A question for Mahmud El Sayed

Q: What is your favorite fairy tale?

A: One Thousand and One Nights. It has everything. Charismatic heroes. Terrifying villains. Djinns. Thieves. Adventures. Magic carpets and healing apples. Proto-sci-fi and murder mystery. My favourite story is probably “The Fisherman and the Jinni” which tells how a quick-witted fisherman is able to get one over on an all-powerful genie.


Mahmud El Sayed’s story “The Lost Library
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 July 2022.
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July 2022

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Eye of the Goddess — Samuel Parr
  • The Lost Library — Mahmud El Sayed
  • By the Scars Shall You Know — Daniel Ausema
  • The Girl Who Drew the World — L.D. Oxford
  • The Heebie-Jeebie Beam — E.C. Fuller

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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