Thursday, 2 July 2020

Sheldon Teitelbaum

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Editors Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem have brought together a beautiful collection of genre fiction from Jewish and Israeli writers.

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Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature




“The high quality of work makes this anthology enjoyable and accessible for any fan of speculative fiction.”

Publishers Weekly

“What we come away with…is a sense that Israeli fantasy and SF is as lively and rewarding as any body of SF, and just as diverse—both in terms of the topics and themes and in terms of modes of writing, which range from the seriously literary and almost postmodern to playful celebrations of older SF traditions. Teitelbaum & Lottem have done an admirable job of balancing these various voices and traditions…”

Locus (Gary K. Wolfe)

“ZION’S FICTION is not only an excellent collection of speculative fiction from Israel, but also a book that makes us think anew about real challenges that the world must face in the future. Like other recent anthologies of international speculative stories,ZION’S FICTION opens our eyes to the creativity and literary invention happening beyond our borders and makes us long for more.”

World Literature Today

“This first English-language collection of Israeli speculative fiction fills a hole in the literature of international sf that readers might not have realized needed filling…This notable anthology is appropriate for all SF fans and a valuable resource for any library.”

Library Journal

“The complex and challenging stories collected in ZION’S FICTION are a welcome addition to the world of speculative literature.”

Jewish Book Council

“It’s a satisfying anthology, and I hope that its appeal will extend beyond science-fiction devotees.”

The Jewish News

“All 16 stories that were selected for the first volume of ZION’S FICTION have received positive reviews worldwide. They are very different from the kind of speculative fiction people read in the West.”

Jewish Independant

This is a collection of 16 very good stories by different Israeli authors translated into English.”

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

“[Teitelbaum] could imagine “ZION’S FICTION” anchoring a course on Israeli fantasy and science fiction at the high school or undergraduate level, not to mention becoming ‘the mother of all bar mitzvah books’.”

The Times of Israel

“A must have for hardcore science fiction fans.”

Amazing Stories Magazine

“Recommended for those who like short stories, hard science fiction, and those who wish to expand their world view.”

Galaxy’s Edge

“It’s a fascinating collection, especially for those of us who are intrigued by its historical connection to the accounts in the Hebrew Bible — not to what is or isn’t literal history but, rather, to the wonderful stories that helped to shape first the Jewish people and later both Christians and Muslims.”

Bill’s ‘Faith Matters’ Blog

“A TREASURY OF ISRAELI SPECULATIVE LITERATURE is an impressive English-language collection of stories originally written in either Hebrew or English. It includes tales of invasions both alien and angelic, dystopias in which childrearing is outlawed in favor of technologically produced adulthood, a marriage between Death and a Jerusalem maiden, and other inventive imaginings.”

Jewish Journal

“ZION’S FICTION leaves you wanting more. In their variety and unpredictability, its writers convey a sense of a dynamic and expanding genre.”

Mosaic Magazine

“This is a good chance to look at SF as a genre from a different point of view, as well as to enjoy some stories that are not available elsewhere.”

—Don D’Ammassa