A press release from Keith Brooke of Infinity Plus Books:
Israeli author Nir Yaniv’s debut English-language collection has been released by Keith Brooke’s Infinity Plus imprint: The Love Machine & Other Contraptions is available in Kindle and paperback formats.
Yaniv is a film-maker, musician and author based in Tel Aviv. With World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar, he co-wrote 2009 novel, The Tel Aviv Dossier. It has been described by SFCrowsnest as “the most enjoyably bizarre novel I’ve read,” and was called a “neo-Gnostic apocalypse narrative for the iPod generation” by The Jewish Quarterly.
Yaniv’s stories have appeared widely in Israel, where he is considered one of the most prominent of the new wave of genre writers. His writing is often humorous, and tackles a wide variety of subjects and literary approaches. In English, his stories have previously appeared in Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Chizine and elsewhere, and they have been translated into German, Portuguese and Polish.
The Love Machine collects Yaniv’s previously published stories as well as many new stories never published in English. Some have been translated by Lavie Tidhar, who also provides an introduction, and well as by the author himself.
Yaniv’s work has been called “hypnotic, surreal and prophetic” by World Fantasy Award winning editor Ann VanderMeer, and as “fantastic, wonderful [and] weird” by Strange Horizons.
Table of contents:
The Dream of the Blue Man
The Word of God
Contraption: Time Machine
My Uncle Gave Me a Time Machine
I’m not as Old as I Used to be
Contratption: Fear Machine
A Painter, a Sheep and a Boa Constrictor
Contraption: ID Machine
Benjamin Schneider’s Little Greys
Contraption: Flight Machine
Contraption: Light Machine
Contraption: Love Machine
Truth in Advertising
Contraption: Sun Machine
Contraption: Void Machine
Contraption: Real Machine
A Wizard on the Road
Contraption: Mind Machine
The Story Ends
Contraption: Town Machine