Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jamil Nasir  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Chicago


-- Website -- http://www.jamilnasir.com
-- Jamil Nasir on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jamil+nasir


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jamil Nasir is a writer, attorney, and novelist. He entered college at the age of fourteen and is currently an attorney at a Washington, DC, law firm and for a utility company. He worked variously as a carpenter, gardener, shop clerk, warehouse worker, apple picker and paralegal.He has also been a contributor to periodicals including: ''Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine'', ''Universe'', ''Interzone'' and ''Aboriginal SF''.


Awards

Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel nomination, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for foreign novel for ''Tower of Dreams'' L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest winner

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

Distance haze
ISBN: 1440187401. OCLC Number: 620153462

iUniverse Inc.,. .

Science fiction writer Wayne Dolan -- his career at a standstill and his life adrift -- has just entered the Deriwelle Institute. Built on sacred Indian ground in southwest Michigan, it's posh, lavishly funded -- and maybe the world's biggest hoax. At least that's what Wayne thinks. Using advanced technology, Deriwelle's scientists say they are on a mission to find God. In reality, one is a grieving father hoping to contact his dead child. Another has invented a baseball cap to measure unusual brain waves. Yet another says he has a vaccine to silence the genes that program humans to be religious. Are they all crackpots? Maybe. But from the moment Wayne walks through the Institute's door, eerie events plague him: a recurring dream about a bank account number, visions of an ethereal girl, and the appearance of an old Indian shaman. Of course, Wayne sees the shaman only when he's asleep. And what is about to happen when Wayne is awake may be a nightmare of obsession, twisted desire, and secrets no human is ready to know.

Distance haze /
ISBN: 0553579959. OCLC Number: 43631261

Bantam Books,. .

Quasar
ISBN: 0553568868. OCLC Number: 33338225

Bantam Books,. .

The higher space /
ISBN: 0553568876. OCLC Number: 34953149

Bantam Books,. .

The houses of time
ISBN: 9781466846036. OCLC Number: 865181758

Tor,. .

David Grant has a singular talent--he can affect the course of his dreams. Quite by chance, he discovers the existence of the Trans-Humanist Institute and their lucid dreaming lessons. He discovers that under the tutelage of Dr. Thotmoses he has more control over his dreams. However, his talent soonruns away with him andhe visits dreamplaces while awake. The waking world and the dreaming world collide. Grantends up sedated in a hellish mental institution ... but escapes through his luciddreams, which he is beginning to control--though the control is far from perfect. Grant discovers, to his horror, thatDr. Thotmoses belongs to the Caucasus Synod Western Orthodox Church, andthat they have been grooming him because of his fantastic dreaming talents. Only someone with his talent at manipulating reality and dream can bring their prayer to the Divine Presence in the universe. Many have tried this journey, few have succeeded. Those who have returned successful are rewarded beyond their wildest dreams. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

The houses of time /
ISBN: 0765306107. OCLC Number: 172979112

Tor,. .

Aging, skirt-chasing lawyer David Grant studies lucid dreaming with Dr. Thotmoses at the Trans-Humanist Institute, hoping to dream up the most perfect woman possible and incidentally discover the underlying truth of life. When Grant falls in love with Thotmoses's daughter, Kat, he chases her through multiple dream worlds until he learns to control his dreams and propel himself into other realities. Soon he learns that Kat's family wants to use his abilities to plead on their behalf before God. As multiple realities flood his life, Grant believes himself insane and must choose whether to accept the godlike gifts he has been offered or live as a crazy person in a damaged body.

Tower of dreams
ISBN: 1440186650. OCLC Number: 620153395

iUniverse,. .

Blaine Ramsey has an unusual occupation. He travels to foreign countries and lives like a native. He drinks in the culture with his mind, body, and soul. And he does it all in the name of capitalism, for Blaine is an Image Digger, one of an elite few blessed with the power to dream authentic images from the deep unconscious of foreign lands that are turned into alluring psychologically active advertising to sell products. But in a dusty Middle Eastern villa, something goes terribly wrong. Blaine is haunted by the recurring image of a young Arab beauty suffering a brutal attack. For Blaine, her image becomes the seductive source of romantic obsession -- and a nightmare from which he cannot escape. And as Blaine is about to discover, her appearance in his dreams foretells tragedy -- a disaster the likes of which the world has never seen . .

Tower of dreams /
ISBN: 0553580892. OCLC Number: 40618560

Bantam Books,. .