Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

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."