Short Fiction Watch: Lavie Tidhar’s THE EGG COLLECTORS in Interzone

Last year saw a lot of great new short fiction from Lavie Tidhar. So, here’s another one! In addition to writing the guest editorial, his story THE EGG COLLECTORS was published in Interzone’s most recent double issue, #290-1.

On the last of the nights of Ashour, the wild ballooners of Isfiya ran into an ice-storm over the north pole.

The storm looked like a giant eye against the sky. Ice whipped the fragile balloons and set them blowing apart from each other, scattering like seeds over the lunar surface. Titan, with Saturn hidden in the sky – a long way from the sun…

The story is illustrated by EV Shipard.

Lavie’s latest, acclaimed novels are THE ESCAPEMENT and THE HOOD — both are out now, published by Tachyon Publications and Head of Zeus, respectively.

We’ll have more information about Lavie’s upcoming 2022 releases very soon.

A New Year

A new year, new beginnings. It’s been a busy year over here at Zeno!

Which meant we’d neglected the blog for some time, but we’re hoping to get back to regular updates now.

And what a year it’s been!


Ian R. MacLeod won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, for his wonderful WAKE UP AND DREAM (PS Publishing).

Tim Powers won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, for THE BIBLE REPAIRMAN AND OTHER STORIES (Tachyon and Subterranean Press)

And Lavie Tidhar won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for GOREL & THE POT-BELLIED GOD, and the World Fantasy Award, for his novel OSAMA (PS Publishing).

Award Winner 2012

Tidhar’s novel has been released in mass market paperback by Solaris. Foreign rights have been sold to RBA in Spain, and to Rogner & Bernhard in Germany (in addition to Polish and Hungarian deals announced earlier).

Meanwhile, Matthew Hughes is nominated for the 2012 A.E. Van Vogt Award for THE OTHER (Underland Press).

Congratulations Ian, Tim, Lavie and Matt!


Our authors continue to publish some fantastic short fiction online.

  • Ian McDonald‘s Driftings has just been published over at Clarkesworld Magazine.
  • Aliette de Bodard‘s Immersion has made quite an impact on publication. It appears in Clarkesworld.
  • Lavie Tidhar’s Strigoi, published in Interzone, is available as a free e-book download.


We have a full slate this month, with some new and classic steampunk coming out from our authors – we’ll tell you all about it in our next post!