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Reworlding: Ramallah

Short Science Fiction Stories from Palestine

Onomatopee Z0017

Critical science fiction, on its most basic level, is an opportunity to experiment with new ways of existing in the world; imaging different, economic, political and social structures. Within its pages, science fiction holds the space to test ambitious projects without the fear of failure. Reading and writing science fiction is, in all its imaginative and disruptive potential, something which I believe is valuable to anyone living under conditions which they wish to change.

‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures with which to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of worldbuilding beyond any ostensible purpose as art or entertainment and deploys aspects of it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world.

The stories compiled in this book were the outcome of a writing workshop series led by Callum Copley in a town called Birzeit, a few miles north of Ramallah, Palestine. From alien experiments to fortune-tellers and telepathic conspiracies; the stories compiled here represent visions of the West Bank and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. Although the contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style, all join a rapidly growing but comparatively small niche of Palestinian science fiction.

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Onomatopee Z0017, Callum Copley, 2019

Reworlding Ramallah

short science fiction stories from Palestine

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Critical science fiction, on its most basic level, is an opportunity to experiment with new ways of existing in the world; imaging different, economic, political and social structures. Within its pages, science fiction holds the space to test ambitious projects without the fear of failure. Reading and writing science fiction is, in all its imaginative and disruptive potential, something which I believe is valuable to anyone living under conditions which they wish to change.

‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures with which to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of worldbuilding beyond any ostensible purpose as art or entertainment and deploys aspects of it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world.

The stories compiled in this book were the outcome of a writing workshop series led by Callum Copley in a town called Birzeit, a few miles north of Ramallah, Palestine. From alien experiments, to fortune-tellers and telepathic conspiracies; the stories compiled here represent visions of the West Bank and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. Although the contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style, all join a rapidly growing but comparatively small niche of Palestinian science fiction.

Type
softcover
Dimensions
114 x 181 mm / 4.5 x 7.1 inch (portrait)
Pages
164
ISBN
978-94-93148-18-5
Editor
Callum Copley
Author
Hilda Moucharrafieh, Shayma Nader, Adele Jarrar, Shada Mustafa, Qusai Al Saify, Hiba Isleem, Jamila Ewais, Fakhry Al-Serdawi
Graphic
Callum Copley, Francisca Khamis, Joud Toamah
Language
English / arab
Release date
19/10/2019
Binding
glued
Paper
Holmen Book Cream 80 gr. inside pages and Munken Print Cream 150 gr. cover
Edition
900
Color
black/white
Printer
Printon, Tallin (Est)
Font
Montana 94 (Madrid Red) Molatov Premium (Mister Green)
Image specs
6 b/w images
Translator
Sabaa Rjoub, Maria Khatchadourian, Hala Namer, Hilda Moucharrafieh
Made possible by
Onomatopee, Disarming Design, Dar Laila
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