Ellen Datlow Releases 3 Classic Anthologies in eBook Format

Ellen Datlow and Open Road have just released 3 of Ellen’s classic anthologies in eBook format:

  1. Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy
  2. Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex
  3. Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction (co-edited with Terri Windling)

Each ebook features an illustrated biography of Ellen Datlow, including rare photos from the editor’s personal collection.

You want synopses? We’ll go one better — Have a bunch of synopses and a video of Ellen talking about being a gatekeeper for sf/f/h fiction and some of the names she brought to the attention of readers…

Alien Sex

Harlan Ellison, Richard Christian Matheson, Connie Willis, and many more contribute to a compelling psychological exploration of the many shades of love.

An incubus disguised as a high school girl puts a disturbing spin on the teacher/student fantasy. An engineer creates a robot with unexpected consequences during the end of the world. A man becomes the pet of alien invaders. From stories of aliens in other worlds to those living among us, these tales will move you out of your comfort zone and open you up to experiencing something—or someone—completely different.

Off Limits

The companion volume to the provocative Alien Sex anthology, Off Limits pushes boundaries with twenty stimulating tales of otherworldly encounters

This second volume of the Alien Sex anthology series brings together authors Neil Gaiman, Robert Silverberg, Samuel R. Delany, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, and many others to explore the mysteries of sex, alien and human alike. From an alien spy who falls in love with one of the earthlings he’s monitoring, to a woman whose souvenir dream-catcher calls to her bedroom more than she bargained for, to a genetically engineered sex object aboard a space station, these thought-provoking tales of alien sex open up new worlds for fantastical exploration.

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (co-edited with Terri Windling)

A dangerously seductive collection of tales that—like the sirens themselves—are impossible to resist

Sensuality mingles with fantasy in this sultry anthology starring fairies, sphinxes, werewolves, and other beings by masterful storytellers including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Ellen Kushner, and more. Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers features a vampire who falls in love with her human prey, an updated Red Riding Hood fantasy, an unsuspecting young man who innocently joins in seductive faerie revelry, and a cat goddess made human. Alluring and charismatic, this collection from master editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling will stimulate more than just your imagination.

11 thoughts on “Ellen Datlow Releases 3 Classic Anthologies in eBook Format”

  1. Great…until I selected the Amazon links and discovered “not available in your region”.

    The next time such Amazon ebooks are featured, please indicate “(US-ONLY)” in the title, otherwise non-US people like me would be wasting our time getting excited and then finding out that we can’t buy / obtain them.

    1. By default, we link to Amazon US. I don’t know what geographic region you are from but have you checked other outlets? I notice, for example, that Amazon.co.uk offers these titles as well.

      1. I’m from Singapore, which is not served by Amazon (or Google Books too).

        People using the Kindle here have resorted to using VPNs hosted in the US, US based postal addresses and even US registered credit cards to get Kindles and Amazon content.

        While you shouldn’t stop offering links to Amazon, it would be nice for readers of your stories to be told that the ebook links lead to region restricted content.

        1. I would if I could — but there is no way for me to know ahead of time what the geographic availability is for any given eBook.

          I did mention the concern to the publicist for these books, and she said the availability was worldwide. Obviously, some folks are having issues. I do know that there are other non-Amazon outlets that are selling them.

          My best advice would be: try your locale-friendly online bookseller, but your mileage may vary. I’m afraid it’s a “try it and see” situation.

    2. I think it depends on the rules and regulations in your own country. For us, we are in South America and have no problems buying from Amazon.

  2. I’m surprised Philip Jose Farmer (“Strange Relations”) isn’t in there. (“Error establishing a database connection” on first try.)

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