Tachyon tidbits featuring Lavie Tidhar, Patricia A. McKillip, and Elizabeth Story

The latest reviews and mentions of Tachyon titles from around the web.


Lavie Tidhar (photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013.)/Patricia A. McKillip (Wikimedia Commons)/Elizabeth Story

Lavie Tidhar’s CENTRAL STATION received a starred review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.

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.


Tidhar gleefully mixes classic SF concepts with prose styles and concepts that recall the best of world literature. The byways of Central Station ring with dusty life, like the bruising, bustling Cairo streets depicted by Naguib Mahfouz. Characters wrestle with problems of identity forged under systems of oppression, much as displaced Easterners and Westerners do in the novels of Orhan Pamuk. And yet this is unmistakably SF. Readers of all persuasions will be entranced.

At THE REVIEW CURMUDGEON, Mike Reeves-McMillan gives Patricia A. McKillip’s forthcoming collection DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES 5 out of 5 stars.

Overall, this is a fine collection of a rare type of story, the mythopoeic kind of fantasy that evokes wonder and shows us complex human people undergoing realizations about themselves that shake them to the core of their identities.


In their review of the recent publication BOOK COVER DESIGNS, BOOKANEER mentions several covers that caught their attention including Elizabeth Story’s design for Daryl Gregory’s World Fantasy Award-winning WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE.

I confess I prefer the covers that speak to the soul of the book, the type of cover you look at again after reading the story and you realize what scene they’re portraying, and see all the little details from all the minor moments in the story. Covers like these, in fact:


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Cover by Sarah Anne Langton

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Cover by Thomas Canty

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Cover design by Elizabeth Story