What are your shipping charges and options?
Go to our Customer Service/Ordering FAQ. Orders in the U.S. qualify for free Media Mail shipping.
How can I buy all of your amazing books?
Go to our Catalog to purchase Tachyon books directly.
Tachyon titles can be found or ordered at all major physical bookstores and online booksellers.
Tachyon’s books are distributed to retailers, libraries, universities, and wholesalers via Publishers Group West and Ingram Content Group
Use Indiebound to find independent bookstores in your area and to order directly from them online.
How do I contact you?
Go to our Contacts page.
Are you open to submissions?
Unfortunately, Tachyon is not open to author submissions.
The following queries are welcome (please, no attachments):
Literary agents – authors, please do not query us if you represent only yourself.
Artists and designers – please send links to your portfolios and recent work (no attachments).
Interns – if you have any relevant interest or experience in genre/speculative fiction, we’d love to hear about it in your cover letter.
Again, please no direct queries from authors.
We recommend the Resources area at SFWA for comprehensive information for authors about science fiction and fantasy publishing.
A tachyon (tack-ee-on; from the Greek tachus, meaning “speedy”) is a hypothetical elementary subatomic particle that is capable of exceeding the speed of light. Tachyons would violate causality if they were proven to exist, because they could be sent to the past, creating a time paradox (like on every other episode of Star Trek).
This is how we meet our deadlines here at Tachyon—first we miss them, and then we go back and meet them. Tachyons actually travel faster when they are losing energy and slow down when they are gaining energy, which is kind of a metaphor for the publishing industry, if you think about it (we try not to).