Lazlo Ferran

Biography

Lazlo Ferran: Exploring the Landscapes of Truth.

Educated near Oxford, during English author Lazlo Ferran’s extraordinary life, he has been an aeronautical engineering student, dispatch rider, graphic designer, full-time busker, guitarist and singer, recording two albums. Having grown up in rural Buckinghamshire Lazlo says:

“The beautiful Chiltern Hills offered the ideal playground for a child’s mind, in contrast to the ultra-strict education system of Bucks.”

Brought up as a Buddhist, he has travelled widely, surviving a student uprising in Athens and living for a while in Cairo, just after Sadat’s assassination. Later, he spent some time in Central Asia and was only a few blocks away from gunfire during an attempt to storm the government buildings of Bishkek in 2006. He has a keen interest in theologies and philosophies of the Far East, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.

After a long and successful career within the science industry, Lazlo Ferran left to concentrate on writing, to continue exploring the landscapes of truth.

Where to find Lazlo Ferran online


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Books

The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - Vocabulary Stretcher US-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This US English edition is a vocabulary stretcher for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR). A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - Vocabulary Stretcher UK-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
This UK English edition is a vocabulary stretcher for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR). A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - English as a Second or Foreign Language US-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This US English edition includes English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR), exercises at the end of every chapter with answers at the end of the book. A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Annotated) - English as a Second or Foreign Language UK-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This UK English edition includes English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, IELTS CEFR), exercises at the end of every chapter with answers at the end of the book. A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving two amateur detectives to find her.
The Secret Adversary (Illustrated) - Adapted for kids aged 9-11 Grades 4-7, Key Stages 2 and 3 US-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
This US English edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout. A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving amateur detectives Tuppence and Tommy to find her and rescue the packet. Adapted for kids from nine to twelve years old.
The Secret Adversary (Illustrated) - Adapted for kids aged 9-11 Grades 4-7, Key Stages 2 and 3 UK-English Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Language Arts / General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This UK English edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout. A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving amateur detectives Tuppence and Tommy to find her and rescue the packet. Adapted for kids from nine to twelve years old.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Annotated) - Vocabulary Stretcher By Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This version of the first Poirot story is a vocabulary stretcher and has been adapted for pupils studying English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, ELTS CEFR), ideal for those studying for Citizenship in English-speaking countries like USA and UK. It is also suitable for native English-speaking kids aged 9-12 (Grade 4-7 and Key Stages 2 and 3).
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Annotated) - English as a Second or Foreign Language Edition by Lazlo Ferran
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This edition includes student exercises at the end of every chapter with answers at the end of the book. This version of the first Poirot story has been specially adapted for pupils studying English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, ELTS CEFR), ideal for those studying for Citizenship in English-speaking countries like USA and UK. The language and vocabulary are easy.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Illustrated) - Adapted for Kids
Series: Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / reading & phonics, Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Illustrated) Adapted for Kids Aged 9-12, Key Stage 2 - Key Stage-3, Grade 4 - Grade 7 by Lazlo Ferran This edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout. A guest at Styles house witnesses the sudden and mysterious death of its owner, but a friend in the village, Poirot, is a brilliant, Belgian detective. Punctuation meets UK/USA ESL/CEFR/IELTS Level B2.
The War for Iron Series: Deluxe Boxed Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 292,510. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Features 9 colour illustrations from the Iron series: Mobile Command Station (MCS) Mark 6 SU 401 Fighter X.77 Laser Pistol Ischian Clover Leaf Laser Rifle Ischian Light Cruiser Battleship John F. Kennedy Ischian Battleship Lu-kshîa LC5150 "Bullpup" Laser Carbine Book 1: Too Bright the Sun Book 2: Unknown Place, Unknown Universe Book 3: Worlds Like Dust The Iron Wars though Jake Nanden's eyes.
Too Bright the Sun
Series: The War for Iron: Element of Civilization. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A man hell-bent on revenge for the death of his friend, in battle! Seeking revenge for the death of a friend ten long years ago, Major Jake Nanden has pursued his own personal demons with an almost religious fervour through life and through battle. His victories in the Jupiter Wars are hollow though, for he is a man scared of his own soul.
Vampire - Find my Grave
