World Fantasy Con 2010 was something of a milestone for me. I finally met somebody who confirmed that Lavie Tidhar is, indeed, a real and breathing person. John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency tells me that Lavie is of human flesh and not some computer entity sliding along the ocean floor or a conglomeration of underpaid authors cranking out hundreds of thousands of words for publication.
You might have heard of Lavie Tidhar. Locus called him an “emerging master.” His short fiction work has appeared in most professional short fiction publications of note: Clarkesworld Magazine, Apex Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Chizine and more. His stories have appeared in heavyweight anthologies such as Salon Fantastique, The Del Ray Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy, Lovecraft Unbound, Phantom, Interfictions II, Shine, and Dark Faith. Most recently Lavie broke into the mainstream with the mass market paperback novel The Bookman (first in a series of three) from Angry Robot Books. He also runs the World SF blog with Charles Tan.