Nathan M Hurst grew up in Ringwood, on the borders of the New Forest in the UK, but after extensive adventuring he settled near Epping Forest on the outskirts of London with his wife and young son. He has worked as a software developer and technical manager for many years whilst maintaining an avid enthusiasm for aviation and astronautics. Consuming science-fiction and adventure stories of all varieties from an early age his love for books turned into a passion for writing.