The British science fiction, fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee has died aged 67. She began writing when very young, and had her first publication in 1968, at the age of 21. It was not until 1971, with the publication of her fantasy epic titled The Birthgrave that enabled her to become a full-time writer. During her career she published over 90 novels, 300 short stories, poems and works for children. She was the first woman to receive the British Fantasy Best Novel Award for her novel Death’s Master in 1980, this was followed over the years by numerous World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards. Her last publication was titled Space is just a Starry Night, a collection of short stories published in 2013.