Songs of Love and Death (anthology)

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Songs of Love and Death
First edition cover
EditorsGeorge R. R. Martin
Gardner Dozois
CountryUnited States
GenreRomance/Science fiction/Fantasy
PublishedNovember 16, 2010
PublisherGallery Books
Media typePrint (hardcover)

Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love is a cross-genre anthology featuring 17 original short stories of romance in science fiction/fantasy settings, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois and released on November 16, 2010.[1][2][3][4] Suzanne Johnson wrote for, "From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth-century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate."[2]


  1. “Love Hurts” by Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files)
  2. “The Marrying Maid” by Jo Beverley
  3. “Rooftops” by Carrie Vaughn
  4. “Hurt Me” by M.L.N. Hanover
  5. “Demon Lover” by Cecelia Holland
  6. “The Wayfarer’s Advice” by Melinda M. Snodgrass (Imperials)
  7. “Blue Boots” by Robin Hobb
  8. “The Thing About Cassandra” by Neil Gaiman
  9. “After the Blood” by Marjorie M. Liu
  10. “You and You Alone” by Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel's Legacy)
  11. “His Wolf” by Lisa Tuttle
  12. “Courting Trouble” by Linnea Sinclair
  13. “The Demon Dancer” by Mary Jo Putney
  14. “Under/Above the Water” by Tanith Lee
  15. “Kashkia” by Peter S. Beagle
  16. “Man in the Mirror” by Yasmine Galenorn
  17. “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander)


  1. ^ DeNardo, John (January 14, 2010). "Songs of Love and Death edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois". SF Signal. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Suzanne (October 27, 2010). "Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing November Releases in Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance". Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Pocket Releases Songs of Love and Death". November 24, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Martin, George R. R. (March 31, 2010). "Not A Blog: Love. Death. Sex. Heartbreak". Retrieved September 18, 2014.