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Tanith Lee, RIP

I just learned that Tanith Lee died late last month. She has always been one of my favorite authors, and I'm so sorry she's gone. I bought her Red as Blood: Tales from the Sisters Grimmer from the Science Fiction Book Club (remember that?) decades ago; it was my first encounter with fairy tale reimaginings and engendered a lifelong love of that genre. I also loved her Birthgrave series -- dark, weird, sword-and-sorcery + psychological myth-making -- and The Silver Metal Lover.

Her official website displays a single quote, red lettering on black:

Though we come and go, and pass into the shadows, where we leave
behind us stories told – on paper, on the wings of butterflies, on the
wind, on the hearts of others – there we are remembered, there we work
magic and great change, passing on the fire like a torch, forever
and forever. Till the sky falls, and all things are flawless and need
no words at all.


RIP, Tanith.

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drinkingcocoa
Jun. 6th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
That was my first Tanith Lee, too. I never forgot it. Indelible.
a_boleyn
Jun. 6th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
She was one of my favourite sci-fi/fantasy writers as well though I've only got the Birthgrave trilogy. I don't think it was ever labelled as that until it was re-issued. I'll have to check my old paperbacks.
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