The Tel Aviv Dossier, the weird apocalypse novel I wrote with Lavie Tidhar, is now available in a new Kindle edition. The spiffy new cover art is bySarah Anne Langton. You can get it on Amazon or Amazon UK.
Into the city of Tel Aviv the whirlwinds come, and nothing will ever be the same.
Through a city torn apart by a violence they cannot comprehend, three disparate people—a documentary film-maker, a yeshiva student, and a psychotic fireman—must try to survive, and try to find meaning: even if it means being lost themselves. As Tel Aviv is consumed, a strange mountain rises at the heart of the city, and shows the outline of what may be another, alien world beyond. Can there be redemption there? Can the fevered rumours of a coming messiah be true?
As the city loses contact with the outside world and closes in on itself, as the few surviving children play and scavenge in the ruins, can innocence survive, and is it possible for hope to spring amid such chaos?
A potent mixture of biblical allusions, Lovecraftian echoes, and contemporary culture, The Tel Aviv Dossier is part supernatural thriller, part meditation on the nature of belief—an original and involving novel painted on a vast canvas in which, beneath the despair, humour is never absent.
Experience the last days of Tel Aviv…
I’m happy to announce that The Tel Aviv Dossier, written by Lavie Tidhar and myself, was just sold to Audible.com.
Apocalypse Now. Middle of the night. The Nir Space Station Studio. Lack of sleep.
The result: here.
The Boston Book Bums blog has just reviewed The Tel Aviv Dossier:
The book’s strength comes from its unapologetic balance of surrealism and biblical authenticity. While some may get hung up on the weirdly comedic moments juxtaposed by death and revelation, the strangeness is actually magnified by realizing the writing team might be showing us new books of the Bible, but with a dark slap stick touch.
And an interview with Lavie and myself has just been published by SF Signal, celebrating the 2nd edition of the book:
CT: You’re both flexible writers but which format are you most comfortable with? The short story or the novel? What do you think are the strengths of each?
LT: I’m more flexible than Nir because I have less of a body mass. The guy is huge! Did you know he played a monster in a horror movie? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFXQfn47cwU) And that’s not make-up, either!
NY: I only look huge to you, lad, because of my charisma. That’s quite understandable. However, I take pity of you small people – I’m talking here about your mental capacities, of course – so my reign is generous and peaceful.
The Tel Avivish Apocalypse by Lavie Tidhar and myself, aka The Tel Aviv Dossier, is now offered for pre-sale. You can also download the first 40 pages of the book from the publisher’s website. Click here!
Update: a post and discussion about the book in boing-boing.