By Layla Azmi Goushey In Palestine + 100: Stories from a century after the Nakba, twelve Palestinian writers answer the question” What might your country look like in the year 2048?” Their answers are encased in a thrilling collection of speculative, dystopian, and futuristic short fiction edited by Basma …Read More »
Between Galactic Comedies and Earthly Tragedies – The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, vol. IV
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD This is a different review than any other I’ve written to date. The reason is, I’m a proud participant in the book in question – The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror volume IV! This is an anthology, and a big one at …Read More »
Dispatches from the Beyond: ‘The Greek Papyrus’ proves Ahmed Al-Mahdi can outdo the Hellenists at their own Game!
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD I’ve never been very partial towards reading heavy-duty fantasy novels, I’m loath to admit, let alone a full length fantasy novel in Arabic. So it was a refreshing change from my usual diet of hard sci-fi to read Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi’s The Greek Papyrus: …Read More »
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD I made the mistake of reading, and the even bigger mistake of ‘buying’, M. M. Tawfik’s novel Candygirl: An Egyptian Novel, published in English by the AUC Press in 2013. (Mr. Tawfik did the translation himself, and he does a reasonably competent job …Read More »