If you are based in the U.S. and need your hardcover and paperback fixes, we are offering Tachyon Care Packages. Our options currently include the Collector, the Novellas, the New Stuff, and The Lansdale Fan. All titles are 50% off and availability is limited, so check them out and get them while stocks last.
James Patrick Kelly
Award-winning author and anthologist James Patrick Kelly reads at the famed Fantastic Fiction at KGB
James Patrick Kelly, author of King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats and BURN, alongside fellow award winner P. Djéli Clark, author of A Dead Djinn in Cairo and The Black God’s Drums, will be appearing at the long running reading series Fantastic Fiction at KGB in the KGB Bar, NYC on Wednesday, February 19, 7PM.
Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly speculative-fiction reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel. Admission is always free.Fantastic Fiction at KGB About Us
Terry Bisson and Alice K. Turner started the KGB Fantastic Fiction reading series in the late 1990s, attempting to bring together mainstream writers with writers of speculative fiction in order to show, in Alice Turner’s words, “that at a certain level they were plowing exactly the same field.” In the spring of 2000 editor Ellen Datlow took over for Alice K. Turner and in August 2002 Gavin J. Grant, publisher of Small Beer Press, stepped in for Bisson when he moved to California. Multiple-Nebula Award-nominated Author Matthew Kressel stepped in for Gavin in April of 2008.
Cory Doctorow (photo: Jonathan Worth, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0) and James Patrick Kelly (Bill Clemente)
Influential blogger, journalist, and author Cory Doctorow and acclaimed author and anthologist James Patrick Kelly discuss to discuss Doctorow’s new book Radicalized at Portland (ME) Public Library on Monday, September 30, 6:30PM.
Join Ellen Datlow, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Swanwick, and Sheila Williams at the legendary Readercon
Although Readercon is modeled on “science fiction conventions,” we have no art show, no costumes, no gaming, and almost no media. Instead, Readercon features a near-total focus on the written word.
In many years the list of Readercon guests rivals or surpasses that of the Worldcon in quality. Readercon is the only small convention regularly attended by such giants of imaginative literature as Samuel R. Delany, Ellen Datlow, Amal El-Mohtar, John Crowley, Greer Gilman, and Catherynne M. Valente.
The program consists of two tracks each of panel discussions, author readings, and solo talks or workshops, plus kaffeeklatsches (intimate gatherings with an author), autograph signings, and extracurricular activities. The program also currently features the presentation of two major genre awards: the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award for a neglected author and the Shirley Jackson Awards for dark fantasy and psychological suspense.
Guests of Honor:
Tananarive Due & Stephen Graham Jones
Memorial Guest of Honor:
Edward W. Bryant
Gordon Van Gelder and Michael Swanwick at Readercon 29 (photo: Daniel Dern)
Readercon offers a massive selection of readings, signings, and panels. To find any of these authors, check out the entire schedule on their site.
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Tachyon mastermind Jacob Weisman joins John Joseph Adams, Cory
Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, James Patrick Kelly, Ellen
Klages, Dave Smeds, and Sheila Williams at the 2019
SFWA Nebula Conference in Los Angeles, May 16-19.
Jacob Weisman, John Joseph Adams, and Sheila Williams (photo: Ché Ryback)
SFWA members and other individuals who are interested in the field of science fiction and fantasy are welcome to attend SFWA’s Nebula Conference. Attendees may participate in workshops, programming and special events throughout the weekend.
Focusing on three tracks relevant to professionals in the genre, attendees will be able to choose from career management, professional development, and expert knowledge panels and workshops throughout the weekend.
Tachyon creators will take part in many of the conference’s events.
Cory Doctorow (photo: Jonathan Worth, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0), Ellen Klages(Scott Edelman), and Daryl Gregory
Thursday, May 16
Get snapshot talks
on a variety of subjects, geared toward jumpstarting your brain.
Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15
seconds. The results are fast and fun presentation each of which
lasts just 5 minutes. http://www.ignitetalks.io/
– Answer these 3 Questions to Make Your Plots Dramatic
Stephen Granade –
Five Minutes to Your First Interactive Story
Jeffe Kennedy – SFWA
Friday, May 17
literature often addresses tough topics in creative ways – from
portal fantasies to adventure quests to space battles. What are the
ramifications of doing so? Why are monsters and magic, and reaching
beyond the ordinary world so vital? What are tools and techniques to
Fran Wilde (m),
Ellen Klages, Greg van Eekhout, Farah Rishi, Rachel Hartman
Panel will describe
the elements of short fiction contracts being used in the sf/f genres
and talk about how to understand what they mean, negotiate changes,
and relate personal experiences about contract-related interactions
with sf/f magazine and anthology editors.
Anne Leonard (m),
Neil Clarke, Jacob Weisman, Sheila Williams, Rosemary
The loss of Vonda
McIntyre was sudden. She leaves a legacy garnished by Nebula and
Hugo awards. She wrote critically acclaimed fantasy novels, short
stories and was a passionate mentor. In the 1970s, she founded
Clarion West where many of today’s top voices got their start.
When she received
her diagnosis of stage four colon cancer in February, she pushed to
finish her novel “Curve of the World.” On March 21st, she
did. Eleven days later, she passed.
Join a panel of
friends, colleagues and fans as we remember her work and her life.
Jeffe Kennedy (m),
Eileen Gunn, Connie Willis, Sheila Williams
From the outside,
editors and agents seem to be an arcane force. If you want to get
past the gates, what are the rules? Agents and acquisitions editors
discuss their perspective of what it’s like to be seen as gatekeepers
and the dangers of being in a position of power. They discuss the
limitations of their power, the politics of slush piles, and how they
walk the line between being social and being predatory.
Diana M. Pho (m),
Neil Clarke, Jennifer Udden, John Joseph Adams, DongWon Song
Often the best
conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a
panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents,
and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These
can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as
hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk
shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building
dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.
Farrell, Illimani Ferreira, Jennie Goloboy, Aimee Kuzenski, Trevor
Quachri, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Jacob Weisman
Ellen Klage (photo: Scott Kline), Dave Smeds (Wikimedia Commons), and James Patrick Kelly (Bill Clemente)
Saturday, May 18
Science fiction and
fantasy take us to worlds beyond our own, but often the business of
publishing is geographically centered in one or two locations. What
are the challenges and opportunities for international authors, and
how can those of us lucky enough to attend events like the Nebula
Conference expand our reach to our colleagues who don’t have that
opportunity? What can we do to encourage a diversity of voices in our
Susan Forest (M),
Lee Harris, Xia Jia, Jacob Weisman, Darusha Wehm
In SF, we talk about
near future as being within our lifetime and try to imagine what it
might be like. Did you know that the UN works on anticipating
real-world megatrends and projecting the world until 2030? Population
shifts, economics, demographics – These show trends such as China’s
ratio of dependents to workers increasing, and thus their economic
boom slowing; while in India, the trend is going the other way – so
there’s a boom ahead, but rapid urbanization and shadow migration is
creating monsters that are both unregulatable megacities and
megaslums, like William Gibson’s Sprawl. Meanwhile, militaries are
focusing on cyberwarfare and smaller disruption teams, and the
Pakistan-India conflict is gumming up the works on regional
co-operation, and rising CO2 emissions are going to nuke agricultural
economies. Our panelists discuss tools and lessons from the real
world that SF writers can apply to extrapolate their near future
Xia Jia (m), Tara
Smith, Cory Doctorow, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
Sunday May 19
Women have been part
of our genres from the beginning, but many have been allowed to fade
into obscurity, or haven’t been given their due. Our panel discusses
which authors we should still be reading, and who might have become
SFWA Grand Masters if they had been born or publishing in another
time, from Leigh Brackett to Miriam Allen DeFord to Vonda McIntyre.
