Arab Science Fiction Event

Ottoman Star WarsOn Wednesday October 2nd the Science Museum in London is staging an evening discussion called From Sinbad to Sci-Fi: Reimagining Arab Science Fiction. It will be at their Dana Centre in Kensington and starts at 19:00. Admission is free but you do need to book so that they can check on numbers. Further details are available here.

I won’t be able to attend, though I’m sure that lots of London-based people will do so and report back. Lavie Tidhar has already tweeted his interest. Someone is doing a good job promoting this because they have an active Twitter feed and Facebook presence. Following those I discovered this Indiegogo campaign that is raising funds to create an Arabic science fiction film.

I’m delighted to see a lot happening with Arab science fiction all of a sudden. Hopefully we will see a lot more of it in the coming years.