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Head of Zeus
The Best of World SF: 2
13 Oct 2022 * EBOOK * £9.99 * 9781803280295

29 new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction, selected by Lavie Tidhar.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 608 pages
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The Best of World SF
Osama
A Man Lies Dreaming
Maror
By Force Alone
The Hood
Also by Lavie Tidhar
The Best of World SF: 2edited by Lavie Tidhar

Twenty-nine new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction.

The second annual instalment to the 'rare and wonderful' (The Times) The Best of World SF Volume 1, this collection features twenty-nine stories, including eight written exclusively for this collection. This is not a retrospective of what science fiction around the world used to look like. This is a snapshot of what some of it looks like now. And it's never been more exciting.

Navigating around the globe, The Best of World SF Volume 2 features writers from: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Each story has been selected by World SF expert and award-winning author Lavie Tidhar in a collection which traces the ever-changing meaning of the genre from some the most exciting voices writing today.

Reviews for The Best of World SF, volume 1:
'Just the start of a whole new game for speculative fiction authors around the world' LA Review of Books
'An excellent, lovingly curated collection' Financial Times
'This wonderful anthology should be a hit with any sci-fi fan' Publishers Weekly
'Tidhar gives a cheerful, fannish introduction to the stories, drawn from 26 countries on five continents, and encompassing a dizzying range of tones and approaches' The Times

Lavie Tidhar was born just ten miles from Armageddon and grew up on a kibbutz in northern Israel. He has since made his home in London, where he is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond University. He won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Fiction, was twice longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award and the Rome Prize. He co-wrote Art and War: Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction, and is a columnist for the Washington Post.

Lavie Tidhar is a multi award-winning and critically acclaimed author in his own right.

29 stories on the cutting-edge of international SF, from 26 countries and five continents.

Lavie Tidhar was the first person to publish Cixin Liu in English in a previous volume of World SF.

MARKET: Brave New Worlds; The New Voices of Science Fiction; 21st Century Science Fiction.


PRAISE FOR THE BEST OF WORLD SF: VOL 1:
'This handsome volume from Head of Zeus is a major step on a 45-year journey to bring global speculative fiction to Anglophone attention... The print edition of The Best of World SF: Volume 1 is truly a thing of beauty, providing gravitas and a wider audience for the authors it collects... There are many striking stories in the collection... This anthology is just the start of a whole new game for speculative fiction authors around the world' LA Review of Books.
'An excellent, lovingly curated collection that is also uniformly well translated' Financial Times.
'Tidhar gives a cheerful, fannish introduction to the stories, drawn from 26 countries on five continents, and encompassing a dizzying range of tones and approaches'
The Times

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