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Author: Lavie Tidhar Narrator: Ralph Lister, Ralph Lister Thomas Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250767127

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A retelling of Arthurian myth for the age of Brexit and Trump, from World Fantasy Award-winner Lavie Tidhar, By Force Alone. Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. The fact is they don't know sh*t. Arthur? An over-promoted gangster. Merlin? An eldritch parasite. Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer. Britain? A clogged sewer that Rome abandoned just as soon as it could. A savage and cutting epic fantasy, equally poetic and profane, By Force Alone is at once a timely political satire, a magical adventure, and a subversive masterwork. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

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  • Lavie Tidhar[‘s] mad imagination ... is hilarious, insightful and terrifying all at once.

    - Ben Aaronovitch
  • He is a political writer, an iconoclast and sometimes a provocateur ... remarkable and ambitious work.

    - China Mieville
  • Would probably have been enough to get Tidhar burnt at the stake during the Middle Ages... Violent, action-packed, paced like a runaway freight train, politically incorrect and socially unredeemable [and] hugely entertaining.

    - Gardner Dozois·“A game-player of a writer who uses the spectrum of science fiction canon for his pieces... Lavie Tidhar is a clever bastard.
  • Lavie Tidhar is one of the most distinctive voices to enter the field in many years.

    - Alastair Reynolds
  • [Tidhar is] Young, ambitious, skilled and original.

    - Christopher Priest
  • Hypnotic … [his] writing is beautiful.

    - Jeff Vandermeer
  • There are SFF writers. There are good SFF writers. And there is Lavie Tidhar...There is no one like him writing in genre today.

    - Ian McDonald
  • Groundbreaking… radically unique… genius literary invention.

    - Norman Spinrad
  • A dazzling tale of complicated politics and even more complicated souls. Beautiful.

    - Ken Liu
  • [Tidhar] has already staked a claim as the genre’s most interesting, most bold, and most accomplished writer.

    - Locus
  • Tidhar scatters brilliant ideas like pennies on the sidewalk.

    - NPR Books
  • Stunning...very funny...remarkably poignant...[Tidhar] reminds us that even — especially — under the most terrible of circumstances, stories are all we have. And in the right hands, they can be a formidable weapon.

    - The Washington Post
  • A brilliantly etched phantasmagoric reconfiguring of that most sizzling of eras the twilight 20th . . . a torrid tour de force.

    - James Ellroy

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About the Author

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award–winning author of Osama, in addition to many other works. He works across genres, combining detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction, and historical and autobiographical material. His work has been compared to that of Philip K. Dick by the London Guardian and the Financial Times.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.