The Syrian Arab News Agency reported on the 2nd Arab SF Convention held in August this year in Damascus:
The [Minister of Culture Dr. Riad Naasan Agha] concluded by calling for bolstering science fiction literature in Arab culture due to its ability to open up new horizons.
Dr. Taleb Omran affirmed the importance of science fiction literature, stressing that this genre can develop civilization and noting that Syria was a pioneer in caring for this genre. – read the rest.
There have been several exciting developments in Arab SF this year – more in upcoming posts!