Lavie Tidhar - Author

About the Author

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama, of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon, Kitschies and Sidewise awards. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa and currently resides in London. 

Featured books by Lavie Tidhar

The Violent Century

The Violent Century

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. But there must always be an account...and the past has a habit of catching up to the present. Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields - to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?

Other books by Lavie Tidhar

Candy

Candy

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY meets BUGSY MALONE for 9+ readers. In a city where candy is a crime and biscuits have been banned, Nelle Faulkner is a 12-year-old private detective looking for her next client. So when a notorious candy gangster asks for her help, Nelle is on the case. Swept into a secret world of sweet smugglers and chocolate crooks, can Nelle and her friends find a way to take the cake. Or will they come to a sticky end...

Old Dispensation

Old Dispensation

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2017

A space opera adventure set in a universe controlled and run by Jewish religious authorities. An enforcer is sent to a distant planet where he discovers an android who changes his mind about what is right and wrong.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jews Vs Aliens

Jews Vs Aliens

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2016

Jews Vs Zombies

Jews Vs Zombies

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2016

Art and War Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction

Art and War Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction

Author: Lavie Tidhar, Shimon Adaf Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2016

Shimon Adaf and Lavie Tidhar are two of Israel's most subversive and politically outspoken writers. Growing up on opposite sides of the Israeli spectrum - Tidhar in the north of Israel in the Zionist, socialist Kibbutz; Adaf from a family of religious Mizrahi Jews living in Sderot - the two nevertheless shared a love of books, and were especially drawn to the strange visions and outrageous sensibilities of the science fiction that was available in Hebrew. Here, they engage in a dialogue that covers their approach to writing the fantastic, as they question how to write about Israel and Palestine, about Judaism, about the Holocaust, about childhoods and their end. Extending the conversation even into their fiction, the book contains two brand new short stories - Tutim by Tidhar, and third attribute by Adaf - in which each appears as a character in the other's tale; simultaneously political and fantastical, they burn with an angry, despairing intensity.

Great Game

Great Game

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

As a 19th century unlike our own comes to a close, Mycroft Holmes is found murdered outside his London club. It is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down the killer - only to stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life. Strange forces are stirring into life around the globe, and in the shadow game of spies nothing is certain. In The Great Game, World Fantasy Award winning author Lavie Tidhar concludes his epic trilogy of a Victorian era that could never have been: filled with literary references galore, not to mention airship battles, Frankenstein monsters, alien tripods and death-defying acts. It is a world where nothing is certain - not even death. And furthermore...venture deeper into the Lost Files of the Bookman Histories in this 2016 edition, as Professor Tidhar explores the 'Dynamics of an Asteroid'!

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2016

The mysterious and glamorous Milady De Winter is one of their most valuable agents. A despicable murder inside a locked and bolted room on the Rue Morgue in Paris is just the start. This whirlwind adventure will take Milady to the highest and lowest parts of that great city, and beyond - and cause her to question the very nature of reality itself. A breathtaking alternate Victorian history adventure, set in the same world as The Bookman.

The Bookman

The Bookman

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2016

When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of a London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin, not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan himself...

Central Station

Central Station

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2016

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris's ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik--a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally-ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return. Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation--a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness--are just the beginning of irrevocable change. At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive...and even evolve.

Terminal

Terminal

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2016

Terminal by Lavie Tidhar is an emotionally wrenching science fiction story about people, who, either having nothing to lose or having a deep desire to go into space, travel to Mars via cheap, one-person, one-way vehicles dubbed jalopies. During the trip, those in the swarm communicate with each other, their words relayed to those left behind.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Violent Century

Violent Century

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2015

They never meant to be heroes. For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. But there must always be an account...and the past has a habit of catching up to the present. Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields - to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?

A Man Lies Dreaming

A Man Lies Dreaming

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world - a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London's grimiest streets. An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, A Man Lies Dreaming is the unforgettable testament to the power of imagination.

