US Paperback Release Day for A Man Lies Dreaming!

My fabulous publishers in the US, Melville House, have just released the paperback edition of A Man Lies Dreaming!

Winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Fiction, shortlisted for the Rome Prize and the British Fantasy Award, and long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, A Man Lies Dreaming was called a “twisted masterpiece” (the Guardian), “stunning” (The Washington Post) and, err, “juvenile and unsubtle” (The New York Times!).

By which I mean, if you’ve wanted to try it, now’s the time!

You can purchase it from your favourite indie bookshop, or directly from Melville, or – alas! – from Amazon.


Try an excerpt here, or read a bonus short story featuring the loathsome Wolf here.

Melon Hong Kong

Next week, I’m jetting off to Hong Kong to attend the Melon Hong Kong Festival, a new event to discuss Chinese and Western science fiction. Alongside myself there will be US writers like Charlie Jane Anders, and there will be a lot of Chinese writers, some of whom – like Xia Jia and Stanley Chan – I was fortunate enough to publish. You can see the full list of participants, and the line-up of the event, at the site. Taking place over two days, the first is an industry conference, where I will be speaking on World SF, and the second is a public one-day convention, where I will be attending a panel of the international writers. There will also be a signing event, so if you’re in Hong Kong and want a book, drop by!



My Hebrew story שירה (Shira) is published today in both its Hebrew original and the English translation in Samovar, a new magazine for translated speculative fiction.

You can read it in Hebrew or English.

The story was originally published by editor Nir Yaniv at the Israeli SFF Society website, and then, in its English translation, in Ellen Datlow’s anthology The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The translation is my own.

The poems quoted are mostly taken from my Hebrew poetry collection, שאריות מאלהים (Remnants of God) – a rare book if ever there was one! Though copies do crop up every now and then…

Of my Hebrew fiction, this is one of my favourites, and I’m delighted to see it appear again!