Riding Leviathan: A New Wave of Israeli Science Fiction and Fantasy

“Rabbinic conspiracies, Leviathan-riding heroines, a top-secret Israel Defense Forces demon-hunting unit, ghosts and amnesiacs, a gay messiah—all these can be found in the half-dozen books short-listed for this year’s Geffen Prize for best Israeli fantasy or science fiction novel, awarded in late September by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

Read the full article at the Jewish Review of books here.

One thought on “Riding Leviathan: A New Wave of Israeli Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. I think the rise of new genres in Hebrew literature has to do with the Israeli book market becoming less lucrative so new writers write with the hope of being translated, hence the use of global genres.

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