An all-Canadian Tachyon tidbits featuring Kelley Armstrong and Peter Watts

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Unlike most collections which have a few duds, I can honestly say that every story in this collection is a winner! If you’ve never read Kelley before, this would be a great introduction! And if you’re already a fan, this makes a nice addition to your collection. In other words, you need this book!

NORTHERN TOMORROWS similarly enjoyed LED ASTRAY: THE BEST OF KELLEY ARMSTRONG, calling it “a great survey of Kelley Armstrong’s work.”

Putting aside the Best Of label, LED ASTRAY serves as a great survey of Kelley Armstrong’s work and the stories she tells. The different multi-story worlds that she’s built are all present (except the non-supernatural Nadia Stafford series), mixed in with a good amount of original, non-series stories as well. This provides a good balance for existing fans, as well as allowing those who haven’t read Armstrong before a chance to slowly work their way into her oeuvre.


Stylistically, Armstrong tells stories that are quickly-paced, easily-digestible, and contain a lighthearted, irreverent attitude. At times the stories can get fairly dark, but that lighthearted attitude prevents them from becoming overly morbid. The myriad narrators all feel distinct and unique, and lead to a fun reading experience.

Throughout LED ASTRAY, Armstrong takes familiar tales of the supernatural and tells them in fresh, interesting ways that still pay homage to what made those things such powerful storytelling elements in the first place. It’s a great read for both entrenched fans of her work, as well as those unfamiliar with her that might be looking for a good entryway into her storytelling style.

GELESEN WERDEN offered a podcast about Peter Watts’ BEYOND THE RIFT.

This week’s topic: short stories by Peter Watts!

Peter Watts is for me one of the best living SF writers, and he has written short stories … and what for what!

In podcast today: mermaids, the all-seeing eye of God, court documents against Homeophatieleugner, godless holy warriors, Dinger, Little girls who reside in computers, angry clouds and more.

(Translated from German by Google)

For more info on LED ASTRAY: THE BEST OF KELLEY ARMSTRONG, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Elizabeth Story

For more info on BEYOND THE RIFT, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Hugh Sicotte 

Design by Elizabeth Story