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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

“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,
twenty
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.”

Table of Contents
Introduction, by Ann VanderMeer
“Burning Beard” by Rachel Pollack
“How the Little Rabbi Grew” by Eliot Fintushel
“Geddarien” by Rose Lemberg
“The Wings of Meister Wilhelm” by Theodora Goss
“The Dybbuk in Love” by Sonya Taaffe
“Fidelity: a Primer” by Michael Blumlein
“Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane” by Jonathon Sullivan
“The Tsar’s Dragons” by Jane Yolen
“Going East” by Elana Gomel
“Dark Coffee, Bright Light, and the Paradox of Omnipotence” by Ben Burgis
“Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
“Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Problem of Susan” by Neil Gaiman
“Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke” by Peter S. Beagle
“Eliyahu ha-Navi” by Max Sparber
“Reuben” by Tamar Yellin
“The Muldoon” by Glen Hirshberg
“Semaphore” by Alex Irvine
“Golems I Have Known” by Michael Chabon
“The History Within Us” by Matthew Kressel

Forthcoming: December 2010.

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[User Picture]From: strange_selkie
2010-07-08 12:55 am (UTC)
I'm still mad at you for this one, you great gowk. And, to add injury, I'm not even IN it. Psh. See if your kids get any more diapers from US.
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2010-07-08 01:16 am (UTC)
No, no, you mean I'm a shnook :p
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[User Picture]From: strange_selkie
2010-07-08 01:25 am (UTC)
You could still put me in it. It hasn't gone to press yet. I could beat you until you did.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2010-07-08 01:08 am (UTC)
Is that the final cover?
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2010-07-08 01:15 am (UTC)
Pretty much. I'll move around some names, probably.
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[User Picture]From: strange_selkie
2010-07-08 01:25 am (UTC)
For the love of maroon, don't argue about the cover. It's bad enough it's not the Samuel Bak; one of the iterations had titties on it. Titties in excess.
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2010-07-08 01:31 am (UTC)
Which iteration?
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[User Picture]From: strange_selkie
2010-07-08 01:35 am (UTC)
The one with the weird, highly-bronzed desert imagery from the Eighties artist.
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[User Picture]From: oldcharliebrown
2010-07-08 01:50 am (UTC)
I vaguely recall it . . . but I didn't keep it. Was it Roger Dean? Was it this? http://www.linesandcolors.com/images/2006-05/dean_450.jpg
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2010-07-08 03:00 am (UTC)
It's bad enough it's not the Samuel Bak; one of the iterations had titties on it. Titties in excess.

I appreciate the absence of titties, but I miss Samuel Bak.
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