Announcing The New Voices of Science Fiction, an Essential Anthology of the Future

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In 2017, Tachyon Publications and editors Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman released The New Voices of Fantasy, an anthology of some of the most exciting writers the gene has produced over the past decade—names like Sam J. Miller, Max Gladstone, Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, and Amal El-Mohtar; names that had already grown familiar, provided you pay attention to who is out there winning awards for short fiction. And indeed, the anthology itself became an award-winner, picking up a 2018 World Fantasy Award.

With that kind of success in the rearview mirror, its only natural to try to replicate the experience on the other side of the genre divide. This fall, Jacob Weisman teams with award-winning author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief, Summerland, Invisible Planets) for the companion volume The New Voices of Science Fiction, which features a laudable mission—to highlight the most vibrant new creators of cutting-edge SFF—and a truly enviable list of contributors.

Check out the official summary and full cover (with art by Matt Dixon and design by Elizabeth Story) below. The book arrives November 11, 2019.

What would you do if your collective of tiny bots suddenly decide to mutiny? Would you find bioprinted steak delicious, even after it was signed by the artist? Is an 11 second attention-span long enough to bond with a cryogenically-revived tourist? Would you sell your native language to send your daughter to college?

The avant garde of science fiction has appeared, arriving via time machines and portals that may (or may not) work properly. In this space-age sequel to award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy, The New Voices of Science Fiction has launched the rising stars of the last five years of science fiction, including Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, Suzanne Palmer, Nino Cipri, and more. Their wide-ranging tales were hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (Invaders).

So go ahead, join the starship revolution. The new kids hotwired the AI.

World Fantasy Award-winner The New Voices of Fantasy is available now.

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Not the Last: Revealing The Unicorn Anthology

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Earlier this year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, perhaps the 20th century’s definitive take on the mythical creatures. But unicorns are far older than that—and still in the world today—fact that will be celebrated next year in The Unicorn Anthology, coming next year from Tachyon Books and editors Jacob Weisman and, yes, Peter S. Beagle—the same dup who this year won a World Fantasy Award for the fantastic The New Voices of Fantasy.

Today, we’ve got a look at the cover and the official summary, which hints at the participation of such heavy-hitting contributors as Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and more. See both below. The book arrives in April.

Unicorns: Not just for virgins anymore. Here are 12 lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more. In this volume you will find two would-be hunters who enlist an innkeeper to find a priest hiding the secret of the last unicorn. A time traveler tries to corral an unruly mythological beast that might never have existed at all. The lover and ex-boyfriend of a dying woman join forces to find a miraculous remedy in New York City. And a small-town writer of historical romances discovers a sliver of a mysterious horn in a slice of apple pie.


Preorder The Unicorn Anthology, coming April 19, 2019.

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