Apex Magazine - November 2010 (Issue 18)
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Apex Magazine - November 2010 (Issue 18) (Apex Magazine #18)

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We are proud to present an all Arab/Muslim themed issue.

Fiction:
“The Green Book” by Amal El-Mohtar
“50 Fatwas for the Virtuous Vampire” by Pamela K. Taylor
“The Faithful Soldier, Prompted” by Saladin Ahmed
“Kamer-taj, the Moon-horse” from Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales collected by Dr. Ignácz Kúnos, 1913

Poetry:
“Me and Rumi’s Ghost” by Samer Rabadi
“Tur Disaala” by Abdul Jawad...more
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Dec 19, 2012 Amal El-Mohtar rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
(reposting from this blogpost.)

Once upon a time, a woman named Alissar approached a great King and asked him for a piece of land on which to found a city. The King laughed, tossed her a bull's hide, and said she could have as much land as the hide covered.

Alissar took the hide, and a pair of scissors, and in seven days and seven nights, she had slendered the bull's hide into miles of the finest leather thread, and marked out the borders of what became Carthage.

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