I’ve written previously about Ammar Al-Masry’s novels Shadows of Atlantis and Throne of Atlantis, so it only seems fair to write about the third and supposedly final instalment in the New World series, Heart of Atlantis (2019). I’d finished reading the novel the previous year but held out on writing …Read More »
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 »