[Reading] ➷ Cold Grey Stones (Imaginings #1) ➭ Tanith Lee – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Cold Grey Stones (Imaginings #1) A Unique Collection Of Eleven Stories From Britain S Foremost Mistress Of The Fantastic All Are Previously Uncollected, Two Have Never Appeared In Print Before And Five Are Previously Unpublished And Wholly Original To This Collection

[Reading] ➷ Cold Grey Stones (Imaginings #1)  ➭ Tanith Lee – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 202 pages
  • Cold Grey Stones (Imaginings #1)
  • Tanith Lee
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 190706933X

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➷ Cold Grey Stones (Imaginings #1) ➭ Tanith Lee – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    This collection is a too brief collection of the latest Tanith Lee short fiction that encompasses her unique take on dark fantasy She is one of the best living and under rated practitioners of the the modern Weird Tale CLOCKATRICE Worth the price of the book, this is a rich, weird wild ride of a story that mixes seamlessly, high fantasy and modern life One of Tanith s best.MALICIOUS SPRINGS This is a contemporary horror story with an unexpectedly warm heart at the center.THE GREYVE A con This collection is a too brief collection of the latest Tanith Lee short fiction that encompasses her unique take on dark fantasy She is one of the best living and under rated practitioners of the the modern Weird Tale CLOCKATRICE Worth the price of the book, this is a rich, weird wild ride of a story that mixes seamlessly, high fantasy and modern life One of Tanith s best.MALICIOUS SPRINGS This is a contemporary horror story with an unexpectedly warm heart at the center.THE GREYVE A contemporary Kafka esque fable.THE HEART OF ICE Fairy tale fantasy, very reminiscent of Hans Christian Anderson and written in the high styleCALINNEN Almost Arthurian fantasy, gently disquietingEN FORET NOIRE Another dark fairy tale about the Forest Primeval.FR EULOGY Vignette So no spoilers THE GOD OKREM Very Clark Ashton Smith what they call hothouse fantasy IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND Vignette fable so no spoilers MY HEART A STONE A novelette mash up of Dickensian historical fiction and the weird tale.KILLING HER Black comedy


  2. says:

    A masterpiece of writingI was enchanted and enthralled by this book, or rather, collection of eleven superbly written stories Cold Grey Stones is a masterpiece, as you would expect, given Tanith Lee s reputation as a writer In every story, Tanith Lee transports the reader into the mesmeric world of her own rich devising The imagery is powerful, the descriptions are spellbinding, and at all times the writing is brilliant.Some of the stories are long, some quite short The stories range from en A masterpiece of writingI was enchanted and enthralled by this book, or rather, collection of eleven superbly written stories Cold Grey Stones is a masterpiece, as you would expect, given Tanith Lee s reputation as a writer In every story, Tanith Lee transports the reader into the mesmeric world of her own rich devising The imagery is powerful, the descriptions are spellbinding, and at all times the writing is brilliant.Some of the stories are long, some quite short The stories range from enchanting and opulent, to melancholy, menacing and chilling, but at all times are memorable and moving My favourite story in this collection is Clockatrice, a work of sheer genius, electrifying and compelling.I grew up as a fan of the science fiction series Blakes 7, and Tanith Lee was the scriptwriter for two episodes, Sarcophagus and Sand Tanith Lee was the first woman to win the British Fantasy August Derleth Award for best novel She has won awards too numerous to list As a writer, I am in awe of her command of her craft.I simply cannot say how much I love this collection without resorting to gushing or to the use of evenadjectives Needless to say, I highly recommend it Brilliant fantasy writing, across several genres of fantasy


  3. says:

