Camera Obscura US Publication Day!

Camera Obscura is officially out today in the US and Canada. This jazzy new edition comes with a new Sarah Anne Langton cover and bonus “from the lost files of the Bookman Histories” short story “Titanic!”

The UK edition officially comes out in 2 more days!


In the last decade of a 19th century unlike our own, Milady de Winter is called to the scene of an impossible crime. A gruesome murder on the Rue Morgue sets her against a ghostly serial killer, and on a voyage that leads from the catacombs of Paris to the wonders of the New World – where new horrors lie in wait.

In Camera Obscura, World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar combines the Victorian penny dreadful with exploitation cinema to create a wide-screen thriller of redemption: complete with mad scientists, secret societies, Shaolin monks and figures liberally borrowed from the literature of the era – as only he can.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! For the first time, the 2016 edition also includes ‘Titanic’, a short story from the Lost Files of the Bookman Histories.

New MP3 CD Editions

While Audible editions of the Bookman novels have been available for a while, the audiobooks can now be acquired as a physical CD from Brilliance Audio, available from Amazon. Do people still use CDs?

The Bookman

Camera Obscura

The Great Game

Meanwhile, nice to see people have been picking up the new paperback edition of The Bookman. I believe Camera Obscura is back from the printers, and is officially out exactly a week from now!


Announcing The Jewish Mexican Literary Review!

Today’s the day!

I’m delighted to announce The Jewish Mexican Literary Review, with a brand-new issue live at This is a new (old-new?) ecclectic magazine, free online, co-edited by myself and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.


We’ve got poetry from Bryan Thao Worra and Ng Yi-Sheng, fantastic new fiction from Naomi Alderman and Kuzhali Manickavel, and dual-language fiction from Nelly Geraldine Garcia Rosas (Spanish and English) and Shimon Adaf (Hebrew and English). Plus David Bowles with a Nahuatl dictionary.

Reviews come courtesy of Molly Tanzer and Orrin Grey. The fantastic cover art is by Jason Wright, who is the subject of this issue’s illustrated interview.

Jews! Mexicans! Bacon! Poetry! Multiple award winning authors! Imaginary films! Politics! Pornography! And zombies!

The Jewish Mexican Literary Review

Out Now!


“The Vanishing Kind” is published!

“The Vanishing Kind”, a brand-new novella set in a post-WW2 London where the Nazis won the war, is out now in the latest (July/August) issue of venerable magazine F&SF. It’s a dirty little noir tale…

I’m very pleased with.

To buy:

Single copy of the issue:
Artist Sarah Anne Langton and I designed an original film poster for the novella (as you do!):

The Vanishing Kind

And here is the cover of the magazine:

Off to Spain…

My only comment on current events comes from A Man Lies Dreaming (2014) – this is p. 238 of the uk paperback edition, in which the notorious Oswald Mosley runs for PM on an anti-immigrant platform:


Perhaps if more people read my books…

Next month, I’m going to be a guest at Celsius 232 in Spain, a small convention in Avilés. My novel Osama came out in Spain in 2013, and A Man Lies Dreaming is scheduled to be published there next year. I’m delighted to be a guest (I’m filling in last minute), in Spain, at this time.

Recent Short Fiction

It’s been a pretty productive year on the short fiction front for one reason or another. Recent story sales include:

  • “Tinkerers” to Elizabeth Hand and Bradford Morrow at Conjunctions
  • “The Old Dispensation” to Jonathan Strahan at
  • “The Planet Woman, by M.V. Crawford” to Nick Gevers for Extrasolar, a new anthology.
  • “Red Christmas” to Jason Sizemore at Apex Magazine, which, duh, is scheduled for the December issue…


  • “The Vanishing Kind”, a novella in the next issue of F&SF.
  • “Drowned”, in Jonathan Strahan’s Drowned Worlds anthology, out in July. Pick one up!

Just out!–

  • “The Red Menace” – first print appearance, in Mash Up, which has just been released – this is an anthology first published exclusively as an audio book (under the title Rip-Off!) and edited by Gardner Dozois. Pick one up!
  • And “The Drowned Celestial”, first published in the George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois anthology Old Venus, is available to read at Apex Magazine.