People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy

People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy


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People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy by Peter S. Beagle, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Lavie Tidhar

  • From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony
    Kushner, the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic. In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years, twenty authors prove that their heritage is alive and well — in the spaces between stars that an alphabet can bridge,
    folklore come to life and histories become stories, and all the places where old worlds and new collide and change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607012382
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,010,578
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter S. Beagle is one of the world's best-loved fantasy authors and screenwriters. His best known book, The Last Unicorn, was published in 1968 and was made into a popular animated film in 1982. Beagle also wrote the screenplay to the 1978 animated The Lord of the Rings movie and others. He has written and contributed to more than 30 novels and story collections, including his first book A Fine and Private Place and well-received The Folk of the Air. In 2011 he was presented with the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ann VanderMeer 11

Burning Beard: The Dreams and Visions of Joseph ben Jacob, Lord Viceroy of Egypt Rachel Pollack 13

How the Little Rabbi Grew Eliot Fintushel 27

Geddarien Rose Lemberg 36

The Wings of Meister Wilhelm Theodora Goss 47

The Dybbuk in Love Sonya Taaffe 67

Fidelity: A Primer Michael Blumlein 83

Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane Jonathon Sullivan 101

The Tsar's Dragons Jane Yolen 118

Going East Elana Gomel 149

Dark Coffee, Bright Light and the Paradoxes of Omnipotence Ben Burgis 161

Biographical Notes to "A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes" Benjamin Rosenbaum Benjamin Rosenbaum 170

Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet Lavie Tidhar 188

The Problem of Susan Neil Gaiman 196

Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel Peter S. Beagle 203

Eliyahu ha-Navi Max Sparber 231

Reuben Tamar Yellin 236

The Muldoon Glen Hirshberg 247

Semaphore Alex Irvine 269

Golems I Have Known, or, Why My Elder Son's Middle Name Is Napoleon: A Trickster's Memoir Michael Chabon 282

The History Within Us Matthew Kressel 297

About the Contributors 311

Publication History and Copyrights 317

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