TEDx Speaker Yasser Bahjatt gifts Sci-Fi books in sync with Star Wars Release

Dec 15, 2015, 09:21 ET from Yatakhayaloon

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2105 /PRNewswire/ -- In sync with the "Star Wars The Force Awakens" movie release (Dec 18, 2015), TEDx Speaker Yasser Bahjatt announces his UAE publishing company (Yatakhayaloon) will gift digital English versions of their Arabian Sci-Fi bestsellers December 12-22, 2015, to propel science forward and encourage positive relations with the world.

In response to mass misunderstandings of Saudi and Arabian cultures at large, Yasser's Sci-Fi trilogy books (that sold over 200,000 copies in Saudi Arabia) are now available on Amazon Kindle for free for 10 days.

Born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan, Yasser Behjatt's "big idea worth spreading" is that if we encourage Science Fiction writers in Saudi Arabia, it would help propel humanity and science forward. Yasser currently lives in Jeddah, and calls himself a "Jeddi".

"If you want to advance science, you have to advance Sci-Fi culture," explains Yasser Bahjatt in his TED@Doha Talk. Yasser believes most technology has been foreseen at least 20 years in advance by Sci-Fi. In his talk, Yasser points out "Aladdin", "Arabian Nights", "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" and Douglas Fairbanks "The Thiefs of Bagdad" have been adding to the world's imagination for decades.

Yasser is a computer engineer and the ambassador of Singularity University to Saudi Arabia. He was the first to translate TED talks to Arabic and is a TEDx organizer. Yasser announced his League for Arabian SciFiers during his TED@Doha talk, and has given several TEDx talks including in Santa Monica, California.

Yatakhayaloon Sci-Fi Books available Dec 12-22, 2015 on Amazon for free

Book 1 "HWJN" is a fictional novel about a Jinni (spiritual energy being), who falls in love with a human female.

Book 2 "Somewhere" is about a guy who wakes up not knowing who he is or where he was, and a gorgeous female helps him adapt.

Book 3 "Yaqteenya: The Old World" is a fictional novel about an alternate history where a young man from Yaqteenya tries to stop his nation's first war in 300 years.

About Yatakhayaloon Publisher (translated: They are imagining) - UAE based publisher was founded by Yasser Bahjatt and Ibraheem Abbas in an effort to help establish an Arabian Sci-Fi culture that would help the younger generation of Arabs to expand their horizons and imagination in hopes that it leads to growth in scientific development.

 

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