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Tanith Lee


(Tanith Lee Kaiine)
UK (1947 - )
Wife of John Kaiine

aka Esther Garber

Tanith Lee is one of the leading fantasy authors writing today. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections, among them the best-selling Flat Earth series. She is also the author of another Overlook fantasy series, The Secret Books of Paradys. She has won the World Fantasy Award numerous times as well as the August Derleth Award.
 
Series
Birthgrave
1. The Birthgrave (1975)
2. Vazkor, Son of Vazkor (1978)
     aka Shadowfire
3. Quest for the White Witch (1978)
The BirthgraveVazkor, Son of VazkorQuest for the White Witch
 
The Storm LordAnackireThe White Serpent
 
Don't Bite the SunDrinking Sapphire Wine
 
Night's MasterDeath's MasterDelusion's MasterDelirium's Mistress
Night's SorceriesThe Lords Of DarknessNight's Daughter
 
The Castle of DarkPrince on a White HorseDark Castle, White Horse
 
Blood Stone
1. Kill the Dead (1980)
2. Sabella (1980)
Sometimes After Sunset (omnibus) (1980)
Kill the DeadSabellaSometimes After Sunset
 
Silver Metal Lover
1. The Silver Metal Lover (1982)
2. Metallic Love (2005)
The Silver Metal LoverMetallic Love
 
The Book of the DamnedThe Book of the BeastThe Book of the DeadThe Book of the Mad
The Secret Books of Paradys
 
Black UnicornGold UnicornRed Unicorn
 
Dark DancePersonal DarknessDarkness, I
 
Faces Under WaterSaint FireA Bed of EarthVenus Preserved
The Secret Books of Venus I and II
 
Claidi Journals
1. Law of the Wolf Tower (1998)
     aka Wolf Tower
2. Wolf Star (2000)
     aka Wolf Star Rise
3. Queen of the Wolves (2001)
     aka Wolf Queen
4. Wolf Wing (2002)
The Claidi Journals Collection: Books I - III (omnibus) (2002)
Law of the Wolf TowerWolf StarQueen of the WolvesWolf Wing
The Claidi Journals Collection: Books I - III
 
Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of Girl's Adventure upon the High SeasReturn to Parrot IslandThe Family Sea
 
Cast a Bright ShadowHere in Cold HellNo Flame But Mine
 
Selected Stories of Tanith Lee
1. Tempting The Gods (2008)
2. Hunting the Shadows (2009)
Tempting The GodsHunting the Shadows
 
Colouring Books
1. Turquoiselle (2014)
Turquoiselle
 
Ghosteria Volume 1Ghosteria Volume 2  : Zircons May Be Mistaken
 
Novels
Animal CastleCompanions on the RoadThe Winter PlayersVolkhavaar
Electric ForestShon the TakenDay by NightLycanthia
Sung in ShadowThe Beautiful Biting MachineDays of GrassMadame Two Swords
A Heroine of the WorldThe Blood of RosesInto GoldLouisa the Poisoner
Heart-BeastElephantasmEva FairdeathVivia
Reigning Cats and DogsWhen the Lights Go OutThe Gods Are ThirstyWhite as Snow
Mortal SunsDeath of the DayL'AmberGreyglass
To IndigoKilling Violets: Gods' DogsIvoriaCruel Pink
 
Omnibus
Biting the SunWhen Darkness FallsWinter MoonDark & Dangerous: A Collection of Paranormal Treats
Songs of Love Lost and Found
 
Collections
Princess Hynchatti: And Some Other SurprisesUnsilent NightCyrionRed as Blood
TamastaraWomen as DemonsThe Gorgon: And Other Beastly TalesDreams of Dark and Light
Forests of the NightNightshades: Thirteen Journeys into ShadowSages and Swords: Heroic Fantasy AnthologySounds and Furies: World Horror Convention Special Edition
Disturbed by Her SongHauntingsThe Wildside Book of Fantasy: 20 Great Tales of FantasyTamastara, or, The Indian Nights
Space Is Just a Starry NightPhantasya
 
