Tuesday, May 29, 2007

PW reviews for Asimov's Anthology (Starred) and Years Best Fantasy 7

Year's Best F/SF roundup this week from Publishers Weekly:

The Asimov's SF 30th Anniversary Anthology
Edited by Sheila Williams

[STAR] "A truly extraordinary sampler of tales.... Every piece in this superlative collection is a nugget of pure science fiction gold."

Year's Best Fantasy 7
Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

"...constitute[s] a who's-who-and-cool in contemporary fantasy.... This volume is essential reading for any fantasy aficionado."

Full reviews, in all of their glory.

Curious about all of the fuss? Still taking postage-free preorders by email. YBF7 is out in the next couple of weeks; the Asimov's Anthology rolls out in early July.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The New Stuff

"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel is stuck in my head: "This is the new stuff..."

And so, the new stuff. As promised, here's the dirt on our undeniably awesome forthcoming books, from June 2007 through February 2008. Email to preorder them and pay no shipping in the U.S. We'll do what we can for our international customers, promise.

Jacob and Rina are at WisCon this week. There's some very cool Tachyon-related things happening, including a book launch party for Ellen Klages and Carol Emshwiller, for Portable Childhoods and The Secret City, respectively. As always, Ellen will be the effervescent and mind-bogglingly hilarious MC of the Tiptree auction. Plus there will be the unveiling of our Tiptree Anthology library donation program. If you're there, check it out.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rewired: The Publication Date

Might have been a good idea to mention the publication date for Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, which is October 1st. Thanks for your preorders; our offer of free shipping in the U.S. still stands, right up until the book is out. Just email us to preorder.

And here is our next set of upcoming books. Further details coming later this week.

September 2007: The Dog Said Bow-Wow by Michael Swanwick

September 2007: Shatterday by Harlan Ellison

October 2007: Rewired: The New Cyberpunk Anthology, James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, eds.

January 2008: The James Tiptree Award Anthology 4, Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith eds.

February 2008: The New Weird Anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

Friday, May 18, 2007

Rewired and its (dis)contents

Jim Kelly and John Kessel have turned in Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology. As you'd expect, it's outstanding. Outstanding in the field even. (Er, it's Friday.) Anyway, here's the lineup:

Introduction: Hacking Cyberpunk by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
Introduction: Kessel-Sterling Correspondence** by John Kessel
Bruce Sterling "Bicycle Repairman"
Gwyneth Jones "Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland"
Jonathan Lethem "How We Got Into Town and Out Again"
Greg Egan "Yeyuka"
Pat Cadigan "The Final Remake of The Return of Little Latin Larry"
William Gibson "Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City"
David Marusek "The Wedding Album"
Walter Jon Williams "Daddy’s World"
Michael Swanwick "The Dog Said Bow-Wow"
Charles Stross "Lobsters"
Paul Di Filippo "What’s Up, Tiger Lily"
Christopher Rowe “The Voluntary State”
Elizabeth Bear “Two Dreams on Trains”
Paolo Bacigalupi "The Calorie Man"
Mary Rosenblum "Search Engine"
Cory Doctorow "When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth"

**Throughout Rewired, the stories are interspersed with excerpts from an online conversation between John Kessel and Bruce Sterling. As Kessel has it:

"In the spring of 1985, I wrote a letter to Bruce Sterling asking what all the fuss was about. Did he really detest the kind of fiction I liked as much as I had heard?

Well, yes ...he did, sort of.

The correspondence got out of hand. For several years we hammered at each other back and forth through the postal service (this was before the Internet took off). Bruce's energy was immense, his fertility of imagination imposing, his conviction of his own rightness daunting. I had my own moments. It was the most stimulating conversation of my writing career, and given my age and who I am today, I don’t think (to my regret) that it will ever come again."

Just for those letters alone, you'd have to buy this book. Clearly, there's kick-ass fiction as well. Email to pre-order, and we'll ship it for free (only in the U.S.; we'll work something out for our international customers).

And thanks to Jonathan for reminding me to blog this. It was, for Rewired, remiss.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


With Year's Best Fantasy 7 (June) and The Asimov's SF 30th Anniversary Anthology (July) at the printer, we're already well into the next set of titles. Here's a sneak peek at the covers of some of our upcoming books. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

James Patrick Kelly and Peter S. Beagle win Nebula Awards

The 2007 Nebula Awards have been announced and our authors have scored two: Jim wins for his novella Burn and Peter for "Two Hearts," a novelette from The Line Between. "Two Hearts," which also won the Hugo, appeared originally in F&SF, and then in our collection. These are very the first Nebulas for both Jim and Peter (finally!).

Need I say we're proud of our guys? Saying it anyway.