Tachyon tidbits featuring Ellen Datlow, John Picacio, Kage Baker, Jaymee Goh, Carrie Vaughn, and Lauren Beukes
The latest reviews and mentions of Tachyon titles and authors from around the web.
Andreea aka INFINITE TEXT was excited by the review blurb in Carrie Vaughn’s THE IMMORTAL CONQUISTADOR. She also previews forthcoming Tachyon books DRIFTWOOD by Marie Brennan, NUCLEATION by Kimberly Unger, THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS by Jane Yolen, and THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES by R.B. Lemberg.
For The New York Times, Stephen King praises Lauren Beukes’s “splendid” new thriller Afterland.
The flap copy on my advance edition declares that “Afterland” is a “high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes fans have been waiting for.” It is a thriller, I grant you that, and feminist in the sense that most of the men have been erased by a flu virus that develops into prostate cancer, but Beukes is too wise and story-oriented to wham away at ideas that have been thoroughly explored, sometimes at tedious length, on cable news and social media. She lets her tale do the talking, and the results are quite splendid.