6 Middle Eastern Flavored Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels


Cover detail from Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

A lot of modern fantasy has been inspired by the history and myth of Western Europe. While that’s all well and good, focusing solely on this kind of fiction means you might miss other kinds of stories—like tales inspired by the Middle East. Here’s a list of fantasy and science-fiction novels you might want to try, if you haven’t already. Feel free to share your own suggestions in the comment section below!