Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. But there must always be an account...and the past has a habit of catching up to the present. Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields - to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?
They'd never meant to be heroes.
An emerging master." Locus Young, ambitious, skilled and original. Christopher Priest, author of The Prestige. He is a political writer, an iconoclast and sometimes a provocateur ... Osama is a remarkable and ambitious work. China Mieville on Osama.
Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama, of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for a BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon and Sidewise awards. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa but currently resides in London. Lavie can be found online at http://lavietidhar.wordpress.com or on twitter @lavietidhar.