Zion’s Fiction Update

Sheldon Teitelbaum

Sheldon Teitelbaum has good news – Zion’s Fiction may have found a publisher.

I wanted you to know that Wesleyan University Press has told us they want to buy Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature. They are now dickering with our agent, Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency.

File 770 covered the attempt to crowdfund publication of the book in 2014. Zion’s Fiction co-editor Sheldon Teitelbaum teased the project with this attention-getting reminder –

Israel is the only country in the world directly inspired by a science fiction novel — Theodor Herzl’s Altneuland, or Old-New Land. “If you will it,” he famously declared, “it is no dream!” Millions took him up on his challenge, with results no science fiction writer ever could have imagined.

An image of the latest draft cover is shown below.

Meanwhile, Teitelbaum is now hard at work on a volume of academic essays on Israeli SF, a companion volume to With Both Feet on the Clouds: Fantasy in Israeli Literature, with Dr. Elana Gomel of Tel Aviv University and Stanford.