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Blum, Yoav

Entry updated 8 May 2019. Tagged: Author.

(1978-    ) Israeli software developer and author whose first translated novel, Metsarfe ha-miòkrim (2011; trans Ira Moskowitz as The Coincidence Makers 2018), in which (in a traditional sf sense) a group of young men and women exercise their professional skill, which resembles Psi Powers: the ability to create coincidences and events binding on the future, under the control of a Secret Master cabal. But the tale is in fact a Fabulation, exuberantly echoing various authors from Italo Calvino to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The end effect is of a gonzo meditativeness. [JC]

Yoav Blum

born Israel: 1 September 1978

died

works (selected)

  • Metsarfe ha-miòkrim (Jerusalem, Israel: Keter Publishing House, 2011) [binding unknown/]
    • The Coincidence Makers (New York: St Martin's Press, 2018) [trans Ira Moskowitz of the above: hb/Ervin Serrano and Michael Storrings]

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