Tachyon attacks the borders this July with INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE

The World Fantasy nominated editor Jacob Weisman delivers a guided tour along the borders of fantastic fiction with INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE. The journey begins in July, 2016.


The invasion of the future has begun.

Literary legends including Stephen Millhauser, Junot Diáz, Amiri Baraka, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future. They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up.

In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You’ll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home. You’ll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team.

The Invaders are here. But did science fiction colonize them first?

Table of Contents

  • “Portal” by J. Robert Lennon
  • “Beautiful Monsters” by Eric Puchner
  • “The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun” by Ben Loory.
  • “Five Fucks” by Jonathan Lethem
  • “LIMBs” by Julia Elliott
  • “We Are The Olfanauts” by Deji Bryce Olukotun
  • “The Region of Unlikeness” by Rivka Galchen
  • “A Precursor of the Cinema” by Steven Millhauser
  • “In the Bushes” by Jami Attenberg
  • “Fugue State” by Brian Evenson
  • “Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross Are Somewhat Exaggerated” by W. P. Kinsella
  • “Lambing Season” by Molly Gloss
  • “Conrad Loomis & The Clothes Ray” by Amiri Baraka.
  • “Topics in Advanced Rocketry” by Chris Tarry
  • “The Inner City” by Karen Heuler
  • “Escape from Spiderhead” be George Saunders
  • “Amorometer” by Kelly Luce
  • “The Yogurt of Vasirin Kefirovsky” by Max Apple
  • “Monstros” by Junot Díaz
  • “Minotaur” by Jim Shepard
  • “Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover” by Robert Olen Butler
  • “Near Flesh” by Katherine Dunn

For more information about INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Goro Fujita

Design by Elizabeth Story