"The year is 2048, in Palestine. It’s one hundred years after the violent establishment of the state of Israel in 1948—an event known in the Arab world as "the Nakba" or "catastrophe,” forcing more than 700,000 Palestinians to flee their homes."
The Summer 2020 issue of ArabLit Quarterly — our issue of summer insight & delight — is now available.
Both "Iraq + 100" and "Palestine + 100" – which Page suggested may come to form the beginning of a series – have been published in a spirit of "storming the fort of science fiction," in Page's words, and representing voices and stories historically marginalized within the science fiction canon.
"Ze’ev puts me on display in front of the schoolkids in the playground for half an hour. None of them have ever seen a Palestinian before."