mar 1997. As "Un Buon Motivo Per Non Andare Al Ballo", translated by Ugo Malaguti. Illustration by Frank Frazetta. Pages: 178-188.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.

Red As Blood

Short story. 4000 words.
Nominated for the 1980 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.
Nominated for the 1980 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction.
Nominated as no. 16 in the Best Short Story category in the 1980 Locus Poll.
Also available as a radio broadcast.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

The first Queen died giving birth to Bianca, a daughter with white skin, black hair and red lips. After seven years, the King remarried. His second queen was the Witch Queen, with a magic mirror that can see all in the land. All but Bianca.
  1. The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Vol 57 No 1 (No 338), July 1979. Pages: 6, 8-15.
  2. The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6. New York: DAW Books, 1980. Reprint anthology. Lin Carter, editor.
  3. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer.
  4. Young Monsters. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors.
  5. Vamps. New York: DAW Books, 1987. Reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors.
  6. Asimov's Ghosts And Monsters. London: Armada, 1988. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. Note: this is an omnibus volume which reprints the contents of Young Ghosts and Young Monsters (Harper & Row, 1985)
  7. Forests Of The Night.
  8. The Penguin Book Of Modern Fantasy By Women. London: Viking UK, 1995. Reprint anthology. A. Susan Williams & Richard Glyn Jones, editors.
  9. A Century Of Horror 1970-1979. New York: MJF Books, 1996. Reprint anthology. David Drake & Martin H. Greenberg, editors.
  10. Vampires: The Greatest Stories. New York: MJF Books, 1997. Reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg, editor. Pages: [207]-217.
  11. The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. Reprint anthology. Garyn G. Roberts, editor.
  12. The Mammoth Book Of Vampires. London: Robinson, 2004. Reprint Anthology. New edition of 1992 printing with 13 new stories. Stephen Jones, editior.
  13. The Mammoth Book Of Vampires. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004. Reprint Anthology. New edition of 1992 printing with 13 new stories. Stephen Jones, editor.
  14. Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer (Expanded edition).. Pages: 25-35.

    Catalan (Spanish) Translations:

  1. Joves Monstros. (Translation of Young Monsters) Barcelona: Edicions de la Magrana, October, 1989. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. As "Vermella Com La Sang", translated by Carlos Llorach. Pages: 57-68.
  2. Joves Monstros. (Translation of Young Monsters) Barcelona: Edicions de la Magrana, May, 1994. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. As "Vermella Com La Sang", translated by Carlos Llorach. Pages 57-68.

    Czech Translations:

  1. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Czech Language edition). Unknown Vol No. 6, 1993. As "Rudá Jako Krev", translator unknown.

    Dutch Translations

  1. Included in Cyrion. As "Rood Als Bloed", translated by Vincent van der Linden. Pages: 177-186.

    French Translations:

  1. Opta Revue Fiction. No 322 (1981). As "Rouge Comme Le Sang", translated by Robert Bergue.
  2. Ecrit Avec Du Sang. As "Rouge Comme Le Sang", translated by Estelle Valls de Gomis. Pages: 15-29.

    German Translations:

  1. Rot Wie Blut: Die Märchen Der Schwestern Grimmig (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Rot Wie Blut", translated by Eva Eppers. Pages: 30-42.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Fantasy. Milan: Editrice Nord, 1985. Sandro Pergameno, editor. As "Rosso Come Sangue", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 519-530.
  2. Fantasy. Milan: Euroclub, 1988. As "Rosso Come Sangue", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 379-386.
  3. Vampire. (Translation of Vamps). Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1991. Reprint anthology. Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. as "Rosso Come Sangue", translated by Anna Guerzoni. Pages: 257-270.
  4. Fantasy. Milan: Editrice Nord, 1996. Sandro Pergameno, editor. As "Rosso Come Sangue", translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli. Pages: 519-530.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gensou Douwashuu Chi Nogotoku Akaku (Red As Blood, Or, Tales From The Sisters Grimmer). As "Chi Nogotoku Akaku", translated by Nobuko Murozumi. Pages: [43]-64.

