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BEYOND THE RIFT makes for a great holiday gift

Tap, the online entertainment component of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, included the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift as part of their “Holiday Gift Ideas 2013: Guide to 100 best books for readers young and old.” Hard-hitting sci-fi stories about human-alien encounters, brain programming and religion, including Watts’ brilliant re-imagining of “The Thing” from the so-called monster’s […]

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James Morrow: “an absolute master of the sardonic”

On his More Red Ink blog, award-winning book and copy editor Marty Halpern recounts his working relationship with James Morrow, “an absolute master of the sardonic.” His account culminates with the forthcoming The Madonna and the Starship, which he’s currently copy editing for Tachyon. So, here I am working on The Madonna and the Starship, a […]

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Not All Small Presses Are Created Equal

Bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan, writer of the forthcoming Hollow World, offers some excellent advice on how writers (especially neophytes) should choose a small press publisher. When it comes to small publishers doing print they usually fall into one of two categories: Those that do a print run and have a distribution partner Those that use […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT at #4 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Science Fiction Anthologies

As of 9 AM CST, the ebook of Peter Watts new collection Beyond the Rift sits at #4 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Science Fiction Anthologies.  Amazon Hot New Releases update hourly. For more on Beyond the Rift, visit the Tachyon page. Cover by Hugh Sicotte. Design by Elizabeth Story.

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BEYOND THE RIFT is a “strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility”

At SF Signal, Paul Weimer reviews the Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift. A strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility and range at shorter lengths. (”The Things“ opens a strong selection of the best of an underrated writer.) <snip> For me, what Greg Egan is to Science Fiction from a Physics point of […]

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Don D’Ammassa declares that Tachyon has “published several of the best short story collections of recent years”

In his joint review of the final Kage Baker collection In the Company of Thieves and the new Howard Waldrop collection from Small Beer Press Horse of a Different Color, Don D’Ammassa writes “Tachyon and Small Beer have published several of the best short story collections of recent years, and these are both well up on that […]

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Don D’Ammassa praises Claude Lalumière’s “diverse” anthology Super Stories of Heroes & Villains

Don D’Ammassa praises Claude Lalumière’s anthology Super Stories of Heroes & Villains. There’s actually quite a range here and readers looking for Marvel Comics style adventures aren’t going to find a lot that suits them. The best stories arguably are those by Paul Di Filippo, Jonathan Lethem, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link, Carol Emshwiller, and James Patrick Kelly, but […]

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Freelance and Fiction interviews Peter Watts

The fine folks at Freelance and Fiction interviewed Peter Watts about hard sf, vampires in space, writing, and of course his new short story collection Beyond the Rift. This has been a pretty good year for collections; my whole short oeuvre up to last year has just come out in Poland (under the title An Antidote […]

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Memory Scarlett relishes “the sly, often subtle humour with which Baker infuses most everything she writes”

Over at In the Forest of Stories, Memory Scarlett reviews the final Kage Baker collection In the Company of Thieves, paying special attention to the novellas “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s” and “Rude Mechanicals.” I myself loved “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s” and “Rude Mechanicals” the most, perhaps because they were both rereads rendered all the richer by foreknowledge. […]

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Only 1 1/2 days left to enter the DEADMAN’S ROAD giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale Giveaway ends November 23, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Deadwood meets The Walking Dead in this wild and profane Western romp featuring zombies, werewolves, killer bees, and one pissed-off gun-slinging preacher. The Wild West has never seen the likes of Reverend Jebidiah Mercer, a […]

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