There is a wonderful effort started in Pakistan by Usman T. Malik and Tehseen Bajwa from Pakistan to recognize the pursuit of Science Fiction and imaginative fiction in Pakistan. Here is the release from the creators of the Salam Awards, please share widely. Named after Pakistan’s only Nobel Prize winner–theContinue Reading

Better late than never I always say, the wait is over, I give you the Science Fiction short story anthology based on the first Islamicate Short Story contest. There are a total of 12 stories in the anthology and the first three stories are also the ones which won theContinue Reading

Rani Banjarian, an undergrad student from Vanderbilt University, has won the 2016 Dell Magazine award for his  short story Lullabies in Arabic for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Here is a relevant excerpt published by Dell Magazines. “Lullabies in Arabic” by Rani Banjarian 10 years before A rowContinue Reading