Short Fiction Watch: Lavie Tidhar’s NEOM among the BEST OF BRITISH SF 2019!

We’re very happy to report that Lavie Tidhar has a story included in the BEST OF BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION 2019 anthology! Specifically, his story NEOM. The anthology is out now, published by NewCon Press and edited by Donna Scott. here’s the synopsis…

Twenty-two stories that represent some of the best SF published anywhere in 2019: stories of heroism, stories of loss, stories of wonder. In this volume you will encounter tales in which creatures are cut off from their loved ones; someone is trapped with an abuser; a bird sings; weeds grow where we hope for a garden; we consider what our alternative selves might be doing; we can’t sleep; we wish we could keep things just the way they were; we drink too much… and we look to rockets blasting off into the sky and think that there lies the future; that’s hope.

Lavie’s latest novel, BY FORCE ALONE, is out now in the UK (Head of Zeus) and due to be published next month in North America (Tor Books).

Lavie Tidhar Curates the BEST OF BRITISH SFF Story Bundle…

Lavie Tidhar has curated an excellent Story Bundle, featuring some of the best of British science fiction! The bundle is available until April 3rd, as a pay-what-you-want/can, and goes to support not only the authors but also Locus Magazine. Here’s a short description from Lavie…

It feels surreal to be writing this as the world is in the grip of a pandemic, and Britain itself, like much of the rest of the world, is on lockdown, in scenes that could only have been dismissed as science fiction a few weeks ago. Or years. How long has it been? I have lost the sense of time by now. As we’re all holding on, many, including the writers here and elsewhere, have been affected. Bookshops and newsstands are closed, publishers are laying off staff and delaying books, and all of us are feeling the pinch. Buying this bundle will help the small publishers included here, from Apex and NewCon to Solaris and Tachyon – the very independent publishers who continue to champion exciting new voices and works.

Finally, this bundle will help, in however small a way, my favourite magazine. Locus was established in 1968, and has become the single most important news source for the SF/F field, offering unparalleled cover, in-depth reviews and author interviews, and so much more. They have won the Hugo Award more times than I can mention. The effect of the shutdown has hit Locus hard. As a non-profit, they rely on a mixture of traditional revenue and on donations. Your purchase of this bundle will raise some much needed cash to help Locus weather the current apocalypse – and we all need Locus.

The bundle includes the following titles:

If you pay at least $15, you will also get the following six books:

  • COIL by Ren Warom
  • A MAN LIES DREAMING by Lavie Tidhar
  • THE IRON TACTICIAN by Alastair Reynolds
  • BEST OF BRITISH FANTASY 2018 edited by Jared Shurin
  • BEST OF BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION 2018 edited by Donna Scott

Short Fiction Watch: Lavie Tidhar is among the BEST OF BRITISH SF 2018!

In this edition of Short Fiction Watch, we wanted to draw your attention to the upcoming collection BEST OF BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION 2018, edited by Donna Scott. Due to be published by Newcon Press on August 21st, 2019 (with an official launch at Dublin Worldcon), the book includes Lavie Tidhar‘s story TALKING TO GHOSTS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!

Lavie Tidhar is the author of many critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning and -nominated novels and short stories. Most recently, his novels UNHOLY LAND and CENTRAL STATION, published by Tachyon Publications.