On Wednesday Sean Wallace posted the contents and cover to The People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy, of which my story “The History Within Us” will appear. All I can say is, wow.
Edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace
“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.
These are the people of the book. Open, read; the universe is made of words.”
Table of Contents
Introduction, by Ann VanderMeer
“Burning Beard” by Rachel Pollack
“How the Little Rabbi Grew” by Eliot Fintushel
“Geddarien” by Rose Lemberg
“The Wings of Meister Wilhelm” by Theodora Goss
“The Dybbuk in Love” by Sonya Taaffe
“Fidelity: a Primer” by Michael Blumlein
“Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane” by Jonathon Sullivan
“The Tsar’s Dragons” by Jane Yolen
“Going East” by Elana Gomel
“Dark Coffee, Bright Light, and the Paradox of Omnipotence” by Ben Burgis
“Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
“Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Problem of Susan” by Neil Gaiman
“Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke” by Peter S. Beagle
“Eliyahu ha-Navi” by Max Sparber
“Reuben” by Tamar Yellin
“The Muldoon” by Glen Hirshberg
“Semaphore” by Alex Irvine
“Golems I Have Known” by Michael Chabon
“The History Within Us” by Matthew Kressel
Forthcoming: December 2010.