- 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.”
“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.”
“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