SmallPressBigStories - Tachyon Publications
Tachyon Publications back catalogue is filled with goodness. You'll find household names like Brandon Sanderson and Ellen Datlow, but also a collection by the magnificent Nalo Hopkinson, out-of-print classics, and newcomers and established writers whose stories have been critically acclaimed, like Lavie Tidhar, R.B. Lemberg and Naseem Jamnia.
Their publications cover a wide ground, and they are also diverse with BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ writers. It's difficult to browse their catalogue and not find something that would appeal to you, whatever your favourite subgenres in SFF.
They have published one of my favourite novels of 2022, The Unbalancing and I've been consistently impressed by their novels and novellas I've read.
Rick Klaw, Tachyon's publicity manager and consulting editor, was kind enough to answer my three questions.
1. What can a reader expect to find in Tachyon's books?
We champion the creative storytelling of authors who inspire us through intelligent prose and imaginative worlds. Our titles are consistently unique, thought-provoking, and entertaining
2. Tell us about two books you've published in 2022.
The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia
In this intricate debut fantasy introducing a queernormative Persian-inspired world, a nonbinary refugee practitioner of blood magic discovers a strange disease that causes political rifts in their new homeland. Persian-American author Naseem Jamnia has crafted a moving, nuanced exploration of immigration, gender, healing, and family.
Neom by Lavie Tidhar
Today, Neom is a utopian dream—a megacity of the future yet to be built in the Saudi desert. In this deeply imaginative novel from the award-winning universe of Central Station, far-future Neom is already old. Sentient machines roam the desert searching for purpose, works of art can be more deadly than weapons, and the spark of a long-overdue revolution is in the wind. Only the rekindling of an impossible love affair may slow the inevitable sands of time.
3. What are the plans for 2023?
The Scarlet Circus, the new collection of stories from the legendary Jane Yolen, the two volume Essential Peter S. Beagle, Flight & Anchor by Nicole Kornher-Stace, the new novella set in the world of her Firebreak novel, Things Get Ugly, the first best of crime stories collection by the Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale, and a pair of debut novels: Bitter Medicine, a xianxia-inspired novel by Mia Tsai and The Legend of Charlie Fish, a neo-gothic Western re-imagination of The Creature from the Black Lagoon by Josh Rountree.
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If you want to explore the Tachyon books I've reviewed, they're here! (Click on the cover to access the review.)
You can find Tachyon Publications website here and their shop is here.
Thank you to Rick Klaw for his time and I hope you all enjoy what Tachyon has to offer!
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