Central Station out in Germany!

Central Station is out in Germany today, published by Heine Random House, translated by Friedrich Mader. Here’s a handy link to Amazon.

Hooray!

This is my third book to be published in Germany (The Bookman and Osama came out previously). There’s another book coming soon, but I can’t mention it yet…

Central Station is also out in the Czech Republic in February, in Spain in March, and I’ve just been sent the Romanian cover, so I’m guessing it’s out there soon (from Nemira). More editions are coming soon in China, Russia and Italy.

Here’s the German cover!

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty Fifth Annual Collection

Gardner Dozois has announced the table of contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty Fifth Annual Collection anthology (35th!!). It’s due out in July 2018. My story “The Road To The Sea” is included. Here’s the full ToC:

THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL COLLECTION,
Edited by
GARDNER DOZOIS

THE MOON IS NOT A BATTLEFIELD, Indrapramit Das
MY ENGLISH NAME, R.S. Benedict
AN EVENING WITH SEVERYN GRIMES, Rich Larson
VANGUARD 2.0, Carter Scholz
STARLIGHT EXPRESS, Michael Swanwick
THE MARTIAN OBELISK, Linda Nagata
WE WHO LIVE IN THE HEART, Kelly Robson
WINTER TIMESHARE, Ray Nayler
DEAR SARAH, Nancy Kress
NIGHT PASSAGE, Alastair Reynolds
THE DRAGON THAT FLEW OUT OF THE SUN, Aliette de Bodard
WAITING OUT THE END OF THE WORLD IN PATTY’S PLACE CAFE, Naomi Krtizer
THE HUNGER AFTER YOU’RE FED, James S.A. Corey
ASSASSINS, Jack Skillingstead and Burt Courtier
THE MARTIAN JOB, Jaine Fenn
THE ROAD TO THE SEA, Lavie Tidhar
UNCANNY VALLEY, Greg Egan
THE WORDLESS, Indrapramit Das
PAN HUMANISM: HOPE AND PRAGMATICS, Jessica Barber and Sara Saab
ZIGEUNER, Harry Turtledove
THE PROVING GROUND, Alec Nevala-Lee
ZEN AND THE ART OF SPACESHIP MAINTENANCE, Tobias Buckell
THE INFLUENCE MACHINE, Sean McMullen
CANOE, Nancy Kress
THE HISTORY OF THE INVASION TOLD IN FIVE DOGS, Kelly Jennings
PRIME MEREDIAN, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
TRICERATOPS, Ian McHugh
MINES, Eleanor Arnason
THERE USED TO BE OLIVE TREES, Rich Larson
WHENDING MY WAY BACK HOME, Bill Johnson
DEATH ON MARS, Madeline Ashby
ELEPHANT ON TABLE, Bruce Sterling
NUMBER 39 SKINK, Suzanne Palmer
A SERIES OF STEAKS, Vina Jie-Min Prased
THE LAST BOAT-BUILDER IN BALLYVOLOON, Finbarr O’Reilley
THE RESIDUE OF FIRE, Robert Reed
SIDEWALKS, Maureen F. McHugh
NEXUS, Michael F. Flynn

End of Year: 2017

It’s been a strange year – I barely had anything published yet, paradoxically, it’s been my most successful year to date. Mostly to do with things behind the scenes, where it’s been incredibly busy – and yes, that does mean 2018 is lining up to be… interesting.

But anyway! Here’s the obligatory end of year post.

Novels

I had no new novels out this year, but various editions of various novels continued to come out…

Central Station came out in Poland and Israel. The German edition is coming out in January, and further rights have been sold in China, Romania, Russia, Spain and Italy.

A Man Lies Dreaming came out in Spain, France, the Czech Republic and in US paperback from Melville House. Japanese and Hebrew editions are also due out at some point.

The Violent Century came out in Poland, and Osama came out in the Czech Republic.

Awards

Rather to my surprise, Central Station ended up being on the shortlist of the Clarke Award and the Locus Award, and won the John W. Campbell Award. Which was nice!

Almost even nicer, the cover by Sarah Anne Langton won the BSFA Award.

Editing

Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens, co-edited with Rebecca Levene back in 2015, came out in new US editions, including really quite lovely single-volume paperback editions.

