(Image Source: Financial Times) The award winning British-Pakistani novelist, Mohsin Hamid, published a short story on an Alien Invasion in Financial Times which was quite well received. Here is an excerpt from the story: A hot wind rattles the roof of our shanty. Corrugated metal bucks up and down, scrabbling against
Haris Durrani has an interesting take on Science Fiction and Fantasy geared towards a Muslim audience who may not be familiar towards the genre. Here is an excerpt from Eight Myths about Science Fiction and Fantasy at AltMuslimah Most people who haven’t read science fiction and fantasy (SFF) define it
(Artist: Kenny Hassan Irving) As promised last year we will be doing a week long series on Science Fiction coming from Pakistan from tomorrow onwards. The stories will range from Science Fiction novels to Spiderman spottings in Pakistan to Pakistani Star Fleet Academy to stories with the son of Hitler
(Image Source: Abu Pokemon) A sub-genre of Science Fiction that deserve more attention is Comedy Science Fiction or Science Fiction with more humor. I recently came across this now defunct Muslim humor website Abu Pokemon which narrates stories with Lego and found one with can be described as Science Fiction.
Dark Matter is an epic Science Fiction novel by a Bangladeshi-American author Dark Matter which portrays diverse aliens, delves into a solution of the Fermi-Paradox and an all round adventure. Here is the description of the book from the official website: Dark matter, the invisible substance that constitutes the bulk
One of the earliest Turkish Sci-Fi Utopias was written by the Turkish nationalist author Raif Necdet. In Semavi İhtiras (The Celestial Passion), published in 1933 a future secular and republican Turkish utopia is imagined. The story is about Nobel-prize winning Turkish authors and Turkish girls who have many more freedoms