Islam and Science Fiction recently profiled Ibn Safi. Here’s an excerpt:
Ibn Safi is the pen name of Asrar Ahmad (1928-1980) who was a legendary and prolific Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan. He is one of the better known Science Fiction writers of Urdu, although his mostly famous for writing crime fiction and spy novels. He mostly famous for his works Jasoosi Duniya (Spy World) and the Imran Series of novels. His works are well known in Pakistan, India and in some cases even Bangladesh.