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Head of Zeus
The Best of World SF: 2
The Best of World SF: 2 edited by Lavie Tidhar

Twenty-nine new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction.

The second annual instalment to the 'rare and wonderful' (The Times) The Best of World SF Volume 1, this collection of twenty-nine stories, including eight original and exclusive additions, represents the state of the art in international science fiction.

Navigating around the globe, The Best of World SF Volume 2 features writers from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Grenada, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Each story has been selected by World SF expert and award-winning author Lavie Tidhar. Taking us into space – Mars at first, then the stars – and then back to a strange, transformed Earth via AI, gods, aliens and the undead, the collection traces the ever-changing meaning of the genre from some of the most exciting voices writing today.

This is not a retrospective of what science fiction around the world used to look like. This is a snapshot of what some of it looks like now. And it's never been more exciting.

Reviews for The Best of World SF series:
'Just the start of a whole new game for speculative fiction authors around the world' LA Review of Books
'An excellent, lovingly curated collection' Financial Times
'This wonderful anthology should be a hit with any sci-fi fan' Publishers Weekly
'Tidhar gives a cheerful, fannish introduction to the stories, drawn from 26 countries on five continents, and encompassing a dizzying range of tones and approaches' The Times
'An outstanding assortment of international sci-fi shorts... A bold and powerful argument for non-Anglophone SF's potential to push the genre's boundaries' Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Science Fiction
13 Oct 2022 * 656pp * £9.99 * 9781803280295
REVIEWS
'An outstanding assortment of international sci-fi shorts... A bold and powerful argument for non-Anglophone SF's potential to push the genre's boundaries'
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
PRAISE FOR THE BEST OF WORLD SF: VOL 1:

'An excellent, lovingly curated collection that is also uniformly well translated' Financial Times.

'Tidhar gives a cheerful, fannish introduction to the stories, drawn from 26 countries on five continents, and encompassing a dizzying range of tones and approaches' The Times.

'This handsome volume from Head of Zeus is a major step on a 45-year journey to bring global speculative fiction to Anglophone attention... The print edition of The Best of World SF: Volume 1 is truly a thing of beauty, providing gravitas and a wider audience for the authors it collects... There are many striking stories in the collection... This anthology is just the start of a whole new game for speculative fiction authors around the world'
 LA Review of Books
Editor
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar was born just ten miles from Armageddon and grew up on a kibbutz in northern Israel. He has since made his home in London, where he is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond University. He won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Fiction, was twice longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award and the Rome Prize. He co-wrote Art and War: Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction, and is a columnist for the Washington Post.
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The Best of World SF
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