Saleena Karim's Blog

October 3, 2015

With sadness I note the passing away of Dr. Javid Iqbal today in Lahore, at the age of 91. He was a one-time senior justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and, like his legendary father Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, he was also a philosopher. On a personal note he sent me some kind words on SJ2 a few years ago. My
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Published on October 03, 2015 09:13 • 12 views

September 17, 2015

Libredux Publishing is pleased to announce a brand new title: Khurram Ali Shafique’s book, Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times, which went into print yesterday (16 September 2015) and is already available at Amazon’s US and UK sites. It’s the second title in a series of three titled Visionaries for Our Times. (The first of the series was Libredux’s
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Published on September 17, 2015 09:14 • 9 views

September 14, 2015

SK: Following are the opening paragraphs from the second of a two-part article written by Rory Mackay for the VFA. Reblogged here for what it says about the purpose of story. For the full post and direct link to the first part, please visit the VFA site here.     We tell stories for a reason Mythology, which is storytelling
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Published on September 14, 2015 13:03 • 4 views

July 27, 2015

We know that all visionary fiction is a form of social commentary, but is it also true the other way round? My latest article for the VFA explores this question, with a special focus on a writer who is also promoting a form of visionary fiction. For the full article, click the link. - SK   Science fiction
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Published on July 27, 2015 02:52 • 7 views

May 8, 2015

  Today (actually, as of 6 May) my family has welcomed my brother’s first born child into this world. And so now, as well as being a fan of the one and only M.A. Jinnah, I am also the aunt of his namesake: Jinnah Karim.
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Published on May 08, 2015 07:57 • 12 views

December 9, 2014

SK: Following are the opening paragraphs of a most interesting article written by Stephen Weinstock for the VFA. It compares the development of fiction in the Muslim world to the rise of visionary fiction in general. For the full post, please visit the VFA site here. Part One In researching Book Three of my series 1001: The Reincarnation Chronicles,
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Published on December 09, 2014 07:04 • 22 views

November 17, 2014

Following is a reproduction of an article I have written for the VFA – SK Although much visionary fiction has magical and fantasy elements in common with the fairy tales of old, the two differ in some fundamental respects. The themes of the conventional fairy tale revolve about the triumph of good over evil, where the heroes are princes
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Published on November 17, 2014 12:33 • 20 views

September 21, 2014

Having observed a 3 day blackout, this site and the SJ2 site are now back to normal. As I write this the People’s Climate March is underway in Manhattan, New York, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is apparently among the estimated 100,000 people taking to the streets. London’s march earlier today attracted 40,000 people or more;
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Published on September 21, 2014 12:47 • 32 views

September 18, 2014

Today, as over 4 million people in Scotland cast their votes in a referendum that could drastically change the future shape of the UK, both this site (by which I mean the main Libredux site) and the SJ2 site have begun a “blackout” in support of the upcoming People’s Climate March this Sunday (21 September 2014). If
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Published on September 18, 2014 08:34 • 15 views

September 7, 2014

We are fast reaching a crisis point that affects us all, wherever we are. It’s more important than the economy, local or international; it’s more pressing than any war; a greater threat than any government, religious group or financial giant; it matters more than anything happening in any country. It’s the biggest issue of our time, and it affects not only
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Published on September 07, 2014 11:59 • 18 views