Series: Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophesy. Price: Free! Words: 38,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Solve the puzzle and WIN £500!! John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, vampire, notorious womaniser and author of erotic poetry, visits Bolsover Castle to take part in an occult ritual, a journey into Hades, the Underworld, to retrieve a great lost treasure in this paranormal thriller. There is just one problem: The treasure is guarded by Lilith, succubus and Great Witch of Hades!
Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate
Series: Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophesy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,700. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00)
Why is a notorious religious cult of assassins keeping him alive? In this nail-biting suspense thriller, the hero's teenage daughter is taken in a blood-thirsty murder by a giant winged serpent; her body is left mysteriously shriveled and crushed. A former WWII MI6 agent, our anonymous hero is suspected of the crime by the police and his divorcing wife.
Running - The Alien in the Mirror
Series: The War for Iron: Element of Civilization. Price: Free! Words: 48,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00)
Running - The Alien in the Mirror can be considered the prequel to the military scifi Iron Series but might also be the prequel to other science fiction thriller series. Ishmael Bodd 'wakes up' for the first time, a billion years in the future. He is a Citizen of Supercity, a city with no crime. But he suddenly feels compelled to commit a crime and goes on the run. He can never stop running.
سائنس فکشن - نمود سے پہلے
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: Urdu. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
یہ کہا نی شما لی ا مریکہ کی سر زمین کی ہے-عہد، گزشتہ سے بھی پہلے کی-قصَہ شروع ہوتا ہے ایک ایسے ملزم سے جو انسانی تا ریخ کے پہلے اجلاس میں نا دانستہ طور پر کچھ ایسی حرکات کر بیٹھتا ہے جو کہ حکا مِ اعلی کی ناراضگی کا سبب بن جا تی ہیں-اس پر مقَدمہ چلایا جاتا ہے- لیکن یہ ملزم اصل میں کسی اور روپ میں تو نہیں؟
The Ice Boat - Boxed Set
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / Eastern Russian & Former Soviet Union, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Abba-like cleanness of Stockholm was getting to him. He wanted to piss against a wall. David Dee has almost got it; with a solicitor girlfriend, a job, a flat and a band in London, he almost has the happiness he has worked for all his life. His reluctance to compromise takes him away from London to disaster in Rio de Janeiro and to surreal adventure.
The Ice Boat (On the Road from Brazil to Siberia)
Series: Sex, drugs and rock and roll – pulling down the pants of Nick Kent and Jack Kerouac. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,600. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00)
Get THREE THRILLERS – FREE > ow.ly/t6L4R The Abba-like cleanness of Stockholm was getting to him. He wanted to piss against a wall. Dave has almost got it all; with a rock star lifestyle, romance and a nice flat in London, he almost has the happiness he has worked for all his life. Escaping a scheming Brazilian siren, he ends up living with three prostitutes in Amsterdam.
Ordo Lupus II: The Devil's Own Dice
Series: Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophesy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00)
Can you face the fear of total darkness? A psychic historian finds secret codes in a cathedral and learns how to use the Temple Gates. But on a skiing holiday, his crippled wife is kidnapped by the witch Georgina, now allied with an assassin sect, and taken back to medieval France. He gambles with his life and wakes up in an escape-proof dungeon!
Iron II: Unknown Place, Unknown Universe
Series: The War for Iron: Element of Civilization. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,080. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00)
Three rookie space cadets crash on an unknown planet with aliens hot on their tail! While a dissident alien scientist struggles to control time, he discovers that his wife will betray him. His favourite student discovers a way to see into the past but find himself surrounded by enemies in a fragmenting culture Stone’s universe is shattered while he tries to escape and warn Earth of danger.
The Ice Boat - (On the Road from London to Brazil)
Series: Sex, drugs and rock and roll – pulling down the pants of Nick Kent and Jack Kerouac. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00)
Get THREE THRILLERS – FREE > ow.ly/t6L4R The only reason anyone went out was to buy drinks in town. The tide of cans was always in on the studio floor. Dave has almost got it all; with a rock star lifestyle, romance and a nice flat in London, he almost has the happiness he has worked for all his life. His reluctance to compromise in love takes him away from London to disaster in Rio de Janeiro.
Infinite Blue Heaven - A King and A Queen: They Warred like Chess Players for Central Asia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,140. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00)
Contains themes of an adult nature. An Erotic Historical Fantasy set in 17th Century Central Asia. A heady mix of sexual politics, royal intrigue, revolution, honour and military strategy. Set in the Steppes of Medieval Russia, this is the story of warring tribes, of King Vaslav and Shakira and Lord Bulya who is trying to take the throne.
Eighteen, Blue (Short Stories Volume II)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eighteen Blue: Mongoose is a card player in the 22nd Century dust-lands, outside the border of USAC territory in N America. But card games here involve the bounty-hunting of biker gang-members. Five other short stories included.
Inchoate: (Short Stories Volume I)
Price: Free! Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00)
Inchoate: A humorous tale about the first Board Meeting in History and its single Agenda Item. (includes Urdu translation) The Jesus Monster A lethal alien virus reaches the last healthy community on Earth. Henry's Car: In this hilarious sci-fi story, a Time Traveller from the 16th Century goes stock car racing.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lazlo Ferran

