Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction By Ellen Datlow Terri Windling, Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers Magical Tales of Love and Seduction A stunning anthology of sensuous short fiction and magical erotica explores the seductive world of mysterious mythic sirens men and women who draw readers into a forbidden zone of fantasy and desire
  • Title: Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
  • Author: Ellen Datlow Terri Windling
  • ISBN: 9780061057823
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction By Ellen Datlow Terri Windling, A stunning anthology of sensuous short fiction and magical erotica explores the seductive world of mysterious, mythic sirens men and women who draw readers into a forbidden zone of fantasy and desire, in works by Jane Yolen, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee, and other outstanding wr
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    About "Ellen Datlow Terri Windling"

    1. Ellen Datlow Terri Windling

      Ellen Datlow has been an award winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co edited a large number of award winning original anthologies Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After the last three with Terri Windling.She is the winner of multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy Award, Locus Award, Hugo Award, International Horror Guild Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Bram Stoker Award She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for outstanding contribution to the genre And has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association She co hosts the popular Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar series of readings in New York City where she lives.

    935 thoughts on “Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction”

    1. I ll pretty much buy anything Datlow and Windling edit It s always bound to be good stuff Anyway, the theme here is sexy erotic fantasy.Contents Introduction by Terri WindlingIn the same basic format as all of Windling s intro, it gives a quick history and folklore centered background of erotica in traditional tales My Lady of the Hearth Magravandias Chronicles by Storm ConstantineUnlucky in love, a wealthy young man prays to the cat goddess and his housecat is transformed into the shape of a be [...]


    2. Disappointing anthology, I d not have expected one by Datlow Windling to be this mediocre as I d generally found the previous ones good, or at least containing a few short stories I enjoyed.This one has 22 short stories and poems with the common theme of relationships between a non human supernatural character and a human one Summed up like that, it sounds like the editors were going for an anthology of Beauty and the Beast stories like what they attempted with their anthology The Beastly Bride [...]


    3. These titles were copied from Althea Ann s excellent review.Liked 1 My Lady of the Hearth by Storm Constantine4 Wolfed by Tanith Lee8 No Human Hands to Touch by Elizabeth E Wein10 In the Season of Rains by Ellen Steiber12 A Wife of Acorn, Leaf, and Rain by Dave Smeds13 Tastings by Neil Gaiman14 The Sweet of Bitter Bark and Burning Clove by Doris Egan16 The Eye of the Storm by Kelley Eskridge21 Persephone or, Why the Winters Seem to Be Getting Longer by Wendy Froud 22 Taking Loup by Bruce Glassco [...]


    4. 22 stories that combine fantasy with erotica by exploring seductive, magical, unearthly lovers and romances Datlow and Windling, especially in combination, are accomplished anthologists, but this is the closest I ve come to disappointed with their work For one, only three stories feature queer relationships two others have them in background roles the heteronormativity is toxic and uncreative, a particular oversight in a collection of strange love Compare to something like Caitl n R Kiernan s ph [...]


    5. While this is clearly a collection of erotic stories, it is the creativeness of the stories that garners attention in this collection I would consider this a queer collection even the stories between a man and a woman hold something quite out of the ordinary Probably the most memorable story for me is Attachments by Pat Murphy, which centers on conjoined twins, specifically Chang and Eng Bunker While I usually lose interest or momentum in the middle of collections, this one I have turned back to [...]



    6. I have always enjoyed the story collections of Datlow and Windling.These stories are sultry and erotic and very well written I was pleasantly surprised to find one by Neil Gaiman, a favorite author of mine.



    7. More erotic than the books I usually read, but I still liked the collection My favorite story was The Light That Passes Through You.



