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.

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