An Interview with Kevin J. Anderson on his trip to the UAE, sci-fi in the Middle East by Arafaat Ali Khan, and finding time to write

You visited the UAE recently, what did you think of sci-fi fans from this region as compared other parts of the world that you frequent? The difficult availability of Arabic translations of major science fiction and fantasy novels has always made it problematic for Arabic speakers to read the most important works in the genre.... Continue Reading →

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What has Science Fiction meant to the UAE over the last few decades?

It’s difficult to put a finger on what constitutes science fiction in the United Arab Emirates. Difficult because the UAE has always been such an eclectic mix of nationalities that the culture has always consisted of a mix of Arab, Asian and European influences. As a Pakistani growing up in the country, I never felt... Continue Reading →

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