‘Reworlding Ramallah’ is a collection of stories which were the outcome of a science fiction writing workshop series led by Callum Copley in the town of Birzeit, a few miles north of Ramallah, Palestine.
‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures with which to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of worldbuilding beyond any ostensible purpose as art or entertainment and deploys aspects of it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world.
From alien experiments to fortune-tellers and telepathic conspiracies; the stories compiled here represent visions of Palestine and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. Although the contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style, all join a rapidly growing but comparatively small niche of Palestinian science fiction.