The full-of-good-ideas CENTRAL STATION sparkles
The buzz for Lavie Tidhar’s forthcoming novel CENTRAL STATION continues with a new review and an interview.
Photo: Kevin Nixon. © Future Publishing 2013.
At the Spanish language DONDE ACABA EL
INFINITO, Alexander Paez García enjoys his first exposure to the interesting Lavie Tidhar.
With CENTRAL STATION Lavie Tidhar leaves out everything that hitherto had cultivated: novels noir reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet and that could be found in the ucronía. In this case we have a more texts like Ken Liu, more focused on the aspects that make us human story, but which in turn echoes of classics like Isaac Asimov in technological evolution and robotics are concerned.
It is the first novel I read Tidhar Lavie, and above all the above, I have been fascinated by the way of narrating the author. With brief pincelazas and small details, build a world alive and palpable. It is also evocative and gives a great pace to the plot. CENTRAL STATION is full of great ideas that sparkle on every page. It is not a book of action but that does not mean that there is tension and conflict in sufficient amounts to not being able to put aside the novel. Lavie Tidhar is the most interesting authors I’ve read in a long time.
(Translation from Spanish, courtesy of Google)
Lavie Tidhar joined Jonathan Strahan on the COODE STREET PODCAST.
This week we are delighted to be joined by Lavie Tidhar, whose Jerwood Fiction Underwood Prize Award winning novel
MAN LIES DREAMING has just appeared in the U.S., and whose fix-up science fiction novel CENTRAL STATION is set to appear in May, with the reissue of the Bookman novels and nonfiction book ART AND WAR scheduled as well this year.
We discussed his sometimes controversial approach to alternate history, the question of borrowing tropes from pulp fiction in portraying serious events such as the Holocaust and terrorism, the importance of American SF writers like Cordwainer Smith, his own experiences growing up in a kibbutz and what he read there, and the never-ending question of genre literature vs “literary” fiction.
For more info about CENTRAL STATION, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover and poster by Sarah Anne Langton