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Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction Original Book Cover, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction Original Book Cover, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Author(s) Storm Constantine, Delia Sherman, Joyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, Edward Bryant, Garry Kitworth, Michael Swanwick, Elizabeth E. Wien, Pat Murphy, Ellen Steiber, Jane Yolen, Dave Smeds, Neil Gaiman, Doris Egan, Melissa Lee Shaw, Kelley Eskridge, Brian Stableford, Conrad Williams, Mark W. Tiedemann, Ellen Kushner, Wendy Proud and Bruce Glassco
Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling (Editors)
Publisher Harper Voyager (Paperback, Mass Market Paperback)
Eos / Harper Collins (Hardcover)
Open Road Media (eBook)
Publication date September 23, 1998 (Paperback)
November 5, 2002 (Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback)
September 11, 2012 (eBook)
Media type Paperback
Hardcover
Mass Market Paperback
eBook
Length 320 Pages (Paperback)
432 Pages (Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback)
436 Pages (eBook)
ISBN 978-0061057823
ASIN B009193KQC

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Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction is an anthology work of stories written by Storm Constantine, Delia Sherman, Joyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, Edward Bryant, Garry Kitworth, Michael Swanwick, Elizabeth E. Wien, Pat Murphy, Ellen Steiber, Jane Yolen, Dave Smeds, Neil Gaiman, Doris Egan, Melissa Lee Shaw, Kelley Eskridge, Brian Stableford, Conrad Williams, Mark W. Tiedemann, Ellen Kushner, Wendy Proud and Bruce Glassco. The work is edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. In this work, Succubi and Incubi appear as characters in some of the stories.

Hardcover and Mass Market Paperback Cover of Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling.
eBook Cover of Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling.

Overview

  • Title: Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
  • Writers: Storm Constantine, Delia Sherman, Joyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, Edward Bryant, Garry Kitworth, Michael Swanwick, Elizabeth E. Wien, Pat Murphy, Ellen Steiber, Jane Yolen, Dave Smeds, Neil Gaiman, Doris Egan, Melissa Lee Shaw, Kelley Eskridge, Brian Stableford, Conrad Williams, Mark W. Tiedemann, Ellen Kushner, Wendy Proud and Bruce Glassco
  • Editors: Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  • Published By: Harper Voyager (Paperback, Mass Market Paperback)
    Eos / Harper Collins (Hardcover)
    Open Road Media (eBook)
  • Length: 320 Pages (Paperback)
    432 Pages (Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback)
    436 Pages (eBook)
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B009193KQC
  • ISBN-10: 0061053724 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061053726 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-10: 0739430459 (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739430453 (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-10: 0061057827 (Mass Market Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061057823 (Mass Market Paperback)
  • Publishing Date: September 23, 1998 (Paperback)
    November 5, 2002 (Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback)
    September 11, 2012 (eBook)


Synopsis

Prepare to be seduced by powerful magic -- the sorcery of lust, need, and sensuality. Multiple award-winners Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together twenty-two tales of unearthly temptations wickedly concocted by some of today's most potent literary conjurers -- including Neil Gaiman, Jan Yolen, Michael Swanwick, and Joyce Carol Oates. Here are stories of incubi and succubi, of forbidden fruits harvested in erotic gardens, of pleasures that persist beyond death. So heed the sirens' song. Lie back, relax, and submit to the darkest delights you have ever experienced.


Book Review

The following review can be found at the Amazon.com link in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical and sexy
  • October 2, 1998

This is a gorgeous--magical--erotic--highly literary collection -- as one would expect from Ms. Datlow and Ms. Windling. I've never read anything like it before -- and I ended the book wanting more (I hope there's a sequel). The fascinating introduction by Terri Windling about eroticism and mythology is worth the price of the book alone -- but add stories by Ellen Kushner, Joyce Carol Oates and other luminaries and this becomes a book to treasure. I was almost put off by the cover --for some strange reason there are dead-looking women on the cover and I thought this was yet another sex-and-blood horror collection-- but when I saw the names of the editors I knew I was in good hands. Some of the stories are dark, but not so dark as Horror fiction, more like Angela Carter's dark fantasy. And other stories are as bright as day -- like Delia Sherman's scrumptiously bawdy Elizabethan fairy tale for instance. So ignore the cover -- or paste a romantically sexy picture of your own over it -- and enjoy this wonderful WONDERFUL book! Datlow and Windling have done it again.


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