Tachyon around the world with W. P. Kinsella, Joe R. Lansdale, and Hannu Rajaniemi

A trio of reviews from the United States, Germany, and The Netherlands.


I’d read all of Kinsella’s novels, but somehow hadn’t realized that he was also a prolific writer of short stories. The genre is perfect for his kind of writing: startling, original, entertaining, combining real world elements (baseball, Indian life in Iowa and Canada) with fantasy. I don’t know where he gets his ideas—but they translate into wonderful stories that can easily bear multiple readings.


If you’re looking for a substantial volume of summer reading that you can pick up at will—and that celebrates the delight that is summer baseball—you’ll want to spend a good bit of time with W. P. Kinsella.

The German MEDIAN JOURNAL praises Joe R. Lansdale’s Texas noir COLD IN JULY.

On approximately 250 pages Joe R. Lansdale succeed in his novel COLD IN JULY the feat of advancing an entirely unpredictable, marked by twists and shocking events act that hardly capable of the book to even a minute out of your hand place and once again proves why the Texans is indisputably one of the greats of his profession and that, although its history is now over 25 years old.

9 of 10 unavoidable decisions

(Translation from German, courtesy of Google)

The Dutch HEBBAN includes the sold out HANNU RAJANIEMI: COLLECTED FICTION among their selection of great and recent English language science fiction.

Rajaniemi’s books are not suitable for beginners sf reader, but do not be put off if you have a lot of interest. “Rajaniemi’s prose is particularly rich, except linguistically beautiful and exciting is the text also interlaced with mathematical, psychological and literary concepts and experiments.

(Translation from Dutch, courtesy of Google)

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Cover art by Thomas Canty.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

For more info about COLD IN JULY, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover design by Elizabeth Story

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

Cover art by Lius Lasahido

Cover design by Elizabeth Story