Daniel Haeusser reviews short works of SFT that appear both online and in print. He is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Canisius College, where he teaches microbiology and leads student research projects with bacteria and bacteriophage. He’s also an associate blogger with the American Society for Microbiology’s popular Small Things Considered. Daniel reads
SHORT STORIES “Inhuman Lovers” by Chen Qian, translated from the Chinese by Carmen Yiling Yan (Clarkesworld Magazine, June 1) REVIEWS
Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, eds. Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem (Mandel-Vilar Press, 2018). “This anthology showcases the best Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature published since the 1980s. The stories included come from Hebrew, Russian, and English-language sources, and include well-known authors such as Shimon Adaf, Pesach (Pavel) Amnuel, Gail Hareven,
Small Change by Yehudit Hendel, translated by Dalya Bilu, Barbara Harshav, and Marsha Pomerantz (Brandeis University Press, 2002). In this delicately structured and psychologically rigorous short story collection, Yehudit Hendel maps out a shadow land between life and death, the mundane and the fantastic. These eight stories, which should be read as a cycle, offer
Isra Isle (2005) by Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen (Mandel Vilar Press, 2016). “So what are we Jews doing in the chaotic Middle East when we could easily have been living peacefully in our state “Isra Isle”, near the Niagara Falls in America? This isn’t sheer fantasy. It could have happened! Behind Nava Semel’s
The Road to Ein Harod by Amos Kenan, translated from the Hebrew into the French by ?, translated from the French by Anselm Hollo (Grove Press, 1988). “In the dreamlike reality of The Road to Ein Harod, Israel is in the grip of a civil war following a military coup. Having killed an intruder, the
Overview SFT from Israel is wonderfully diverse, with science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and everything in between. Acclaimed authors like Shimon Adaf, Orly Castel-Bloom, Etgar Keret, Dror Burstein, Ofir Touche Gafla, and Nir Yaniv move easily among genres, blurring boundaries and creating ever-more creative and unexpected stories. Certain themes–nationhood, identity, memory, trauma, family, religion–recur throughout
Overview Novels (Part 1) Novels (Part 2) Collections Anthologies
A HUGE thank-you to Space Cowboy Books for honoring me with this year’s Space Cowboy Award! Check out the press release here and go buy a lot of books from them!
I was recently interviewed by the always-awesome Andrea Johnson for her Retro Rockets podcast. We talked about all things SFT and beyond. Give it a listen!