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Publication Order of Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet Books

By Force Alone (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hood (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Bookman Histories Books

The Bookman (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camera Obscura (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Game (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Central Station Books

Central Station (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neom (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gorel of Goliris Books

Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Gods Kiss (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jews Versus Books

Jews Vs Aliens (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jews Vs Zombies (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jews vs Omnibus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judge Dee Books

Judge Dee and the Limits of the Law (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dee and the Three Deaths of Count Werdenfels (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dee and the Poisoner of Montmartre (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Vampires (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Dee and the Mystery of the Missing Manuscript (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Tel Aviv Dossier (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Osama (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Violent Century (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Lies Dreaming (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy (With: Mark Beech) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unholy Land (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Atlantis (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candy Mafia (With: Daniel Duncan) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Blind (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lunacy Commission (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Escapement (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Circumference of the World (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

An Occupation of Angels (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus and the Eightfold Path (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloud Permutations (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martian Sands (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonkin (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selfies (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terminal (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old Dispensation (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yiwu (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanishing Kind (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bag Man (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Xanadu (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Going to the Moon (With: Paul McCaffrey) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman of Mystery (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Art and War (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

HebrewPunk (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Apex Book of World SF Books

The Apex Book of World SF (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apex Book of World SF 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Best of World SF Books

with Vandana Singh, Tade Thompson, Han Song, Fábio Fernandes
The Best of World SF: Volume 2 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Blackest Death: Volume II(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salon Fantastique(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aegri Somnia(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruins Extraterrestrial(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Fantasy 2(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interfictions 2(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shine: An Anthology of Near-Future Optimistic Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Conditions(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bewere the Night(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apex Magazine - August 2011(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daily Science Fiction Stories of August 2011(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solaris Rising(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Million Writers Award(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steampunk III(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fungi(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best British Fantasy 2013(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens: Recent Encounters(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New SF 26(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We See a Different Frontier(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Road(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 25(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plan B - Volume IV(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2014(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apex Book of World SF 5(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jews vs Aliens(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apex Book of World SF 4(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Science Fiction(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mithila Review Issue 5+6(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
2084(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots vs. Fairies(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Of Swords: Part 2(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of British Science Fiction 2017(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Magic(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outcast Hours(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bag Man(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 Edition(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Blood(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of British Science Fiction 2018(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of British Fantasy 2019(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of British Science Fiction 2019(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from 2020 Edition(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of World SF, Volume 1(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best of 2021(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 6(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of World SF: Volume 2(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 9(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of British Science Fiction 2022(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lavie Tidhar is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy author best known for combining all manner of genres. He has combined genres ranging from autobiographies, historical detective, science fiction, poetry and thriller fiction.

“The Financial Times” and “The Guardian” have compared his writing to that of Philip K. Dick, while Locus compared it to that of Kurt Vonnegut. He has won several awards over the years including the World Fantasy Award, the Neuko Prize, the Campbell Award, and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize among others.
Apart from the more than twenty one novels he has written, he is also the author of several collections, anthologies, novellas, and has also contributed to several series. Given his profile, he has appeared in several media including on “BBC Radio London,” and “Channel 4 News.”

He has also made live speaking appearances at the Singapore Writers Festival, the Ministry of Defense, English PEN, and Cambridge University. Tidhar has also worked as a “Washington Post” book columnist and his work has appeared in “The Vanuatu Daily Post,” the “Washington Post,” “SFX i09,” “Nature” and “The Independent.”

He currently makes his home in London, where he is a visiting writer in residence and professor at the American International University.

Growing up on a kibbutz in Israel, Lavie Tidhar read a lot of American science fiction translated into Hebrew.
He found something very liberating in science fiction as he felt it was very rebellious and counter cultural. He believes that it was this that held the greatest appeal as he was never one to follow societal conventions.

Even as a child reading science fiction, Lavie knew that he wanted to grow up and become an author. He always thought that writing was an amazing thing to do. He figured out quite early that he needed to have a lot of experience if he was going to have something to write about.

As Tidhar embarked on a traveling spree, he went on to live in many places across the world, many of which inform the characters and settings in his novels.. Tidhar has been very lucky to live in some remote places from where he has written his novels.

He penned “Osama” his breakout bestseller and winner of the World Fantasy award while he was resident in Laos in Cambodia. He started writing in 2002 but it would take about three years before he published the novella “An Occupation of Angels” in 2005

As for his biggest influences, Lavie Tidhar cites Philip K. Dick as the most influential.
Over the years, he absorbed the obscure and weird stuff from the likes of CL. Moore, Clifford Simak and Cordwainer Smith. He also likes the secret history writing of Tim Powers and the old science fiction novels from the likes of Delanmy and Zelazny.

While science fiction is changing a lot and he bemoans the decreasing freedom, he still does get a lot of new things that get him excited when he reads new material as editor of the “Apex Book of World Science Fiction” anthology.

As for why he combines everything from science fiction, espionage, fantasy, and pulp fiction style stories, Lavie says that he sees genres as tools that he can employ depending on the task at hand. He has a predilection for some genres such as noir but often has the need to challenge himself to try out new things.

In this regard, he has also worked with Paul McCaffrey the artist and Adler from “Titan Comics.” For Lavie, it is all about what is worth saying or what is important and interesting.

Lavie Tidhar’s novel “The Bookman,” is the ultimate steampunk novel that should be the standard for judging other steampunk works.
It opens to an orphan living in London during the 19th century, where sophisticated automatons interact and walk among human beings, the royal family has been replaced by reptilian lizards from space, whales sing and swim in the Thames, and the skies over London are peppered with silk blimp balloons.

The orphan works at a bookstore, lives a very simple life and is in love with Lucy, a beautiful woman who works with whales in the Thames. But then she is killed in a terror attack and he is forced to work with the perpetrator for a chance that they could get her back.

Tidhar does not write something so revolutionary but he is a master at worldbuilding, which makes for a beautiful story. He doesn’t just add classic steampunk elements to the historical 19th century but he also weaves in well loved and memorable characters in the telling of his story.

Using popular tropes from authors such as HG Wells, Jules Verne and Holmesian canon, this is a fast absorbing read with clean prose and fast pacing.

“Camera Obscura” by Lavie Tidhar picks up from where the debut left off. Just like in “The Bookman,” the author makes use of historical and fictional characters from the past to make for a delightful story. The story that stars Mylady De Winter begins in Asia before it transforms into a murder mystery in Paris.

There are two intertwined narratives in the novel with one following Kai, an Asian boy who possesses a strange alien figurine. The other thread is about the adventures of Mylady De Winter in a dark, fascinating and dangerous Paris.

During this time, France had strange rulers that took power during the Quiet Revolution. The country is ruled by a secretive council that works with several disreputable characters who do their dirty work.

Mylady is one of these characters who finds herselkf working on a murder mystery that is semingly more sinister. In her work, she works with all manner of people from scheming courtiers, members of Chinese secret societies and elements of the Parisian underworld.

Lavie Tidhar’s novel “The Great Game” is a story of intrigue and psycraft set in the same world as the first two novels in the “Bookman Histories” series of novels. He borrows from the likes of Victor Frankenstein and Mycraft Homes as it follows the story of retired secret agent Smith.

Another very interesting character in this novel is the determined and clever agent Lucy. The paths of the two protagonists cross as they go on a journey that is one part crazy, one part James Bond style action and one part tension filled John le Carre.

The wonderful and weird world that Tidhar creates is a part of the appeal of this series which is showcased in this novel in spectacular style.

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