“To this familiar Tel Aviv scene, however, with its characteristic mix of squalor and charm, Tidhar has added cyborgs, chip-implanted virtual realities, genetic manipulation, and spacecraft. Which raises the question: are these sprinklings of sci-fi tropes and cues and gizmos meant to tell us something important that Tidhar wants us to know about the Israel of the far future, or for that matter of today?”

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