Tachyon tidbits featuring Peter S. Beagle

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

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Peter S. Beagle’s IN CALABRIA was named a finalist for the NCIBA Book Award


  • A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Counterpoint, 9781619029224
  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan, MCD, Macmillan, 9790374203108
  • Autonomous by Analee Newitz, Tor Books, 9780765392077
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory, Knopf, 9781524731823
  • IN CALABRIA by Peter S. Beagle, Tachyon Publications, 9781616962487
  • In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende, Atria Books,  9781501178139

Congrats to all the finalists.

RS McCoy on her eponymous site reviews Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman’s THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY.

(Side note: This cover is super stunning and I love, love, love this alien leaf girl and I want a poster to put in my room!)

THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY is my attempt to get ahead of the fantasy genre and see who are the up-and-coming names. While the editors do a great job of indicating which authors won which awards (of which there are many), I had honestly not heard of a single author in the collection before cracking it open. I call that a win!

Overall, I thought the collection was well done. The cover is stunning. I didn’t find a single typo in the whole dang thing, and never did a read a story that I felt needed another pass at editing. One of the cleanest and most polished collaborations I’ve ever read.

Like all collections, it had a few stand out stars and a few that didn’t resonate for me, but that’s the reality of these collections. It’s nearly impossible to put together a group of stories in which every reader loves every piece. It’s just not feasible. But The New Voice of Fantasy accomplished its mission of introducing this fantasy lover to new voices in the genre and giving me some fodder for the Christmas list.

Overall Rating: 7/10

At Seneca College, THE SECRET HISTORY OF FANTASY is a Prescribed Text for the Winter, 2018 class Fantasy Literature.

For more info about IN CALABRIA, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

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

Cover art by Camille André

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

For more info on THE SECRET HISTORY OF FANTASY, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Ann Monn