Hi everyone!

I'm Khan, and I'm happy to join this site and looking forward to diving in.

I write SciFi, and am currently querying a space opera. I read primarily SF/F and also popular science and the occasional biography. I just started reading the Tensorate series by JY Yang, and I love N.K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, Octavia Butler, Ursula K. LeGuin. I loved Blackfish City and look forward to more by that author.

Started writing in 6th grade and pursued it seriously through my 20s. Back in 1997 (when I was 28) I was signed by my dream agent, but the book didn't sell and I was dropped. The experience with the publishers was so disheartening that I stopped writing until three years ago. Since 2017 I've written three novels (I've written 7 novels total in my life). The others are all shelved, and the most recent one is the one I'm querying now.

I would love to beta read, and/or find a critique partner(s) so if you write SciFi, please hit me up. I'd be open to reading low fantasy or urban fantasy, but otherwise not really up for beta reading or critiquing other genres.

As for hobbies, in the time that I wasn't writing I got involved with Burning Man, and became a firedancer and hula hooper and spent over a decade traveling around the world and teaching and performing, and I did a stint with a circus back in 2008/09. The book I'm shopping around now draws, in part, on those experiences. BUT IN SPACE!

Looking forward to meeting more of you and participating more in this community!