A Man Lies Dreaming (of) Publication Day!

A Man Lies Dreaming is officially published today in the US! Dennis Johnson, Melville House’s co-publisher, calls it “probably the most outrageous book we’ve ever published”.

Some early US reviews have been positive…

“Seldom will readers come across fantasy as well conceived and well written as this exceptional novel” – Library Journal (starred review)

“Another success… everything in this genre-bender works” – Booklist (starred review)

“A wholly original Holocaust story: as outlandish as it is poignant” – Kirkus (starred review)

“bold and unnerving” – NPR

“Damn good… a tight, masterful creation, an unexpectedly moving work” – Jewish Book Council


The book can be ordered from Melville House, or from Amazon (hardcover, Kindle), or Barnes & Noble, or your favourite independent!

Here’s an interview with me about the book from Mystery People.

Here’s another great review, from Cleaver Magazine.

And here is an excerpt from the novel.

More blurbs+Review for Central Station

“Disturbingly strange, yet bizarrely familiar, like implanted memories from a future you have not yet lived. I loved it.” —Eileen Gunn, author of Stable Strategies and Others

“A mosaic of mind-blowing ideas and a dazzling look at a richly-imagined, textured future.”—Aliette de Bodard, author of The House of Shattered Wings

“Magnificently blends literary and speculative elements in this streetwise mosaic novel… Tidhar gleefully mixes classic SF concepts with prose styles and concepts that recall the best of world literature. The byways of Central Station ring with dusty life, like the bruising, bustling Cairo streets depicted by Naguib Mahfouz. Characters wrestle with problems of identity forged under systems of oppression, much as displaced Easterners and Westerners do in the novels of Orhan Pamuk. And yet this is unmistakably SF. Readers of all persuasions will be entranced.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review