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

Book Launch: Haris A. Durrani presents Technologies of the Self with Sahar Ullah Friday, April 15 at 6 – 7:15 PM McNally Jackson Bookstore, NYC RSVP via Facebook Haris A. Durrani talks with academic and fellow storyteller Sahar Ullah (Columbia University, Hijabi Monologues) about Muslims and Latinos in literature, genreContinue Reading

Here is Arabic translation of the short story Bystander by Alan Foster translated by none other than the Arab Science Fiction author Nora Al-Nouman of the Ajwan fame. The story was published as part of a collection of short stories by Alan Foster titled … Who Needs Enemies. Here isContinue Reading

(Image Source: The Guardian) Priyanka Joseph interviews Mohsin Hamid over at Cafe America in MFA and the subject of Science Fiction comes up and Hamid makes an excellent point about representation in Science Fiction: CA: So about future themes you want to explore: I was really excited when I read the science-fictionContinue Reading

The current issue (Volume 26, Number 1, Spring 2014) of Journal of Religion and Popular Culture has a couple of articles on Science Fiction with Muslim characters. Here are the abstracts of the relevant articles: The Marvel of Islam: Reconciling Muslim Epistemologies through a New Islamic Origin Saga in Naif al-Mutawa’s The 99 Continue Reading