From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Project: People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy

People of the Book (Am ha-Sefer)
A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy

Edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace
Introduction by Ann VanderMeer

From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony Kushner, the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic.

In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years, thirty authors prove that their heritage is alive and well — in the spaces between stars that an alphabet can bridge, folklore come to life and histories become stories, and all the places where old worlds and new collide and change.

These are the people of the book. Open, read; the universe is made of words.

We would like suggestions, for Jewish-themed stories from 2000 to 2009, and it can be from anyone, actually. If you want you can either make suggestions here, or email us at This will be released at the end of the year.

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