The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction honored Lavie Tidhar with the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for CENTRAL STATION.
Campbell award administrator Chris McKitterick with the award
Bill Capossere for FANTASY LITERATURE praises the book.
I’m a sucker for linked story collections. Sure, at their worst they can feel like a lazy person’s cheap novel — a thrown together bunch of old stories with a few perfunctory transitions/connections. But at their best they mix the concentrated focus and power of a short story with the weight and depth of a longer narrative arc, making for a wonderfully discursive, elliptical, and yet strong-hitting creation. And that’s exactly what we have in Lavie Tidhar’s CENTRAL STATION, a beautifully constructed and composed linked-story novel/collection.
Photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013
The imaginative richness, sharpness of detail, and complexity of connections would make this a good book, but it’s the depth of characterization and amount of feeling in their stories that makes it an excellent one. Stories of love and loss and regret and relationships and fathers and sons and mothers and sons and old friends and new friends and once-old-friends-not-new-again. CENTRAL STATION is a lyrically told, expertly constructed tale that moves even as it impresses in its craftsmanship. Highly recommended
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Cover by Sarah Anne Langton