Coming Soon: SIX LIVES by Lavie Tidhar


SIX LIVES, the highly-anticipated next masterpiece from Lavie Tidhar, is out this summer! Due to be published by Apollo/Head of Zeus, on August 29th, it’s a stand-alone literary mystery novel. Here’s the synopsis…

SIX LIVES
Six lives, connected through blood and history, each rooted in the dirt of their inheritance, look to the future, and what it might hold.

THE GUANO MERCHANT
In 1855, Edward Feebes travels to the guano islands of South America, to investigate an irregularity in the accounts of the House of Feebes & Co.

THE BLACKMAILER
In 1912, post-mortem photographer and reluctant blackmailer Annie Connolly plots her escape from Ireland to America on board the Titanic.

THE IDEALIST
In 1933, idealistic Edgar Waverley faces a choice of the heart when he becomes embroiled in a country house murder.

THE SPY
In 1964, hapless KGB agent Vasily Sokolov makes his career conjuring valuable information from worthless detritus.

THE MOVIE STAR
In 1987, actor Mariam Khouri looks back at ‘Black Dirt’, the movie that lifted her from the streets of Cairo.

THE HEIRESS
In 2012, Isabelle Feebes attempts to break with her poisonous heritage once and for all. Can she forge a new life for herself in the New World? Can you ever truly escape your past?

Book reviewers can request an DRC of the novel, via NetGalley.

Head of Zeus have published a few of Tidhar’s novels, now, including MAROR and ADAMA. They also publish THE BEST OF WORLD SF series, which is edited and collated by Tidhar.

Coming Soon: Lavie Tidhar’s MAROR


This August, Head of Zeus is due to publish Lavie Tidhar‘s latest novel: MAROR. A multi-generational saga, it is a novel that draws on the rich recent history of Israel. Here’s the synopsis…

How do you build a nation?

It takes statesmen and soldiers, farmers and factory workers, of course. But it also takes thieves, prostitutes and policemen.

Nation-building demands sacrifice. And one man knows exactly where those bodies are buried: Cohen, a man who loves his country. A reasonable man for unreasonable times.

A car bomb in the back streets of Tel Aviv. A diamond robbery in Haifa. Civil war in Lebanon. Rebel fighters in the Colombian jungle. An assassination in Cancún.

How do they all connect? Only Cohen knows.

Maror is the story of a war for the soul of Israel – a dazzling spread of narrative gunshots across four decades and three continents.

It is a true story. All of these things happened.

Lavie Tidhar is the multi-award-winning author of a broad range of fiction, including the World Fantasy Award-winning OSAMA, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award-winning A MAN LIES DREAMING, the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated THE ESCAPEMENT, the multi-award-winning CENTRAL STATION and UNHOLY LAND, the acclaimed Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet (comprised of BY FORCE ALONE and THE HOOD, so far), and many more.

A MAN LIES DREAMING in Paperback Today in the UK…


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The paperback edition of Lavie Tidhar‘s critically-acclaimed A MAN LIES DREAMING is published today in the UK, by Hodder Books. Here’s the synopsis…

Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world – a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London’s grimiest streets. 

An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, A Man Lies Dreaming is the unforgettable testament to the power of imagination.

Lavie is the author of many critically-acclaimed novels and novellas, including The Bookman Histories, published by Angry Robot; the World Fantasy Award-winning OSAMA, published by Solaris; and THE VIOLENT CENTURY published by Hodder in the UK and Thomas Dunne in the US.

‘A twisted masterpiece.’ — Guardian

‘Savagely funny… Those who enjoy laughter in the dark will relish Tidhar’s parade of mordant ironies… This novel is weird, upsetting, unmissable.’  5* —  Telegraph

‘Tidhar is a masterful writer. More so even than James Smythe and Adam Roberts, he is perhaps the UK’s most literary speculative fiction writer, and we should celebrate A MAN LIES DREAMING as more a masterful work of literary fiction than of speculative fiction. But it is exactly that: masterful.’ Strange Horizons

‘No one can accuse Lavie Tidhar of being risk-averse… This is what makes him such an interesting writer, and what makes A MAN LIES DREAMING quite a bit more complex than it at first appears… the novel is not without a fair amount of humor, and that might well be the boldest risk Tidhar is taking here…’ — Locus

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