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RENAISSANCE IN THE DAISY FIELD – Volume I

❝One morning the body of a young girl was found in the rain. It burned everyone’s heart, until a footage of the night he was taken to the morgue was viewed; When a member of the morgue staff opened his drawer, the body woke up and grabbed his arm. When the staff member collapsed -it was later discovered that he had a heart attack- she got up. She looked around and went out, wrapping a sheet around herself. She did not appear in other cameras. She was not heard from again. As the incident was forgotten, no one knew that there was a second eyewitness who had seen the girl, nor that this awakening would revive six-hundred-and-fifty-year-old disputes.❞

Başlangıç Publishing | May 2018

RENAISSANCE IN THE DAISY FIELD – Volume II

❝One morning the body of a young girl was found in the rain. It burned everyone’s heart, until a footage of the night he was taken to the morgue was viewed; When a member of the morgue staff opened his drawer, the body woke up and grabbed his arm. When the staff member collapsed -it was later discovered that he had a heart attack- she got up. She looked around and went out, wrapping a sheet around herself. She did not appear in other cameras. She was not heard from again. As the incident was forgotten, no one knew that there was a second eyewitness who had seen the girl, nor that this awakening would revive six-hundred-and-fifty-year-old disputes.❞

Başlangıç Publishing | May 2018

THE SEVENTH CANDLE

❝Humankind settles in Milky Way and other galaxies around it. In an old calendar used in Earth, the year is 3672. In the furthest reached place, Dwarf Serpent Galaxy, there is a space station in a black hole’s orbit. Here a person lives alone: Hayat.

The purpose of the sudden raid is to throw her into the black hole to death. But the soldier on duty has scruples. They jump together into the black hole to travel to Earth by a method called ‘gravitational reflection.’ However, the place they arrived is quite different from the known Earth.

It is covered with forests, and it is deserted. When they witness the first murder of humanity, they understand that they have come to prehistoric times and that things are deeper than they seem.❞

Nar Ağacı Publishing | March 2021

THE SIXTH CANDLE

❝Those who fell into the black hole had difficult days in nature. They had to contend with wild animals and harsh climatic conditions. When they fell back into the space, they found themselves on the same planet again. With only one difference: In another era.

Hayat and İskender are starting to understand more or less the reasons behind this trip. They know how to meet their needs and protect themselves from danger. They know both each other and themselves better. Their goals are more specific.

Their hope is greater to survive. They will march because the flood is soon. The lands will be completely submerged. If they can’t find Noah’s Ark, they too…❞

Nar Ağacı Publishing | September 2021

THE FIFTH CANDLE

❝The golden sands of the desert shimmer before them. Thirst is hard, needs are important, dangers are insidious. While death surrounds their lives with all its severity, the difficult situations push the fellow travelers to examine the concept of sacrifice.

As the third stop of their journey sculpts the personality of İskender and Hayat like a statue, strangeness begins in the flow of time and space. There is a glitch in the system inside the black hole.

In the Orange Age, two travelers encounter a clue to the background of all their experiences for the first time, along new people and new objects. Now they have to progress not only physically, but also mentally.❞

Nar Ağacı Publishing | March 2023

UNAUTHORIZED

❝It all started when you were born. She became a nuisance the day you were born. No one gave you my picture or made you listened my voice because she wouldn’t let you to do it. When something is done that is not allowed, she goes mad and does not feel pity when she is punishing.❞

Google Play | June 2022

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ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION 2022

“Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever. You can go not only into the future, but into that wonderful place called “other”, which is simply another universe, another planet, another species.” – Theodore Sturgeon

The meeting ground for science fiction writers, artists, and readers, “Yerli Bilimkurgu Yükseliyor” (Local Science Fiction Rising), is once again with you with a new selection of stories. Our fourth installment in the series welcomes forty-eight authors with stories that wander on the boundaries of imagination and creativity.

As the platform “Yerli Bilimkurgu Yükseliyor” (Local Science Fiction Rising), we dedicate this delightful gathering to all the writers, directors, artists, and workers who have contributed to the field by turning to science fiction in our cinema and television.

Liman Yayınevi | 2022

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WOMEN AROUND THE PLANET

Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the legendary female authors of science fiction, states: “I want to see my sister go higher. Because freedom has never been something women could easily attain.” With this quote, it is necessary to mention that women’s freedom, from their social status in society to their household chores, is partly or mostly restricted, and they face different oppressions. The freedom space is crucial on the threshold of any issues related to women. In this context, the literary freedom of women writers, especially in literature, is valuable.

In the anthology, the reader encounters stories that explore glass bones, dangerous experiments, those who want to erase their memories, women seen as breeding stock, artificial intelligence, robots, and alternative planets leaking through the cracks in the system. At the forefront of the main themes in the fifteen stories, one can observe women-centered issues and resistance to the patriarchal order. The stories, which crown the ongoing struggle of women with creativity, will contribute to the path of local feminist speculative fiction.

The selection and arrangement of stories in “Women Around the Planet” (Feminist Speculative Fiction Story Anthology 2023) were done by Melisa Parlak & Meltem Dağcı. In this speculative anthology themed around “women,” fifteen authors, all women, came together to imagine a different planet from our world.
On the edge of this imaginary world, may you stay with science and fiction.

Contributing authors:

Selin Arapkirli, Zeynep Okçu, E. Nihan Acar, Melisa Parlak, Elif Hamamcı, Zeynep Kahraman Füzün, Gizem Çetin, Deniz K. Üstündağ, Serpil Ülger, Nurgül Çelebi, Ezo Evrim Harsa, Melis Büyükplevne, Dr. Özlem Kurdoğlu, Deniz Erkaradağ, Şeyda Aydın.

Kitap Cumhuriyeti | January 2024

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ANTHOLOGY OF TURKISH SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

Turkish science fiction dates back to the early years of the twentieth century and serious development has been seen ever since. The writers, who escaped from the darkness of the First World War and took refuge in utopian science fiction, added the excitement created by science and technology to their texts over time. Turkish writers, who followed the science fiction works from the West and made efforts for the development of this genre, produced very qualified works that could compete with their contemporaries at some points. However, due to some historical, social, and economic problems, it was not possible for these works to meet readers in the West. In this anthology, the works of Turkish science fiction writers are brought together for the first time in English. Contemporary science fiction writers have written short stories for this anthology. Hence, the resulting diversity of stories represents a contribution to science fiction literature. An important feature of the anthology is that it includes examples showing how science and technology are perceived philosophically by authors outside of Europe and America. Since literature is an indispensable resource to investigate the equivalent of science fiction, which was born with modernism, in “post-modern” societies. This anthology of Turkish science fiction will be an important Non-Western SF source for both science fiction readers and researchers.

TP London | January 2024

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stories & essays


62 rabbits
the golden seed oath
failure
a quiet afternoon
the explicit mystery
apprentice of the moon
barahmasa’s chalice
the mist
from line to line
uncle, fevzi and murtaza
othergirl
examining friendship
indifferent
the biggest problem in the world
the best option
midnight rattles
the red of late sunrise
rose’s testimony
the dream traveler
ghost
gift

sweet william season
the possibility triangle

the pearl diver
twin hopes

the daily ration
universe’s heart

pen’s witness
black fringe
butterfly feet

the perfect system
kut
miner
a modern rapunzel tale

mutation
possession is nine-tenths of the law
sample
song of the distant

a road to freedom
spiritual criminal record
morning sun, the dung beetle
wooden framed mirror

side effect
and yet it moves, every part of in it

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