Like the novels the short stories set in the World of Ethshar stand alone reasonably well, and are able to be understood without reference to the larger stories or world. The Ethshar short stories were first published in various anthologies; later six of them were included as bonus material in Wildside Press's reprints of the Del Rey Ethshar novels while three, The God in Red, Sirinita's Dragon, and The Warlock's Refuge were placed online for free. In March 2012 Wildside Press published Tales of Ethshar, a collection of all 11 Ethshar Short Stories up to that point.