|Project: People of the Book, Am ha-Sefer: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy
||[Apr. 20th, 2010|10:47 am]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be released at the end of the year.
Don't forget to look at Kelly Goldberg's collection.
Ok, I need an ISBN for this book right now so I can pre-order it. Right now.
I'll probably have it up and assigned with an isbn next month. I'll post it.
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. :-)
This is a reprint volume, right? I'd love to see it when it comes out.
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.
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.