Ahmed Khaled Tawfik is one of the few Egyptian authors to publish extensively in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. A prolific writer as well as a professor of medicine at Tanta University, he is the author of the "Safari" series, medical thrillers set in South Africa, as well as of the cyberpunk adventure series "Fantazia." He has published over 100 books.
"I have translated a lot of science fiction. Young people in Egypt today can read Ray Bradbury, Arthur Clarke, Isaac Asimov. I am very proud to have done this. But science fiction is a relatively new innovation in Egypt. People there have only been writing novels for just over 100 years.... Before that we had very little fantastical literature, except for the Arabian Nights. Sophisticated new inventions such as science fiction are very rare. Most people still are not aware of it, or don’t understand it. It will take 50 to 100 years before it is respected."
ARTICLES FEATURING AHMED KHALED
Arabic SF – Subversive Futures
CAIRO, 2023. The country is split in two: within the high walls of a gated community perched in the north east ...
Alternate Arabias: New Arab-American and Egyptian SF and Fantasy
THIS SPRING, the fantasy author Saladin Ahmed wrote a short piece at Salon.com pointing to the long tradition of racial ...