Meanwhile, my weird little literary magazine co-edited with Silvia Moreno-Garcia – the Jewish Mexican Literary Review – had two issues out this year.

Short Stories

Only a handful this year.

  • “Waterfalling” – a new Gorel of Goliris “Guns & Sorcery” novella, in Gardner Dozois’ The Book of Swords.
  • “2084 Satoshi A.D.” – in George Sandison’s 2084.
  • “The Planet Woman, by M.V. Crawford” – in Nick Gevers’ Extrasolar.
  • “The Road To The Sea” – in Phoebe Wagner and Bronte Christopher Wieland’s Sunvault.
  • “The Banffs” – in Analog.
  • “My Struggle” – A Wolf story, set before the events of A Man Lies Dreaming. In Apex. Read online.
  • “The Old Dispensation” – at tor.com. Read online.
  • “The Simulacra” – available right here on my blog! An alternate history where Donald Trump became the president of the United States of America.

Events

I did a few this year – a Star Trek convention(!) in Italy, a conference on Chinese SF in Hong Kong, a music festival in the Czech Republic, a Polish SF convention, and the Singapore Writers Festival, and a handful of talks in London, including one undergraduate academic conference. It was a mixed bag! At least all the flying let me read a few books…

Next Year

Well, this is where things get interesting – and also a little frustrating, as I can’t really say anything yet! Expect some exciting announcements in the new year…

 

The Jewish Mexican Literary Review Winter 2018 Issue!

The latest issue of The Jewish Mexican Literary Review, edited by myself and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, is now out!

Here’s the full TOC:

The Jewish Mexican Literary Review

 Literature, art, poetry and culture

Vol. 11, Winter 2018

Editors: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar

Cover artAngela Su


Our theme this issue: Past and Future Collide

Editorial

Past and Future Collide
LAVIE TIDHAR

Poetry

Une Nouvelle Vie
CHRISTINA SNG

Two Poems by Rachel (English) |  שני שירים של רחל (Hebrew)
RACHEL BLUWSTEIN

Stanzas
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY

Prose

In A Grove
RYUNOSUKE AKUTAGAWA

Death in the School-Room
WALT WHITMAN

How Uncle Sam Lost Sixty-Four Dollars 
CHARLES FORT

Interviews

Her Body: The Art of Angela Su

Repulsion/Attraction: The Stories of Carmen Maria Machado

Singapore Writers Festival

I will be at the Singapore Writers Festival on the 4-5 November, where I’ll be participating in the following events:

Saturday, 4th November

First-Page Challenge

Many readers use the first page of a book to gauge whether it’s worth continuing the read. How conscious are writers of this readerly habit, and what do they have to consider when crafting the start of their manuscript? 

  • w/ Darryl Whetter, Kirstin Chen, moderated by Kristina Tom
  • 11:30-12:30, The Arts House, Blue Room (book here)

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Where to draw the line between ‘message fiction’ and fiction with a message? Lavie Tidhar, Julian Gough and Dipika Mukherjee analyse the differences between the genres, and the pros and cons of each.

  • w/ Julian Gough, Dipika Mukherjee, moderated by Barrie Sherwood
  • 15:00-16:00, National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (book here)

Sunday, 5th November

Earth 2.0

A Los Angeles governed by martial law. An alternate world without global terrorism. A China on the ascendency as the West stagnates. Join three writers who, through their alternative histories, challenge readers to contemplate the potential futures our actions and choices can lead to.

This session is part of the Speculative Fiction focus.

  • w/ Marie Lu, Chan Koon Chung, moderated by Khoo Sim Eng
  • 20:30-21:30, The Arts House, Blue Room (book here)

Jews vs Zombies / Jews vs Aliens

The new US editions of Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens, edited by myself and Rebecca Levene, are now available from Ben Yehuda Press in two matching volumes, in both e-book and paperback editions. All royalties go to charity.

Cover artwork by Sarah Anne Langton. Featuring stories from Andrea Phillips, Roseanne Rabinowitz, Eric Kaplan, Rachel Swirsky, Jay Caselberg, Elana Gomel, Gon Ben Ari, Lois H. Gresh, Matthue Roth, Naomi Alderman (Aliens), Rena Rossner, Ofir Touche Gafla, Shimon Adaf, Daniel Polansky, Sarah Lotz, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Anna Tambour, Adam Roberts (Zombies).

Buy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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