Selfies

Selfies

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2014

"e;Selfies"e;, by Lavie Tidhar, is a creepy little horror tale about the fate of a young woman who makes the mistake of a lifetime when she buys a new phone in the local mall.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God

Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

A legend tells of the Mirror of Falang-Et: a magical object in the city of the frog tribes, which can tell all manner of truths. . .There is only one truth Gorel of Goliris - gunslinger, addict, touched by the Black Kiss - is interested in: finding a way back home, to the great empire from which he had been stolen as a child and from which he had been flung, by sorcery, far across the World.It started out simple: get to Falang-Et, find the mirror, find what truth it may hold. But nothing is simple for Gorel of Goliris. . . When Gorel forms an uneasy alliance - and menage a trois - with an Avian spy and a half-Merlangai thief, things only start to get complicated. Add a murdered merchant, the deadly Mothers of the House of Jade, the rivalry of gods and the machinations of a rising Dark Lord bent on conquest, and things start to get out of hand. Only one thing's for sure: by the time this is over, there will be blood.Not to mention sex and drugs. . . or guns and sorcery.REVIEWS:"e;A delightfully Weird pulp tale that could easily sit on a shelf alongside Leiber, Vance and Moorcock. . . an excellent planned and exuberantly executed fantasy"e; - PornokitchWinner - British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, 2012

Cloud Permutations

Cloud Permutations

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

The world of Heven was populated, centuries ago, by Melanesian settlers from distant Earth. It is a peaceful, quiet world - yet it harbours ancient secrets.Kal just wants to fly. But flying is the one thing forbidden on Heven - a world dominated by the mysterious, ever present clouds in the skies. What do they hide? For Kal, finding the answer might mean his death - but how far will you go to realise your dreams?Set against the breathtaking vista of a world filled with mystery and magic, Cloud Permutations is a planetary romance with a unique South Pacific flavour, filled with mythic monsters, ancient alien artefacts, floating islands and a quest to find a legendary tower. . . whatever the cost.REVIEWS:"e;A meditation on the making and meaning of cultural myths"e; - World Literature Today"e;Wonderful novella. . . his writing is as powerful and lovingly handled as any old master"e; - Tangent"e;Wonderful and touching"e; - Rising Shadow Review"e;An impressive science fiction tale. . . It is Tidhar's refreshing telling that makes it special."e; - Locus

The Violent Century

The Violent Century

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. But there must always be an account...and the past has a habit of catching up to the present. Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields - to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?

Dragonkin

Dragonkin

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2013

"e;A neat idea, combining homage to Holdstock with urban fantasy."e;--LocusThere are kin and there are -kin. There are not many dragons, but there are many who think they are, or want to be, or claim to remember being.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Martian Sands

Martian Sands

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2013

1941: an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbour, a man from the future materialises in President Roosevelt's office. His offer of military aid may cut the War and its pending atrocities short, and alter the course of the future...The future: welcome to Mars, where the lives of three ordinary people become entwined in one dingy smokesbar the moment an assassin opens fire. The target: the mysterious Bill Glimmung. But is Glimmung even real? The truth might just be found in the remote FDR Mountains, an empty place, apparently of no significance, but where digital intelligences may be about to bring to fruition a long-held dream of the stars...Mixing mystery and science fiction, the Holocaust and the Mars of both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip K. Dick, Martian Sands is a story of both the past and future, of hope, and love, and of finding meaning-no matter where-or when-you are.

Osama: A Novel

Osama: A Novel

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring Osama Bin Laden: vigilante. Joe's quest takes him across the world, but one question still haunts him: who is he, really, and how much of the books are fiction.

Osama

Osama

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2012

Lavie Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, and stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi. Since then he and his now-wife have narrowly avoided both the 2005 King's Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks-experiences that led first to his memorable short story "e;My Travels with Al-Qaeda"e; and later to the creation of Osama.In a world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante...WINNER OF THE 2012 WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL."e;An awesome book, dark, twisty alt-universe terrorist noir"e; - Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City"e;Bears comparison with the best of Philip K Dick's paranoid, alternate-history fantasies. It's beautifully written and undeniably powerful."e; - The Financial Times"e;Not a writer to mess around with half measures...brings to mind Philip K Dick's seminal science fiction novel The Man in the High Castle."e; - The Guardian"e;A strange, melancholy and moving refl ection, torquing politics with the fantastic, and vice virtuosically versa."e; - bestselling author China Mieville"e;The author is young, ambitious, skilled and original. Osama is an ingenious inversion of modern history...excellent, evocative and atmospheric."e; - bestselling author Christopher Priest"e;Intensely moving."e; - Interzone

Great Game

Great Game

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

The Lizardine Empire is under threat. When Mycroft Holmes is murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer - and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life. Mycroft's protege, returns from Abyssinia with an ancient device that summons deadly, giant tripods. Across the ocean, a young Harry Houdini faces death...and the return of an enemy once thought vanquished. File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate History! | Victorians Bite | End Of Days | Oooo-Laaaaah ] The juicy backstory is unfolded by Tidhar, making it a key part of what makes the narrative so compelling...skilful, clever and hugely enjoyable. 4 **** - SFX Magazine

An Occupation of Angels

An Occupation of Angels

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2010

HebrewPunk

HebrewPunk

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2007

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