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Tachyon tidbits featuring Daniel Pinkwater, Peter S. Beagle, Nalo Hopkinson, Brandon Sanderson, Charlie Jane Anders, Michael Swanwick, and Cory Doctorow
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The latest reviews and mentions of Tachyon titles and authors from around the web.
I think that people ages from seven to one hundred and one could read ADVENTURES OF A DWERGISH GIRL. It is a great book for everybody! Also, if you like fun adventure books, along with some humor and fun facts! I would definitely recommend this book, so go buy it!!
TIME’s The 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time includes Peter S. Beagle, Nalo Hopkinson, Brandon Sanderson, and Charlie Jane Anders.
With a panel of leading fantasy authors—N.K. Jemisin, Neil Gaiman, Sabaa Tahir, Tomi Adeyemi, Diana Gabaldon, George R.R. Martin, Cassandra Clare and Marlon James—TIME presents the most engaging, inventive and influential works of fantasy fiction, in chronological order beginning in the 9th century
Tais Teng for MYTHAXIS REVIEW interviews Michael Swanwick.
TT: Some blockbuster fantasy writers are clearly paladins of Tolkien. I get the impression that you belong to a quite different tribe, harkening back to a time when each fantasy novel was one of a kind. Hope-in-the-Mist (which I read recently thanks to your glowing recommendation), The Night Lands, Gormenghast, A Voyage to Arcturus and The Gods of Pegana come to mind.
What are the novels and authors that inspired you when you just had started writing? Or better, when you yearned to become a writer but hadn’t sold a word yet?
MS: As a boy, I was determined to be a scientist. Nothing could be surer. Then, at age sixteen, Tolkien turned me into a writer. I read The Fellowship of the Ring over one long, sleepless night and that was it, I knew what I was going to be. This was before commercial fantasy was a genre, so I had to hunt out fantasy works, which were few and far between. So I read everything from E. R. Eddison’s Mistress of Mistresses to John Jakes’ Brak the Barbarian (very highly not recommended), the books you mention most definitely included. This imprinted on me the idea that great fantasy must necessarily be different from everything else and written in imitation of nobody.
I’ve never gotten over this conviction.
Also, back in the 1980s, I was on the Nebula Award Jury, which was, for reasons that made sense at the time, tasked with adding a single worthy but neglected work to every category on the final award ballot. We made a valiant but futile attempt to read everything published in genre that year and in so doing I read so much fantasy written in lockstep with the common expectation of what it should be that I developed a revulsion for it.
To sum it all up, I love fantasy the way you love your firstborn. You have such high expectations for it that any failure to live up to them is a disappointment. If it’s not astonishingly good, I’m not going to much like it.
For TORFORGE via YOUTUBE, Cory Doctorow discusses writing.
Many Tachyon authors, artists, and editors including Charlie Jane Anders, Ellen Datlow, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, John Picacio, and Carrie Vaughn are participating in CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (July 29-August 2).
The legendary event, held annually since since 1939 (except for the years 1942 to 1945, during World War II), celebrates science fiction. This years convention features Guests of Honor Greg Broadmore, Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey, George R. R. Martin. and Rose Mitchell.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, CoNZealand has had to move online. So instead of going to Wellington, New Zealand for a Worldcon, we on the CoNZealand committee are working hard to bring the Worldcon directly to you. The virtual CoNZealand will be, in many ways, an experiment in how to adapt to a future which science fiction writers may have predicted but science fiction fans did not expect.
CoNZealand offers a massive selection of virtual readings and panels.
Tachyon tidbits featuring Ellen Datlow, John Picacio, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Tim Powers, and Brandon Sanderson
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LOCUS MAGAZINE announced the winners of their annual awards with Ellen Datlow nabbing the Best Editor and John Picacio for Best Artist. Check out LOCUS for the complete award list. Congratulations to all the winners.
Congratulations to Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night) and Kameron Hurley (The Light Brigade) for making the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist.
The shortlist for the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award is:
- The City in the Middle of the Night – Charlie Jane Anders
- The Light Brigade – Kameron Hurley
- A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine
- The Old Drift – Namwali Serpell
- Cage of Souls – Adrian Tchaikovsky
- The Last Astronaut — David Wellington
GALAXY PRESS shared the news: Writers and Illustrators of the Future Announces a Combined Event with the 36th and 37th Annual Award-Winners in 2021. Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Tim Powers, and Brandon Sanderson number among the judges for the annual.
