Image: Kulsoom Abdullah of Pakistan at the World Weightlifting Cahmpionship Hello Friends, We’ve had some time to reflect on the election results. Some are happy that their candidate won others are not. To be honest I am just glad its over. What happened, happened. This election cycle has been insane.
Pamela Sargent The Venus Trilogy is sometimes compared to Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy. Just like the Mars Trilogy the Venus Trilogy also spans many centuries and has the terraforming of that planet as the main theme of the book. In a manner similar to Robinson’s trilogy there are also
The Book of Madness is a collection of short stories by Levent Şenyürek. Most of the stories have a grand premise ranging from the Soviets making contact with the aliens at the 1908 Tugunska event to machines that can make everything including universes. The collection also includes a self-referential story
(Cross Posted from Tabsir: Original article by Daniel Martin Varisco ) The late Edward Said lamented the biased representation of the “Oriental” in his influential Orientalism, published 35 years ago. Most of the scholarly and voyeuristic tomes he critiqued are rarely read these days, although his intellectual nemesis Bernard Lewis
Abdourahman Waberi’s Aux États-Unis d’Afrique was published in 2006, and the English translation, In the United States of Africa, came out in 2009. It’s a brief, lyrical and pointed satire that imagines our world in reverse: Africa is a region of stability and prosperity, united by a single government, with
A Mosque Amongst The Stars, an anthology that I was co-editing with Ahmed A. Khan has been released. More information on the book can be found on the book webpage here. The table of contents is available here and contributing author bios can be read at this webpage. Currently the
Although the “Second Edition)” has nothing on Islam in Science Fiction per se but a search on “Islam Science Fiction” leads to an article on Arab Science Fiction. Here is the article: There are, of course, many fantastic motifs in medieval Arabic literature, as in the collection of stories of
In Blemmey’s Stratagem one of the characters who is an assassin in this crusader era lovecroftian story is a Muslim. [Thanks Michael H. for the references]