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In a nutshell, unconventional means not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed. If there is anything else to it, do let us know.

The Liberum10/04/2023

An Egyptian SF city – Meet the mighty ‘morphine’ power dangers

I just finished what I presume is an SF novel, Morphius City (2018), by Muhammad […]
Emad Aysha31/03/2023

Sci-Fi Throwbacks – What James Bond can tell us about new age globalisation

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. --- Arthur C. Clarke I’m […]
Emad Aysha17/03/2023

Across the Continents: A Talk with Dip Ghosh on Indian and Bengali Science Fiction

A special thanks to Sudeep Chatterjee and Wole Talabi for making this interview possible. An […]
Emad Aysha04/03/2023

The Talk of Turkey – Baris Cansevgisi on Cultural Rapprochement and Sales Tactics for SFF in the Global Village

A conversation with our literary counterpart, Baris Cansevgisi, from Turkey. He specialises in the short […]
Emad Aysha20/02/2023

Sexbots in Time – A second look at Blade Runner 2049

Male fantasy is seen as something that can create reality, whereas female fantasy is regarded […]
Emad Aysha10/02/2023

Full Circle – Gene-splicing in the Egyptian genre imagination

A funny story about a funny story: I was at the 54th Cairo International Book […]
Emad Aysha02/02/2023

Beware the Cross-pollinator – Translation taking Egypt, Iran and China to the Milky Way Galaxy!

An exclusive interview of Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi, an Egyptian YA sci-fi and fantasy author, literary […]
Emad Aysha24/01/2023

An Eventful Occasion: China and the Arabs, from the Baghdad library to Sci-Fi in translation

I attended an event in late December at the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo about […]
Emad Aysha17/01/2023

Drowning in love – Is 'Rain Born' Iran’s answer to Kevin Costner's 'Waterworld'?

Every work of art, to one extent or another, reflects the artist and where the artist comes […]
Arthur Blok07/01/2023

Karim El Koussa unravels the secrets of the Phoenicians

The Phoenicians were ancient people who prospered on the coast of the Levant (eastern Mediterranean). […]
Emad Aysha29/12/2022

Paddling to the Promised Land, PART II – Cameron the submariner asks us to escape the American gree… blue zone!

Sigourney Weaver hasn’t been getting the attention she deserves these last few years, even in the Ghostbusters franchise. They fixed that here. Now she’s got her funk back if you ask me!
Emad Aysha28/12/2022

Paddling to the Promised Land, PART I – Jim Cameron’s long awaited ‘Avatar’ sequel rises to new depths!

Avatar 2 - The Way of Water, in 3D is actually really good. A bit predictable, a bit cheesy, and a bit too long, but with all that, it’s great.
Emad Aysha25/12/2022

To Each His Own – Rachel Cordasco’s catalog of speculative fiction in translation, with Arabs (technically) in the top spot!

A dialogue with Rachel S. Cordasco, author of Out of This World: Speculative Fiction in […]
Emad Aysha20/12/2022

Cybermania – A journey east, where machine is the becoming of man

Human beings are members of a whole In the creation of one essence and soul […]
Emad Aysha14/12/2022

A dialogue on 21st-century Arabic and Iranian science fiction

“(O Prophet), good and evil are not equal. Repel (evil) with that which is good, […]