Thrilling Hebrew Tales! On Jewish Vampires, Golems, Tzaddiks, and HebrewPunk

Lavie Tidhar’s most recent book, An Occupation of Angels, is now available. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
I’ve got a feeling that, in years from now, with many novels, novellas, and collections all out (I’ll have 3 novels out just next year, if it’s an indication), when oil becomes scarce and there’ll be a Chinese colony on the moon, I’ll still be that HebrewPunk guy. Continue reading here.

6 responses to “Thrilling Hebrew Tales! On Jewish Vampires, Golems, Tzaddiks, and HebrewPunk

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  2. You know, I hate to call anyone a liar, and it’s possible that your memory is playing you false, more likely that you misheard me, but I wouldn’t have said “what else is there?” There’s a whole lot more (i put chunks of it into Sandman, for a start). And I always point out Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba, a major character in American Gods, who is straight out of Jewish myth, when people ask.

    • Hi Neil,

      I obviously can’t argue about memory, and I apologise if I got it wrong. The memory- real or otherwise – of that very brief conversation, however, was one of the factors leading to my trying to explore Jewish myths in fantasy – and the reason it stuck in my head the way it did. It is also quite possible I heard you wrong, of course, or that I just blocked out the part about the Queen of Sheba.

      False memory or not, though, I’ve been grateful for that conversation ever since!

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