Tachyon titles and authors attracted some recent attention around the web.
Over at THE ANTICK MUSINGS OF G. B. H. HORNSWOGGLER, GENT., proprietor Andrew Wheeler acknowledged two forthcoming releases.
FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS is the third short-story collection from Nalo Hopkinson, collecting eighteen stories from the last dozen years. It’s a trade paperback from Tachyon, coming on August 15th.
Also from Tachyon – but publishing sooner, on July 14th – is Peter V. Brett’s THE GREAT BAZAAR & BRAYAN’S GOLD, collecting two sidebar novelettes to Brett’s Demon Cycle novels that were each originally published as pricey limited-edition hardcovers in the UK.
(Tachyon seems to be concentrating on writers that I’ve met and feel guilty about not reading more of – probably not on purpose!)
For their recent MIND MELD, SF SIGNAL asked panelists “What Authors Are on Your Must-Buy List?” While only one Tachyon book was specifically mentioned, several of the authors were.
Mentioned by T. Frohock:
I shouldn’t have to justify Patricia McKillip to anyone, but if you love dark fairy tales told in beautiful prose, McKillip is your author.
Jaime Lee Moyer:
Kate Elliott, who proves that not only do women write epic fantasy, they write rich, well crafted and well thought out epic fantasy with amazing characters. I have her The Very Best of Kate Elliott collection sitting on my shelf making big eyes at me right this minute. Her books are an instant buy.
I’m now working my way through Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series, something I’ve wanted to do since reading Bitten and being immediately hooked by the voice of the main character. I have to admit, I hadn’t expected a werewolf story to seem so different and compelling. Her writing is exciting and a bit playful, while at the same time there is often a streak of quite macabre horror running through. They’re fun reads, and I’m happy I have plenty more to enjoy.
Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson is one exception to my series-reading pattern. I read Nalo’s first published novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, and got hooked on her work after that. I really enjoy her world building as well as the way that her books and stories make me think about the world we currently live in. I find her a compelling and memorable storyteller, one whose work I remember years after I read it. She’s also one of the few authors on this list whose novels and short stories I seek out; we aren’t all good at both lengths, but she is a definite exception.
Read the rest of the selections at SF SIGNAL.
For more information on FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Chuma Hill
Design by Elizabeth Story
For more information on THE GREAT BAZAAR & BRAYAN’S GOLD, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story
For more information on WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Thomas Canty
For more information on THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Julie Dillon
Design by Elizabeth Story
For more information on LED ASTRAY: THE VERY BEST OF KELLEY ARMSTRONG, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story