Arab and Muslim Science Fiction: Critical Essays - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)
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Arab and Muslim Science Fiction: Critical Essays - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)

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Published: 04/04/2022
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How is science fiction from the Arab and Muslim world different than mainstream science fiction from the West? What distinctive and original contributions can it make? Why is it so often neglected in critical considerations of the genre? While other books have explored these questions, all have been from foreign academic voices. Instead, this book examines the nature, genesis, and history of Arabic and Muslim science fiction, as well as the challenges faced by its authors, in the authors' own words. These authors share their stories and struggles with censors, recalcitrant publishers, critics, the book market, and the literary establishment. Their uphill efforts, with critical contributions from academics, translators, and literary activists, will enlighten the sci-fi enthusiast and fill a gap in the history of science fiction. Topics covered range from culture shock to conflicts between tradition and modernity, proactive roles for female heroines, blind imitation of storytelling techniques, and language games.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9781476685236
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm


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“Wide-ranging specialized material on the disparate emerging field of multilingual sf from the Arab and Islamic world”—Library Journal

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