Author Archives: Arafaat Ali Khan

About Arafaat Ali Khan

Arafaat Ali Khan has spent the last 30 years in the United Arab Emirates and has been enraptured by science fiction, comic books and animation from a very young age. Discovering a love of writing at the age of 13, he wrote for a number of children’s publications, and recently game reviews in a local technology magazine. An avid comic book collector for over two decades, he started ExtraCake PR – the Public Relations division of an existing boutique communications agency, ExtraCake, who have recently announced the first Film and Comic Con in the Middle East region.

An Interview with Kevin J. Anderson on his trip to the UAE, sci-fi in the Middle East, and finding time to write

You visited the UAE recently, what did you think of sci-fi fans from this region as compared other parts of the world that you frequent? The difficult availability of Arabic translations of major science fiction and fantasy novels has always … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What has Science Fiction meant to the UAE over the last few decades?

It’s difficult to put a finger on what constitutes science fiction in the United Arab Emirates. Difficult because the UAE has always been such an eclectic mix of nationalities that the culture has always consisted of a mix of Arab, … Continue reading

Posted in February 2011 | Tagged , | 6 Comments