About Hadrian

Hadrian Ma'at Ferran was born in the Netherlands in 1990 and got a first interest in the English language in Middle school at the age of 14. An interest in writing developed at the same time but early didn't surface until the first year of his English major at the University of Utrecht in 2012. During literature classes a greater interest was sparked in consumption and consequently production of books. In November 2012 he started writing poetry and the first short story he has released was started in the same week. An interest in writing essays only developed in 2013.

Important personal interests for Hadrian are politics, literature, linguistics, and morality in the face of relativism. Books Hadrian particularly enjoyed are:

  • Hyperian & Fall of Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
  • The Gods Themselves (Isaac Asimov)
  • The Years of Rice and Salt (Kim Stanley Robinson)
  • Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  • Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter Guide to Classical Music (Ghostwritten by Tim Lihoreau)

Hadrian is now in the third year working towards his Bachelor's degree.

About this site

This website was started as a way to provide access to Hadrian's poetry and stories as well as the omni-summary and related academic works and continues to serve these purposes to this day. If you like either the summary and/or the creative works please donate using the flattr button as this will allow Hadrian to continue working on the omni-summary and creative works as well as maintaining and improving the website.

Why creative commons?

The choice for the Creative Commons license stems from a deep believe in the need for culture to be free. It is important for anyone to be allowed to read any of Hadrian's works freely without having to pay money. The choice for the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works variant allows this. When people wish to use any of my works licensed under this license in a commercial way please request Hadrian's permission first as Hadrian does not wish others to unduly make a monetary profit from my works. In spite of the license stating no derivative works are required is allowed for people to reference my essays. If anyone would like to make a translation of any of my non-poetic works it is encouraged as long as you send the translation to Hadrian so that it may be decided to put them on the website for others to be able to read them. In summary, what is allowed to be done with the works licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND:

  • You may print the works (along with the license) and give them to friends.
  • You may read them countless times without giving Hadrian a cent.
  • You may philosophise about the text and write textual analyses. If you do so, please send the analysis to Hadrian.
  • You may have the works printed in book-form, you can contact Hadrian for the individual tex files if you wish to reorder the works.

If you are unsure about something you wish to do with the texts just send a message to Hadrian.

If You Like What I Write

As anyone living in the Capitalist order I require a certain income in order to survive. If you like what I write you can help me spend more time on writing by donating. You can do so in three ways:

  • You can use the flattr-buttons to do micro-donations whenever you read something of mine you like.
  • You can become a Patron through Patreon.
  • You can make a direct donation to me: Hadrian Ferran, NL36TRIO0254401678 -- BIC: TRIONL2U

From every donation I will spend at least ten per cent on distribution of my own texts and texts that have been an important influence on me.