Tachyon tidbits featuring Caitlín R. Kiernan, Peter Watts, Jane Yolen, Peter S. Beagle, and Brian Aldiss

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

Micah Castle, on his eponymous site, praises THE VERY BEST OF CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN.

Kerinan’s prose is provocative, mysterious, soothing, decadent, flowery without being flowery. It’s seeing a master at her best. It’s inspiring, mystifying, indescribable. I could try to describe how much I enjoy her prose, but it would only come out wrong. It would be like a child trying to describe the vastness and mystery of the cosmos.

For SHELF AWARENESS, Jennifer Oleinik reviews the unflinchingly honest PETER WATTS IS AN ANGRY SENTIENT TUMOR.

Those seeking peace of mind and a sunny outlook on life will not find much of them here, but Watts still manages to appreciate moments of good mixed in with the bad. As he says, “Even my most bitter diatribes might not be totally fatalistic.” Watts’s unflinching honesty, both brave and harsh, is what drives the collection, and whether readers agree with him or not, he certainly knows how to start a conversation.