Iraqi Science Fiction


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Over at The Comics Journal, Kent Worcester has a fascinating look at Iraqi science fiction imagery.  The Children’s Culture House of Iraq in the 1980’s published pamphlets to teach astronomy, space exploration, the frontiers of science, etc.  The pamphlets were in the clear if they steered clear of political themes and focused on the science.

The article goes on further to cover Salih Habeeb who was involved with the project as well as shows off imagery from the pamphlets and Habeeb’s work.  Below is one example of what you can find.  Pretty interesting stuff.

The Time Gap Novel by Salih Habeeb cover