Tachyon tidbits featuring Brooke Bolander, Joe R. Lansdale, and Jeff VanderMeer

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


Brooke Bolander (photo: Scott Edelman), Joe R. Lansdale (Karen Lansdale), and Jeff VanderMeer (Kyle Cassidy)

Brooke Bolander, best known for her acclaimed short fiction including the extraordinary “Tornado’s Siren” in Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman’s THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASYcelebrates her first book The Only Harmless Great Thing with a forthcoming New York City event.


January 25th, 7:00 PM
RSVP here: Rage and Radioactivity: “The Only Harmless Great Thing”
Brooke Bolander with THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY contributors Maria Dahvana Headley and Amal El-Mohtar
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012


Melanie McFarland on SALON includes the new season of HAP AND LEONARD among 13 reasons why … we can look forward to TV in 2018.

One of TV’s unsung gems about lasting partnership and loyalty, the new season is an adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s novel “The Two-Bear Mambo” and features Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen and Andrew Dice Clay. We’ll forgive the producers on that last one. 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 on Sundance TV.


On /FILM,  Fred Topel reports that Jennifer Jason Leigh found Shooting ‘Annihilation’ Was An ”Insane” Experience.

For those unaware of Annihilation, the film is based on the first novel in Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Natalie Portman stars as a biologist who enters The Shimmer with a group of female soldiers and scientists (including Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson) to find out what her husband contracted there on a previous mission. What they discover is a mystery to science with frightening animal hybrids appearing out of nowhere. To get a better idea of what the movie is like, you can watch the trailer. But Leigh was happy to talk about the time she spent on set.

“It was an insane experience but really fun and great group of women,” Leigh said. “We were in these forests behind Pinewood with these heavy, heavy guns and heavy, heavy backpacks. The trailer is like a half a mile away so we’d all stay under this one tent. Pretty much everyone but me was vegan so we were subsisting on oat crackers, nuts, raisins and things.”


“Walking through the mud with all this gear and then seeing all these incredible special effects that were so beautifully woven into the actual environment that it was surreal,” Leigh said. “[Writer/director] Alex [Garland] is really lovely and it was really just a great group of women. It was a great experience. I just can’t talk that much about the story because I don’t know yet what is giving something away and what isn’t.”

For more info about THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Camille André

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