No story today, just a couple of links found while visiting a few of my favorite sites: http://io9.com/f-or-noor-hashem-a-mellon-postdoctoral-fellow-in-the-1711141616 http://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2015/summer/muslim-sci-fi-and-comics Happy Sunday!
While looking for some interesting items to add to Islam and Science Fiction blog, I came across this (old) post from the BBC called “Close encounters of the Arab kind“. An interesting short piece on science fiction and Muslims. Take… Continue Reading
Sherif Adel’s Foot 3aleyna Bokra (Pass By Tomorrow) is an Egyptian comic set 1000 years in the future where technology has progressed but the problems that the Egyptian people face on a daily basis remain more or less the same. Here… Continue Reading
Though I’m not an avid gamer of simulations, undoubtedly the Civilization series by Sid Meier is hugely popular. The latest version of the game, called Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Rising Tide Expansion Pack adds an interesting twist, it introduces a… Continue Reading
Tehran 2121 or Tehran 1500 is an animation short from Iran which envisions Iran in the year 2121 where robots live alongside people who are 150 years old or more. The year 2121 in the common era calendar is… Continue Reading
(Image Source: Pinterest) Woodturtle has a really interesting take on the world of Steampunk and being a Muslim. Here is a relevant excerpt. It’s complicated enough to juggle issues of power, representation and creative expression — but in a fantastical… Continue Reading
Here is Islam and Science Fiction’s interview with Razwan-ul-Haq who is a British Muslim artist and whom we had profiled last month. 1. What inspired you to become an artist? Razwan: That’s a question as I get asked a lot.… Continue Reading
The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFEC) is in 10 days and will be held in Abu Dhabi, William Shatner, Gillian Anderson, Kelly Hu and a host of other big names will be guests at the MEFEC. The convention… Continue Reading
Background: Our latest interview is with Muslim American writer G. Willow Wilson which was conducted by Rebecca Hankins. Wilson is a writer and scholar, a convert to Islam whose commentary often addresses Islamic and interfaith issues. An avid supporter of… Continue Reading
Here is a video of Saladin Ahmed giving a speech on writing Muslim American fantasy at the Grand Rapids Community College’s library.