The Love Machine & Other ContraptionsÂ is available in Kindle and paperback formats.
Yaniv is a film-maker, musician and author based in Tel Aviv. With World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar he co-wrote 2009 novel,Â The Tel Aviv Dossier. It has been described by SFCrowsnest as â€œthe most enjoyably bizarre novel I’ve read,â€ and was called a â€œneo-Gnostic apocalypse narrative for the iPod generationâ€ byÂ The Jewish Quarterly.
Yanivâ€™s stories have appeared widely in Israel, where he is considered one of the most prominent of the new wave of genre writers. His writing is often humorous, and tackles a wide variety of subjects and literary approaches. In English, his stories have previously appeared inÂ Weird Tales,Â Apex Magazine,Â ChizineÂ and elsewhere, and they have been translated into German, Portuguese and Polish.
The Love MachineÂ collects Yanivâ€™s previously published stories as well as many new stories never published in English. Some have been translated by Lavie Tidhar, who also provides an introduction, and well as by the author himself.
Yanivâ€™s work has been called “hypnotic, surreal and propheticâ€ by World Fantasy Award winning editor Ann VanderMeer, and as â€œfantastic, wonderful [and] weirdâ€ byÂ Strange Horizons.