    Swedish Translations:

  1. Jules Verne-Magasinet. No 386, April 1981. As "Röd Som Blod", translator unknown.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Ciencia Ficción: Seleccion 40. Barcelona: Bruguera, 1980. Reprint anthology. As "Rojo Como La Sangre", translated by César Terrón. Pages: 109-127.
  2. Jovenes Montruos. (Translation of Young Monsters). Madrid: Altea, 1988. Reprint anthology. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors. As "Rojo Como La Sangre", translator unknown.
  3. Vampiras: Antología De Relatos Sobre Mujeres Vampiro.. Madrid: Valdemar, 1999. Reprint anthology. As "Rojo Como La Sangre", translated by Albert Solé.
  4. Felices Pesadillas 2: Malos Sueños. Madrid: Valdemar, 2004. Reprint anthology. As ""Rojo Como La Sangre", translated by Albert Solé. Pages: 911-928.


Redder Than Blood

Novelette. 8300 words.

Edmund Sanger recounts the story of Cremisia Ranaldi and her husband, the dwarfish Loro d'Estini.
  1. Redder Than Blood. Pages: [1]-34.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
Remember Me

Novelette. 10800 words.

From an explanation of origin by John Kaiine. When Tadeusz is 3 he is rescued from a life of begging by Schesparn, a vampire of ancient origin. He becomes part of their kind and renamed Dracul. Dracul, who was Tadeusz, the Un-Dracul also becomes their end.
  1. The Many Faces Of Van Helsing: Original Stories Featuring The Original Vampire Hunter. New York: Ace Books, 2004. Original anthology. Jeanne Cavelos, editor. Pages: [197]-221.
  2. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 193-212.

    Electronic Publications:

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

The Return Of Berenice

Short story. 1960 words.

Egaeus is meant to marry his cousin Berenice, when she dies. In the end, Egaeus dies tragically.
  1. nEvermore! Tales Of Murder, Mystery & The Macabre: Neo-Gothic Fiction Inspired By The Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2015. Original anthology. Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles. Pages: [229]-236. NOTE: The exact name of this anthology is hard to determine. The title page lists the title as: Tales of Murder, Mystery & The Macabre. Nevermore!: Neo-Gothic Fiction Inspired By The Imagination of Edgar Allen Poe. The title as given by the publisher is: nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre. The title as given by Amazon is listed as: nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre: (Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by the imagination of Edgar Allan Poe). The preferred title for this anthology, as listed anove, was provided by Nancy Kilpatrick, the editor.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. nEvermore! Tales Of Murder, Mystery & The Macabre: Neo-Gothic Fiction Inspired By The Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2015.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.


Rherlotte

Novella. 21600 words.
Tanith Lee writing as Esther Garber.

In the Paris of 1900, Phèdre is an assasin. She assists female acquaintances suffering from specific male abuse - by 'removing' the abuser. Phèdre is sexually predatory but emotionally cool. Until she meets Rherlotte de Gillan in the cemetery of St. Luc. Rherlotte's red-haired beauty and enigmatic, dignified sweetness soak relentlessly through Phèdre's shell, like honey. And soon the two women are joined in a dangerous game that is both courtship and duel...
  1. Fatal Women.
  2. Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas. Pages: 1-108.

    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.
Riddle

Poem. 18 lines.

  1. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Page: [223].


A Room With A Vie

Short story. 6100 words.

