A Mosue Among the Stars eBook ç A Mosue PDF/EPUB ²

A Mosue Among the Stars eBook ç A Mosue PDF/EPUB ²


A Mosue Among the Stars ❴Download❵ ➾ A Mosue Among the Stars Author Ahmed A. Khan – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Why the anthologyIslam is the most misrepresented religion in the media and literature Science Fiction is the most popular genre that looks to the future This anthology is an effort to use the medium Why the anthologyIslam Among the PDF/EPUB ä is the most misrepresented religion in the media and literature Science Fiction is the most popular genre that looks to the future This anthology is an effort to use the medium of SF to raise the positive image of Islam in the A Mosue PDF/EPUB ² WestWhat is theme of the anthologyThe anthology features SF and fantasy stories that portray Islam andor Muslims in a positive lightTable of Contents Lucius Shepard A Walk in the Garden Tom Ligon For a Little Price Jetse De Vries Cultural Clashes in Cadiz Howard Jones Servent Mosue Among the PDF/EPUB ã of Iblis Andrew Ferguson Organic Geometry Ahmed A Khan Synchronicity Camille Alexa The Weight of Space and Metal GW Thomas The Emissary Kevin Miller A Straight Path Through the Stars Pamela Taylor Recompense Casey Wolf Miss Lonelygenes DC McMahon Suat.

  • Paperback
  • 250 pages
  • A Mosue Among the Stars
  • Ahmed A. Khan
  • English
  • 07 March 2016
  • 9780978305710

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10 thoughts on “A Mosue Among the Stars

  1. Momin Momin says:

    Only recently have I started looking in to science fiction that mentions Islam and Muslims in a positive light which is just a handful of books globally But I am glad I made this anthology my first read It is phenomenal Blows your mind at how awesome the mixing of science and religion is I recommend it as a must read for everyone This is definitely on the same level as the great SF writers If you have not read this awesomeness then you have not lived

  2. Annika Annika says:

    Very interesting stories that make me wonder how much ethnicity and environment and religionreligiousness changes the perspective and way of writing of SciFi stories and books I'd love to read Islamic and also Arabian SciFi

  3. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    What I've read of this is good not really all my type of stores but good However my copy is a pdf which is really hard to read Up buy a proper ereader version of this soon

  4. Kam Yung Soh Kam Yung Soh says:

    A somewhat uneven collection of stories that involve muslims Told from both the muslim and non muslim viewpoint the stories range from the very light a Pakistani cricketer who changes the world to the very heavy a planned terrorist attack on a spaceship in tone The book starts and ends with well written tales by Lucius Shepard and Tom Ligon A Walk Through the Garden by Lucius Shepard a group of American soldiers is set on a mission; to explore an unusual cave opened up in a mountain by an unusually powerful weapon Problem is the cave appears to be infinite in size and covered by an infinitely huge field of flowers But as the exploring soldiers discover all is not what it seems for the cave may be an form of Islamic Paradise or Hell depending on how they see it Suat by Donna McMahon in a prison orbiting the Earth meant to hold terrorists prisoners one man interrupts the execution of a young person by refusing to be a witness to the execution As he learns about the prisoner he discovers the person may be innocent after all Can he go all the way to fight the system to save the young person's life and will the station back him up? Organic Geometry by Andrew Ferguson a short story about a Pakistani cricketer who can make the ball do amazing things sending the opposing teams out of contention But then he uits one day claiming that his mastery is complete But you will never guess what that mastery would do to change the world Synchronicity by Ahmed A Khan a story about how a seuence of apparently unrelated events can become life changing After all how often is your life changed after you suddenly decide to pour a glass of water on your head? Cultural Clashes in Cadiz by Jetse De Vries in a 'multiple worlds' universe two agents are chasing after a man who has committed fraud on multiple worlds But what is his purpose in coming to this particular world and trying to bring together the Crusaders and Moors in a festival at Cadiz before the joint fastings of Lent and Ramadan? Servent of Iblis by Howard Jones a Persian and his helper are asked to protect an amulet from an efreet by a businessman The story will reveal that the efreet is not one at all but would lead them to even deadlier opponent The Weight of Space and Metal by Camille Alexa a crew of four three men and a women are on their way to service a station on Mars The trip would reveal tensions and jealousies among the crew Miss Lonelygenes' Secret by C June Wolf a woman who claims to be able to find the 'perfect match' for her customers via genetics has a secret; she desires a man to whom she is completely mis matched for Yet her desire must find a way and it would be through her own DNA Recompense by Pamela Kenza Taylor a ship full of African slaves is on a journey when it is suddenly overtaken by an unusual storm What the storm reveals would free the slaves and enslave the crew; except for one whose conscience would be stronger than a captain's command A Straight Path Through the Stars by Kevin James Miller first contact has been established with an alien But will the contact person dare to tell the Earth about the contact when one group is implacably against any other religious or secular interpretation than their own; one that the aliens do not hold? The Emissary by GW Thomas an alien ship is one the way to Earth with only a cryptic message that an 'emissary' has already prepared the way Who is the emissary and how was the way already prepared for the alien visitors? For a Little Price by Tom Ligon told in two separate threads is an uncomfortable tale of a would be terrorist whose job is to take over a spaceship and use it for the ultimate terror attack Are the crew of the ship up to the task of preventing the terrorists from taking over their ship no matter at what cost to the crew itself?This anthology is also available online