Sarah Pinsker (m),
Connie Willis, Eileen Gunn, Cat Rambo
You know you need to
do the work. You even want to do the work and yet… When your brain
is being derailed by the news, or social media, or just straight-up
OMG THIS NOVEL SUCKS, how can you get work done? Our panelists will
discuss a variety of tools and the workarounds that they’ve found to
get their brains to just do the work.
Jenn Lyons (m),
Vicky Hsu, Meghan Ciana Doidge, Daryl Gregory, Siena Leslie
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized Ann Monn, birthday, burn, digital rapture, feeling very strange, James Patrick Kelly, john berry, John Picacio, josh beatman, kafkaesque, patty nason, rewired, the promise of space, the secret history of science fiction
Photo: Bill Clemente
The acclaimed James Patrick Kelly has garnered many awards including the 1996 Hugo for his novelette “Think Like a Dinosaur,” 2000 Hugo for his novelette “10 to 16 to 1,” 2007 Nebula for the novella BURN, and numerous Locus and Asimov’s Readers’ Poll for many of his short stories. Among his brilliant novels are Planet of Whispers (1984), Freedom Beach (1985 with John Kessel), Look Into the Sun (1989), Wildlife (1994), and Mother Go (2017).
Kelly’s amazing short stories have been collected in Heroines (1990), Think Like A Dinosaur And Other Stories (1997), Strange But Not A Stranger (2002), The Wreck Of The Godspeed And Other Stories (2008), Ninety Percent of Everything (2011 with Kessel and Jonathan Lethem), Masters Of Science Fiction: James Patrick Kelly (2016), and The Promise Of Space (2018).
Beginning in 2006, Kelly began producing a series of successful anthologies with his good friend John Kessel. The compelling books include FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY (2006), REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY (2007), THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (2009), KAFKAESQUE: STORIES INSPIRED BY FRANZ KAFKA (2011), DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY (2012), and Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012).
All of us at Tachyon wish the sensational Jim a happy birthday.
For more info about BURN, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by John Picacio
For more info about FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by John Berry
For more info about REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Patty Nason
For more info about THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn
Cover by Josh Beatman
For more info about DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Josh Beatman
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David Sandner and Jacob Weisman at ICFA 39 (photo: Mike Arnzen)
Tachyon publisher Jacob Weisman joins John Joseph Adams,
Ellen Datlow, Jaymee Goh, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, James Patrick
Kelly, John Kessel, Ellen Klages, David Sandner, Rick Wilber, and
Sheila Williams at the 40th annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA). This year’s conference celebrates 25th Anniversary of Dell Magazines Award.
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) is an annual scholarly conference devoted to all aspects of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts. The ICFA is held annually in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Though the author is not attending the conference, there will be a presentation on Caitlín R. Kiernan and Sadomodernist Gothic Memoir: From The Dreaming to The Drowning Girl form Sean Moreland, University of Ottawa
John Berry and Eileen Gunn at the 2008 event (photo: Ellen Datlow)
The 40th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 13-16, 2019
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida
Guest of Honor: G. Willow Wilson
Guest Scholar: Mark Bould
Meet several Tachyon creators and pick up a Special Preview Edition of THE LAST TSAR’S DRAGONS at Boskone 56
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized adam stemple, anabelle gerardy, boskone, elizabeth story, Ellen Datlow, James Patrick Kelly, Jane Yolen, kate elliott, michael swanwick, old earth books, the last tsar's dragons
Brought to you by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA), Boskone is an annual science fiction convention, the oldest in New England.
A 50 copy Limited Special Preview Edition of THE LAST TSAR’S DRAGONS by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple will be available for sale at Old Earth Books table. Yolen and Stemple are scheduled to sign at the table on Saturday, February 16th from 3:00 to 3:50.
- Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Hand
- Special Guest: Christopher Golden
- Official Artist: Jim Burns
- Young Adult Fiction Guest: Cindy Pon
- Hal Clement Science Speaker: Vandana Singh
- NESFA Press Guest: Gardner Dozois (in memoriam)
In honor of Gardner’s memory, Gardner Dozois will remain the NESFA Press Guest for Boskone 56.
