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    Acclaimed writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist Jaymee Goh, alongside Mackenzie Smith, appears as part of the Partnered Literary Readings at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, CA on Thursday, June 20, 6:30pm.

    This is a paired reading where emerging writers partner with published authors to produce and perform written work onstage. Was a huge hit at the AWP conference this spring so we’re bringing it to the Bay Area!

    How this works is that anyone who’s somewhat at the beginning of their writing career takes something they’ve written that’s about 5-10 minutes long when read aloud and sends it to a partner who’s gotten something published, ideally by the end of May. Then, the published author has until the evening of June 20 to write something of their own, another creative piece inspired by the emerging author’s piece. Both pieces should be around the same length, any topic or genre, and both partners read on stage at the Octopus Literary Salon.


    The Octopus Literary Salon
    Partnered Literary Readings

    Thursday, June 20
    2101 Webster Street
    Oakland CA

  • Review copies of the American Book Award winner Lisa Goldstein’s IVORY APPLES are now available via NETGALLEY and EDELWEISS.


    “A contemporary fantasy that is wholly original. I want to read it again and again.”
    —Ellen Klages, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Passing Strange

    Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Martin, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, poring over her letters, sharing their theories online, and gathering at book conventions. It is just a matter of time before one fan gets too close.

    So when the seemingly-perfect Kate Burden appears at the local park, Ivy knows that something isn’t right. Kate has charmed the entire family, but she is suspiciously curious about Ivory Apples. And Ivy must protect what she and her Great-Aunt share: magic that is real, untamable, and—despite anyone’s desire—always prefers choosing its own vessel.

    “A powerful fairy tale set without compromise in the modern world—the characters are convincingly real, and the magic is genuinely enchanting and perilous.”
    —Tim Powers, author of Alternate Routes and Down and Out in Purgatory

    For info on IVORY APPLES, visit the Tachyon page.

    Cover by Elizabeth Story

  • Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman’s World Fantasy Award winner THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY is a Kindle Daily Deal for Tuesday, June 18.

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

    [STARRED REVIEW] “A stellar anthology that proves not only that fantasy is alive and well, but that it will be for years to come.”

    What would you do if a tornado wanted you to be its Valentine? Or if a haunted spacesuit banged on your door? When is the ideal time to turn into a tiger? Would you post a supernatural portal on Craigslist?

    In these nineteen stories, the enfants terribles of fantasy have entered the building—a love-starved, ambulatory skyscraper. The New Voices of Fantasy tethers some of the fastest-rising talents of the last five years. Their tales were hand-picked by the legendary Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (The Treasury of the Fantastic).

    So go ahead, join the Communist revolution of the honeybees. The new kids got your back.

    • 2018 World Fantasy Award winner
    • io9 – August Reading List
    • Booklist – August – SF/Fantasy/Horror Spotlight: The Top 10 Science fiction/Fantasy from Aug-July 2017
    • Barnes & Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of August 2017
    • Geekiverse 8 Hot Sci-fi and Fantasy Releases For the Hot Days of August
    • A Bookish Hot New Release

    [STARRED REVIEW] “This anthology represents some of the most exciting and interesting work in the fantasy field today, and anyone interested in the genre should read it immediately.”

    [STARRED REVIEW]“This excellent anthology showcases up-and-coming speculative fiction writers, many of whom have received award nominations and critical attention to support their status as future influencers of the genre.
    Publishers Weekly


    • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong Nebula and World Fantasy Award Winner
    • “Selkie Stories are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar
    • “Tornado’s Siren” by Brooke Bolander
    • “Left the Century to Sit Unmoved” by Sarah Pinsker
    • “A Kiss with Teeth” by Max Gladstone
    • “Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon Nebula Award Winner
    • “The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu
    • “The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate” by A. C. Wise
    • “The Tallest Doll in New York City” by Maria Dahvana Headley
    • “The Haunting of Apollo A7LB” by Hannu Rajaniemi
    • “Here Be Dragons” by Chris Tarry
    • “The One They Took Before” by Kelly Sandoval
    • “Tiger Baby” by JY Yang
    • “The Duck” by Ben Loory
    • “Wing” by Amal El-Mohtar
    • “The Philosophers” by Adam Ehrlich Sachs
    • “My Time Among the Bridge Blowers” by Eugene Fischer  Original publication
    • “The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado
    • “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” by Usman T. Malik  British Fantasy Award Winner

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

    Cover art by Camille André

    Cover design by Elizabeth Story

  • Author visit! Kimberly Unger and her agent Laurie McLean came by the office for lunch, contract signing, and general shenanigans

    #aroundtheoffice #authorsofinstagram #kimberlyunger #fuseliterary #publishing #tachyon #tachyonpublications

  • Feeling yellow this Monday!
    #books #bookstagram #scifibooks #fantasybooks #themadonnaandthestarship #jamesmorrow #feelingverystrange #slipstream #kafkaesque #meetmeinthefuture #kameronhurley #scififantasy #jamespatrickkelly #johnkessel #anthologies #shortstories #yellowandteal #rubberduckie #bookpile #bookspines #publishing #tachyon #tachyonpublications

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