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Entry updated 16 August 2023. Tagged: International.

A full entry for sf in Egypt must await a contributor fluent in its language and able to report from the inside on the development of the genre there, and on untranslated works. Relevant authors given entries in this encyclopedia are Omar El Akkad, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Mohamed Kheir, Mustafa Mahmud, Ramez Naam and Aḩmad Khālid Tawfīq.

One Egyptian contribution to sf cinema is the film Rehla ilal Kamar (1959; vt Journey to the Moon) directed by Hamada Abdel Wahab.

For sf and fantasy making use of the Mythology-laden heritage, Religion and imagery of ancient Egypt, see Ancient Egypt in SF. [DRL]

see also: Arabic SF.

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