Tachyon tidbits featuring Ellen Klages, Joe R. Lansdale, and Jeff VanderMeer

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

Ellen Klages (photo: Scott R. Kline), Joe R. Lansdale (Karen Lansdale), and Jeff VanderMeer (Kyle Cassidy)

At SATELLITE MIND, Dana K. White praises Ellen Klages’ WICKED WONDERS.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you think short stories are not for you, read this book.

From the first page I was instantly immersed in the magical and vibrant worlds of Wicked Wonders. The author has this amazing talent of writing short stories that leave you with enough closure to feel satisfied, but also include an intriguing enough premise to have you musing and daydreaming about the stories for weeks on end! Only a master storyteller could make glimpses of other worlds feel so complete.

Overall this is great collection from an award winning author, and while not every story includes magic, every story is magical.

Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: Buy

With the third season of the acclaimed HAP AND LEONARD, based on Joe R. Lansdale’s popular crime series, in production, Denise Petski of DEADLINE reports on several of the new recurring cast members.

Oscar winner Louis
Bernsen and DICE star Andrew Dice Clay are set for recurring roles in
the upcoming third season of SundanceTV’s critically-praised
anthology series HAP & LEONARD.

James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams as the titular characters

Gossett Jr. plays
Bacon, a veterinarian-turned-cook at the local diner. Bernsen will
portray Chief Cantuck, the foul-mouthed, morally ambiguous head of
the Grovetown Police department. Clay is Sonny Knox, the town’s
politically incorrect radio disc jockey. In addition, Laura Allen
(AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT) plays Officer Reynolds, an East Texas
cop who hides her bigotry behind her badge, Sydney Wease (THE VAMPIRE
DIARIES), portrays Belinda, ethereal teenage waif, mute since a
mysterious abduction, and musician Curtis Harding plays blues legend,
L.C. Soothe, and L.C.’s grandson, Bobby Joe, both of whom run afoul
of the Klan. Tiffany Mack (Florida Grange) and Cranston Johnson
(Detective Hanson) return as series regulars.

In Season 3, when
Florida Grange goes missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown,
Hap and Leonard set out to find her. As the mystery unfolds, Hap and
Leonard find themselves at odds with a cast of characters so tough
they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, including a possibly
corrupt sheriff, and the leader of the Caucasian Knights. Set once
again in East Texas, against an impending storm of Biblical
proportions, Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida before the
Klan locates them. The boys learn that the good guys don’t always
win, and nobody beats Mother Nature.

Paramount Pictures have released the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming movie ANNIHILATION, based on the best-selling novel by Jeff VanderMeer. 

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Cover design by Elizabeth Story

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For more info on HAP AND LEONARD RIDE AGAIN, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Elizabeth Story

For more info on HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Elizabeth Story