  5. Brooke Brooke says:

    I was extremely disappointed in this anthology though I suppose I should blame myself what should I have expected in a bunch of stories semi centering Islam and Muslims but written by predominately non Muslims? Typical Orientalism with a sci fi flavor is what you should expect For instance a woman who punishes herself by pretending to be a Muslim and marrying a Muslim man really I should have uit there but since the first inclusion Lucius Shepard's A Walk in the Garden was so well written and captivating I kept hoping for similarly as good I never found it and fully admit to giving up after reading 34 of the stories that was enough undeserving punishment for me

  6. Özgür Tacer Özgür Tacer says:

    A Mosue Among The Stars was a perplexing compilation in every possible sense Editor's note portrays it as a project rather than a literary product; sort of a publishing that aims to present Islam and Muslims from an unbiased positive perspective to SF readers in Western world However the pieces that form this collection are so incoherent inconsistent and sometimes irrelevant that I can hardly believe that they contributed to that goal; let alone meld into a well written SF story collectionTo start with a large portion of stories are written by non muslim westerners with all their orientalism aestheticism and misconceptualizations Their portrayal of IslamMuslims are sometimes naively positive sometimes far fetched confused or simplistic Few of the authors appear to have a grasp of Islamic theology or they did not bother with theology at all most stories used an arbitrary Muslim element in a regular SF story to make it appear like Islamic Sci fi but it did not work Jumping from one story to another the voice the tone the approach even genres differ in such an extent that the compilation shows little consistency Two of the stories are not even science fiction they are pure fantasy Same goes for their uality Some of the stories are very well written whereas others are uite amateurish The ones that I liked were a walk through the garden suat and for a little price The others ranged between average and fail To sum up A Mosue Among The Stars is well intended initiative but could have been much much better

  7. Fahid Qurashi Fahid Qurashi says:

    A great and worthwhile read It is so refreshing to not only see Muslim characters in positive roles but also to read stories that contain decent Muslim characters for no particular reason other than the fact that they enrich the story telling

  8. Douglas Spadotto Douglas Spadotto says:

    The first story on this collection is great about futuristic American soldiers entering Hell literally during an incursion in Ira but this theme of violence and Islam is hammered on several other stories on different settings throughout the book Mostly to indoctrinate the readers that Islam is not violent but the idea after reading this collection is that it is in the past and in the future and the nice Western people have to deal with it I was expecting but then again most of the authors are Western not Muslims and have those orientalist goggles on while writing their otherwise very creative stories

  9. Ellen Ellen says:

    The concept for this anthology was really great and when it worked it was amazing but only a very few of the authors managed to execute well Also what was with the overwhelming focus on the outsider view? I got tired of the Muslim characters being the strange Other that we saw via the “normal” protagonist’s eyes

  10. Maura Maura says:

    1st story wasn't all that so i'm a bit dubious but i'll give it a few stories before I give upETA none of the first 4 stories grabbed me at all so i'm giving up on this I just don't think the writing from a storystructure point of view is terribly good

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10 thoughts on “A Mosue Among the Stars

  1. Momin Momin says:

    Only recently have I started looking in to science fiction that mentions Islam and Muslims in a positive light which is just a handful of books globally But I am glad I made this anthology my first read It is phenomenal Blows your mind at how awesome the mixing of science and religion is I recommend it as a must read for everyone This is definitely on the same level as the great SF writers If you have not read this awesomeness then you have not lived

  2. Annika Annika says:

    Very interesting stories that make me wonder how much ethnicity and environment and religionreligiousness changes the perspective and way of writing of SciFi stories and books I'd love to read Islamic and also Arabian SciFi

  3. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    What I've read of this is good not really all my type of stores but good However my copy is a pdf which is really hard to read Up buy a proper ereader version of this soon

