Zion's fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature / edited by Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem ; foreword by Robert Silverberg ; afterword by Aharon Hauptman ; illustrations by Avi Katz.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: This anthology showcases the best Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature published since the 1980s. The stories included come from Hebrew, Russian, and English-language sources, and include well-known authors such as Shimon Adaf, Pesach (Pavel) Amnuel, Gail Hareven, Savyon Liebrecht, Nava Semel and Lavie Tidhar, as well as a hot-list of newly translated Israeli writers. The book features an historical and contemporary survey of Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature by the editors, a foreword by revered SF/F writer Robert Silverberg, an afterword by Dr. Aharon Hauptman, the founding editor of Fantasia 2000, Israel's seminal SF/F magazine, an author biography for each story, and illustrations for each story by award winning American-born Israeli artist, Avi Katz.
    • ISBN:
      9781942134527
      1942134525
    • Accession Number:
      on1022772823
      1022772823
    • Accession Number:
      fay.583884
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TEITELBAUM, S.; LOṬEM, ʻImanuʼel; KATZ, A. Zion’s fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature. [s.l.] : Mandel Vilar Press, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Teitelbaum S, Loṭem ʻImanuʼel, Katz A. Zion’s Fiction : A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884. Accessed November 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Teitelbaum, S., Loṭem, ʻImanuʼel, & Katz, A. (2018). Zion’s fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature. Mandel Vilar Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Teitelbaum, Sheldon, ʻImanuʼel Loṭem, and Avi Katz. 2018. Zion’s Fiction : A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884.
    • Harvard:
      Teitelbaum, S., Loṭem, ʻImanuʼel and Katz, A. (2018) Zion’s fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature. Mandel Vilar Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884 (Accessed: 18 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Teitelbaum, S, Loṭem, ʻImanuʼel & Katz, A 2018, Zion’s fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature, Mandel Vilar Press, viewed 18 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Teitelbaum, Sheldon, et al. Zion’s Fiction : A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Teitelbaum, Sheldon, ʻImanuʼel Loṭem, and Avi Katz. Zion’s Fiction : A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. Mandel Vilar Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Teitelbaum S, Loṭem ʻImanuʼel, Katz A. Zion’s fiction : a treasury of Israeli speculative literature [Internet]. Mandel Vilar Press; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 18]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583884

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 September #2

This first English-language collection of Israeli speculative fiction fills a hole in the literature of international sf that readers might not have realized needed filling. Although the stories, some originally published in Hebrew or Russian, don't all have an Israeli "feel" to them, they present fascinating futures from another culture. Standouts include Guy Hasson's "The Perfect Girl," about the dangers of telepathically connecting with the deceased; Rotem Baruchin's "In the Mirror," a Twilight Zone-type story about changing one's fate; and Gail Hareven's "The Slows," which could be interpreted as a metaphor for aspects of modern Israel. A historical survey of Israeli sf contextualizes the works for new readers, and a foreword by American Jewish sf Grand Master Robert Silverberg sets the stage. An afterword by Aharon Hauptman, editor of the first Israeli sf magazine that included original stories (the now-defunct Fantasia 2000), and illustrations by Katz round out the volume. VERDICT This notable anthology is appropriate for all sf fans and a valuable resource for any library.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 July #4

Though science fiction and fantasy were regarded with disdain in Israel until the late 1970s (as elucidated in the editors' informative introduction), this anthology showcases an impressive array of 16 speculative stories by Israeli authors. Most show clear evidence of the author's ethnicity and nationality; for example, Lavie Tidhar's "The Smell of Orange Groves," a moving account of a man's efforts to be remembered by his descendants, includes references to the question of which robots are to be considered Jewish, mirroring a current real-world controversy, and also addresses continued Israeli economic dependence on foreign workers. Elana Gomel's "Death in Jerusalem," a dark fantasy with elements reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer's occasional flights of fancy, features a woman who learns that her husband is one of multiple tangible incarnations of means of death, along with one responsible for the Nazi genocide. Those that focus on other themes, such as Guy Hasson's stellar "The Perfect Girl," are still thought-provoking and imaginative. The high quality of work makes this anthology enjoyable and accessible for any fan of speculative fiction. (Sept.)

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