Sirens is a collection of magical fiction, both dark and bright, focused on the subject of passion and eros: from sensual stories rooted in myth and bawdy retellings of fairy tales to disquieting evocations of the darker sides of human desire.
"Sirens is not so much an erotic book as a book about eroticism in myth and in modern fantasy. The stylistic range of the stories presented here is little short of extraordinary."
- The Fantasy Review
"Datlow & Windling have created another masterpiece with Sirens....With authors such as Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Ellen Kushner, Pat Murphy and Joyce Carol Oates we're given a chance to see another side of their writing -- for many, a darker side than we're used to. And don't forget to read the introduction where Terri Windling provides a little bit of background history to erotica in myth and fairy tales." - The Green Man Review
"Sirens is full of sex, eroticism, love, hate, evil, goodness, gray areas, unusual sexuality, mourning, and really everything it is to be human....The most surprising thing about this book is not, considering the talent it showcases, the high quality of its stories or even the sexiness it encases; instead, the most surprising aspect is the way so many of the stories confound your expectations and move you in truly unexpected ways." - Revolution SF
Contributors: Edward Bryant, Storm Constantine, Doris Egan, Kelly Eskridge, Wendy Froud, Neil Gaiman, Bruce Glassco, Gary Kilworth, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Pat Murphy, Joyce Carol Oates, Melissa Lee Shaw, Delia Sherman, Dave Smeds, Brian Stableford, Ellen Steiber, Michael Swanwick, Mark W. Tiedemann, Elizabeth E. Wein, Conrad Williams, and Jane Yolen.
Go here to read the book's introductory essay: "Eros in Myth & Fantasy"
Publishers: HarperCollins (trade & mass market paperback), Open Road (ebook)