  • The Chronicles of Baltrath - The Dark Wizards on Nov. 22, 2010
    (no rating)
    With the following sentence from the creation myth of the God Kith, 'It was ages ago, that the first of the great warriors dared to crawl forth from the mire of fear, and spat defiantly into the face of death', we are launched headfirst into the violently beautiful world of Baltrath. This is not Gary Kuyper's first novel but it is like an egg that emerges fully-formed and with the promise of many secret things within. First in a series(?) Baltrath creates for us a world which has faint echoes of both Tolkien and Norman (Gor) although the acute and unique sense of pace and ironic humour are entirely its own and grip one from the start. Groad, son of a famous warrior is looking for his own entré into the world of Warrior Immortality in the empire of Kith and soon meets up with Turpane, a waif-ette with a keen sense of her own destiny and a challenging, feisty wit. Together they launch a mission to wrestle a power-weapon from the keep of the Dark Wizard, Maggoth. The friendship is loaded with a totally believable friendship/sexual frisson, glazed with wry humour: I soon found myself warmed wholeheartedly to both their characters and the mission that opens this beautiful novel. The author, although having a sharp vision of the world's geography and physical presence, seems most interested in culture and explores in depth the foundation of a culture he has imagined but which has verisimilitude I found hard to resist. A World where women's beauty is judged on the size of their eye-teeth? Oh yes. I am sure there will be many surprises and challenging contrasts with our own culture along the way for the reader of this excellent novel.
  • The Sensing on March 30, 2011

    I have finished The Sensing. Okay I have quite a lot to say (maybe not in words but in import) so are you sitting comfortably? Hold on to your chair or sit down if you are not sitting down. Take a deep breath. I feel I have to be very serious about this because what Gary Kuyper has written here is something very special. I have loved all of his works so far -especially Baltrath, but all of them have a beauty and texture to be enjoyed. However this is entirely in a different league. I think he has finally found his 'voice' While it's not perfect and I do have some slight quibbles, for the most part his writing seems to be 'in the zone' and I was 'in the zone' reading it. Nan is a great character, most sensitively drawn and from her first scene, almost to the end of the tale, it has an easy flow about it - mature, and carries the reader along on that mysterious gentle current of intoxication that only a great writer can manage. I would say in places it reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye (although that book is a bit bland compared with this) - the greats of American Literature. I am not exaggerating and I had to take a deep breath before writing this as I want to impart to you the significance of what he has achieved and do my duty to literature (gulp). I have no doubt my references to US fiction are a result of the story being set in the South of America and if he has one final reference point in literature before he literally take off and enters the (solitary) domain of true individualism (in literature) and uniqueness, it is probably American LIterature. I am sure he could do something equally intoxicating if he chose any other genre, however - UK fiction or any other type. All this is just around the corner for him.
  • Teddy Scare on March 30, 2011

    I have finished Teddy Scare. Okay I have quite a lot to say (maybe not in words but in import) so are you sitting comfortably? Hold on to your chair or sit down if you are not sitting down. Take a deep breath. I feel I have to be very serious about this because what Gary Kuyper has written here is something very special. I have loved all of his works so far -especially Baltrath, but all of them have a beauty and texture to be enjoyed. However this is entirely in a different league. I think he has finally found his 'voice' While it's not perfect and I do have some slight quibbles, for the most part his writing seems to be 'in the zone' and I was 'in the zone' reading it. Nan is a great character, most sensitively drawn and from her first scene, almost to the end of the tale, it has an easy flow about it - mature, and carries the reader along on that mysterious gentle current of intoxication that only a great writer can manage. I would say in places it reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye (although that book is a bit bland compared with this) - the greats of American Literature. I am not exaggerating and I had to take a deep breath before writing this as I want to impart to you the significance of what he has achieved and do my duty to literature (gulp). I have no doubt my references to US fiction are a result of the story being set in the South of America and if he has one final reference point in literature before he literally take off and enters the (solitary) domain of true individualism (in literature) and uniqueness, it is probably American LIterature. I am sure he could do something equally intoxicating if he chose any other genre, however - UK fiction or any other type. All this is just around the corner for him.
  • 101 Politically Incorrect LIMERICKS: Volume Two on Feb. 26, 2013

    This second installment in Gary's Limerick catalogue continues the quality of work in the first. I find some of the poems perhaps hastily constructed - that may be unfair as I don't write limerick's myself and I know how hard poetry construction is. What I mean is that some stray so far from the limerick formula that their impact is impaired. However there are some real classics. I can't include more than one here as very few are printable for the general public. This is one of my favourites: An Irish prisoner called Mike Went on a long hunger strike His cellmate, Dick Used him to pick The lock and escape on a bike My own particular favourite is the cricket one. Bawdiness is where Gary's strength is brought to this art form. Bawdy? I'll say! Gary would be able to come up with a much better simile or metaphor than I but I can say that even I find some of the limericks stretching my imagination and sensibilities. If you really want to plumb literary depths, I think Gary only has a very few to be compared with. Perhaps the late Lord ? Read it if you like bawdy limericks. You will love it. Although not my favourite literary form I give it 8/10.
  • Smallwood on March 01, 2013

    Lami Kamikaze’s first short story feels like a nascent novel or possibly the first in a series of novels. It could well be the basis of an entertaining TV series. One for fans of surreal comedy like South Park, The Simpsons, My Name is Earl and Red Dwarf to take note of. The story is a cornucopia of farcical scenes culminating in a bedroom scene that give belly-laughs. The conclusion is definitely appetite-whetter for any future novels Lami may write. Long may she write and prosper.