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Muslim-American Tolkiens? Throne of Crescent Moon Author on Ethnic High Fantasy

Saladin Ahmad, a Muslim-American fantasy author from Dearborn, Michigan, is the author of the novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon. He spoke in Grand Rapids on the meaning of his background for…

Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon

Longtime readers know that I'm a fan of speculative fiction. For those among y'all who share that interest, I'm here to recommend Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon, the first book in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms series. I loved...

Your 2013 Best Novel Hugo Nominees, In All Their Quiet Dignity

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

This was before the ceremony, I’ll note. I believe we all survived the night. Participants, from left: Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon), Kim Stanley Robinson (2312), Seanan McGuire (Blackout, writing as Mira Grant), Lois McMaster Bujold (Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance) and me. I got this from a tweet by Saladin; the photographer is not […]

Nebula Award Winners!

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

The winners are in bold. Also noted: The Norton and Bradbury awards, as well as the Solstice and the Kevin J. O’Donnell Service to SFWA Award. Novel: 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor) The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit […]

Women Rule Sci-Fi - Nebula Nominees Announced

Who says science fiction and fantasy is for guys? The 2012 Nebula Awards have been announced. In the category of novels, there are six nominees, and four of them are women. Yeah, we rock. Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor) The Killing Moon, N.K. Show More Summary

2013 Nebula Awards Announced

The 2013 Nebula Award finalists have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The nominees in the novel category are: Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz '13) Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor) The Killing...

Review of Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

When I reviewed Seven Princes by John Fultz back in 2011, I heavily criticized the sword and sorcery novel for lacking character, plot, and, well… substance. When I did that, I opened myself up to the criticism that a sword … Continue...Show More Summary

"At Home In Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds" by Saladin Ahmed

(Artwork by Tomasz Maronski)Npr.org just posted an article on worldbuilding in fantasy series written by Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon (Canada, USA, Europe). Here's a teaser extract:Roughly put, world-buildingShow More Summary

Saladin Ahmed's THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is out in paperback

It's kind of weird to release a book on New Year's Eve, but I just wanted to spread the word that Saladin Ahmed's debut, Throne of the Crescent Moon, has just been released in mass market paperback. For more info about this title: Canada,...Show More Summary

End of the year favorites – books

Fiction – I mostly like genre fiction – mysteries and fantasy 1. Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed 2. Iron Druid Series – Kevin Hearne 3. Blinding Knife – Brent Weeks 4. Winter of the World – Ken Follett 5. The Black Box – Michael Connelly Non-fiction 1. Sources of Power – Gary [...]

Cover Art! 'Throne of the Crescent Moon' (UK Edition)

I already reviewed 'Throne', a few months ago, but I also received an advance copy of the UK edition (and I've only just managed to find a picture of the cover, thanks Pat) and I thought it was worth posting. Here goes... On the whole, I do like this cover. Show More Summary

Extract from Cassandra Rose Clarke's THE ASSASSIN'S CURSE

Here's an excerpt from Cassandra Rose Clarke's The Assassin's Curse. I'm told it's a cross between Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon and Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven. For more information about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's...Show More Summary

UK cover art for Saladin Ahmed's THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON

Saladin Ahmed's debut, Throne of the Crescent Moon, will be published on the other side of the pond by Gollancz in January and I like the cover art of the UK edition! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:...Show More Summary

US cover art for the paperback edition of Saladin Ahmed's THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON

Much better than the 80s YA sword and sorcery cover that graced the hardcover edition of Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon (Canada, USA, Europe).

Ask Saladin Ahmed Anything You Want About Throne of the Crescent Moon [Io9 Book Club]

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In July, the io9 Book Club read Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon. Now Ahmed is coming to answer your questions about the book today, July 30, from 11:30-12:30 PST. Ask him whatever you want about the book! More »

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon [Io9 Book Club]

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In June, we read Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! More »

A Fantastic Conan Pastiche, and a Chance to be a Hero Yourself [Afternoon Reading]

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Throne of the Crescent Moon author Saladin Ahmed has fallen on some rough times, and yesterday he put up a blog post asking for some help. (He says he's already gotten enough support in the 24 hours since that post went up, but it'sShow More Summary

Interview with Saladin Ahmed (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Saladin Ahmed Website Order “Throne of the Crescent Moon” HERE Read FBC’s Review ofThrone of the Crescent Moon” Read Saladin Ahmed's “HOOVES AND THE HOVEL OF ABDEL JAMEELA”(Author Photo Credit: Al Bogdan & Saladin Ahmed) Saladin Ahmed has written a fantastic debut however he didn’t just appear out of thin air. Show More Summary

A Conversation With Novelist Saladin Ahmed About Muslim Fantasy, Transcending Tropes and Writing Women

Saladin Ahmed wrote my all-time favorite essay about race and Game of Thrones, so I was terrifically excited to read Throne of the Crescent Moon, his first novel. The first installment in a series, the book follows Dr. Adoulla Makhslood, a hunter of monsters called ghuls who do terrible violence for the men who create [...]

What’s next for Saladin Ahmed after Throne of the Crescent Moon?

In a recent discussion on Goodreads, Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon, gave a handful of juicy details about his upcoming projects, the two follow-up novels to his successful debut. Ahmed is currently in the midst...Show More Summary

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