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Space Is Just a Starry Night is a collection of short fiction by Tanith Lee. Its tales range across genres, as elegant as the field of stars spanning a clear dark sky. A lone survivor of plague receives a mysterious visitor; a prison planet tortures political prisoners by methodically manipulating their memories; a young woman uncovers the ghastly truth about the cryogenically preserved ancestor who's been thawed; a ship's officer struggles with his suspicions about a shy, drab woman taking passage aboard a ship of sun-worshipers Tanith Lee explores these and other scenarios in her ever intense sensual prose.
Tanith Lee's work has long been noted for its masterful beauty and sensuality. Wierdifctionreview.com's list of 101 Weird writers slotted her in at #10, observing that ''Whatever her subject, Lee's vision is intense and feverish; like many of her characters, she seems to navigate the waters of unseen worlds. And it's difficult to resist the call of that spell; there's something haunting about these visions''