Novellas
Indigara: Or, Jet and Otis Conquer the World
 
Series contributed to
The Dragon HoardEast of Midnight
 
Black UnicornGold UnicornRed Unicorn
 
Islands in the Sky
 
Colder Greyer Stones
 
Anthologies containing stories by Tanith Lee
The 9th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1968)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2 (1976)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 4 (1978)
The Year's Best Horror Stories VII (1979)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 5 (1980)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1980)
New Terrors 1 (1980)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 6 (1980)
Shadows 4 (1981)
Shadows 5 (1982)
Top Fantasy (1984)
Shadows 7 (1984)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 10 (1984)
Night Visions : In the Blood (1984)
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy (1985)
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 (1985)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 11 (1985)
The Year's Best Horror Stories XIV (1986)
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the Decade (1987)
Masters of Darkness 2 (1988)
Haunting Women (1988)
Hidden Turnings (1989)
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection (1989)
     aka Demons and Dreams
Arrows of Eros (1989)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection (1990)
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1991)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
Xanadu (1993)
Dragons! (1993)
The Ultimate Witch (1993)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
Angels of Darkness (1995)
Women of Wonder (1995)
Xanadu 3 (1995)
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995)
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (1995)
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995)
The Merlin Chronicles (1995)
Sisters of the Night (1995)
Killing Me Softly (1995)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
The Best of Weird Tales (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
Fantasy Stories (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
Isaac Asimov's Vampires (1996)
Rivals of Dracula (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Don't Open This Book! (1998)
The Road to Science Fiction 5: The British Way (1998)
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (1998)
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction (1998)
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Ten (1999)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)
Isaac Asimov's Mother's Day (2000)
A Wolf At the Door (2000)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000)
Dark Terrors 5 (2000)
The 9th Pan Book of Horror StoriesThe Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 4The Year's Best Horror Stories VII
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 5The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9New Terrors 1The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 6
Shadows 4Shadows 5Top FantasyShadows 7
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 10Night Visions : In the BloodIsaac Asimov's FantasyTerry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 14
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 11The Year's Best Horror Stories XIVA Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the DecadeMasters of Darkness 2
Haunting WomenHidden TurningsThe Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual CollectionArrows of Eros
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionVampires: The Greatest StoriesHorror Story Volume 3Xanadu
Dragons!The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary AnthologyAngels of DarknessWomen of Wonder
Xanadu 3The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's SurvivorsIsaac Asimov's Skin DeepThe Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
The Merlin ChroniclesSisters of the NightKilling Me SoftlyRuby Slippers, Golden Tears
The Best of Weird TalesThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionFantasy StoriesTwists of the Tale
Isaac Asimov's VampiresRivals of DraculaThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual CollectionModern Classics of Fantasy
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire FictionDying for ItThe Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual CollectionThe Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats
Don't Open This Book!The Road to Science Fiction 5: The British WayIsaac Asimov's CamelotSirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentSilver Birch, Blood MoonThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume TenBlack Heart, Ivory Bones
Isaac Asimov's Mother's DayA Wolf At the DoorThe Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual CollectionDark Terrors 5
 
