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Publication Order of Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet Books

Publication Order of The Bookman Histories Books

Publication Order of Central Station Books

Publication Order of Gorel of Goliris Books

Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Gods Kiss (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Judge Dee Books

Judge Dee and the Limits of the Law (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dee and the Three Deaths of Count Werdenfels (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dee and the Poisoner of Montmartre (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Vampires (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dee and the Mystery of the Missing Manuscript (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Dee and the Executioner of Epinal (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Going to the Moon (With: Paul McCaffrey) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman of Mystery (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

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Publication Order of The Apex Book of World SF Books

The Apex Book of World SF (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apex Book of World SF 3 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion's Fiction Books

with Nir Yaniv, Guy Hasson, Shimon Adaf, Elana Gomel, Avi Katz, Savyon Liebrecht, Sheldon Teitelbaum, Emanuel Lottem, Aharon Hauptman, Gail Hareven, Keren Landsman, Nava Semel, Eyal Teler, Rotem Baruchin, Mordechai Sasson, Pesakh Amnuel, Yael Furman, Guy Shomron, Nitay Peretz
Zion's Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature (With: Nir Yaniv,Guy Hasson,Shimon Adaf,Elana Gomel,Avi Katz,Savyon Liebrecht,Sheldon Teitelbaum,Emanuel Lottem,Aharon Hauptman,Gail Hareven,Keren Landsman,Nava Semel,Eyal Teler,Rotem Baruchin,Mordechai Sasson,Pesakh Amnuel,Yael Furman,Guy Shomron,Nitay Peretz) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zion's Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature (By: Sheldon Teitelbaum) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Blackest Death: Volume II(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salon Fantastique(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aegri Somnia(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruins Extraterrestrial(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Fantasy 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interfictions 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shine: An Anthology of Near-Future Optimistic Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Conditions(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewere the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine - August 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Science Fiction Stories of August 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steampunk III(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fungi(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unidentified Funny Objects(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best British Fantasy 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Recent Encounters(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New SF 26(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
We See a Different Frontier(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Road(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 25(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plan B - Volume IV(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apex Book of World SF 5(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jews vs Aliens(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jews Vs Zombies(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apex Book of World SF 4(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funny Science Fiction(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror #26(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jews vs Omnibus(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mithila Review Issue 5+6(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
2084(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots vs. Fairies(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Of Swords: Part 2(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2017(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zion's Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outcast Hours(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bag Man(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 Edition(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Blood(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2018(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of British Fantasy 2019(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2019(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from 2020 Edition(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of World SF, Volume 1(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best of 2021(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 6(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of World SF: Volume 2(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of British Science Fiction 2022(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Issue 205(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories: Fourth Annual Collection(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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