The South African born Yusuf R Shaik is an inventor, adventurer, jet-setter and full time certified engineer working in the technology field who has a passion for writing science fiction stories based on scientific probability.
Blogging since 2016, Yusuf R Shaik hails from the picturesque little seaside town of Tongaat, on the north coast of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and currently lives in Centurion, Gauteng.
He is the author of the famous Equinox series which follows the adventures of Jason King, a boy genius who discovers his special abilities while imprisoned aboard a giant spaceship in orbit around the Earth. Using his new found abilities and developing the world’s first faster-than-light drive he is able to flee the solar system and escape the tyrannical United Earth Government.
Jason King, the main character, is not the typical good guy hero and a darker side to him begins to emerge as the story progresses.
Equinox follows a unique story line setting it apart from the usual science fiction stories which readers have become accustomed to. The technologies are all based on real scientific theories making for an incredibly realistic adventure.
Originally written as a trilogy, Equinox: Beginnings, Equinox: The rise of Jason & Equinox: The return to Earth, Yusuf decided to continue the story in Equinox: Timeless after upsetting fans of the trilogy with the ending.
His books are available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon.
Yusuf is best known for his linear motor with adaptive switching which featured in the SABS design awards program in 2001. He is currently working on an electric engine which has yet to be developed.
Adventuring & jet-setting
During the course of his busy professional career, Yusuf has travelled extensively across South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on technology related projects meeting a myriad of interesting people and experiencing a host of adventures, from finding himself on the business end of AK-47s in Nigeria to being detained in Tete, Mozambique.