Caroline rents a room previously occupied by the late Mr. Tinker. It's a room with a view of the sea and the bay, and, as she discovers, a room with a life of its own.
  1. New Terrors 1. London: Pan Books, 1980. Original anthology. Ramsey Campbell, editor. Pages: 95-109.
  2. New Terrors. New York: Pocket Books, 1982. Reprint anthology. Ramsey Campbell, editor. Note: this book reprints a selection of stories from the British anthologies New Terrors 1 and New Terrors 2, including "A Room With A Vie."
  3. Omnibus Of New Terrors. London: Pan, 1985. Reprint anthology. Ramsey Campbell, editor. Note: this is an omnibus volume which reprints the complete contents of New Terrors 1 and New Terrors 2.
  4. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  5. Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys Into Shadow.
  6. Angels Of Darkness: Tales Of Troubled And Troubling Women. Garden City, N.Y.: Guild America Books, 1995. Original/reprint anthology. Marvin Kaye, editor. Note: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Horror 3: Lo Mejor Del Terror Contemporáneo. (Translation of Omnibus Of New Terrors). Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., 1988. Reprint anthology. Ramsey Campbell, editor. As "Una Habitación Con Vita", translated by Jordi Fibla. Pages: 53-67.
  2. Horror 3: Lo Mejor Del Terror Contemporáneo. (Translation of Omnibus Of New Terrors). Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., 1993. Reprint anthology. Ramsey Campbell, editor. As "Una Habitación Con Vita", translated by Jordi Fibla. Pages: 53-67.

Saxon Flaxen

Short story. 4000 words.

At the request of Editha Swan's Neck, Steyn accompanies her as she goes to identify the body of King Harold, killed in battle against William the Conqueror.
  1. Ancient Enchantresses. New York: DAW Books, 1995. Original anthology. Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch, Martin H. Greenberg & Richard Gilliam, editors. Pages: 67-77.

Scarabesque, The Girl Who Broke Dracula

Short story. 5600 words.
A chapter from the as-yet-uncompleted fourth novel of the The Scarabae Blood Opera

Sue Wyatt, aka Ruby Sin, frequents the goth clubs and one day meets Anduin, of the family Scarabae.
  1. Outsiders: 22 Stories From The Edge. New York: ROC Books, 2005. Original anthology. Nancy Holder and Nancy Kirkpatrick, editors. Pages: 22-52.
  2. Blood 20:Tales Of Vampire Horror. Pages: 257-278.

    Electronic Publications:

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

Scarlet And Gold

Novelette. 13,500 words.
Nominated for the 2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.

One day, Chegahr witnesses the passing of the Soracsh in a gold sled drawn by thirteen white wolves. She is dressed in a blood-red gown, with a mane of golden hair. Chegahr brings news of his sighting to his half-brother Velonin, who goes to meet her. The encounter has a lasting effect on both brothers.
  1. Weird Tales. No 316 (Vol 55 No 4), Summer 1999. Pages: 51-66.
  2. Weird Tales 309-312 (Summer 1994-Summer 1996). 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: 51-66.
  3. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Pages: 208-234.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Stafford, Staffordshire, England: Immanion Press, May 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Scheherazade In Hell

Vignette. 700 words.

In which Scheherazade enters Hell, and meets Satan.
  1. Scheherazade. No 24, 2002. Pages: 2, 4.

The Sea Was In Her Eyes

Short story. 5500 words.
One of the Elaidh stories.

Prince Cuzarion tells his son a tale of a storm and a shipwreck and a mermaid named Elaidh.
  1. Weird Tales. No 322 (Vol 57, No 2), Winter 2000/2001. Pages: 15-16, 18-22.
  2. Octocon: The National Irish Science Fiction Convention Program. Octocon 2004. Pages: 34-41.
  3. Legenda Maris. Pages: 171-189.
  4. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Pages: 258-270.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Legenda Maris. Stafford, England: Immanion Press, 2015:
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.
  2. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Stafford, Staffordshire, England: Immanion Press, May 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

Sea Wharg

Short story. 4700 words.

Johnson, who is originally from London, relocates to Sandbourne, and meets The Biker, who is hiding a mysterious side.
  1. Full Moon City. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Galley Books, 2010. Original anthology. Edited by Darrel Schweitzer and Martin H. Greenberg. Pages: 73-94.
  2. The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011. Gaithersburg, MD.: Prime Books, 2011. Reprint anthology. Edited by Paula Guran.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.

Seeing, Believing

Short story. 1900 words.

The story of Meera, who was born blind.
  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 127-136.

    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 Sequence Of Swords And Hearts

Novelette. 10,000 words.

