Short Stories


Lavie’s stories have appeared in Interzone, Analog, Asimov’sStrange Horizons, World Literature TodaySci Fiction, Clarkesword MagazineThe Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy, World Fantasy Award winning anthology Salon Fantastique, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty Eighth Annual Collection,  and elsewhere. On this page you can find details of forthcoming stories and a range of free stories online, including a few in audio form. He has been nominated for the 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short story, “The Night Train”.


  1. “Only Human” – The Lowest Heaven, edited by Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry, 2013
  2. “The Myriad Dangers” – Futuredaze, edited by Hannah Strom-Martin & Erin Underwood, 2013.
  3. “This, Other World” – Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana, edited by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh, 2012
  4. “Under the Eaves” – Robots: The Recent A.I., edited by Sean Wallace, 2012
  5. “The Ballad of the Last Human” – The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, edited by Sean Wallace, 2012
  6. “A Brief History of the Great Pubs of London – Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, edited by Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry, 2012
  7. “The Lives and Deaths of Che Guevara” – Solaris Rising, edited by Ian Whates, Solaris 2011
  8. “The Projected Girl” – Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow, St. Martin’s Press 2011
  9. “The Were-Wizard of Oz” – Bewere the Night, Prime Books, 2011
  10. “Lode Stars”, The Immersion Book of SF, edited by Carmelo Rafala, Immersion Press 2010
  11. “To The Jerusalem Crater”, Dark Faith, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Books 2010
  12. “The Solnet Ascendancy”, Shine, edited by Jetse de Vries, Solaris 2010
  13. “The Love-Craft” – Postscripts anthology series, edited by Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers, PS Publishing, 2009
  14. “Shoes” – Interfictions II, edited by Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, Small Beer Press 2009
  15. “Set Down This” – Phantom, edited by Sean Wallace and Paul Tremblay, Prime Books 2009
  16. “One Day, Soon” – Lovecraft Unbound, edited by Ellen Datlow, Dark Horse Books 2009
  17. “Shira” – The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow, Del Rey 2008
  18. “My travels with Al-Qaeda” – Salon Fantastique, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press 2006


  1. “Whaliens”, Analog, 2014.
  2. “The Oracle”, Analog, 2013.
  3. “Needlework”, Asimov’s, 2013
  4. “The Core”, Interzone, 2013


A selection of short fiction published online. For a more complete list check out the Lavie Tidhar Page at Free SF Online.

  1. Dragonkin,, 2013
  2. The Long Road to the Deep North, Strange Horizons, 2013
  3. Titanic, Apex Magazine, 2013
  4. Crabapple, Daily Science Fiction, 2013
  5. The Lord of Discarded Things, Strange Horizons, 2012
  6. Earthrise, Redstone SF, 2012.
  7. “Henry, Caesar of the Air, His Life and Times, or, The Book of Qat”. Daily Science Fiction, 2012. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5.
  8. Love is a Parasite Meme, Apex Magazine, 2012
  9. A Lexicon of Steam Literature of the Third Reich. Exclusive to the blog. 2012.
  10. The Stoker Memorandum, Daily Science Fiction, 2012
  11. Enter The Dragon. Later, Enter Another. Exclusive to the blog. 2011.
  12. The School. Exclusive to the blog. 2011.
  13. The Smell of Orange Groves, Clarkesworld Magazine, 2011
  14. The Secret Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Apex Magazine, 2011 (reprint)
  15. The Three Laws of Zombie, Daily Science Fiction, 2011
  16. Aphrodisia, Strange Horizons, 2010
  17. Butterfly and the Blight at the Heart of the World, Daily Science Fiction, 2010
  18. The Night Train, Strange Horizons, 2010
  19. The Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String – Fantasy Magazine, 2010
  20. The Language of the Whirlwind, Clarkesworld Magazine, 2010
  21. Spider’s Moon, Futurismic, 2009
  22. Jews in Antatctica. Fantasy Magazine, 2009
  23. The Integrity of the Chain. Fantasy Magazine, 2009
  24. The Dying World. Clarkesworld Magazine, 2009
  25. Dark Planet. Apex Magazine, 2009
  26. The Shangri-La Affair. Strange Horizons, 2009. [Part One] [Part Two]
  27. Blakenjel. Apex Magazine, 2008
  28. The Mystery of the Missing Puskat. Chizine, 2008
  29. Uganda. Flurb, 2008
  30. Elsbeth Rose. Fantasy Magazine, 2007
  31. The Master. Strange Horizons, 2007
  32. High Windows. Strange Horizons, 2006
  33. 304, Adolf Hitler Strasse. Clarkesworld Magazine, 2006
  34. The Dope Fiend. Sci Fiction, 2005


A selection of stories in audio format.

  1. Western Chow Mein Red Dawn, Podcastle, 2013
  2. Buried Eyes, Podcastle, 2013
  3. 304, Adolf hitler Strasse, Tales to Terrify, 2012
  4. Aphrodisia, Escape Pod, 2012
  5. Buried Eyes, Podcastle, 2012
  6. The Smell of Orange Groves, Clarkesworld Magazine, 2011
  7. The Insurance Agent, Escape Pod, 2011
  8. The Night Train, Escape Pod, 2011
  9. Recipes, Cast Macabre, 2010
  10. The Solnet Ascendancy, Shine Anthology, 2010
  11. The Secret Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Escape Pod, 2010
  12. The Language of the Whirlwind, Clarkesworld, 2010
  13. Bophuthatswana, Pseudopod, 2009
  14. Hard Rain at the Fortean Café, Escape Pod, 2009
  15. Transylvanian Mission. StarShipSofa, 2009
  16. Revolution Time. Escape Pod, 2008
  17. The Book in the Earth, PseudoPod, 2008
  18. Depopulator, Well Told Tales, 2008

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