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Head of Zeus
Osama Lavie Tidhar

Winner of the World Fantasy Award

Tenth Anniversary Edition, with a new introduction and three extra stories.

It's a rainy day when the woman approaches Joe. He is a private detective and she is looking for someone, as these things often go. Her quarry is the obscure author of a series of pulp novels featuring one Osama bin Laden: Vigilante.

Joe's quest will take him across the world in search of the writer. And every step of the way – from the backwaters of Laos to Paris and London – he is plagued, by assailants he cannot name, by questions he cannot hope to answer and by ghostly entities he cannot seem to shake.

Joe knows how the story should end, but even he is not ready for the truths he will find in New York and atop a quiet hill above Kabul, nor for the choice he will have to make there...

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Fantasy
02 Sep 2021 * 400pp * £7.99 * 9781800245105
'Bears comparison with the best of Philip K. Dick's paranoid alternate-history fantasies. It's beautifully written and undeniably powerful'
Financial Times
'Osama is an ingenious inversion of modern history: Osama bin Laden is the central character in a string of pulp novels allegedly written by one Mike Longschott. The terrorist crimes exist, in this novel, in a different realm ... Excellent, evocative and atmospheric'
Christopher Priest, award-winning novelist and author of The Prestige
'An awesome book, dark, twisty alt-universe terrorist noir'
Lauren Beukes, bestselling author of Zoo City
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar's novels include World Fantasy Award winner Osama, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner A Man Lies Dreaming (both recently reissued by Head of Zeus) and Campbell, Neukom and Chinese Nebula winner Central Station. His latest novel By Force Alone, the first in his Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet, is published by Head of Zeus. Described as 'An utterly original voice in contemporary fiction' and 'a genius of conjuring realities that are just two steps to the left of our own', Tidhar works across genres. His novels combine detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction and historical and autobiographical material to create a genre entirely of his own.
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Growing Rich
Wizard's First Rule
Stone Of Tears
Blood Of The Fold
Temple Of The Winds
Soul Of The Fire
Faith Of The Fallen
The Pillars Of Creation
Naked Empire
Debt Of Bones
The Sunset Warrior
Shallows Of Night
Dai San
Beneath An Opal Moon
Dragons On The Sea Of Night
Tales of the Long War
Guns of Empire
The Rook
The Twyning
The Grim Company
The Desert of Souls
The Bones of the Old Ones
The Black Guard
Sword Of The North
The Dark Blood
The Red Prince
The First Confessor
The Grace of Kings
Dead Man's Steel
The World Raven
The Wall of Storms
The Guns of Empire