More Tachyon titles rank among the very best

Tachyon titles were included on many a pundit’s list for the best publications of 2015. Here’s a selection of six such rankings.


Kathy at the Greenburgh Public Library named Alastair Reynolds’ SLOW BULLETS as one of her books she read and loved in 2015.

The ideas were new and different and disturbing and good all at the same time.


Without comment, JAMES EVERINGTON named Ellen Datlow’s THE MONSTROUS as one of the best anthologies of the year.

Richard Thomas of LIT REACTOR included “The Last Clean, Bright Summer,” Livia Llewellyn’s contribution to THE MONSTROUS, among his favorite short stories of 2015.

I’m always fascinated by ritual, and this story embraces that habit, and adds a layer of innocence to the equation. I’ve become a huge fan of Livia’s work, and I seek it out now whenever I can. A mixture of rural simplicity and surreal grandness, the way this story unfolds, the outcome, the inevitability of it all, the ways that the people see their lives, the violence and rebirth—it’s quite unsettling. And yet, also touching, if that’s possible.


In her Year in Review column for AMBLING ALONG THE AQUEDUCT, Cheryl Morgan mentions HANNU RAJANIEMI: COLLECTED FICTION.

HANNU RAJANIEMI: COLLECTED FICTION is worth checking out even if you only do so for “The Haunting of Apollo A7LB”, which I adore.


VAL’s RANDOM COMMENTS admits that Nalo Hopkinson’s FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS just missed the top ten books of the year.

While over at STEVES READS, FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS was the number one book of the year.

Here at the end of the year, I’m a bit surprised that the best sff book of 2015 was not only a short story collection but also one that veers so close so often to the border of YA. And yet, Nalo Hopkinson’s FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS is just a stunning success of a creative vision, even when that vision is presented in shards and fragments of eighteen different stories. Some of those stories – pieces like “Message in a Bottle” or “The Easthound” – are more effective than others, but the overall effect is joyous.

For more information about SLOW BULLETS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Thomas Canty

Design by Elizabeth Story

For more information on THE MONSTROUS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Reiko Murakami

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

For more information on HANNU RAJANIEMI: COLLECTED FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Lius Lasahido

Design by Elizabeth Story

For more information on FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Chuma Hill

Design by Elizabeth Story