Morra, the daughter of Lord Skarl, is cast out of his great broch tower, and journeys to a sprawling village among the hills. Ain, a warrior knight, becomes the champion of a village in the Great Forest, and spends his days waiting for a terror that must come. Rhomene, the king's daughter, has a fascination for the sea.
  1. Worlds Of Fantasy & Horror. Vol 1 No 4. Winter 1996/1997. Pages: 12-22.
  2. Weird Tales 309-312 (Summer 1994-Summer 1996). 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: 12-22.
  3. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [199]-222.

Shadow Kissing

Short Story. 6,090 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

Vivien is asked to housesit by her friend Addie. In the flat there is a fascinating statue which resembles one of the guests that comes calling to collect some boxes which Addie has sold them. Connor is rude and brusque but there is a marked resemblence to the statue and Vivien finds him quite fascinating despite here better judgements. Note: there is a final page of notes by the author and a preliminary half title page for the story.
  1. When Darkness Falls. New York: Silhouette Books, 2003. Original anthology. Pages: [135]-[274].

    French Translations:

  1. Les Légendes De L'Ombre. Paris: Harlequin, 2009. Original anthology. As "L'Éntreinte De L'Ombre", translated by Lucie Delplanque.
  2. Les Fiancés De La Nuit. Paris: Nocturne, 2011. Reprint anthology. As "L'Éntreinte De L'Ombre", translated by Lucie Delplanque.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. When Darkness Falls. New York: Silhouette Books, 2003. Original anthology.
  2. Available for the Kindle via Amazon US.
    Available for the Nook Color via Barnes and Noble.

    French Electronic Publications:

  1. Les Fiancés De La Nuit. Paris: Nocturne, 2011. Reprint anthology. As "L'Éntreinte De L'Ombre", translated by Lucie Delplanque.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon France.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.
  2. 5 Romans Harlequin.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon France.
    Available for the Kindle via Amazon UK.

She Sleeps In A Tower

Short story. 1800 words.

The narrator's three young daughters must each play a role to help the family survive.
  1. The Armless Maiden And Other Tales For Childhood's Survivors. New York: Tor, 1995. Original anthology. Terri Windling, editor. Pages 42-45.
  2. Redder Than Blood. Pages: [59]-63.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.

The Silver Metal Lover

A condensation of Chapters 1 through 3 of The Silver Metal Lover. 23,000 words.

  1. Science Fiction Digest. Vol 1 No 2, January/February 1982. Pages: 135-186.

Simon's Wife

Short story. 6500 words.

The narrator has a brief encounter with Kristy, the wife of her lover Simon. Or does she?
  1. Night Visions 1.
  2. Haunting Women. New York: Avon, 1988. Reprint anthology. Alan Ryan, editor.

Sirriamnis

Novelette. 11,400 words.

Lysais, the Young Master of Tohmet, chooses a slave named Sirriamnis - a young girl with long black hair and eyes like flowers. All in the household think Sirriamnis is Egyptian, but only Tohmet guesses her true origin, and her true nature.
  1. Unsilent Night.
  2. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales.
  3. Dreams Of Dark And Light.
  4. The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales. Pages: [138]-164.

    Japanese Translations:

  1. Gorugon - Genjuu Yawa (The Gorgon And Other Beastly Tales). As "Shiriamunisu", translated by Chiori Sada. Pages: [245]-320.

The Sky Won't Listen

Short story. 5200 words.

Maud Ruby goes on a mindscape sky whale hunt with Captain Lir McCloud.
  1. Ghosteria Volume One: The Stories. Pages 137-164.

    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 Sky-Green Blues

Novelette. 13,000 words.
Also available as a spoken word recording.

Frances is a journalist who has come to interview the writer Lohno Tezmaine. As the enemy approaches, Frances and Tezmaine's manservant Laitel are forced to make their escape in Tezmaine's machine. As they do so, the journalist discovers that the writer exerts an unexpected control over her life.
  1. Interzone. No 142, April 1999. Pages: 6-18.
  2. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. Reprint anthology. Gardner Dozois, editor.
  3. The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction: 13th Annual Collection. New York: Mammoth Books, 2000. Reprint anthology, edited by Gardner Dozois.

Sleeping Tiger

Short story. 3000 words.

