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…
This was supposed to be a simple, 30 seconds promotional video for my new book. Well, it turned out to be not so simple, and about three times as long (a whole 90 seconds! Almost a feature film!), and so much fun to make that one could explode, if one hasn’t exploded already after eating way too much, et cetera et cetera. In any case, here it is. With robots!
My new story collection is here. It is tasty, nutritious and cuddly. It features seventeen short stories, twelves short-shorts, a foreword by Lavie Tidhar and cover art by Liron Ben Arzi. You can get it for your Kindle, or in paperback form. Check it out!
Here’s the press release:
Israeli author Nir Yaniv’s debut English-language collection has been released by Keith Brooke’s Infinity Plus imprint.
The Love Machine & Other Contraptions is available in Kindle and paperback formats.
Yaniv is a film-maker, musician and author based in Tel Aviv. With World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar he co-wrote 2009 novel, The Tel Aviv Dossier. It has been described by SFCrowsnest as “the most enjoyably bizarre novel I’ve read,” and was called a “neo-Gnostic apocalypse narrative for the iPod generation” by The Jewish Quarterly.
Yaniv’s stories have appeared widely in Israel, where he is considered one of the most prominent of the new wave of genre writers. His writing is often humorous, and tackles a wide variety of subjects and literary approaches. In English, his stories have previously appeared in Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Chizine and elsewhere, and they have been translated into German, Portuguese and Polish.
The Love Machine collects Yaniv’s previously published stories as well as many new stories never published in English. Some have been translated by Lavie Tidhar, who also provides an introduction, and well as by the author himself.
Yaniv’s work has been called “hypnotic, surreal and prophetic” by World Fantasy Award winning editor Ann VanderMeer, and as “fantastic, wonderful [and] weird” by Strange Horizons.
My novelette, UnderCity, will be included in the special pre-order edition of The Apex Book of World SF 2, edited by Lavie Tidhar. I liked the first collection (which also featured a story of mine), and I believe Lavie has done a decent job with this new one. Check it out!
I’m happy to announce that The Tel Aviv Dossier, written by Lavie Tidhar and myself, was just sold to Audible.com.
Don’t know anything about the Fnools? Don’t worry, they don’t know anything about you either. So far.
Get ready, then. Read a few. It might save your life. A new one was just born. It’s here.
I feel that it is my duty, as a citizen and a person, to report the invasion of the Fnools. They are here. They hide in plain sight. And they have a terrible, horrible weapon.
You can hide, but you can’t run.