“Twenty-five years! Can it possibly be that long? I was involved with Tachyon Publications from its earliest years. Back then, the staff consisted of Jacob Weisman, his dog, and (I think) only one employee.
Jacob published my work in chapbook format. I wrote introductions to his more substantial books. Somewhere along the line, he started publishing my short story collections. Now, every so many years, he calls me up and asks, “Don’t you have enough short fiction for another book?” I pull up the files and count and, if the numbers come up short, write new material to cover the gap.
Somewhere along the line, our relationship became so close that I was invited to Jacob and Rina’s wedding. I saw them pledge their troth to each other with a modified version of the Green Lantern oath.
All that matters a great deal to me. Less so to you. To you, what matters is that all the while Tachyon has been carefully selecting books to publish, that all those books were worth publishing and most worth cherishing, that they’ve never stooped to putting out the merely popular over the worthwhile, that a quarter of a century after they began they’re still saving the world one book at a time.” — Michael Swanwick