I had the good fortune to meet the President of Egyptian Society for Science Fiction Dr. Hosam El-Zembely and its member Emad Aysha in Nasr City (a suburb of Cairo) at their headquarters last week. The Egyptian Society for Science Fiction (جمعية المصرية لأدب الخيال العلمي) is a Science Fiction
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD The Egyptian science fiction novel The Great Space Saga: The Half-Humans, penned and published originally in 2001, is being dusted off for a contemporary and international audience with an English translation. The author, Dr. Hosam Abd Al-Hamid El-Zembely, is an avowed fan of Star Wars.
Questions for Algeria’s Premier Fantasy Writer Djamel Jiji Interview conducted by Emad El-Din Aysha. SYNOPSIS The Invaders of Dreams tells the story Jasmine, a little girl of six years old, who witnessed the horrific deaths of her father and her best friend Sara during a raid on her village in
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
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
Image: Still from the upcoming Ajwan TV series from UAE Here is another Masters thesis that might be of interest to our readers at Islam and Sci-Fi. Zainab Coovadia, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department at the University of Toronto has a masters thesis on social justice and politics in