This month’s Tachyon 25th Anniversary eBooknanza free book will be Richard Klaw’s acclaimed THE APES OF WRATH
It’s been 25 years since Jacob Weisman started publishing books, and here we are entering the ’20s with digital giveaways for every newsletter subscriber!
For the whole of 2020 on every last Wednesday of the month, we will be giving away a free ebook to everyone subscribed to our newsletter prior to that Wednesday. This will be the only time we amp up our newsletter from quarterly announcements of new and upcoming books to monthly. The download link will be good for 48 hours, so if this is a book you’ve been meaning to get, make sure you download it as soon as you can.
This is our thanks for sticking around with us for so long. We look forward to another 25 years with you.
This impressive anthology includes 18 short stories by authors ancient (Aesop) and recent (Karen Joy Fowler, Mary Robinette Kowal), as well as three original articles tracing apes in literature, comics, cinema, and theater…. A powerful exploration of the blurry line between animal and human.—Publishers Weekly, starred review
In the Rue Morgue, the jungles of Tarzan, the fables of Aesop, and outer space, the apes in these seventeen fantastic tales boldly go where humans dare not. Including a foreword from Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this provocative anthology delves into our fascination with and fear of our simian cousins.
“Evil Robot Monkey” introduces a disgruntled chimp implanted with a chip that makes him cleverer than both his cohort and humans alike. In “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human. Merging steampunk with slapstick, “The Ape-Box Affair” has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship—where he is promptly mistaken for an alien. King Kong sets a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in “Godzilla’s 12-Step Program.”
If you’ve ever wondered what makes humans different from apes, soon you’ll be asking yourself, is it even less than we think?
These are all fine additions to any fantasy lover’s library…. Climb up into your tree, peel a banana, and enjoy the treats herein.—Sci Fi Magazine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Foreword by Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Introduction by Richard Klaw, editor
- “Tarzan’s First Love” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- “Quidquid volueris” by Gustave Flaubert
- “A Report to an Academy” by Franz Kafka
- “Her Furry Face” by Leigh Kennedy
- “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal
- “Godzilla’s 12 Step Program” by Joe R. Lansdale
- “Rachel in Love” by Pat Murphy
- “Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
- “The Maze of Maâl Dweb” by Clark Ashton Smith
- “Deviation From a Theme” by Steven Utley
- “Dr. Hudson’s Secret Gorilla” by Howard Waldrop
- “The Cult of the White Ape” by Hugh B. Cave
- “The Apes and the Two Travelers” by Aesop
- “After King Kong Fell” by Philip Jose Farmer
- “The Ape Box Affair” by James Blaylock
- “Faded Roses” by Karen Joy Fowler
- “Red Shadows” by Robert E. Howard
- “The Four-Color Ape” by Scott Cupp
- “Apes in Literature” by Jess Nevins
- “Gorilla of Your Dreams: A Brief History of Simian Cinema” by Rick Klaw
- “The Men in the Monkey Suit” by Mark Finn