Booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers get World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar’s THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE WORLD “Tidhar scatters brilliant ideas like pennies on the sidewalk.”—NPR Books
Review copies of the Campbell, Xingyun, and Neukom Award winning-author Lavie Tidhar’s latest science fiction novel THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE WORLD are now available via EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY.
by Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 978-1-61696-362-0 (print); 978-1-61696-363-7 (digital)
Published: September 2023
Available Format(s): Trade paperback; digital
Caught between realities, a mathematician, a book dealer, and a mobster desperately seek a notorious book that disappears upon being read. Only the author, a rakish sci-fi writer, knows whether his popular novel is truthful or a hoax. In a story that is cosmic, inventive, and sly, multi-award-winning author Lavie Tidhar (Central Station) travels from the emergence of life to the very ends of the universe.
Delia Welegtabit discovered two things during her childhood on a South Pacific island: her love for mathematics and a novel that isn’t supposed to exist. But the elusive book proves unexpectedly dangerous, attracting the attention of Oskar Lens, a Russian mobster in the midst of an existential crisis. When Delia’s husband goes missing, she seeks help from Daniel Chase, a young, face-blind book dealer.
Lode Stars was written by the infamous Eugene Charles Hartley, legendary pulp science-fiction writer and founder of the Church of the All-Seeing Eyes. In Hartley’s novel, a doppelganger of Delia searches for her missing father in a strange star. But is any of Lode Stars real? Was Hartley a cynical conman on a quest for wealth and immortality, creating a religion he did not believe in? Or was he a visionary who truly discovered the secrets of the universe?