As the top names in the science fiction and fantasy world, Contest judges include Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Katherine Kurtz, Todd McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Nnedi Okorafor, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Brandon Sanderson, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, and Sean Williams. Illustrator judges include Laura Freas Beraha, Echo and Lazarus Chernik, Ciruelo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Larry Elmore, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Gary Meyer, Mike Perkins, Sergey Poyarkov, Rob Prior, Dan dos Santos, Shaun Tan, and Stephen Youll.
Every quarter, three writers and three illustrators are selected by a panel of leading authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy. With no entry fee and judging done on an anonymous basis, the criterion is strictly merit. Beside first time publication, benefits include over $30,000 in cash prizes and royalties, a week-long workshop with top professionals of the genre as well as book signings, radio, and TV interviews organized by the Contest administrators to assist the winners in launching their careers
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- SIX MONTHS THREE DAYS by Charlie Jane Anders
- MEET ME IN THE FUTURE by Kameron Hurley
2018 World Fantasy Award nominee
2018 Locus finalist – Best short story collection
2018 Alex Award nominee
[STARRED REVIEW] “Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages.”
A rebellious child identifies with Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness. From on a habitat on Mars to a boardinghouse in London, discover the wicked, wondrous adventures of Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea).
2019 Otherwise Award Honor List
2019 Locus Award Finalist
[STARRED REVIEW] “One of the best story collections of the past few years.”—Booklist
“Kameron Hurley is a badass.” —Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous
When renegade author Kameron Hurley (The Light Brigade; The Stars Are Legion) takes you to the future, be prepared for the unexpected. It will be dangerous, frequently brutal, and often devastating. But also, savagely funny and deliriously strange. In these edgy, unexpected tales, a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.
“Some of the funniest, lovingly antagonistic, and memorial dialogue of any crime series.”
Hap and Leonard have never fit the profile, and that is not going to change. Hap Collins looks like a good ’ol boy, but his liberal politics don’t match. After a number of failed careers, Hap has found his calling: kicking ass.
Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay . . . and an occasional arsonist. With Leonard on the job with his childhood friend Hap, both small-time crooks and the masterminds of the Dixie Mafia had best be extremely nervous.
Here are Joe R. Lansdale’s popular Texan crime-fighting duo in this first, hard-nosed collection of short stories.
“There is just one great collection of Tiptree’s fiction in print…Her Smoke Rose Up Forever from Tachyon Publications. It contains all of her major short stories.”
—New York Times Book Review
Featuring: Hugo Award winner: “The Girl Who was Plugged In” and Hugo Award winner: “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever collects eighteen brilliant short stories from a luminary of the science-fiction genre, James Tiptree, Jr. This updated edition is the quintessential Tiptree collection and contains revisions from the author’s original notes. Tiptree’s fiction reflects the darkly complex world its author inhabited: exploring the alien among us; the unreliability of perception; love, sex, and death; and humanity’s place in a vast, cold universe.
“A superior array of creative and thoughtful writing.”
“Deserve[s] to grace the shelves of all science-fiction and gender-studies fans.”
In these provocative award-winning tales intersecting sexuality and identity, a third-world fashionista masters the Internet, an itinerant poet collaborates with its eight selves, a four-way marriage flouts social conventions, and an ugly duckling is reinvented as a compromised swan. You will be subverted and you will like it.
2012 Hugo Award winner
2012 Nebula Award nominee
2012 Theodore Sturgeon Award nominee
Doug and Judy both know exactly how and when their romance will play out. Because they both happen to be clairvoyant.
Hurtling toward their foretold breakup, Doug and Judy must each determine how immutable the future really is—except when it isn’t. Can two people who are always right somehow prove each other wrong?
In her bittersweet and witty Six Months, Three Days, Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky) chronicles a brief relationship that is both impossible and familiar to anyone who has fallen in—and out—of love.
“‘Time Gypsy’ is about science, about history, and about falling in love. It’s a hard science ‘chick’ story where the scientist is a woman and has a heart as well as a brain. It’s the kind of story I wanted to read when I was growing up, but it just hadn’t been written yet.”
A modern post-doctoral physicist gets the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel backward in time and meet her heroine, Dr. Sara Baxter Clarke. But there is something else that Carol McCullough never could have expected in the shockingly oppressive world of 1956: Love.
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The finalists for the 2020 Locus Awards were announced. Kameron Hurley’s MEET ME IN THE FUTURE, THE VERY BEST OF CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN, and Tachyon Publications itself all received notices. Previous Tachyon authors, editors, and artists John Joseph Adams, Charlie Jane Anders, Ellen Datlow, Julie Dillon, John Picacio, Alastair Reynolds, Michael Swanwick, Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan, and Sheila Williams were all honored too.
Congratulations to all the finalists.
