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Saudi Arabia – HWJN

In 2012, Yasser Bahjatt delivered a Ted Talk about how science fiction advances actual science. Science fiction propels humanity forward, and you see it in every region of the world except – The Arab countries.

Saudi Arabia – HWJN2021-04-08T17:51:41+00:00

Bahrain – Titanlord: of Death and Sacrifice

In September, 2020, Bahrain became the fourth Arab country to officially recognize Israel by agreeing to sign the Abraham Accords negotiated by President Donald Trump.

Bahrain – Titanlord: of Death and Sacrifice2021-04-07T17:34:13+00:00

India – The Aayakudi Murders

A long time ago, in a sub-continent far far away, the British East India Company ruled over the tiny kingdom of Tamil Nadu.

India – The Aayakudi Murders2021-04-06T19:24:38+00:00

Bengal – “Sultana’s Dream”

Throughout history, women have learned that the higher they climbed the social ladder, the more their freedoms were going to be curtailed.

Bengal – “Sultana’s Dream”2021-04-05T17:59:20+00:00

Singapore – The Black Tides of Heaven

I was expecting a light story about teenagers, in a technological world based on Singapore. Instead I got a story about family, war, and class struggle, in a world, different from all the other magical worlds I had read until now.

Singapore – The Black Tides of Heaven2021-04-04T18:17:48+00:00

Malaysia – Cyberpunk: Malaysia

There are a lot of things I didn’t know about Malaysia. I didn’t know, for example, that it has a pretty thriving geek community which in 2015 produced an anthology called Cyberpunk: Malaysia.

Malaysia – Cyberpunk: Malaysia2021-04-03T19:03:11+00:00

China – The Three-Body Problem

The Cultural Revolution was a brutal period in Chinese history. No one was safe during this period. Anyone who showed any signs of independent thinking was a legitimate target.

China – The Three-Body Problem2021-04-02T12:45:12+00:00

South Korea – Familiar Things

Seoul is a city where ancient temples and new skyscrapers intersect – to create a lot of garbage. All this garbage has to go somewhere, and in Seoul that somewhere is landfills.

South Korea – Familiar Things2021-04-01T20:29:16+00:00

South Korea – Solo Leveling

You cannot visit East Asia and not read a web novel. I’m sorry you just can’t.

South Korea – Solo Leveling2021-04-01T20:08:12+00:00

Japan – Biogenesis

In 2005 the Japanese Archipelago was designated a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International. The islands are home to thousands of unique species.

Japan – Biogenesis2021-03-31T18:47:54+00:00
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