Unholy Land

Unholy Land

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Lior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father.

Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina—a Jewish state founded in the early 20th century—has grown dangerous. The government is building a vast border wall to keep out African refugees. Unrest in Ararat City is growing. And Tirosh’s childhood friend, trying to deliver a warning, has turned up dead in his hotel room. A state security officer has identified Tirosh as a suspect in a string of murders, and a rogue agent is stalking Tirosh through transdimensional rifts—possible futures that can only be prevented by avoiding the mistakes of the past.

From the bestselling author of Central Station comes an extraordinary new novel recalling China Miéville and Michael Chabon, entertaining and subversive in equal measures.

Title:Unholy Land
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781616963040
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    Unholy Land Reviews

  • Gary

    Lavie Tidhar’s sci-fantasies swirl around in a nexus of dreams and memories and imagined realities, soaking through pages of pulpy detective potboilers and silver-age sci-fi brain benders. They are ...

  • Bradley

    Lior Tirosh, the main character in Lavie Tidhar's novel, may as well be the author. I mean, the author certainly seems to think so, both being more or less a self-described semi-successful pulp-fictio...

  • Lata

    Alternate realities coupled with an interesting historical fact that at one time there was idea of creating a country in Africa next to Uganda for Jews. A writer, Lior Tirosh, returns to this country ...

  • Oleksandr Zholud

    This is a sci-fantasy / alt-history novel about a Jewish homeland in the middle of Africa. The book intentionally mixes genres and plays meta-fiction, while remaining a fast-paced yarn.In the early 20...

  • Cathy

    Tirosh goes back to his home in Africa, an alternative Palestine bordering Uganda. Which could have happened. Alternative history, what-might-have-beens, detective novel, hints of an autobiography and...

  • Jenia

    I received an ARC of this book from the publishing company Tachyon Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar is a highly inventive mindfuck of a book, but one ...

  • Maryam

    Review first published at The Curious SFF Reader Lior Tirosh, a not so famous pulp-fiction writer who’s never published something of note, decides to go back to his homeland to take care of his ill ...

  • Denise

    Somewhere between 4.5 and 5 stars. RTC...

  • Lisa Wolf

    Wow, what a crazy read! I can't say I've ever come across Israeli science fiction before, and I enjoyed the heck out of this one.The initial premise is intriguing -- and based on true events. Back in ...

  • Nancy

    I closed the book--or rather swiped to the last page on my iPad--and my first thought was, I want to read this again. Now.Because Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar took me on a crazy ride across genres and ...