Bloggish Tales of Zion's Fiction

  • 17
    Apr
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Down the Roger Rabbit Hole

We've had two offers to publish by two prominent academic prominent academic presses. The offers entailed zero advances and monkey point royalties. In other words, a glorified version of vanity press. Needless to say, with three years of backbreaking work...

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  • 31
    Jan
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Zion’s Fiction Unbound

Good news, Hevraya. The fair folk of Wesleyan University Press have informed us they want to buy Zion's Fiction. The rest, as they say, is dickering. Except now I am also co-editing (with Dr. Elana Gomel of Tel Aviv University...

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  • 9
    Mar
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Leonard Nimoy Embarks on His Final Voyage

In Hebrew, when one dies he is said to "go back to his own world." Oddly apt, in this case. It's not quite Leonard Nimoy's Sloshim (30 days since his passing), nor is it quite 20 years since this interview...

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  • 14
    Nov
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Zion’s Fiction Huzzah!

The Elders of Zion's Fiction, notably Dr. Emanuel Lottem, Eli Herstein, Avi Katz and myself, wish to thank you for generous support, your encouragement and your readiness to step in and tell us when and how we were nailing it...

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  • 10
    Nov
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Zion’s Fictioners!

Zion's Fictioners! Get out Your Towels, Drink Your Five Pints and Call up the Troops for a Last Ditch Howl of Support We're down to the wire here, Zi-Fi'ers. But whatever you do, don't panic. You may, however, put a...

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  • 18
    Oct
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Hairy Tales & States of Grace

The last 60 days of intensive prep for The Zion’s Fiction project bring to mind the 1965 documentary, Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen. In one segment, the poet declares that upon waking, he feels impelled to discover whether he...

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  • 6
    Oct
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The Road to Zion’s Fiction

Thirty years ago, I wanted to publish a comprehensive and authoritative anthology of Israeli fantasy and science fiction. There were only two problems: my Hebrew wasn’t up to snuff, and there really wasn’t enough of the stuff, so far as...

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  • 20
    Sep
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Bloggish Tales of Zion’s Fiction #2

My own childhood is difficult to explain, not just to non-Israelis but to many Israelis themselves. I grew up on a kibbutz in the north of the country, a sort of utopian communal Zionist community that, years later, I would...

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  • 11
    Sep
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Bloggish Tales of Zion’s Fiction

Reports from the 76 Israelis who attended Loncon, the World Science Fiction Convention hosted by London in mid-August indicate that the panel on Israeli SF was well attended by a curious, and curiously civil, crowd. Curiously civil because the war...

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