Iraq + 100 : the first anthology of science fiction to have emerged from Iraq

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Summary

One of NPR's Best Books of 2017!

A groundbreaking anthology of science fiction from Iraq that will challenge your perception of what it means to be "The Other"

"History is a hostage, but it will bite through the gag you tie around its mouth, bite through and still be heard."-- Operation Daniel

In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like.

Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control.

Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion?

Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future.

Contents
Introduction / Hassan Blasim ; translated by Jonathan Wright
Kahramana / Anoud
The gardens of Babylons / Hassan Balsim ; translated by Jonathan Wright
The corporal / Ali Bader ; translated by Elisabeth Jaquette
The worker / Diaa Jubaili ; translated by Andrew Leber
The day by day Mosque / Mortada Gzar ; translated by Katharine Halls
Baghdad syndrome / Zhraa Alhaboby ; translated by Emre Bennett
Operation Daniel / Khalid Kaki ; translated by Adam Talib
Kuszib / Hassan Abdulrazzak
The here and now prison / Jalal Hasan ; translated by Max Weiss
Najufa / Ibrahim al-Marashi
Afterword / Ra Page.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this landmark anthology, a question is posed to 10 Iraqi writers, living both in Iraq and abroad: what will your country look like after 100 years? The answers to this question are vast and varied. In "Kuszib," Hassan Abdulrazzak imagines a cruel future in which the farming of humans by aliens is rendered in gruesome, visceral detail. In "The Corporal," Ali Bader tells the tale of one soldier's quest for redemption in the face of religious and political turmoil. Editor Blasim's "The Gardens of Babylon" imagines a digital paradise overtaking the Middle East, where people's lives are compartmentalized into video game stories and insects are the new drug of choice. Inventive and surprising, these tales, many of which are translated, blend the surreal with the commonplace, pushing the boundaries of speculative fiction. Readers will savor each story as it probes the deeper questions of existence and the possibilities and perils of the future. This is a must-read for all science fiction enthusiasts. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, Arabic -- Iraq -- Translations into English.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction.
Iraq -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Tom Doherty Associates,2017
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles Iraq 100
Iraq plus one hundred
Iraq + one hundred
Contributors Balāsim, Ḥasan, editor.
Language English
Translated from Arabic.
Description 221 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781250161321
1250161320
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