Tag: short story

Adventure Rocketship

Adventure Rocketship! is a new magazine in book form. The first issue is dedicated to music in science fiction, and features stories by Lavie Tidhar, Liz Williams, Martin Millar, Tim Maughan and yours truly.

There’s a launching on Thursday, 16 May, at 6pm, Forbidden Planet Megastore, London.

The magazine can be purchased here.

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His Master’s Voice

An audio interview with your (almost) humble servant, right there at the Skiffy and Fanty Show. I mean, right here.

Discussed: Murders in SF Conventions, Religion is Bad for Your Soul and Digestion, Tinkering with Time Machines, Other Stuff Which I Forget.

Enjoy!

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Our Friends: The Machines

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!

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The Love Machine & Other Contraptions

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.

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Toys R U

It was a toy, and yet it wasn’t. It was carefully constructed by a member of a terribly sophisticated civilization in order to help its young ones learn things which, to a human, are indescribable. It existed in numerous dimensions… Yeah, that’s a new Fnool. Just continue reading, will you? That is – click!

 

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Read UnderCity

My story, UnderCity, just appeared in Apex Magazine. And it’s free!

I took this picture myself, by the way. That’s Tel Aviv for you.

Update: a review of Apex Magazine #39, including UnderCity, at TangentOnline.

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ABoSF Reviewed

Here’s a lovely review of The Apex Book of World SF II, edited by Lavie Tidhar, and including my own story “UnderCity”. The latter received some special attention:

…When I read this story, I immediately related it to the entire, massive, weighty corpus of information, thoughts, and events related to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Does Under Tel Aviv represent the Palestinians? Is this a story written by an Israeli who is tortured by the actions of his government? Is he writing a story to relate the sorrows both his people and the Palestinians share?

The problem with thinking along these lines is that Yaniv may not have intended this kind of interpretation at all. It may very well be just a fantastic, wonderful, weird story…

A review like that once a day – keeps the doctor away.

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The World of UnderCity

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!

 

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New Year, New Fnool

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.

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The Fnools are Among Us

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.

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