    Tanith Lee s latest collection, published by NewCon Press, is part of their new Imaginings line This line will consist of short story collections by selected authors and contain previously published, but uncollected, stories and some original stories picked by the authors themselves You can findinformation on this venture on the NewCon Press website.When I was offered a chance to review this collection, I jumped at the chance Tanith Lee is an author I ve heard so much about, but never g Tanith Lee s latest collection, published by NewCon Press, is part of their new Imaginings line This line will consist of short story collections by selected authors and contain previously published, but uncollected, stories and some original stories picked by the authors themselves You can findinformation on this venture on the NewCon Press website.When I was offered a chance to review this collection, I jumped at the chance Tanith Lee is an author I ve heard so much about, but never got around to reading, at least that s what I thought when accepting this collection for review It turns out however I ve read two anthologies containing her work, The Dragon Quintet, which contained her novelette Love In A Time Of Dragons, and Winter Moon, which has her novella The Heart Of The Moon Both of these were purchased because they also contained stories by Mercedes Lackey and as such I hadn t remembered that Lee was also part of them However, after looking them up, I do recall enjoying them a lot and marking down Lee s name to findwork by her This brings us back to the present and Cold Grey Stones, which provided me withof her work and I didn t even have to go out and hunt for it Cold Grey Stones contains eleven stories that range from quite long, almost novella length, to just short vignettes In subject they range from horror to fantasy While I liked all of them, I did have some favourites, but what bound all of them together was the wonderful quality of the writing For some of themodern stories, the style was crisp and contemporary, but many of the stories included in this collection have an almost fairytale like quality to them, which I really enjoyed Lee s use of language ranges from the sharp and angular Killing Her to the poetic The Heart of Ice , but they all convey a mastery of language and a facility with words, which makes reading these stories such a lovely experience.My favourite stories were Clockatrice, The Greyve, En For t Noire and My Heart A Stone These all contain a riddle and possess something haunted, in some cases literally, in the othersmetaphysically Clockatrice, the first story in the collection and one of the longest, tells the story of the 16th century Diana, who was petrified by a cockatrice, and that of modern day Dru, who becomes fascinated by her story and that of her lover, who had a clock created in her memory, which was ornamented with both her image and that of the cockatrices I loved the Gothic feel to this one and the visuals it created in my head of the clockatrice being Another story set in the modern day, the combination of its depiction of the horror that today s economy is for people badly affected by it, and the protagonist s somewhat lackadaisical acceptance of the appearance of what seems to be an animated headstone, lends The Greyve a rather absurdist tone, but one that is laced with hope, even if the ending is somewhat less than happy En For t Noire is a blend of horror, mystery and classical ghost story set in what seems to be 18th century France I loved the sensibilities in this one and the ending really surprised me My Heart A Stone is a true ghost story, one with a moral about human nature I loved the narrator and his fey like nature that allowed him to shift into a hare at night He s also rather unreliable, as it isn t clear what is true and what is fancy until the very end I liked this aspect a lot and again, it made for a surprising ending I loved the stark visuals Lee created of opulence gone to seed, of beauty corrupted by the bitter consequences of indulgence.The combination of the stories collected in Cold Grey Stones not only gives a good overview of Tanith Lee s broad range, but it s also a wonderful jumping off point to explore her work further The book opens with a lovely introduction by Ian Whates, who recounts his first encounter of Lee s work on the form of the first two volumes of The Secret Books of Paradys He waxes quite lyrical about them and, as luck would have it, my husband brought an omnibus edition of these books home last year, so I ll be able to follow in Whates footsteps and exploreof Tanith Lee s work If you haven t encountered her writing before, but like me have heard a lot of good things about it, Cold Grey Stones is an excellent introduction If you re a long time fan, it will provide you with some lovely new work or previously printed work you may not have encountered before In either case, Cold Grey Stones comes highly recommended and is well worth your reading time Cold Grey Stones is available in the UK as a signed, limited hardback edition and in both Kindle and ePub formats everywhere.This book was provided for review by the publisher


  4. says:

    This is copy 94 of 125 signed numbered copies.


  5. says:

    This collection s title says a lot about its contents These eleven stories tend to the dark side of fantasy, and many deal with death and what lies after The collection begins with a story about a cockatrice and a girl turned to stone, and also a cockatrice clock that menaces a digital artist There are stories of a stone heart and a spirit hare, and a tombstone that haunts the apartment of a man down on his luck There is a vampire forest and an inn that hosts the ghosts of its victims All o This collection s title says a lot about its contents These eleven stories tend to the dark side of fantasy, and many deal with death and what lies after The collection begins with a story about a cockatrice and a girl turned to stone, and also a cockatrice clock that menaces a digital artist There are stories of a stone heart and a spirit hare, and a tombstone that haunts the apartment of a man down on his luck There is a vampire forest and an inn that hosts the ghosts of its victims All of these have the wonderful characters that spring from the words of Tainth Lee into the imagination of the reader Sadly, she won t be writing anywonderful tales for us, so we have to make the most of the legacy she left.This collection is Volume 1 of the Imaginings Series, which proposes to bring together previously uncollected work by a specific author, along with new purpose written stories It should be noted that there is a different version of this book called Colder Greyer Stones which is identified as Volume 2 of the Imaginings Series This is not a second volume of work, but an expansion of the original that contains one additional original novella by Ms Lee that was inspired by the cover art The potential buyer should be aware that this is the only difference in the two collections


  6. says:

    I can t get over Tanith Lee s writing process sometimes You know, when she talks about how she starts writing something, like Oh, the title came to me or my husband when we saw this clock shaped like a bird Clockatrice , and the story just came after that And it s like, the woman builds a story around a title, or an atmosphere, and I think that s crazy And amazing.Classic Tanith Lee collection of stories some are brilliant Killing Her is probably my favourite, Ms Lee doesn t usually I can t get over Tanith Lee s writing process sometimes You know, when she talks about how she starts writing something, like Oh, the title came to me or my husband when we saw this clock shaped like a bird Clockatrice , and the story just came after that And it s like, the woman builds a story around a title, or an atmosphere, and I think that s crazy And amazing.Classic Tanith Lee collection of stories some are brilliant Killing Her is probably my favourite, Ms Lee doesn t usually write contemporary stuff, so it s a nice surprise , some are pretty wtf The Greyve , if anyone else wrote this, I d give up But this is Tanith Lee, and if she wants to write about a gravestone haunting a man, then you better believe it s happening , and some are unbelievably gothic My Heart A Stone is another favourite, I love the atmosphere, I mean enter rag and bones guy in an empty house, where a group of people stand before the open coffin of a man with a stone heart This is the stuff that made me start reading Tanith Lee in the first place


  7. says:

    Very enjoyable, 3 5 stars The first four stories were the best CLOCKATRICE, MALICIOUS SPRINGS, THE GREYVE and THE HEART OF ICE CALINNEN was like huh And so were FR EULOGY and IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND The rest EN FORET NOIRE, THE GOD OKREM, MY HEART A STONE and KILLING HER were okay.


  8. says:

    RTC

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