What people are saying

Nick Bones is a wonderfully complex and ambiguous character, and his sassy computer assistant Maggie is worth the price of admission by herself.

– Eli Hirsch

Cohen is a master storyteller who has crafted a book that is simultaneously great fun and thought-provoking. I recommend it highly!

– David Ellenson

If a Reform rabbi, with a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought, a yen for Hasidism, a lust for science fiction, and a yetser hora for mystery wrote a novel, Nick Bones Underground would be it.

– Jonathan Sarna

The Jewish wit of a Michael Chabon or Jonathan Safran Foer and a dash of absurd sci-fi in the tradition of Douglas Adams.

– Howard Lovy

Phil M. Cohen has delivered a crackling, genre-bending story that has both head and heart.

– Joan Leegant

You can’t help but accompany Nick Bones on his quest for an actual truth that seems to reside with untruth itself in the person Shmulie Shimmer, the inventor of Lerbs. You will be glad you accompanied him on his quest.

– Susan Lang

photo by Ivan Cutler


Phil M. Cohen is the author of nearly twenty published stories, dozens of articles, and of the eBook Lucky 13. He blogs for The Times of Israel, and at this website, interviews authors and other literary figures, writes flash fiction and short stories, and writes all the things clergy write.