science fiction

Eternal Nightmares of the Hounded Mind: On ‘Post-Revolutionary Egyptian Dystopias’

“Is this authority really that clever and strong, or is it the people’s imagination that makes it terrifying?”


Saudi’s Top-selling Sci Fi Novel Yanked from Stores

It is not unusual to receive notes about books banned in Saudi Arabia. But the science fiction novel HWJN was one of the country’s top-sellers since its release late April. Ibraheem Abbas and Yasser Bahjatt’s novel — trans. Bahjatt — has also gotten tremendous word-of-mouth buzz on Twitter. Now, the book has been charged with blasphemy and devil-worshiping and is no longer being sold at major stores in the KSA.