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A Recipient of the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award and creator of the iconic The Last Unicorn (1968), Peter S. Beagle’s has thrilled and entertained multiple generations of fans. His other book length works include A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE (1960), The Folk of the Air (1986, winner of the Mythopoeic Award), The Innkeeper’s Song (1993, winner of the Locus Poll Award), The Unicorn Sonata (1996), Tamsin (1999, winner of the Mythopoeic Award), SUMMERLONG (2016), IN CALABRIA (2017), and THE LAST UNICORN: THE LOST JOURNEY (2018).
Beagle’s numerous award-winning short fiction have been collected in Giant Bones (1997), THE RHINOCEROS WHO QUOTED NIETZSCHE AND OTHER ODD ACQUAINTANCES (1997), THE LINE BETWEEN (2006), Strange Roads (2008), WE NEVER TALK ABOUT MY BROTHER (2009), Mirror Kingdoms: The Best or Peter S. Beagle (2010), SLEIGHT OF HAND (2011), and THE OVERNEATH (2017). The story “My Son Heydari and the Karkadann” was published alongside ”The Unicorn Triangle” by Patricia A. McKillip in the limited edition chapbook THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE (2018).
He followed up the screenplay (with Chris Conkling) for the Ralph Bakshi-helmed Lord of the Rings (1978) with his own script for The Last Unicorn (1982), the Bass and Rankin interpretation of the beloved book. Among Beagle’s other writing credits are teleplays for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990; “Sarek,” one of the most influential and acclaimed episodes of the popular series) and The Little Mermaid TV series (1992).
He edited several acclaimed anthologies: Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn (1995 with Janet Berliner and Martin H. Greenberg), THE SECRET HISTORY OF FANTASY (2010), THE URBAN FANTASY ANTHOLOGY (2011 with Joe R. Lansdale), THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY (2017 with Jacob Weisman, winner of the World Fantasy Award), and THE UNICORN ANTHOLOGY (2019 with Jacob Weisman).
Everyone at Tachyon wishes the beloved Peter a special 80th birthday. May it be magical.
Known for her lush imagery and compelling characters, Patricia A. McKillip has written over 25 novels including the award-winning THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD (1974; World Fantasy), Harpist inthe Wind (1979; LOCUS), Something Rich and Strange (1994; Mythopoeic), Ombria in Shadow (2002; World Fantasy and Mythopoeic), Solstice Wood (2006; Mythopoeic), and Kingfisher (2016; Mythopoeic). Her collection DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES (2016) was honored with an Endeavor Award. In 2008, she received the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Among McKillip’s other prominent novels are The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976), The Changeling Sea (1988), The Book of Atrix Wolfe (1995), Winter Rose (1996), Song for the Basilisk (1988), Alphabet of Thorn (2004), Od Magic (2005), The Bell at Sealey Head (2008), and The Bards of Bone Plain (2010). Her numerous short stories have been collected in several volumes including The Throme of the Erril of Sherill (1984), Harrowing the Dragon (2005), WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD (2012), and DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES. The story “The Unicorn Triangle” was published alongside “My Son Heydari and the Karkadann” by Peter S. Beagle in the limited edition chapbook THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE (2018).
All of us at Tachyon wish the marvelous Pat a happy birthday. May it be a magical one.
Previously only sold as a limited edition, THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE by Peter S. Beagle and Patricia A. McKillip is now widely available in digital formats for only $2.99.
In ancient Persia, magical beasts are nearly extinct. But the unicorns are not yet gone—not when the terrifying karkadann wields its deadly horn. It will be up to Heydari, tenderhearted son of an elephant driver, to discover more than a monster in a badly-injured beast.
Lisa passes her days as a distracted maid who is slow of speech and thought. But Lisa has unique memories: a terrible sorcerer has cursed with his dying spell, taking both her freedom and her true form.
Discover unicorns as you have never imagined them, in this special, limited edition chapbook celebrating two fantasy icons at the height of their powers.
THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE can be purchased directly from Tachyon or wherever finer e-books are sold.
For more info on THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Thomas Canty
Design by Elizabeth Story
Photo: Jill Roberts
Join Peter S. Beagle, beloved creator of The Last Unicorn and the author of IN CALABRIA, and Tachyon publisher Jacob Weisman, co-editor (with Beagle) of World Fantasy nominee THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY, at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA on August 30-September 3.
The convention affords a second opportunity to purchase the limited edition chapbook THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE by Beagle and Patricia A. McKillp, sold exclusively at the event by The Missing Volume (Floor 1 Booths 1201, 1203, 1300, 1302). Beagle has two scheduled signings at their booth.
- Friday, August 31: 2PM (with Jacob Weisman)
- Sunday, September 2: 3 PM (with Fran Wilde)
Cover art: Thomas Canty Design: Elizabeth Story
Beagle and Weisman will be participating in many events during the convention.
Peter S. Beagle programming:
Title: YA Like It’s 1999!
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Before Harry Potter or Twilight…what were your favorite YA novels prior to the genre’s explosion in popularity? Come get your nostalgia on & join our panelists in a discussion of YA published in the ‘90s & earlier.
Title: When Life Interrupts
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Writers face challenges from their craft daily–but what happens when real life interrupts?
Title: BYOMC: Bring Your Own Magical Creature
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Bring your own magical creature! No two magical creatures are the same–that would just be boring & embarrassing, like two-women-in-the-same-dress embarrassing. So how do you take a magical creature & make it your own? Let’s find out from the experts.
Title: Peter Beagle & Authors perform
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: International North – Hyatt (Length: 2 Hours 30 Min)
Title: What We’re Reading!
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Obsessed with book recommendations? Come hear about what your favorite YA authors have been reading. Audience participation encouraged!
Title: Peter Beagle & the Power of the Quest
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Author, screenwriter, musician, & poet with a legacy reaching beyond the beloved The Last Unicorn. Spend an hour with one of the true masters of High Fantasy.
Title: Pulling It All Together: PR
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: You’ve written the book. You’ve sold it. How do you make sure it gets into a reader’s hands?
Title: Superversive Science Fiction: Inspiring from Above
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Since Dystopian SF has become popular, Science Fiction that tells a good story and inspires people is becoming known as superversive.
Title: Editors Speak out
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Today’s editors are challenged by the ever-changing market. They’ll provide tips for authors on how to stay afloat–and succeed.
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The legendary event, held annually since since 1939 (except for the years 1942 to 1945, during World War II), celebrates science fiction. This years convention features Guests of Honor Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Frank Hayes, John Picacio, and Ghosts of Honor Edgar Pangborn and Bob Wilkins.
WorldCon 76 offers a massive selection of readings, signings, and panels. And be sure to visit the Tachyon tables in the dealer’s room where we’re premiering two new publications (the limited edition chapbook THE KARKADANN TRIANGLE and Nick Mamatas’ new collection THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING) and hosting a slew of signings.
THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY signing
Premiere of Nick Mamatas’ THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING
Stop by the table for an updated scheduled as more signings may be added.
For more info on THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story