Posts made in November, 2010

Interview with Lavie Tidhar, Author of An Occupation of Angels

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Apex Publications Blog: Matters of SF, Fantasy, and Horror, Interviews | 0 comments

Where did the idea for An Occupation of Angels come from? Lavie: I think, for me, it began in 2000, when I travelled along the Trans-Siberian route, from Moscow to Beijing – it took us about two months, with the longest single journey being from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk, across Siberia itself, about 3 days. There is something very dreamy about train travel, especially when there are snow storms outside… while inside there is a samovar full of hot water for tea, and in-built speakers that would wake you up each morning with Russian radio. It’s a bit like being outside of time. And I wanted to write about that train. About the lonely stations in the middle of nowhere,...

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