Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq Audiobook, by Hassan Blasim Play Audiobook Sample

Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq Audiobook

Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq Audiobook, by Hassan Blasim Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Peter Ganim Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427294593

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58:18 minutes

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40 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

29:28 minutes

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"Peter Ganim was just the right choice to narrate this audiobook" — AudioFile Magazine A groundbreaking audiobook anthology of science fiction from Iraq that will challenge your perception of what it means to be “The Other.” This collection of short stories is masterfully edited by Hassan Blasim and features the following authors: Hassan Blasim (translated by Jonathan Wright) Ali Bader (translated by Elisabeth Jaquette) Diaa Jubaili (translated by Andrew Leber) Mortada Gzar (translated by Katharine Halls) Zhraa Alhaboby (translated by Emre Bennett) Khalid Kaki (translated by Adam Talib) Jalal Hasan (translated by Max Weiss) Anoud (translated by herself) Hassan Abdulrazzak (translated by himself) Ibrahim al-Marashi (translated by himself) “History is a hostage, but it will bite through the gag you tie around its mouth, bite through and still be heard.”—Operation Daniel In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi authors (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be “The Other,” this groundbreaking anthology contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, Iraq + 100 is also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future.

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“This collection of short stories runs the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to magical realism and mythical allegory…Framed by Blasim’s insightful introduction, these stories serve as a moving, perceptive commentary on Iraq, and, indeed, the world, and offer several intriguing visions of the future. Though speculative fiction is not a genre familiar to the Iraqi literary tradition, this collection allows readers a chance to witness the genre develop before their eyes.”

— RT Book Reviews (4 stars) 


  • “In a just world, every single person who was in favor of invading Iraq would have to read this book.”

    — NPR
  • Peter Ganim was the right choice to narrate this audiobook.

    — Locus


  • Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2017

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About the Authors

Hassan Blasim was born in Baghdad and was persecuted under Saddam Hussein’s regime. In 1998, he fled to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he made films and taught film making under a pseudonym. A year into the Iraq War he escaped to Finland, where he is a filmmaker, poet, fiction writer, and co-editor of the Arabic literary website Iraq Story. is the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Iraqi Christ.

Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.

About Peter Ganim

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.