Boskone offers a massive selection of readings, signings, and panels. To find any of these authors, check out the entire schedule.
For more info about THE LAST TSAR’S DRAGONS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Anabelle Gerardy
Design by Elizabeth Story
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized brandon sanderson, cory doctorow, daryl gregory, eileen gunn, Ellen Datlow, ellen klages, James Patrick Kelly, jo walton, John Kessel, kate elliott, lisa goldstein, Nancy Kress, Nick Mamatas, nina kiriki hoffman, peter s beagle, peter v brett, Richard Klaw, Tad Williams, Tim Powers
Thanks to Jacob’s many travels and authors stopping by the offices, we have a large selection of signed books.
Peter S. Beagle signing in the office
Along with our entire catalog,* these books are part of our holiday sale.
From now until Thursday, December 13
- 20% off on all orders of $25 or more (use the coupon code HAPPY20)
- Free Media Mail shipping on all orders for U.S. customers
Supplies are limited on signed copies.
Books by Peter Beagle:
- A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE
- IN CALABRIA
- THE LINE BETWEEN
- THE OVERNEATH
- WE NEVER TALK ABOUT MY BROTHER
- THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY (co-edited with Jacob Weisman; signed by both editors plus contributors Sarah Pinsker, Ursula
Vernon, and JY Yang)
- THE URBAN FANTASY ANTHOLOGY
- THE SECRET HISTORY OF FANTASY
THE GREAT BAZAAR & BRAYAN’S GOLD by Peter V. Brett
Ellen Datlow anthologies:
THE UNCERTAIN PLACES by Lisa Goldstein
WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE by Daryl Gregory
STABLE STRATEGIES AND OTHERS by Eileen Gunn
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
BURN by James Patrick Kelly
James Patrick Kelly and John
Kessel (all signed by both editors)
- DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY
- FEELING VERY STRANGE: THE SLIPSTREAM ANTHOLOGY
- KAFKAESQUE: STORIES INSPIRED BY FRANZ KAFKA
- REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY
THE APES OF WRATH edited by Richard Klaw (signed by editor and contributors Joe R. Lansdale, Scott Cupp, Jess Nevins, and Mark Finn)
Books by Nancy Kress:
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING by Nick Mamatas
THE EMPEROR’S SOUL by Brandon Sanderson
STARLINGS by Jo Walton
*excluding all versions of THE LAST UNICORN: THE LOST JOURNEY and limited editions
20% off only applies to orders of $25.00 or more
Sale ends Thursday, December 13, at 11:59PM PST.
Free shipping via USPS Media Mail within the United States (except Alaska and Hawaii). No minimum purchase required.
Alec Checkerfield Uncategorized baltimore, camille andre, Charles de Lint, charles vess, daryl gregory, eileen gunn, elizabeth story, Ellen Datlow, ellen klages, Gordon Van Gelder, jacob weisman, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, kate elliott, michael whelan, nina kiriki hoffman, sheila williams, the new voices of fantasy, the very best of charles de lint, wicked wonders, world fantasy convention
Current World Fantasy Award finalists Jacob Weisman, Ellen Klages, and Daryl Gregory, new Life Achievement Award winner Charles de Lint, Ellen Datlow, Kate Elliott, Eileen Gunn, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Gordon Van Gelder, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan, and Sheila Williams are scheduled to appear at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore, MD November 1-4.
The legendary event, held annually since 1975, showcases the fantastic in literature and art. This years convention features Guests of Honor
Kaaron Warren, Scott Edelman, and Micheal J. Walsh, Artist Guest of Honor Tom Kidd, Special Guest Aliette de Bodard, and Toastmaster Linda D. Addison.
The World Fantasy Convention offers a massive selection of readings, signings, and panels. To find any of these authors, check out the entire schedule on their site.
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 about WICKED WONDERS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
For more info about THE VERY BEST OF CHARLES DE LINT, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Charles Vess