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Wed, Jun. 25th, 2008, 10:56 am
A Mosque Among The Stars

The anthology, "A Mosque Among the Stars", edited by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmed and yours truly, will be available from ZC Books in September 2008. This anthology features 12 SF stories (originals and reprints) that portray Islam or Muslim characters in a friendly light.

Here is the cover (beautifully rendered by the talented Lee Kuruganti), and the TOC:



Table 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 of Iblis

Andrew Ferguson:                   Organic Geometry

Ahmed A. Khan:                        Synchronicity

Camille Alexa:                           The Weight of Space and Metal

G.W. Thomas:                           The Emissary

Kevin Miller:                                A Straight Path Through the Stars

Pamela Taylor:                          Recompense

C. June Wolf:                                Miss Lonelygenes' Secret

D.C. McMahon:                           Squat

Wed, Jun. 25th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
ex_camillea

Very cool.

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan

Thanks, Camille. And your story is definitely one of the highlights of the book.

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
ex_camillea

You're too kind!

I'm thrilled to see a complete list of my fellow contributors.

Wed, Jun. 25th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

You done good, Ahmed.

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan

Thanks, but could you let me know who this is so that I can direct my thanks properly?

Wed, Jun. 25th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
selfavowedgeek

Ahmed, I try to trust my instincts. And mine are telling me that Ahmed the writer and Ahmed the editor are going to enjoy interesting, concurrent careers. Here's to you, fellow forumite and LJ friend.

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan

Thanks, Berry. Here is really hoping your instincts are right.

Wed, Jun. 25th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
hfgibbard

This looks awesome, Ahmed. Congratulations!

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
paul_carlson

Looks good!

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan

Thanks, Frank and Paul

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
rcloenen_ruiz

Oh that sounds like a lovely anthology. I'll look forward to the release of this one. I like that you've done this project. I certainly think it's timely.

Thu, Jun. 26th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan

Thanks, Rochita. I enjoyed doing this project and I think managed to get some really great and diverse stories for it.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): moslems

moslems is dogs

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
ahmedakhan: Re: moslems

Thank you, whoever you are, for showing all of us what you are. I could easily delete your comment but I am not going to do so immediately. I am going to let others see how low a human being can sink.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
paul_carlson: Re: moslems

Ahmed, might "Igor Sanchez" still be around?

It is possible to block specific users.
(I guess not if unregistered comments are allowed. Your choice, of course.)

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: moslems

The high road is usually the road-less-taken on the internet. Yours is the best possible response, Ahmed.

I must say I'm very much looking forward to this new anthology. I suspect it will get quite a lot of attention and be your biggest hit yet.

Folks like the one who posted the rude comment above only serve to prove how badly an anthology like this is needed. They draw attention to the issue-- and that attention will draw readers and sales. :)

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: moslems

Oops. Forgot to sign my name to the previous "high-road" post.

--T. Kosmo

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan: Re: moslems

Thanks, Ted. It is understanding people like you that make the world worth living, and in the end, that is what counts.

Sun, Jun. 29th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
ghostposts: Re: moslems

Sweet!!

Sat, Jul. 12th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan: Re: moslems

Thanks, Susie.

Sun, Jul. 6th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Congratulation

Hello,

I found this link from the link at islamscifi.com site - congratulations on the anthology. Being an avid reader, and especially of science fiction I am really looking forward to reading these stories!

I shall be loking for it!

Regards,

Mohamed

Sat, Jul. 12th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan: Re: Congratulation

Thank you for the encouragement. Once the book is out and you get it, hope you will like it enough to recommend to your friends. Word of mouth is the best kind of publicity, as far as I am concerned.

Wed, Jul. 16th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): nice present!

i like that this announcement came out on my birthday, Ahmed. i look forward to holding the book and reading the stories. congratulations on another anthology!

casey

Tue, Jul. 22nd, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
jetse

A bit late at the party, but this one is looking very good, Ahmed. Cool cover, and will be looking forward to it (I'm so behind with my reading that I've only just started to read "SF Waxes Philosophical").

And let me chime in with Ted (Kosmatka): take the high road. Expose racism and bigotry. Unfortunately, the post was anonymous (although voicing offensive comments from the veil of anonymity is the typical cowardliness of such people).

Hopefully, "A Mosque Among the Stars" will help change some misconceptions with some people.

Sun, Aug. 3rd, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
ahmedakhan: Re: nice present!

Thanks, Jetse. It is encouragement from people like you and Ted that keeps me going with my various projects.

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