In 2012 NewCon Press launched our Imaginings series with Cold Grey Stones by Tanith Lee: eleven wonderful and rich-textured stories, all previously uncollected, five of which appeared for the first time anywhere and all of which deserved to be treasured. Available only as a signed limited edition hardback, Cold Grey Stones sold out in a matter of weeks. In 2013, to commemorate Tanith Lee being honoured with a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's World Fantasy Convention, we are delighted to release a paperback edition of the book for the first time, now expanded to include a brand new novelette, "The Frost Watcher," inspired by John Kaiine's evocative cover art. This is a stunning collection of stories, providing further evidence, should any be needed, of why Tanith Lee is held in such high regard by fans and contemporaries alike.
"Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought." - The Guardian
"Tanith Lee's mastery of voice and the constant originality of her writing never fail to intrigue, unsettle, and ultimately delight." - Liz Williams, Author of the Inspector Chen Novels
Tanith Lee (1947-2015) was a British writer of science fiction, horror and fantasy. She was the author of over 90 novels and 300 short stories, a children's picture book (Animal Castle), and many poems. She also wrote two episodes of BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. She was the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award best novel award (also known as the August Derleth Award), for her book Death's Master (1980).
She also wrote under the pseudonym Esther Garber.