Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee

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Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee
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Dust-jacket illustration by Max Ernst for Dreams of Dark and Light
Author Tanith Lee
Illustrator Douglas Smith
Cover artist Max Ernst
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Science fiction, Horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages ix, 507 pp
ISBN 0-87054-153-6
OCLC 12945696
823/.914 19
LC Class PR6062.E4163 D7 1986

Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction stories by author Tanith Lee. It was released in 1986 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 3,957 copies.


Dreams of Dark and Light contains the following tales:

  1. "Foreword", by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
  2. "Because Our Skins Are Finer"
  3. "Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur de Fur"
  4. "Black as Ink"
  5. "Bright Burning Tiger"
  6. "Cyrion in Wax"
  7. "A Day in the Skin (Or, The Century We Were Out of Them)"
  8. "The Dry Season"
  9. "Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)"
  10. "Foreign Skins"
  11. "The Gorgon"
  12. "La Reine Blanche"
  13. "A Lynx With Lions"
  14. "Magritte's Secret Agent"
  15. "Medra"
  16. "Nunc Dimittis"
  17. "Odds Against the Gods"
  18. "A Room With a Vie"
  19. "Sirriamnis"
  20. "Southern Lights"
  21. "Tamastara"
  22. "When the Clock Strikes"
  23. "Wolfland"
  24. "Written in Water"


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