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...
Tanith has left an incredible legacy. I would never dream of attempting to compile a ‘Best of’ collection, so instead I’ve let others do so for me.
TANITH BY CHOICE features many of her finest stories, as chosen by those who knew her.
1. Introduction by Ian Whates
2. Red As Blood
3. The Gorgon
4. Bite-me-Not or Fleur de Fur
5. Jedella Ghost
7. The Ghost of the Clock
8. Cold Fire
9. The Crow
10. White As Sin, Now
11. After the Guillotine
12. Taken at His Word
13. The Isle is Full of Noises
With contributions from Storm Constantine, Craig Gidney, Mavis Haut, Stephen Jones, John Kaiine (Tanith’s widower), Vera Nazarian, Allison Rich, Sarah Singleton, Kari Sperring, Sam Stone, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Freda Warrington, and Ian Whates, each story is accompanied by a note from the person responsible for selecting it explaining why this tale means so much to them.
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.