Lavie Tidhar’s mosaic novel CENTRAL STATION imagines an interplanetary spaceport in the heart of future Tel Aviv, and weaves an exquisite tapestry out of a handful of lives playing out among the cultural accretion of centuries underneath the shadow of the hulking port. Contemporary science-fiction at its best—poetic, philosophical, and wondrously imaginative.
Photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013
THE DES LEWIS GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS tackles the novel.
When I review this book (possibly not before the new year), my comments will appear in the thought stream below.
A fiction world of nemonymity and self, where fiction is stronger than reality? and another connection… “No one had produced robots for a very long time. They were a missing link, an awkward evolutionary step between human and Other.”
I am positively entrammelled, and will take this book slowly.
Texture and feel, so far, a bit like on of my favorite writers, Salman Rushdie. Don’t rush to die…
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Cover by Sarah Anne Langton