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Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction is a novel by Ellen Datlow.
- Title: Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
- Author: Ellen Datlow
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Eos
- Pages: 432
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061057827
- ISBN-13: 978-0061057823
- Release Date: November 5, 2002
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.
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.