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
- The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; Chatto & Windus)
- Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
- Empress of Forever, Max Gladstone (Tor)
- The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
- Luna: Moon Rising, Ian McDonald (Tor; Gollancz)
- The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK)
- Fleet of Knives, Gareth L. Powell (Titan US & UK)
- The Rosewater Insurrection/The Rosewater Redemption, Tade Thompson (Orbit US & UK)
- Wanderers, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey; Solaris)
- Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron; Gollancz)
- A Brightness Long Ago, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley; Viking Canada; Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Raven Tower, Ann Leckie (Orbit US & UK)
- Jade War, Fonda Lee (Orbit US & UK)
- Middlegame, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher)
- The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday; Harvill Secker)
- Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)
- The Iron Dragon’s Mother, Michael Swanwick (Tor)
- Dead Astronauts, Jeff VanderMeer (MCD; Fourth Estate)
- Imaginary Friend, Stephen Chbosky (Grand Central; Orion)
- Prisoner of Midnight, Barbara Hambly (Severn House)
- Curious Toys, Elizabeth Hand (Mulholland)
- Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James (Riverhead; Hamish Hamilton)
- The Grand Dark, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager US & UK)
- The Institute, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Twisted Ones, T. Kingfisher (Saga)
- Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju, Kim Newman (Titan US & UK)
- The Pursuit of William Abbey, Claire North (Orbit US & UK)
- The Toll, Cherie Priest (Tor)
YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
- King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo (Imprint; Orion)
- The Wicked King, Holly Black (Little, Brown; Hot Key)
- Pet, Akwaeke Emezi (Make Me a World; Faber & Faber)
- Catfishing on CatNet, Naomi Kritzer (TorTeen)
- Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)
- Destroy All Monsters, Sam J. Miller (Harper Teen)
- Angel Mage, Garth Nix (Katherine Tegen; Allen & Unwin; Gollancz)
- War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi (Razorbill)
- The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Penguin UK & David Fickling)
- Shadow Captain, Alastair Reynolds (Orbit US; Gollancz)
- The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)
- Magic for Liars, Sarah Gailey (Tor)
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK)
- A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)
- Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan (MCD x FSG Originals)
- Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
- Finder, Suzanne Palmer (DAW)
- A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)
- Waste Tide, Chen Qiufan (Tor; Head of Zeus)
- The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling (Harper Voyager)
- “A Time to Reap“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)
- To Be Taught, If Fortunate, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager; Hodder & Stoughton)
- “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)
- Desdemona and the Deep, C.S.E. Cooney (Tor.com Publishing)
- This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)
- The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, Saad Z. Hossain (Tor.com Publishing)
- Permafrost, Alastair Reynolds (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Deep, Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Saga)
- The Ascent to Godhood, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
- “Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)
- “For He Can Creep“, Siobhan Carroll (Tor.com 7/10/19)
- “Omphalos”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
- “A Country Called Winter”, Theodora Goss (Snow White Learns Witchcraft)
- “Late Returns”, Joe Hill (Full Throttle)
- “Emergency Skin”, N.K. Jemisin (Forward)
- “The Justified”, Ann Leckie (The Mythic Dream)
- “Phantoms of the Midway”, Seanan McGuire (The Mythic Dream)
- “Binti: Sacred Fire”, Nnedi Okorafor (Binti: The Complete Trilogy)
- “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye“, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 7-8/19)
- “The Bookstore at the End of America”, Charlie Jane Anders (A People’s Future of the United States)
- “Lest We Forget“, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)
- “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex”, Tobias S. Buckell (New Suns)
- “It’s 2059, and the Rich Kids Are Still Winning“, Ted Chiang (New York Times 5/27/19)
- “Fisher-Bird”, T. Kingfisher (The Mythic Dream)
- “I (28M) created a deepfake girlfriend and now my parents think we’re getting married“, Fonda Lee (MIT Technology Review 12/27/19)
- “The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear“, Kelly Link (Tin House ’19)
- “Thoughts and Prayers“, Ken Liu (Future Tense 1/26/19)
- “A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy”, Rebecca Roanhorse (The Mythic Dream)
- “A Catalog of Storms“, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 1-2/19)’
- Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Saga)
- The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
- A People’s Future of the United States, Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, eds. (One World)
- Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, Ken Liu, ed. (Tor)
- The Mythic Dream, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)
- New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Nisi Shawl, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
- The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
- Mission Critical, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
- The Best of Uncanny, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, eds. (Subterranean)
- The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Vintage)
- Exhalation, Ted Chiang (Knopf; Picador)
- Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight, Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean)
- The Best of Greg Egan, Greg Egan (Subterranean)
- Snow White Learns Witchcraft, Theodora Goss (Mythic Delirium)
- Full Throttle, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
- MEET ME IN THE FUTURE, Kameron Hurley (Tachyon)
- THE VERY BEST OF CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Tachyon)
- The Best of R.A. Lafferty, R.A. Lafferty (Gollancz)
- Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)
- Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea, Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer)
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SF IN SF, in partnership with Tachyon Publications and the American Bookbinders Museum, welcomes the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of The City In the Middle of the Night Charlie Jane Anders and the acclaimed journalist, editor, and author of The Future of Another Timeline Annalee Newitz.
