Tachyon tidbits featuring Kelley Armstrong, Joe R. Lansdale, and Lavie Tidhar

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


Kelly Armstrong (photo: Kathryn Hollinrake)/Joe R. Lansdale/Lavie Tidhar (Photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013)

Margo Bond Collins of WORDS WORDS WORDS reviews the five star LED ASTRAY: THE BEST OF KELLEY ARMSTRONG.

Kelley Armstrong’s short fiction is often delightfully dark, drawing as much on the horror roots of urban fantasy as it does on the fantasy. The pieces included in Led Astray are no exception–this anthology collects short stories set both in and outside of Armstrong’s established universes, most of them with more surprising twists and horrifying endings than the novels set in those same universes.


Ultimately, Armstrong’s collection is an excellent companion to her other works for current fans, and a wonderful introduction to the author’s versatility and style for new readers.

Five stars.


At THE OCTOBER COUNTRY, Blu Gilliand in his recount of the year’s best reads, predicted his possible favorites for 2016.

In my 2014 reading recap, I discussed how a number of familiar names dominated that year’s Top Ten, and I predicted that several of those names would resurface in 2015 – names like Joe Lansdale, Ace Atkins and Stephen King. Well, not only did that prediction come true, but I’m making a similar prediction for 2016. Lansdale has both a Hap and Leonard novel and a Hap and Leonard short story collection on deck; King has the finale of his Bill Hodges trilogy ready to go; and Atkins will once again favor us with new entries in his Quinn Colson series and his continuation of Robert Parker’s Spenser series. Don’t be shocked if some (or all) of those titles make the Top Ten for 2016.


The video blog SFF180 included Lavie Tidhar’s CENTRAL STATION in it’s 16 in ‘16: Highly Anticipated SFF! feature.

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