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Review: Jews vs Aliens (Anthology)

| 3. April 2015

One thing first: Jews vs Aliens is not Steampunk, two of the stories in there fall, from what I can tell, into the Pulp Era and could be considered Dieselpunk but I primarily read the anthology for two reasons: The title alone… The anthology was curated and edited by my friend and favourite author Lavie […]

Review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

| 3. März 2014

The Violent Century is yet another tale with which Lavie Tidhar demonstrates his superb skills as a storyteller. The Violent Century reads like a Silver Age superhero comic. Every scene in the book is like a page in a comic, the whole novel feels like a comic book but yet is so much more. Anyway, […]

Pre-release review: The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar

| 20. Januar 2012

Lavie Tidhar has done it again. The previous two novels of The Bookman Chronicles, The Bookman and Camera Obscura, each were different genres, and so is The Great Game. This time, Lavie has written a Steampunk spy thriller in best James Bond/pulp fashion. As previously Mr. Tidhar garnishes his tale with a colourful mix of […]

Angry Robot Books is doing it again!

| 14. Dezember 2011

Right, my favourite publisher is doing it again (as if they ever stopped): Releasing fantastic books. Now, my preference for Angry Robot Books has several reasons: They’ve got Lavie Tidhar They’ve got Guy Adams They’ve got Dan Abnett They are based in Nottingham (home sweet home…) I have thus far not encountered a single book […]

Breaking News: The Cover of The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar has been released!

| 14. Juli 2011

Just in, fresh from Lavie Tidhar and the Angry Robot blog! This is the cover of Lavie Tidhar’s third part of The Bookman Histories, The Great Game: But there is one slightly bitter taste to it: The novel will not be released until February 2012. Still quite a long time in the future. I can […]

Interview with Lavie Tidhar on the Angry Robot Podcast

| 15. Juni 2011

  Just wanted to share the following episode of the Angry Robot Podcast, since it is an interview with Lavie Tidhar and not sharing it would be an abomination. I am really looking forward to the release of The Great Game and am currently reading Ossama. Very different, but also highly recommendable. Theme song courtesy […]

Win a Copy of Camera Obscura

| 9. April 2011

As you may know through following my blog I am rather fond of Lavie Tidhar’s work and consider his latest novel Camera Obscura to be required reading for every Steampunk. Now I have a copy of Camera Obscura to give away and you could be the one to recieve it. All you have to do […]

The Bookman – A pre-release review

| 17. Dezember 2009

Lavie Tidhar was kind enough to honor me with an opportunity to review his upcomming steampunk novel The Bookman. So here are my thoughts and impressions: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar Since this is a pre-release review of The Bookman, I shall try to put as few spoilers into it as possible. Set in an […]