Carbon-based humanoid currently residing on planet Earth. Read my interview to learn more about me. If you still want to get in touch ;) drop me a line!
Tell us a little about yourself...
I can describe myself with a simple answer, angsty youth (now mature adult), sci-fi geek, and devout Muslim. All three seemingly disjointed aspects melded into one personality frequently converge and brew a firestorm within myself. Feeling at the perilous center of a trisecting Venn diagram my only solace and means of communicating raw emotion is through writing. This tempest tossed piece of my being is absorbed by the one and only Ravi Chen, my alter ego.
I took my love for Science Fiction and set out on a journey of self enlightenment. Studying the Islamic religion I found it awe inspiring and sought to implement it in my life. However after seeing this way of life demonized, by believers and non-believers alike, questioning its place in civilized society; I have attempted to enlighten the naysayers via a genre that is growing ever popular day by day.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading Michael Crichton his approach to storytelling really resonates with me. I remember the "rabbit scene" from his novel Prey. Stranded scientist conducted an autopsy on a rabbit they had watch die after being surrounded by a cloud of nano-particles. That gave me inspiration to write a similar scene in my debut novel Reapers of the Damned. Where a group of engineers got to see the effects of the entity on a celestial arachnid.
In this short story, readers are given another look at the Reapers of the Damned Universe. This time through the eyes of a family facing harrowing circumstances. Tyrannical regimes made them refugees but sheer grit and determination kept them alive. Now as embers of resistance grow and champions of humanity gather, one woman tells her story.
Ar-Raan, the blackened heart. How does it come to be? For that matter how does anyone slip into darkness? Are YOU capable of evil if pushed hard enough? Find out in this short story from the Reapers of the Damned universe. As we explore young Walker's childhood from a meager worker in a desolate work camp. To a feared General in the bosom of the vile megacorp, Gemcore.
High on top a desolate asteroid, the crew of mining space station V-323 must toil for a ruthless corporation with an insatiable thirst for mineral ore. At the same time an enraged entity living deep within the mined tunnels is hell bent on defending its sanctuary. Now locked in a battle for survival will the crew escape with their lives or will the demons of corporate greed consume them all?
Rookie medic E. Hidalgo takes reader on a terrifying journey. Two months after the events of "Reapers of the Damned" the dreaded mega corporation, Gemcore deploys RRT-99; to investigate the aftermath of the worst industrial incident in the company's history. Amongst the rubble the team comes across a startling discovery. The repercussions of which will be felt in the higest chambers of power.