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People of the Book (Am ha-Sefer)

A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy

Edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace
Introduction by Ann VanderMeer

"From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony Kushner,
the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic.
In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years,
thirty
authors prove that their heritage is alive and well —
in the spaces between stars that an alphabet can bridge,
folklore come to life and histories become stories,
and all the places where old worlds and new collide and change.

These are the people of the book. Open, read; the universe is made of words."

We would like suggestions, for Jewish-themed stories from 2000 to 2009, and it can be from anyone, actually.
If you want you can either make suggestions here, or email us at prime@prime-books.com
This will be released at the end of the year.

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[User Picture]From: nihilistic_kid
2010-04-20 02:49 pm (UTC)

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Don't forget to look at Kelly Goldberg's collection.
[User Picture]From: shsilver
2010-04-20 04:01 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: highmoonmedia
2010-04-20 09:49 pm (UTC)

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Ok, I need an ISBN for this book right now so I can pre-order it. Right now.
[User Picture]From: highmoonmedia
2010-04-20 09:52 pm (UTC)

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Also to rub it in the face of the dude who said there was a dearth of Jewish fantasy.
http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com/2010/02/fantasy-and-jewish-question.html
[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2010-04-20 09:55 pm (UTC)

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I'll probably have it up and assigned with an isbn next month. I'll post it.
[User Picture]From: highmoonmedia
2010-04-20 10:03 pm (UTC)

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That'll be awesome. If it's not too much bother, please post it to a reply here or I'm likely to miss it. I got here via a tweet and who knows if I'll catch the next one with that update. I promise two books sold out of this. :-)
[User Picture]From: rose_lemberg
2010-04-20 09:57 pm (UTC)

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This is a reprint volume, right? I'd love to see it when it comes out.
[User Picture]From: jonathanstrahan
2010-04-20 10:01 pm (UTC)

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The two writers you can't overlook are Jack Dann and Peter S. Beagle. Both are major Jewish sf/fantasy writers. Beagle's "The Rabbi's Hobby" and "Uncle Chaim, Aunt Rifke and the Angel" are major works, and major works of Jewish fantasy.
[User Picture]From: charlesatan
2010-04-20 11:03 pm (UTC)

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Already made a couple of suggestions (and links) over at Rachel Swirsky's blog: http://rachel-swirsky.livejournal.com/205054.html

Do you want me to make you a Google Docs spreadsheet?

From your own publications, there's "The Wings of Meister Wilhelm" by Theodora Goss and "Jews in Antarctica" by Lavie Tidhar.