The warrior Sky Tiger comes to a temple by a lake, where he offers to perform a service for the ghost of a priest who died three years earlier.
  1. Dragonbane, Tales Of Heroic Fantasy. No 1, Spring 1978. Pages: 6, 8-9, 11-12.
  2. The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VII. New York: DAW Books, 1979. Reprint anthology. Gerald W. Page, editor.
  3. After Hours. Vol 1 No 1 (No 1), Winter 1989. Pages: 23-27.
  4. Horrorstory Volume Three. Novato, CA & Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1992. Reprint anthology. Karl Edward Wagner & Gerald W. Page, editors. Note: this is an omnibus volume which reprints the complete contents of The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VII, Series VIII and Series IX.
  5. Phantasya. Pages: [343]-351.

    Dutch Translations

  1. Fifth story of eight following Volkhavaar. As "Slapende Tijger", translated by Pon Ruiter Pages: 279-287.
  2. Included in Cyrion. As "Slapende Tijger", translated by Pon Ruiter. Pages: 92-100.

    Italian Translations:

  1. Inverno Horror 1991: 1 Romanzo E 14 Racconti. Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1991. As "La Tigre Addormentata", translated by Corinna Augustoni. Pages: 190-198.
  2. Orrori E Incubi. (Translation of The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VII). Rome: Newton and Compton, 1998. Reprint anthology. Gerald W. Page, editor. As "La Tigre Dormiente", translated by Gianni Pilo. Pages: 91-100.

    Spanish Translations:

  1. Las Mejores Historias De Terror IV. (Translation of The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VII). Barcelona: Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., 1984. Reprint anthology. Gerald W. Page, editor. As "El Tigre Durmiente", translated by Jordi Fibla Feito. Pages: 80-87.

The Snake

Short story. 4590 words.
A Story of the Flat Earth.

The say that love is blind and that love conquers death. Perhaps this is tre -- perhaps not.
  1. Realms Of Fantasy. Vol 14 No 5 (June 2008). Pages: 40-47, 59.

Snow-Drop

Short story. 6500 words.

Cristena rids her house of the pictures painted by her husband's late first wife: pictures of a daughter the artist couldn't have, a young girl with white skin, black hair, and a small red mouth. But then Cristena encounters Snow-Drop: a circus performer, a young girl with white skin, black hair, and a small red mouth.
  1. Snow White, Blood Red. New York: Morrow AvoNova, 1993. Original anthology. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. Pages: 106-129.
  2. Redder Than Blood. Pages: 35-52.

    French Translations:

  1. Blanche Neige, Rouge Sang. (Translation of Snow White, Blood Red). Paris: Fleuve-Noir, 2002. Original anthology. Collection Rendez-Vous Ailleurs. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors. As "Perce Neige", translated by Marc Duveau. Pages: 33-53.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. New York: DAW Books, Inc., April 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.

Sold

Short story. 1350 words.

Sold ... in which a demon doesn't try to trick a human, honest.
  1. Weird Tales. No 346 (Vol 62 No 4), September-October 2007. Pages: 60-65.
  2. Dancing Through The Fire: A Collection Of Stories In Five Moves. Pages: [100]-106.
  3. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Pages: 366-372.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Stafford, Staffordshire, England: Immanion Press, May 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

The Sombrus Tower

Short story. 4000 words.

Vesontane rides through the Southern Waste; his destination the Tower Sombrus, which always seems to remain the same distance away.
  1. Weird Tales #2. New York: Zebra Books, 1981. Original anthology. Lin Carter, editor. Pages: 243-256.
  2. Weird Tales: The Magazine That Never Dies. Garden City, New York: Doubleday Book and Music Clubs, Inc, 1988. Reprint anthology. Marvin Kaye and Saralee Kaye, editors. Pages: 129-137. Note: Issued by the Science Fiction Bookclub.
  3. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Pages: 27-34.

    Electronic Publications:

  1. The Weird Tales Of Tanith Lee. Stafford, Staffordshire, England: Immanion Press, May 2017.
    Available via Amazon US for the Kindle.
    Available via Amazon UK for the Kindle.

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