On March 15th, 2016, Tachyon Publications will publish Lavie Tidhar‘s CENTRAL STATION. An anthology of connected stories, this is the first time they will be collected in a single volume. Here’s the synopsis…
A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.
When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. But his vast, extended family continues to pull him back home.
Boris’s ex-lover Miriam is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the data stream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin Isobel is infatuated with a robotnik — a cyborg ex-Israeli soldier who might well be begging for parts. Even his old flame Carmel — a hunted data-vampire — has followed him back to a planet where she is forbidden to return.
Rising above all is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful entities who, through the Conversation — a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness — are just the beginning of irrevocable change.
Lavie had this to say about the acquisition: ‘CENTRAL STATION has been a passion project of mine for the past several years, and I couldn’t be happier that it has found a home with Tachyon. My intention has always been for these stories to be presented together as a unified whole. Being able to write CENTRAL STATION has been a joy and a privilege, and I am grateful to everyone at Tachyon for making this dream possible.’
We’ll share more information (for example, cover art) as and when it becomes available.
Lavie Tidhar is the author of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered-winning A MAN LIES DREAMING (Hodder), the critically-acclaimed THE VIOLENT CENTURY (Hodder and Thomas Dunne Books), the World Fantasy Award-winning author of OSAMA (JABberwocky eBook Program and PS Publishing), the Bookman Histories (Angry Robot) and multiple novellas and short stories.