In moments of boredom, be they running on a treadmill or listening to lectures
at yet another scientific conference, Faiz often found his
mind beginning to wander into the mysterious realms of outer
As circumstances for these explorations
increased, he found himself creating the mysterious planet
of Bartoch, inhabited by the friendly alien child called Zmod.
In his first fiction book “My Alien
Penfriend”, Faiz looks at how Zmod’s growing intergalactic
friendship with a child on Earth reveals the darker secrets
of his home planet. Faiz lives happily far away from Bartoch
in London, England with his wife.