A number of Science Fiction Cons that are being cancelled is increasing. The latest one to succumb to Coronavirus is SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association). I was looking forward to the conference, hoping to attend my first SFRA conference is 2020. However this won’t happen this year. Let’s all hopeContinue Reading

Rebecca Hankins, one of the editors of Islam and Science Fiction Project is an Appointee for Member, National Historical Publications and Records Commission by President Obama. Congratulations to sister Rebecca for this wonderful milestone. Here is here bio for reference: Rebecca Hankins is Associate Professor, Curator, and Librarian for AfricanaContinue Reading

Image Source: Dazed Magazine Dazed Magazine sits down with Fatima Al Qadiri and Sophia Al-Maria, Arab-Americans from teh Gulf, on their thoughts on Gulf Futurism. Here is a relevant excerpt: The Gulf paradox – a headlong sprint into the future tempered by ultra-conservative Islamic codes – defines everyday life inContinue Reading

Occasionally we cover news from the Muslim world which are sounds like Science Fiction, once such instance is what is going on in Kuwait right. While this does not really amount to creating the world of Gattaca but Kuwait has taken measures that makes genetic discrimination easier. Here is anContinue Reading

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 a read of the post over on the BBC websiteContinue Reading

(Image Source: Wikipedia; A Persian miniature depicting a scene from Ferdousi’s Shahnameh) This post officially marks the end of our unplanned hiatus. A number of internal and external issues had prevented us from posting in the last couple of months. With this post we would like to reassure everyone that weContinue Reading