Acclaimed game designer and writer Kimberly Unger and Nebula Award winner Jack McDevitt are attending the inaugural AmazingCon
Taking place on line (we’re calling it “AmazingCon – Virtually the First One!”) via Zoom and this website, AmazingCon will feature author readings (more than 40!), writing workshops, panel discussions, continuous musical performances, an online art show and more.AmazingCon
Check out the lineup of programming and events we have in store! You don’t want to miss this.
Registration for the convention is FREE – but you MUST register in order to receive the links and passwords necessary to participate. Donations are also being accepted at registration time.
Friday, June 12 4PM EST
READING: JACK MCDEVITT & KIMBERLY UNGER
Jack will read “Searching for Oz”, an alternate history tale exploring what happens if SETI had, during its early years, picked up radio transmissions from the stars.
Kimberly will read from NUCLEATION. Operating a finely-tuned machine across a billion years of space takes a delicate touch and nerves of steel.
Several authors have chimed in with their affection for Michael Swanwick’s forthcoming collection NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT.
there any SF writer, living or dead or cryonically suspended, who
rivals Michael Swanwick for sheer virtuosity? I think not. From
the hard-sf poignancy of ‘The Woman Who Shook the World Tree’ to
the Borgesian high jinks of ‘The Man in Gray,’ from the beguiling
folk fantasy of ‘The Dala Horse’ to the post-cyberpunk intensity
of ‘Libertarian Russia,’ from the Bulgakov-inflected
phantasmagoria of ‘Of Finest Scarlet Was Her Gown’ to the
psychological realism (and biological surrealism) of ‘Passage of
Earth’—I could go on—NOT SO MUCH reveals an author who is a Jack-of-all-genres and their master as well.“
Morrow author of GALÁPAGOS
“OK—it’s official. Michael Swanwick is a god. He makes worlds that
work, every tick and tock of them. He makes people who cry, sweat,
puke, fall in love, die in conceivable ways. He’s smart and crafty,
passionate and wily. Both trickster and life-giver. He creates and
uncreates. And yes, he brings Light. If I don’t exactly worship him,
I read every story of his I can get my hands on. So thanks, Tachyon
for bringing me more stories—some old favorites, some I hadn’t read
before. Because gods need their readers, and God knows, I need
—Jane Yolen, author of BRIAR
Swanwick is one of our most reliably entertaining and provocative
—Greg Bear, author of DARWIN’S
would effuse about the excellence of the stories within this
collection—Michael Swanwick’s eleventh such—for they are by turns
shocking, delightful, puckish, innovative, and electric… .
However, I am too busy plotting how to steal the devil’s stone
(given to him by a Siberian shaman) that Michael keeps by his
typewriter in order to unlock his writing power, all without
disturbing his cat.”
Wilde, Nebula-nominated author of UPDRAFT and CLOUDBOUND
is standard Swanwick, where the reader’s feet never quite touch the
McDevitt, author of THE ENGINES OF GOD
For more information on NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
All of us at Tachyon wish Jack McDevitt a happy birthday.
The winner of Nebula, Philip K. Dick, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Robert A. Heinlein awards, McDevitt is best known for his intelligent tales of alien contact. His acclaimed novels include THE HERCULES TEXT, OMEGA, SEEKER, FIREBIRD, THE CASSANDRA PROJECT, STARHAWK, and COMING HOME. Tachyon published STANDARD CANDLES, the first of McDevitt’s five short story collections.
For more information on STANDARD CANDLES, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Michael Dashow.