EMAD EL-DIN AYSHA is an academic, journalist and translator, currently stationed in Cairo, Egypt. While an Arab and Muslim he was born in the United Kingdom and is a native speaker of both English and Arabic. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate education in England (BA, MA, PhD) and has
Note: The following interview of the Egyptian author Mr Ahmed Al Mahdi was conducted by Emad El-Din Aysha for Islam and Sci-Fi-Fi Mr Ahmed Al Mahdi is a 26-year-old Egyptian fantasy and sci-fi writer who wrote his first novel when he was twelve, and already has several acclaimed novels under
Great news everyone, one of the Editors at Islam and Science Fiction, sister Rebecca Hankins just was sworn in as the Presidential Appointee (she was appointed by President Obama) at the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) at the National Archives. Congratulations!!!!!!!!
As promised, here is the English translation of our interview with he Tunisian Academic Dr. Ayed Kawthar in English. The French text of the original along with a bio is available here. M. Aurangzeb Ahmad: Please tell us about your background and how did you get interested in Science Fiction in
Ayed Kawthar is a Tunisian academic whose area of research is Arabic Science Fiction. Her PhD dissertation was also in Arabic Science Fiction. Since her primary languages are Arabic and French so we interviewed Dr. Kawthar in French. This also marks the first time that we are posting an interview
Yaqteenya is an alternative history novel by Yasir Bahjatt, a Saudi citizen who has been instrumental in trying to get the genre of Science Fiction off the ground in Saudi Arabia. The novel has both Science Fiction and Fantasy elements. It imagines a group of Spanish Muslims who venture into
When Gravity Fails: A Review of George Alec Effinger’s Novel Gwendolyn Bellinger George Alec Effinger’s cyberpunk novel, When Gravity Fails, allows his readers to explore an innovative and intriguing futuristic world, one dominated by brain modifications, sex changes, and a string of gruesome murders. Our novel’s hero, Marîd Audran, is