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  • With the help of fine folks over at GOODREADS, we’re giving away one advanced review copy (ARC) of the acclaimed Jo Walton’s STARLINGS.

    For full details, visit GOODREADS.


    An intimate first flight of short fiction from award-winning novelist Jo Walton (AMONG OTHERS, THE KING’S PEACE).

    An strange Eritrean coin travels from lovers to thieves, gathering stories before meeting its match. Google becomes sentient and proceeds toward an existential crisis. An idealistic dancer on a generation ship makes an impassioned plea for creativity and survival. Three Irish siblings embark on an unlikely quest, stealing enchanted items via bad poetry, trickery, and an assist from the Queen of Cats.

    With these captivating initial glimpses into her storytelling psyche, Jo Walton shines through subtle myths and wholly reinvented realities. Through eclectic stories, subtle vignettes, inspired poetry, and more, Walton soars with humans, machines, and magic—rising from the everyday into the universe itself. 


    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • Introduction by Jo Walton

    Fiction

    • Three Twilight Tales
    • Jane Austen to Cassandra
    • Unreliable Witness
    • On the Wall
    • The Panda Coin
    • Remember the Allosaur
    • Sleeper
    • Relentlessly Mundane
    • Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction
    • Joyful and Triumphant: St. Zenobius and the Aliens
    • Turnover
    • At the Bottom of the Garden
    • Out of It
    • What a Piece of Work
    • Parable Lost
    • What Would Sam Spade Do?
    • Tradition
    • What Joseph Felt
    • The Need to Stay the Same
    • A Burden Shared

    Script

    • Three Shouts on a Hill (A Play)

    Poetry

    • Dragon’s Song
    • Not in this Town
    • Hades and Persephone
    • The Death of Petrach
    • Advice to Loki
    • Ask to Embla
    • Three Bears Norse
    • Machiavelli and Prospero
    • Cardenio
    • Ten Years Ahead: Oracle Poem
    • Pax in Forma Columba
    • Translated from the Original
    • Sleepless in New Orleans
    • The Godzilla Sonnets
    • Not a Bio for Wiscon: Jo Walton


    For more info on STARLINGS, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover design by Elizabeth Story


  • Michael J. Sullivan first gained notice for RIYRIA REVELATIONS and RIYRIA CHRONICLES, a pair of interrelated series set in the fantasy world of Elan. Translated into fifteen languages, the acclaimed RIYRIA novels have been selected for more than sixty best of the year or most anticipated lists, including mentions by Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, Audible.com, and Goodreads. 



    Sullivan’s third series, THE FIRST EMPIRE, set in the distant past of Elan, explores the true history of the mythical world. The first volume, AGE OF MYTH, premiered in 2016 and the second, THE AGE OF SWORDS, earlier this year. 



    His first science fiction novel, the standalone HOLLOW WORLD came out in 2014 to overwhelming praise including a James Tiptree, Jr. Award Honorable Mention and a Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis nomination.


    PLOTHOLE #5 by Michael and Sarah Sullivan


    In 2011 Sullivan came up with PLOTHOLES, a comic strip that pokes some fun at writing fantasy and publishing in general. Not having the skills to produce the graphics for the project he turned to his daughter Sarah to lend a hand. The duo have produced six strips.


    All of us at Tachyon wish Michael a stupendous birthday!


    For info on HOLLOW WORLD, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover by Michael J. Sullivan

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    Photo: Karsten Moran


    Peter V. Brett, creator of the DEMON CYCLE series, will be participate in the 7th Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering on September 25, 6:30 PM at Waterstones Bath.


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    The main panel features Brett, Joe Abercrombie, Anna Stephens, Mark Lawrence, and Peter Newman.


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    FANTASY-FACTION will not make any money from this event. Waterstones policies mean they must charge a ticket price.


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    For more info about THE GREAT BAZAAR & BRAYAN’S GOLD, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover design by Elizabeth Story

  • In celebration of the recently released THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, Tachyon and editors Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman present glimpses into the future of fantasy from several of the volume’s magnificent tales.



    This week’s previews included


    Last week’s trio of previews from THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY.


    For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover art by Camille André

    Cover design by Elizabeth Story

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    CENTRAL STATION, Lavie Tidhar’s fascinating glimpse of the future, is a Kindle Daily Deal for Saturday, September 16.

    For today only, the ebook is available for just $1.99!


    • 2017 John W. Campbell Award Winner
    • 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award, Shortlist
    • 2016 British Science Fiction Award, Longlist


    • NPR Best Books of 2016
    • Amazon Featured Monthly Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
    • Barnes and Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016
    • 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List
    • Winner, 2016 British Science Fiction Award Best Cover Illustration – Sarah Anne Langton
    • Nomination, Chesley Award, Best Cover Illustration – Sarah Anne Langton
    • 2017 British Fantasy Society – Shortlist for Best Artist – Sarah Anne Langton


    A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.

    When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris’s ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik—a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally-ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.


    [STAR] “World Fantasy Award–winner Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming) magnificently blends literary and speculative elements in this streetwise mosaic novel set under the towering titular spaceport.“
    —Publishers Weekly, starred review


    Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation—a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness—are just the beginning of irrevocable change.

    At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive … and even evolve.


    [STAR] “… a fascinating future glimpsed through the lens of a tight-knit community. Verdict: Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming; The Violent Century) changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells.”
    —Library Journal, starred review


    “It is just this side of a masterpiece — short, restrained, lush — and the truest joy of it is in the way Tidhar scatters brilliant ideas like pennies on the sidewalk.”
    —NPR Books


    “A marvellous, multi-faceted story that flows gently from one character to another like an intimate private tour of Tel Aviv and the spaceport at its centre.”
    —SF Crowsnest


    “A fantastic mosaic novel.”
    —New York Review of Science Fiction


    For more info about CENTRAL STATION, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover and image by Sarah Anne Langton

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