author will read from a selection of their work, followed by Q&A
with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Schmoozing with the
authors and book signing follows the end of the discussion.*
*Due Ms. Anders’ tour travel requirements, and the need to leave a bit
early, only presigned copies of her new book will be available for sale
at the event. Annalee will be present afterwards to sign her new book in
Sunday, November 10
Doors and cash bar open 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30 PM
The American Bookbinders Museum
San Francisco, CA
$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card
All donations benefit the American Bookbinders Museum
There will be an opportunity to have books signed at the end of the event. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books, and attendees are welcome to bring books from home for signatures. There is no charge for autographs.
Podcasted by SOMA FM – SF’s internet radio station
Charlie Jane Anders (photo: Tristian Crane), Jaymee Goh, and Pat Murphy (Lawrence Person)
Co-guest of honor (alongside G. Willow Wilson) Charlie Jane Anders, author of The City in The Middle of the Night and SIX MONTHS, THREE DAYS, the acclaimed writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist Jaymee Goh, and writer, scientist, and toy maker Pat Murphy are attending Wiscon 43 in Madison, WI on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27.
Wiscon offers an extensive programming slate. Visit the site for full details.
Photo: Tristan Crane
The Loft’s Wordplay will launch in May of 2019 and aims to be Minnesota’s largest celebration of readers, writers, and great books. Imagine a weekend full of famous authors and celebrated books; a weekend of readings, conversations, workshops, kids’ activities, demonstrations, and one-of-a-kind happenings with outdoor stages, cooking stages, book signings, quiet reading corners, boisterous parties, food trucks, beer tents, and books, books, books.
Minnesota has one of the most celebrated literary communities in the country. We are rich with presses, locally owned bookstores, author events, writing classes, and great writers. We are perennially ranked one of the most literate communities in the country. A community like ours deserves a celebration like Wordplay.
There will be something for every reader at Wordplay. Whether your book club reads literary fiction or paranormal zombie romance, whether you get your books at your library or on your e-reader, or even if the last book you read was a movie, this festival will be for you. Wordplay’s mission is to celebrate the ways in which people connect to and through words and welcomes anyone who shares a belief in the connective power of story.
Anders is involved in programming at the festival.
Sunday, May 12
Spectacular Women, Speculative Fiction
Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night) follows up her best-selling novel with a tale of a young girl who is forced to survive among anthropologic creatures, forging an unusual and life-changing friendship. The debut novel of Arkady Martine (A Memory Called Empire) is an epic space opera where a young woman must establish an independent identity and fight back against a powerful political empire. Join in as these two authors, both heralded as inventive writers in their genre, discuss building worlds around powerful women characters in a male-dominated niche.
Art by Michael Wertz
The Bay Area is teeming with readers, writers, creators, and thinkers. We have harnessed the power of this community to create one of the premier literary festivals in the world. The Festival is a two-day event complete with literary sessions presenting top authors from this region, the nation, and the world, along with an outdoor fair with hundreds of literary exhibitors. We also offer events for kids and writing contests. We transform vibrant Downtown Berkeley into a literary utopia where readers of all ages and interests can find kindred spirits.
The Festival kicked off in 2015 with the mission to create a free, inclusive, world-class literary event in the Bay Area. Since then, the Festival has welcomed more than 1,000 speakers in nearly 400 distinct sessions and is approaching 100,000 attendees.
Photo: Tristan Crane
Anders is involved in programming at the festival.
The 20th century brought us “1984” and “Brave New World” as harbingers of terrifying social and technological change. In the 21st century, we have climate literature. Brenda Shaughnessy gives us “The Octopus Museum,” bold poems that imagine what comes after our current age of environmental destruction. Charlie Jane Anders (called “this generation’s Le Guin”) presents “The City in the Middle of the Night,” where humanity lives in a barely habitable dusk on the planet January. In Cai Emmons’ “Weather Woman,” a young TV meteorologist discovers that she can tap the energies of the earth to alter the weather. Moderated by David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” and former deputy editor of The Paris Review.
Charlie Jane Anders, Cai Emmons, Brenda Shaughnessy, moderated by David Wallace-Wells
Bay Area Book Festival