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Tanith Lee


(Tanith Lee Kaiine)
UK flag (1947 - 2015)
Wife of John Kaiine

aka Esther Garber

Tanith Lee is one of the finest writers to ever grace the field of speculative fiction. The author of around 100 novels and several hundred short stories, she wrote two episodes of the iconic TV series Blake’s 7, was the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award – which she followed with two World Fantasy Awards, shortlistings for all manner of accolades including Nebula and BSFA Awards – and in 2013 she received a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the organisers of World Fantasycon.
 

Awards: Stoker (2015), WFA (2013), BFA (1980)  see all

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
Birthgrave
   1. The Birthgrave (1975)
   2. Vazkor, Son of Vazko (1978)

     aka Shadowfire

   3. Quest for the White Witch (1978)

     aka Hunting the White Witch

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Novels Of Vis
   1. The Storm Lord (1976)
   2. Anackire (1983)
   3. The White Serpent (1988)
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Four-BEE
   1. Don't Bite the Sun (1976)
   2. Drinking Sapphire Wine (1977)
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Flat Earth
   1. Night's Master (1978)
   2. Death's Master (1979)
   3. Delusion's Master (1981)
   4. Delirium's Mistress (1986)
   5. Night's Sorceries (1987)
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Blood Stone
   1. Kill the Dead (1980)
   2. Sabella (1980)
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Secret Books of Paradys
   1. The Book of the Damned (1988)
   2. The Book of the Beast (1988)
   3. The Book of the Dead (1986)
     aka Paradys
   4. The Book of the Mad (1993)
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Tanaquil
   1. Black Unicorn (1989)
   2. Gold Unicorn (1994)
   3. Red Unicorn (1997)
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Blood Opera
   1. Dark Dance (1992)
   2. Personal Darkness (1993)
   3. Darkness, I (1994)
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Secret Books of Venus
   1. Faces Under Water (1998)
   2. Saint Fire (1999)
   3. A Bed of Earth (2002)
   4. Venus Preserved (2003)
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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)
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Piratica
   1. Piratica (2003)
   2. Return to Parrot Island (2006)
   3. The Family Sea (2007)
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Lionwolf
   1. Cast a Bright Shadow (2004)
   2. Here in Cold Hell (2005)
   3. No Flame But Mine (2007)
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Novels
   Animal Castle (1972)
   Companions on the Road (1975)
   The Winter Players (1976)
   Volkhavaar (1977)
   Electric Forest (1979)
   Shon the Taken (1979)
   Day by Night (1980)
   Lycanthia (1981)
   Sung in Shadow (1983)
   The Beautiful Biting Machine (1984)
   Days of Grass (1985)
   Madame Two Swords (1988)
   A Heroine of the World (1989)
   The Blood of Roses (1990)
   Into Gold (1991)
   Louisa the Poisoner (1992)
   Heart-Beast (1992)
   Elephantasm (1993)
   Eva Fairdeath (1994)
   Vivia (1995)
   Reigning Cats and Dogs (1995)
   When the Lights Go Out (1995)
   The Gods Are Thirsty (1996)
   White as Snow (2000)
   Mortal Suns (2003)
   Thirtyfour (2004) (as by Esther Garber)
   Death of the Day (2004)
   L'Amber (2006)
   Greyglass (2011)
   To Indigo (2011)
   Killing Violets (2012)
   Ivoria (2012)
   Cruel Pink (2013)
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Collections
   Princess Hynchatti (1972)
   Champions of the Road (1979)
   Unsilent Night (1981)
   Cyrion (1982)
   Red as Blood (1982)
     aka Tales from the Sisters Grimmer
   Tamastara (1984)
     aka The Indian Nights
   Women as Demons (1985)
   The Gorgon (1985)
   Dreams of Dark and Light (1986)
   Forests of the Night (1989)
   Nightshades (1993)
   Fatal Women (2004) (as by Esther Garber)
   Sages and Swords (2006) (with others)
   Sounds and Furies (2010)
   Disturbed by Her Song (2010) (with Judas Garbah (as by Esther Garber) )
   The Wildside Book of Fantasy (2012) (with others)
   Space Is Just a Starry Night (2013)
   Phantasya (2014)
   Blood 20 (2015)
   A Different City (2015)
   Legenda Maris (2015)
   Dancing Through the Fire (2015)
   Obsidian (2016) (with others)
   Animate Objects (2016)
   Redder Than Blood (2017)
   The Weird Tales of Tanith Lee (2017)
   Tanith By Choice (2017)
   Venus Burning: Realms (2018)
   Strindberg's Ghost Sonata (2019)
   Love in a Time of Dragons (2019)
   A Wolf at the Door: And Other Rare Tales (2019)
   The Earth is Flat (2023)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Betrothed (1968)
   Indigara (2007)
   The Heart of the Moon (2019)
   At the Court of the Crow (2020)
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Series contributed to
MagicQuest
   6. The Dragon Hoard (1971)
   15. East of Midnight (1977)
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Dragonflight
   Black Unicorn (1989)
   Gold Unicorn (1994)
   Red Unicorn (1997)
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Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by Tanith Lee
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Best New Horror 31 (2021)
(Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, book 31)
edited by
Stephen Jones
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The Best of Dark Terrors (2021)
(Dark Terrors)
edited by
Stephen Jones and David A Sutton

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Awards
2015 Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement
2013 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1984 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story : Elle est Trois (La Mort)
1983 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story : The Gorgon [short story]
1980 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Death's Master

Award nominations
2018 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Tanith By Choice: The Best of Tanith Lee
2016 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Dancing Through the Fire
2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : A Little of the Night
2014 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Space Is Just a Starry Night
2011 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Under/Above the Water
2011 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Black and White Sky
2010 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Clockatrice
2006 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : UOUS
2006 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Metallic Love
2004 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Mortal Suns
2003 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : A Bed of Earth
2001 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : White as Snow
2001 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : La Vampiresse
2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Scarlet and Gold
2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Saint Fire
2000 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Where Does the Town Go at Night?
1999 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Jedella Ghost
1994 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Nightshades: Thirteen Journeys into Shadow
1992 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Book of the Dead
1991 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Blood of Roses
1990 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : A Heroine of the World
1990 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Women as Demons
1989 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The White Serpent
1989 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Book of the Damned
1988 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Night's Sorceries
1987 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Dreams of Dark and Light
1987 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (nominee) : Night's Master
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Dreams of Dark and Light
1986 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Gorgon: And Other Beastly Tales
1985 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Tamastara
1984 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Nunc Dimittis
1984 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Red as Blood
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Sung in Shadow
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Anackire
1984 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Red as Blood
1982 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (nominee) : Delusion's Master
1982 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Lycanthia: or The Children of Wolves
1982 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Delusion's Master
1982 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Delusion's Master
1981 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Sabella
1981 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Kill the Dead
1981 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Kill the Dead
1980 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Red as Blood [short story]
1980 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Death's Master
1980 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Red as Blood
1979 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Night's Master
1979 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Quest for the White Witch
1976 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Birthgrave
1975 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Birthgrave


Tanith Lee recommends
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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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Elfland (2009)
(Aetherial Tales, book 1)
Freda Warrington
"A glittering treasure trove and a stunning read for Warrington's multitude of fans."
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Killing Kiss (2008)
(Vampire Gene Trilogy, book 1)
Sam Stone
"A deceptively readable date with darkness - watch your step."

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