Tachyon tidbits featuring Caitlín R. Kiernan, Peter Watts, Jane Yolen, Peter S. Beagle, and Brian Aldiss
The latest reviews and mentions of Tachyon titles and authors from around the web.
Micah Castle, on his eponymous site, praises THE VERY BEST OF CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN.
Kerinan’s prose is provocative, mysterious, soothing, decadent, flowery without being flowery. It’s seeing a master at her best. It’s inspiring, mystifying, indescribable. I could try to describe how much I enjoy her prose, but it would only come out wrong. It would be like a child trying to describe the vastness and mystery of the cosmos.
For SHELF AWARENESS, Jennifer Oleinik reviews the unflinchingly honest PETER WATTS IS AN ANGRY SENTIENT TUMOR.
Those seeking peace of mind and a sunny outlook on life will not find much of them here, but Watts still manages to appreciate moments of good mixed in with the bad. As he says, “Even my most bitter diatribes might not be totally fatalistic.” Watts’s unflinching honesty, both brave and harsh, is what drives the collection, and whether readers agree with him or not, he certainly knows how to start a conversation.
Jee Wan at HOOKED ON BOOKZ enjoys Jane Yolen’s HOW TO FRACTURE A FAIRY TALE.
Got this book from a swap I participated in, which was also a book on my wishlist. And my…was it love at first read! Jane Yolen is going to be an auto-buy for me from now on, just like Alice Hoffman!
NOVEL NOTIONS feels much the same about Yolen’s fellow Grandmaster Peter S. Beagle’s THE OVERNEATH.
THE OVERNEATH is a truly lovely collection. It’s etherial and imaginative and wonderfully maudlin, which is a hard balance to strike. Beagle is a powerhouse of classical fantasy, and this collection proves that he’s still very much relevant, and that he still has a lot to say.
Rebecca Whittaker, in the OXFORD MAIL, writes about My Father’s Belongings, the photography exhibition by the late Brian Adliss’ daughter, Wendy Aldiss.
Ms Aldiss said: “I was very close to my dad, he was very important to me and one of the things I was missing was photographing him, not that I photographed him a lot it’s just that photography is one of the ways I deal with things.”
She continued:“For me it was part of the grieving process, a lot of people understand the grief of dealing with deceased family members possessions. There I was in his house discovering things, some were a delight, some were challenging but it’s my ideal to be gripped.”