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Offline Davis Ashura

Tanith Lee in remembrance
« on: May 26, 2015, 04:05:37 PM »
Recently, fantasy giant, Tanith Lee passed away. Here's a remembrance of her work from Tor.


There is an ongoing thread about female fantasy authors that should be more widely read, and there aren't many that should be higher on the list than Tanith Lee. Her books were so influential in the entire fantasy landscape, and I wish more people knew about her books, especially the Paradys novels and The Tales from the Flat Earth. She could write creepy mood and evocative setting like no one else and incorporate horrific takes on modern fairy tales. I loved Heartbeast, which was about a werewolf, but it was absolutely not urban fantasy. It was Victorian horror. But then there were some fun children stories. One I especially liked was set in India. Then there was Cyrion, a heroic warrior who was unlike Conan in that he was very cerebral in how he dished out his violence. He mainly won his battles through guile. I could go on and on about her books and stories, but I hope people will go out and rediscover her works.

Rest in peace to a wonderful author and my heartfelt condolences to those she left behind.
The crucible of tragedy teaches us the truth of our dharma: we sacrifice all so others need not. It is a weighty burden.

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