  4. Kam Yung Soh Kam Yung Soh says:

    A somewhat uneven collection of stories that involve muslims Told from both the muslim and non muslim viewpoint the stories range from the very light a Pakistani cricketer who changes the world to the very heavy a planned terrorist attack on a spaceship in tone The book starts and ends with well written tales by Lucius Shepard and Tom Ligon A Walk Through the Garden by Lucius Shepard a group of American soldiers is set on a mission; to explore an unusual cave opened up in a mountain by an unusually powerful weapon Problem is the cave appears to be infinite in size and covered by an infinitely huge field of flowers But as the exploring soldiers discover all is not what it seems for the cave may be an form of Islamic Paradise or Hell depending on how they see it Suat by Donna McMahon in a prison orbiting the Earth meant to hold terrorists prisoners one man interrupts the execution of a young person by refusing to be a witness to the execution As he learns about the prisoner he discovers the person may be innocent after all Can he go all the way to fight the system to save the young person's life and will the station back him up? Organic Geometry by Andrew Ferguson a short story about a Pakistani cricketer who can make the ball do amazing things sending the opposing teams out of contention But then he uits one day claiming that his mastery is complete But you will never guess what that mastery would do to change the world Synchronicity by Ahmed A Khan a story about how a seuence of apparently unrelated events can become life changing After all how often is your life changed after you suddenly decide to pour a glass of water on your head? Cultural Clashes in Cadiz by Jetse De Vries in a 'multiple worlds' universe two agents are chasing after a man who has committed fraud on multiple worlds But what is his purpose in coming to this particular world and trying to bring together the Crusaders and Moors in a festival at Cadiz before the joint fastings of Lent and Ramadan? Servent of Iblis by Howard Jones a Persian and his helper are asked to protect an amulet from an efreet by a businessman The story will reveal that the efreet is not one at all but would lead them to even deadlier opponent The Weight of Space and Metal by Camille Alexa a crew of four three men and a women are on their way to service a station on Mars The trip would reveal tensions and jealousies among the crew Miss Lonelygenes' Secret by C June Wolf a woman who claims to be able to find the 'perfect match' for her customers via genetics has a secret; she desires a man to whom she is completely mis matched for Yet her desire must find a way and it would be through her own DNA Recompense by Pamela Kenza Taylor a ship full of African slaves is on a journey when it is suddenly overtaken by an unusual storm What the storm reveals would free the slaves and enslave the crew; except for one whose conscience would be stronger than a captain's command A Straight Path Through the Stars by Kevin James Miller first contact has been established with an alien But will the contact person dare to tell the Earth about the contact when one group is implacably against any other religious or secular interpretation than their own; one that the aliens do not hold? The Emissary by GW Thomas an alien ship is one the way to Earth with only a cryptic message that an 'emissary' has already prepared the way Who is the emissary and how was the way already prepared for the alien visitors? For a Little Price by Tom Ligon told in two separate threads is an uncomfortable tale of a would be terrorist whose job is to take over a spaceship and use it for the ultimate terror attack Are the crew of the ship up to the task of preventing the terrorists from taking over their ship no matter at what cost to the crew itself?This anthology is also available online

  5. Brooke Brooke says:

    I was extremely disappointed in this anthology though I suppose I should blame myself what should I have expected in a bunch of stories semi centering Islam and Muslims but written by predominately non Muslims? Typical Orientalism with a sci fi flavor is what you should expect For instance a woman who punishes herself by pretending to be a Muslim and marrying a Muslim man really I should have uit there but since the first inclusion Lucius Shepard's A Walk in the Garden was so well written and captivating I kept hoping for similarly as good I never found it and fully admit to giving up after reading 34 of the stories that was enough undeserving punishment for me

  6. Özgür Tacer Özgür Tacer says:

    A Mosue Among The Stars was a perplexing compilation in every possible sense Editor's note portrays it as a project rather than a literary product; sort of a publishing that aims to present Islam and Muslims from an unbiased positive perspective to SF readers in Western world However the pieces that form this collection are so incoherent inconsistent and sometimes irrelevant that I can hardly believe that they contributed to that goal; let alone meld into a well written SF story collectionTo start with a large portion of stories are written by non muslim westerners with all their orientalism aestheticism and misconceptualizations Their portrayal of IslamMuslims are sometimes naively positive sometimes far fetched confused or simplistic Few of the authors appear to have a grasp of Islamic theology or they did not bother with theology at all most stories used an arbitrary Muslim element in a regular SF story to make it appear like Islamic Sci fi but it did not work Jumping from one story to another the voice the tone the approach even genres differ in such an extent that the compilation shows little consistency Two of the stories are not even science fiction they are pure fantasy Same goes for their uality Some of the stories are very well written whereas others are uite amateurish The ones that I liked were a walk through the garden suat and for a little price The others ranged between average and fail To sum up A Mosue Among The Stars is well intended initiative but could have been much much better

  7. Fahid Qurashi Fahid Qurashi says:

    A great and worthwhile read It is so refreshing to not only see Muslim characters in positive roles but also to read stories that contain decent Muslim characters for no particular reason other than the fact that they enrich the story telling

  8. Douglas Spadotto Douglas Spadotto says:

    The first story on this collection is great about futuristic American soldiers entering Hell literally during an incursion in Ira but this theme of violence and Islam is hammered on several other stories on different settings throughout the book Mostly to indoctrinate the readers that Islam is not violent but the idea after reading this collection is that it is in the past and in the future and the nice Western people have to deal with it I was expecting but then again most of the authors are Western not Muslims and have those orientalist goggles on while writing their otherwise very creative stories

  9. Ellen Ellen says:

    The concept for this anthology was really great and when it worked it was amazing but only a very few of the authors managed to execute well Also what was with the overwhelming focus on the outsider view? I got tired of the Muslim characters being the strange Other that we saw via the “normal” protagonist’s eyes

  10. Maura Maura says:

    1st story wasn't all that so i'm a bit dubious but i'll give it a few stories before I give upETA none of the first 4 stories grabbed me at all so i'm giving up on this I just don't think the writing from a storystructure point of view is terribly good

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