Tilism Hosh Afza by Ashfaq Ahmad


Tilsm Hosh Afza (طلسم ہوش افزا): I have gotten some emails over the last few years to comment on this book. Tilsm Hosh Afza is a collection of 12 short stories from the well known Urdu author Ashfaq Ahmad from Pakistan. The title of the collection is inspired from the title of the classic Urdu epic Tilsm Hosh Ruba (Breath Taking Magic). Thus Tilsm Hosh Afza means Magic that enhances your senses. The collection contains stories with horror, mystery and science fiction stories. That said the science fiction is not really hard science fiction. As recommendation, read it as works of literature and not really to enjoy works of Science Fiction.

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