Jake Olefsky writes, "I am a puzzle author interested in story telling. I recently worked with award winning author Lavie Tidhar to create an interactive sci-fi puzzle story called 'Svalbard' that we just published on a new website that will hopefully have more puzzle stories in the future. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar writes, "My new novel, MARTIAN SANDS (billed as Total Recall meets Schindler's List!) is now available – it's a remix of the Mars of Philip K. Dick and Edgar Rice Burroughs, a book about the Holocaust, possible time travel, A.I. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar sez, "As soon as I wrote this story I realised I would most likely have to self-publish it. To my delighted surprise, though, an editor at one of the big online [SF] magazines offered me, shortly after, to publish it. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar (previously) writes in about the new World SF bundle from Storybundle, launched today: it's 10 books, from authors Nalo Hopkinson, Lauren Beukes, Saad Z. Hossain, Deji Bryce Olukotun,Jeannette Ng, Francesco Verso and TOBI Hirotaka, plus anthologies Afro SF 3 and The Apex Book of World SF 5. — Read the rest
Locus Magazine has published its annual Locus Award finalists, a shortlist of the best science fiction and fantasy of the past calendar year. I rely on this list to find the books I've overlooked (so. many. books.). This year's looks like a bumper crop.
Lavie Tidhar writes, "The Apex Book of World SF 4 is out today – this is the fourth volume of the series began in 2009, and features 28 stories from 25 countries, seven of which are translations, and it is the first volume to be edited by Mahvesh Murad – marking this also as the first genre anthology ever edited by a Pakistani woman."
Lavie Tidhar writes, "My new novel, The Violent Century, is out today – billed as 'Watchmen meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,' it's a cold war noir thriller complete with Ãœbermenschen, Nazi war criminals, a murder, a love story, secrets and lies…
The 30th edition of Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction has been published today. This is consistently the best of the year's-best anthologies in the field — absolutely indispensable. The series is celebrating the thirtieth milestone with an especially amazing installment. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar writes, "We are now running the second World SF Travel Fund fund-raiser. The Fund was established in 2011 to help bring one or two international persons involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar writes, "Adolf Hitler's I Dream of Ants is World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's graphic novel collaboration with British artist Neil Struthers. Originally serialised in the pages of now-defunct magazine Murky Depths, it is the story of a man named Adolf Hitler who becomes obsessed with the ants 'infesting' his suburban home." — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar sez, "The Apex Book of World SF 2 is now officially released and available on Amazon and elsewhere. This is the second book in the international SF/F series collecting short stories from around the world, and the only current one of its kind. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar sez, "We're launching the World SF Travel Fund, to to enable one international person involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event. The first person will be Charles A. Tan, from the Philippines, who is currently nominated for a World Fantasy Award. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar writes, "The World SF Blog is launching a new weekly fiction feature, beginning with Aliette de Bodard's "Melanie", with more stories lined up from South Africa, Israel, Brazil, India and the UK, amongst others. We're also having a limited promotional sale on The Apex Book of World SF, in both paperback and e-book editions."
Israeli/UK/South Africa SF writer Lavie Tidhar writes, "At the World SF News Blog, we're running an international movie week this week at the World SF Blog, starting with short Israeli horror film EATEN, directed by Elad Rath and featuring none other than SF writer Nir Yaniv as the monster. — Read the rest
Brett from small-press horror publisher Chizine sez, "ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent publisher of weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words. — Read the rest
Lavie Tidhar's story "Spider's Moon" is up on Futurismic, and it's a very rewarding ten-minute read. Futurismic's short-short fiction department publishes some genuinely wonderful science fiction, bite-sized stories that contain actual characters and settings and plots in impossibly small packages.
"Spider's Moon" is no exception: a story about spacefaring South Seas Islanders who come to Earth seeking mass-produced Vietnamese technology, and of what transpires; told with an admirable lyricism and poesie. — Read the rest
Brett from ChiZine publishing sez,
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We're launching FIVE books at WorldCon in Montreal this August.
* The Tel Aviv Dossier by Lavie Tidhar & Nir Yaniv
* The Choir Boats by Daniel A. Rabuzzi
* Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumiere
* Monstrous Affections by David Nickle
* The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J.
SFSignal polled a number of leading, non-English-language science fiction writers, asking them what Anglo readers were missing out on; the answers are tantalizing and fascinating. Here's Hebrew writer Lavie Tidhar:
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But to answer the question properly – what are we missing out on – my own regret is that I don't get to read French steampunk!
Brett from the independent sf publisher ChiZine sez,
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While many other publishers, big and small, have been firing people and putting acquisition freezes on their lists, we at ChiZine Publications have been trying to push our business to the wall and make a real go of it.