Strange Horizons hosted a roundtable on Iraq + 100 (ed. Hassan Blasim) and Arabic sci-fi in general: read it here.
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Over at BookRiot.com, I recommend some awesome Egyptian SF in translation: find it here!
This year’s Best Translated Book Award longlist includes four works of speculative fiction in translation! Here’s the entire list: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette, from Melville House Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by Susan Bernofsky, from New
Samovar Magazine‘s inaugural issue is out now, featuring speculative fiction (translated from Finnish, Hebrew, and Arabic), poetry (translated from Chinese), and reviews! Check it out!!
Check out this article on this year’s Emirates Lit Fest about Arabic sf and what Egyptian writer Ahmen Khaled Towfik says about the genre’s place in Arab culture.