Tel Avivian Nir Yaniv is a Musician, writer, editor and occasional director. He describes himself as a hi-tech wiz with a background in computer programming, and an instrumental vocalist, a devoted a cappella performer, a bassist, composer and arranger. Yaniv performed at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in 1999 and 2002, and at numerous other festivals. He records his own music at his own studio, The Nir Space Station. Yaniv performed live music with a dance company for ten years, and created music for films and TV. Indeed, he starred in a short, award-winning Israeli horror film as the monster. Yaniv has participated in numerous musical groups and bands, and says he still hasn’t had enough. His short-story collections include: One Hell of a Writer (Odyssey Press, 2006), and The Love Machine & Other Contraptions (Infinity Plus, 2012). Short films include: Conspiracy (2011), MicroTime (2013), and LiftOff (animation, 2013). Yaniv draws weird caricatures, sometimes to be found on T-shirts and coffee mugs. He founded Israel’s first online SF/F magazine and served as its chief editor, then moved on to edit the printed SF magazine Halomot beAspamia, and to found the website of the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy. He writes columns, articles and reviews for various publications.
Yaniv’s short stories appeared in magazines in Israel and abroad (notably Weird Tales, Chizine, Apex and other publications, electronic and printed). Wrote two books with fellow author Lavie Tidhar: Fictional Murder (Odyssey Press, 2009) and The Tel Aviv Dossier (ChiZine Publications, 2009).