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Saladin Ahmed

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Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, MI.

His short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and have appeared in Year's Best Fantasy and numerous other magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, as well as being translated into five foreign languages. He is represented by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is his first novel.

Saladin lives near Detroit with his wife and twin children.

Hi! I’m fantasy writer, essayist, and copious tweeter Saladin Ahmed. I’m writing now to my readers, as I do a couple of times a year, to ask for help making ends meet.


Not familiar with my work? Here are a bunch of free short stories: https://medium.com/@saladinahmed, some of my essays: https://www.pinterest.com/saladinahme..., and the first chapter of my Locus Award winning, Hugo and Nebula no...

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“One can only know as much as one has lived to know, though it is certainly possible to learn a great deal less than this.”
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“I have served Almighty God as best as I can. I have failed at times, but "Perfection is the palace in which God alone lives.”
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Ashley Hartman Can't wait for book two in the Crescent Moon series! :) Thanks for bringing such a unique story to us.


George You need to get some more books on your "read" list, young man.


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