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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?

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Other books by Lavie Tidhar

By Force Alone

By Force Alone

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Lavie Tidhar bears comparison with the best of Philip K. Dick' Financial Times. Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, but they don't know sh*t. There was never a painting that showed the true Britain, that clogged sewer Rome abandoned just as soon as it could. A Britain where petty warlords murdered each other in the mud, while all the while the Angles and Saxons and - worst of all - the Jutes, were coming over here and taking our lands and taking our jobs and taking our women. You want to know the truth? Are you sure you can handle the truth? Arthur? An over-promoted gangster, in thrall to that eldritch parasite, Merlin. Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer. The Grail Quest? Have you no idea about the aliens and the radioactive blight? Well, you'd better read this then.

By Force Alone

By Force Alone

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Lavie Tidhar bears comparison with the best of Philip K. Dick' Financial Times. Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, but they don't know sh*t. There was never a painting that showed the true Britain, that clogged sewer Rome abandoned just as soon as it could. A Britain where petty warlords murdered each other in the mud, while all the while the Angles and Saxons and - worst of all - the Jutes, were coming over here and taking our lands and taking our jobs and taking our women. You want to know the truth? Are you sure you can handle the truth? Arthur? An over-promoted gangster, in thrall to that eldritch parasite, Merlin. Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer. The Grail Quest? Have you no idea about the aliens and the radioactive blight? Well, you'd better read this then.

It's Hard to be a Filipino in Hebrew

It's Hard to be a Filipino in Hebrew

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2019

The Violent Century

The Violent Century

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

A torrid tour de force. -James Ellroy Like Watchmen on crack. -io9 If John le Carre wrote a superhero novel about the Cold War, it might be this good. -Charles Stross A bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity. Nations race to harness the gifted, putting them to increasingly dark ends. At the dawn of global war, flashy American superheroes square off against sinister Germans and dissolute Russians. Increasingly depraved scientists conduct despicable research in the name of victory British agents Fogg and Oblivion, recalled to the Retirement Bureau, have kept a treacherous secret for over forty years. But all heroes must choose when to join the fray, and to whom their allegiance is owed-even for just one perfect summer's day. From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Central Station comes a sweeping novel of history, adventure, and what it means to be a hero.

Unholy Land

Unholy Land

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Appeals to fans of classic/contemporary science fiction and literary fiction Contains topical, international, and multicultural themesAuthor's previous novel won the Campbell Award and was shortlisted for the Clarke and British Science Fiction awards

Geheimagentin Candy und die Schokoladen-Mafia

Geheimagentin Candy und die Schokoladen-Mafia

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2018

Nelle lebt in einer Stadt, in der es seit drei Jahren keine Schokolade mehr gibt. Sie wurde verboten, doch es gibt Banden, die die illegale Ware fur die Zucker-Junkies in die Stadt schmuggeln. Eines Tages steht der beruchtigte Gangster Eddie de Menthe in Nelles Detektivburo. Und er hat einen Auftrag fur sie. Was sie zu horen bekommt, gefallt ihr ganz und gar nicht. Ohne es zu wollen, wird sie immer tiefer hineingezogen in die dunklen Machenschaften der Schokoladen-Mafia Ihr Deckname lautet nun Candy - Geheimagentin Candy. Eine starke Mdchenheldin ermittelt in einem spannenden Kriminalfall, rund um Intrigen, Schmuggelware und ein Geheimnis, das seit Jahrzehnten gut gehtet wird. Doch Candy taucht immer tiefer hinein in die Abgrnde ihrer Stadt, in der Schokolade und Sigkeiten ein Tabu sind. Ein Kinderbuch fr Mdchen und Jungen ab 10 Jahren. Der Titel ist auf Antolin.de gelistet.

Candy

Candy

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

Jews Vs Zombies

Jews Vs Zombies

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

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback 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.File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate History | Reptilian Royalty | Murder Most Foul | The World's Fair ]

The Bookman

The Bookman

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback 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...Includes the novelette 'Murder in the Cathedral'. Discover, truthfully, what actually happened when Orphan visited Paris.File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate Victorian London | Reptilian royalty | Diabolical anarchists | Extraordinary adventure! ]

Central Station

Central Station

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback 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?

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