    8. Quite a wide range of what s interpreted as either powerful woman or seduction in this anthology, but sometimes that works I enjoyed the range and felt that overall the stories were quite strong The one that blew me away most was The Eye of the Storm by Kelley Eskridge, and I was devastated to find that the piece from her was not from a longer novel, nor has she written much else Other highlights Wolfed by Tanith Lee, No Human Hands to Touch by Elizabeth Wein, Tastings by Neil Gaiman, Heat by Me [...]


    9. As with most anthologies there were a few really great stories and a few duds with the rest being mostly enjoyable.My Lady of the Hearth by Storm Constantine 3 stars Interesting concept.The Faerie Cony catcher by Delia Sherman 3 stars Loved the twist at the end Broke Heart Blues by Joyce Carol Oates 2 stars Disjointed and forgettable Meh.Wolfed by Tanith Lee 3 stars A fun take on Little Red Riding HoodAshes on Her Lips by Edward Bryant 2 stars A bit squicky, but not horrible.Mirrors by Garry Kil [...]


    10. Not very many good stories in this book I skipped a number of them.Since I don t normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won t be reading any from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won t go out of my way to read , But if I find another book by the [...]


    11. 1.0 Tanith Lee Wolfed For me this story was so bad that I wondered if Tanith meant it to be that way Instead of her usual narrative skill and erotic style, Wolfed is mechanical in treatment of subject matter It s smarmy, an adjective I never would have associated with Tanith Lee.5.0 The Elizabeth Wein story is amazing, an Arthurian story filled with pain and eroticism and the unexpected It really took me aback when I first read it This anthology is very uneven, but it gets 3 rather than 2 stars [...]


    12. More a comment than a review I rated this book so highly because I tend to read a lot of anthologies of short stories and I expect to only really like a small number of the stories within a book However, I either loved or at least really liked 90% of the stories within this book, something very hard for me to find If someone told me you are moving but can only take three possessions, even if I can replace anything, this book is one of them I wouldn t take the chance of not being able to replace [...]


    13. I was expected to be far titillated by this than I actually was Pretty decent, but nothing to get the loins fired up For a book of erotic tales, I felt like there could be in depth descriptions of the you know sex But it was focused on the magic and emotional stuff, which is fine I guess I must look elsewhere if I want something erotic, but not like, raunchy and tacky That s a fine line to tread


    14. This rating is mostly for one particular story The Eye of the Storm by Kelley Eskridge which I have fallen head over heels in love with for no obvious reason Aside from the polyamory and the genderqueerness and the general explosion of LGBT glory all over the supposedly standard medieval fantasy setting, that is I am only distraught that there is no novel series, opus, canon, tie in everything with these characters Gyah.


    15. Fantastic collection of erotic tales by excellent authors not a clunker amongst them cultivated by Terri Windling the supreme of Urban Fantasy and Ellen Datlow of Omni fiction fame None of the twenty two tales trod upon another each are fresh and differently faceted, covering the spectrum of genres while perfectly maintaining the deamon lover theme.


    16. Best Stories The House of Nine Doors by Ellen Kushner Persephone by Wendy Froud B Very true to the myth The shortness of the story was mirrored by the amount of time it would have taken to eat the six pomegranate seeds nicely It surprised me because it was a complete story in only 2 pages


    17. I picked my way through over a month or so through this collection of stories They were intense, most were erotic and some were creepy, but none were bad It was nice to find some old and new favorite authors like Delia Sherman, Pat Murphy, Kelly Eskridge and Neil Gaiman June 15, 2006


    18. Not all of this work was to my taste, but a wonderful consistency of beautifully written and affecting stories.


    19. I thought this would be about lovers of different species or dimensions working their way through their relationships Did not expect overt erotica Stopped after a few stories.



    20. so far the title is proving to be the most luring part of the bookbut that could be because of my pain medication


    21. This is a great collection of short stories, including the tales Taking Loup by Bruce Glassco and Wolfed by Tanith Lee.


    22. This is a great collection of erotic stories by some terrific authors Some of the authors I was already familiar with, some not Definitely steamy not for the younger kids.


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