Short stories
Eustace
Sun City (1974)
The Demoness (1976)
The Truce (1976)
Huzdra (1977)
Odds Against the Gods (1977)
In the Balance (1978)
Paper Boat (1978)
Sleeping Tiger (1978)
Winter White (1978)
Deux Amours d'une Sorcerie (1979)
A hero at the Gates (1979)
Monkey's Stagger (1979)
The Murderous Dove (1979)
Northern Chess (1979)
Perfidious Amber (1979)
Red as Blood [short story] (1979)Nebula (nominee)
The Thaw (1979)
Cyrion in Bronze (1980)
Cyrion in Wax (1980)
One Night of the Year (1980)
A Room with a Vie (1980)
The Squire's Tale (1980)
Wolfland (1980)
You Are my Sunshine (1980)
Because Our Skins are Finer (1981)
The Dry Season (1981)
Gemini (1981)
Magritte's Secret Agent (1981)
Meow (1981)
Sirriamnis (1981)
When the Clock Strikes (1981)
Cyrion in Stone (1982)
The Gorgon [short story] (1982)World Fantasy
A Lynx with Lions (1982)
Mirage and Magia (1982)
Southern Lights (1982)
Written in Water (1982)
Anna Medea (1983)
Black as Ink (1983)
Blue Vase of Ghosts (1983)
Chand Veda (1983)
Elle est Trois (La Mort) (1983)World Fantasy
Il Bacio (Il Chiave) (1983)
La Reine Blanche (1983)
Nunc Dimittis (1983)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Beautiful Biting Machine [short story] (1984)
Bite Me Not, or Fleur de Feu (1984)
Bright Burning Tiger (1984)
A Day in the Skin (1984)
     aka The Century We Were Out of Them
Draco, Draco (1984)
Foreign Skins (1984)
The Hunting of Death: The Unicorn (1984)
The Ivory Merchants (1984)
Medra (1984)
Oh, Shining Star (1984)
The One We Were (1984)
Pinewood (1984)
Simon's Wife (1984)
Tamastara [short story] (1984)
Three Days (1984)
The Tree: A Winter's Tale (1984)
Under the Hand of Chance (1984)
The Vampire Lover (1984)
After the Guillotine (1985)
Blood-Mantle (1985)
Quatt-Sup (1985)
Into Gold [short story] (1986)
Black as a Rose (1987)
By Crystal Light Beneath One Star (1987)
Children of the Night (1987)
Crying in the Rain (1987)
The Daughter of the Magician (1987)
Dooniveh, the Moon (1987)
Game Players (1987)
Night's Daughter, Day's Desire (1987)
The Prodigal (1987)
Death Dances (1988)
The Devil's Rose (1988)
A Madonna of the Machine (1988)
The Unrequited Glove (1988)
Ceres Passing (1989)
Discovered Country (1989)
Don't Get Lost (1989)
Down Below (1989)
I Was Guillotined Here (1989)
The Janfia Tree (1989)
The Lancastrian Blush (1989)
Nicholas (1989)
Rachel (1989)
The Rakshasa (1989)
Sweet Grapes (1989)
The Tenebris Malgraph (1989)
White as Sin, Now (1989)
Zelle's Thursday (1989)
The Nightmare's Tale (1990)
Beautiful Lady (1991)
The Glass Dagger (1991)
Lost in Our World (1991)
The Marble Web (1991)
The Mermaid (1991)
The Moon is a Mask (1991)
Morcara's Room (1991)
The Weasel Bride (1991)
Nightshade (1993)
Unnalash (1993)
Winter Flowers (1993)
The Witch of the Moon (1993)
The Beast (1995)
The Champion (1995)
King's Mage (1995)
La Dame (1995)
She Sleeps in a Tower (1995)
Tiger I (1995)
Flowers for Faces, Thorns for Feet (1996)
The Reason for Not Going to the Ball (1996)
Cain (1997)
All the Birds of Hell (1998)
Jedella Ghost (1998)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
The Pandora Heart (1998)
Wolfed (1998)
Yellow And Red (1998)
The Sky-green Blues (1999)
Where the Town Goes at Night (1999)British Fantasy Society (nominee)
The Abortionist's Horse (a Nightmare) (2000)
La Vampiresse (2000)
Rapunzel (2000)
That Glisters Is (2000)
A Wolf At the Door (2000)


Awards
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Birthgrave
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1979) : Night's Master
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1980) : Death's Master
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1980) : Red as Blood [short story]
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1982) : Delusion's Master
World Fantasy Best Short story winner (1983) : The Gorgon [short story]
World Fantasy Best Short story winner (1984) : Elle est Trois (La Mort)
World Fantasy nominee (1984) : Nunc Dimittis
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1987) : Night's Master
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1987) : Dreams of Dark and Light
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1998) : Jedella Ghost
British Fantasy Society Best Short story nominee (1999) : Where the Town Goes at Night
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (2006) : Metallic Love


Books about Tanith Lee
Opulent Darkness: The Werewolves of Tanith LeeThe Hidden Library of Tanith Lee: Themes and Subtexts from Dionysos to the Immortal Gene
 
Tanith Lee recommends
A Telling of Stars
A Telling of Stars (2003)
Caitlin Sweet
"A strong and imaginative first novel, full of gems, and of humane insight. Ultimately haunting."
The Talisman
The Talisman (2004)
(Sea Horses, book 2)
Louise Cooper
"Louise Cooper is one of the finest storytellers of her generation."
Brass Man
Brass Man (2005)
(Agent Cormac, book 3)
Neal Asher
"Asher has lit up the sky of science fiction like a new sun."
The Captain's Witch
The Captain's Witch (2005)
(Captain's Witch, book 1)
Rosemary Hawley Jarman
"One of the greatest dark fantasies ever written - in any genre."
Killing Kiss
Killing Kiss (2008)
(Vampire Gene Trilogy, book 1)
Sam Stone
"A deceptively readable date with darkness - watch your step."
Elfland
Elfland (2009)
(Aetherial Tales, book 1)
Freda Warrington
"A glittering treasure trove and a stunning read for Warrington's multitude of fans."
City of Dreams and Nightmare
City of Dreams and Nightmare (2010)
(City of a Hundred Rows, book 1)
Ian Whates
"Born story-teller Ian Whates takes us on a gripping, terrifying trip-of-a-lifetime."



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