Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature
Edited by Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel Lottem
Illustrated by Avi Katz
Mandel Vilar Press
No, this is not a book about Israeli fiction. The title is a pun: Zion’s Fiction – science fiction. Get it?
Actually, the pun itself is a bit misleading, and is cleared up by the subtitle. Science fiction is fiction that deals with people’s responses to changes in science and technology. Speculative literature has a wider range, and may include also stories about utopias, or perfect societies, like Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, dystopias like George Orwell’s 1984, or pure fantasies and stories of the supernatural. [Read more…]