“Zion’s Fiction” Anthology Out This September

The long-awaited Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature is finally scheduled to come out on September 25, 2018 from Mandel Vilar Press! Here’s the description:

“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, Savyon Liebrecht, Nava Semel and Lavie Tidhar, as well as a hot-list of newly translated Israeli writers. The book features: an historical and contemporary survey of Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature by the editors; a foreword by revered SF/F writer Robert Silverberg,; an afterword by Dr. Aharon Hauptman, the founding editor of Fantasia 2000, Israel’s seminal SF/F magazine; an author biography for each story included in the volume; and illustrations for each story by award winning American-born Israeli srtist, Avi Katz.”


Table of Contents:

“Foreword” by Robert Silverberg

“Introduction” by Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem

“The Smell of Orange Groves” by Lavie Tidhar

“The Slows” by Gail Hareven, translated by Yaacov Jeffrey Green

“Burn Alexandria” by Keren Landsman, translated by Emanuel Lottem

“The Perfect Girl” by Guy Hasson

“Hunter of Stars” by Nava Semel, translated by Emanuel Lottem

“The Believers” by Nir Yaniv

“Possibilities” by Eyal Teler

“In the Mirror” by Rotem Baruchin, translated by David Chanoch

“The Stern-Gerlach Mice” by Mordechai Sasson, translated by Emanuel Lottem

“A Good Place for the Night” by Savyon Liebrecht, translated by Sondra Silverston

“Death in Jerusalem” by Elana Gomel

“White Curtain” by Pesakh (Pavel) Amnuel, translated by Anatoly Belilovsky

“A Man’s Dream” by Yael Furman, translated by Nadav Miller Almog

“Two Minutes Too Early” by Gur Shomron

“My Crappy Autumn” by Nitay Peretz, translated by Emanuel Lottem

“They Had to Move” by Shimon Adaf, translated by Emanuel Lottem

“Afterword” by Aharon Hauptman

1 comment on ““Zion’s Fiction” Anthology Out This September”

  1. Robert Mandel Reply

    This new anthology of translated science fiction and fantasy stories by Israeli writers makes this literature available in English for the first time for the world's English reading audience.
    Each story is illustrated by Israeli-American artist , Avi Katz. Scholars and writers of SciFi and Fantasy have been anticipating this volume for several years and finally here it is!!

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