Iman: The Muslim Super-Hero

Iman has been described as "the first Muslim girl super-hero". There's an article at the Islamic Voice, and here's her website. “Iman is not only for Muslim girls. Non-Muslims and boys are also part of my target readership. In fact, a lot of my fans hail from Western countries. Iman has no nationality; she’s there... Continue Reading →

Short Fiction Summaries, 2009: Clarkesworld

Charles here, stealing this blog while Lavie's temporarily away. Unfortunately, in terms of fiction, according to Lavie's definitions, only he qualifies. Clarkesworld Magazine: The Dying World, Lavie Tidhar, Issue #31 April 2009. However, in terms of cover art, there's a couple of international artists that we'd like to highlight: Evil Snowman, Serj Iulian, Issue #28... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: Science Fiction in Portugal

Science Fiction in Portugal: The Drawing Up of a Territory Teresa Sousa de Almeida [Published by arrangement with Correio do Fantástico, with thanks to Roberto Mendes and Luis Filipe Silva] In memory of José Diogo Nazareth Sousa de Almeida, (1924-1997) This work intends to present the outlines of science fiction and of a certain fantastic... Continue Reading →

Tamil Pulp Fiction!

Some books are simply too cool. This is one of them: The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Selected & translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy. Edited by Rakesh Khanna: Mad Scientists! Hard-Boiled Detectives! Vengeful Goddesses! Murderous Robots! Scandalous Starlets! Drug-Fueled Love Affairs! 17 Stories by 10 of India's best-selling Tamil authors... translated into English for... Continue Reading →

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