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Tanith Lee



"The Abortionist's Horse (A Nightmare)"
© Dark Terrors # 5, 2000
--short story : 2001 Locus Poll
--/ cool f story

"Because Our Skins Are Finer"
© Twilight Zone, 1981
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--short fiction : 1982 Balrog
--/ fourth place f story
--/ style award

"Beauty Is The Beast"
© American Fantasy, Fall 1986
--/ cool f story
--/ wonder award

"Bite-Me-Not, Or Fleur De Fiur"
© IASFM, Dec 1984
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ third place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Black As Ink"
© Red As Blood, 1983
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ fourth place f story

"The Blue Vase Of Ghosts"
© 1983, Dragonfields # 4, ed. C. DeLint
--/ cool f story

"Bright Burning Tiger"
(Tamastara)
© IASFM, Jan 1984
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--short story : 1985 Locus /5
--/ cool f story

"Chand Veda"
(Tamastara)
© 1984, Tamastara, DAW
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"Cyrion In Wax"
(Cyrion series)
© Dragonfields, Sum 1980
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"A Day In The Skin"
© Habitats, ed. S. Shwartz, 1984
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Demoness"
© The Year's Best Fantasy Stories # 2, 1976
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award

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"Dreams of Dark and Light" (coll)
© Arkham House, 1986
--collection/anthology : 1987 World Fantasy
--collection : 1987 Locus /14
--/ third place f collection
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


Definitive Tanith Lee collection; I would recommend to start with this book, if you are interested in this writer: very well crafted stories, some are fantasy masterpieces. It is only fitting that the book is published by renowned Arkham House - it did very attractive package. If only Tanith Lee would maintain such quality... classic masters would be proud. But you know what happened later...
review: 09-Jul-06 (read in 1992)



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"The Dry Season"
© Flashing Swords! # 5, ed. L. Carter, 1981
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"Elle Est Trois"
© Whispers IV, ed. S. Schiff, 1983
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--short story : 1984 World Fantasy W
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award

"Flower Water"
© Weird Tales, 1998 Summer
Hunting the Shadows, Vol.2, 2009
--/ fourth place f story
--/ idea award

"Foreign Skins"
(Tamastara)
© 1984, Tamastara, DAW
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--novelette : 1985 Locus /11
--/ cool f story

"The Gorgon"
© Shadows # 5, ed. C. Grant, 1982
The Gorgon And Other, 1985
--short fiction : 1983 World Fantasy W
--novelette : 1983 Locus /7

--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"In The Balance"
© 1978, Heroic Fantasy
--/ cool f story

"Into Gold"
© IASFM, Mar 1986
--Locus Poll Award 1987, Best Novelette /17

"The Ivory Merchants"
(Tamastara)
© 1984, Tamastara, DAW
--/ cool f story

"The Janfia Tree"
© 1989, Blood Is Not Enough
Nightshades, 1993
--/ cool f story

"Jedella Ghost"
© Interzone, Sep 1998
--short fiction : 1999 British Fantasy
--fiction : 1999 Interzone Poll /3

--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"La Dame"
© Sisters Of The Night, ed. B. Hambly, 1995
--short story : 1996 Locus Poll
--/ third place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award


"La Reine Blanche"
© IASFM, Jul 1983
The Gorgon And Other, 1985
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"A Lynx With Lions"
(Cyrion series)
© Cyrion, DAW, 1982
--/ cool f story

"Magrittes Secret Agent"
© Twilight Zone, May 1981
The Gorgon And Other, 1985
--/ cool f story

"The Man Who Stole The Moon"
(Flat Earth)
© Realms Of Fantasy, Feb 2001
--short story : 2002 Locus Poll

"Medra"
© IASFM, Jun 1984
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Nunc Dimittis"
© The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror, ed. C.Grant, 1983
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--novella : 1984 World Fantasy
--novelette : 1984 Locus /20 (tie)

--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Odds Against The Gods"
© Swords Against Darkness # 2, ed. A. Offutt, 1977
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"One Night Of The Year"
(Cyrion series)
© Other Worlds # 2, ed. R. Torgeson, 1980
--/ cool f story

"Persian Eyes"
© 30th Anniversary DAW: Fantasy, ed. E. Wollheim, 2002
--short story : 2003 Locus Poll

"A Room With A View"
© New Terrors # 1, ed. R. Campbell, 1980
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"Sirriamnis"
© Unsilent Night, 1981
The Gorgon And Other, 1985
--/ cool f story

"Snowdrop"
© F&SF, 1994
--/ cool f story

"Southern Lights"
© Amazons II, ed. J. Salmonson, 1982
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"Tamastara, Or The Indian Nights" (coll)
© IASFM, 1983
book: DAW Books, 1984
--collection : 1985 Locus /3
--/ fourth place f collection

"The Thaw"
© IASFM, Jun 1979
--/ cool sf story

"Under The Hand Of Chance"
(Tamastara)
© 1984, Tamastara, DAW
--/ cool f story

"When The Clock Strikes"
© Weird Tales # 1, ed. L. Carter, 1981
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

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"Wolfed"
© Sirens, ed. E. Datlow, 1998
--/ cool f story
--/ rare find

Little Red Riding Hood variation, in a modern vein, with steamy undertones. Has nice descriptions of concrete and glass jungles of future New York.
review: 16-Jul-06 (read in 2006)

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"Wolfland"
© F&SF, Oct 1980
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"Written In Water"
© Perpetual Light, ed. A. Ryan, 1982
Dreams of Dark and Light, 1986
--/ cool f story

"You Are My Sunshine"
© 1980, Chrysalis # 8
--short story: year's best 1981
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award


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