Saad Z. Hossain
Saad Z. Hossain writes in a niche genre of fantasy, science
fiction and black comedy with an action-adventure twist. He is the author of Escape from Baghdad! and Djinn City.
He was published in the anthologies The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4 and The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories. He lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Books by Saad Z. Hossain
Escape from Baghdad!
Two down on their luck black-marketeers, Dagr and Kinza, have inherited a
very important prisoner: the former star torturer of Saddam’s recently
collapsed Ba’athist regime, Captain Hamid, who promises them untold
riches if they smuggle him to Mosul. With the heat on, they enlist the
help of Private Hoffman, their partner in crime and a U.S. Marine, who
undertakes to help them escape the authorities.
Saad Z. Hossain returns with his signature blend of satire, dark comedy, and fantasy, using reinvented Islamic mythology to create a mirror world to our own—on the brink of disaster. Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super
dense, super chaotic third world capital of Bangladesh. When he learns
that his dead mother was a djinn; more commonly known as a
genie; and that his drunken loutish father is a sitting
emissary to the djinns (e.g. a magician), his whole world is turned
In this laugh-out-loud-funny and
totally original new novel, Saad Z. Hossain continues his signature
genre mashup of SF and fantasy, challenging and subverting everything
previously imagined about our future and climate change. A scathing
critique of corporate greed, Hossain shows us how to think beyond the
naïve ideas of preening moguls like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
This book will be available for purchase on 07/13/2021.