Julian Hadlow was born in Halifax, UK, and spent the vast majority of his childhood living abroad with his parents in India, East Africa, and the Far East.

After returning to the United Kingdom, he held various jobs, then ran his own self-employed business for more than 20 years, also raising his family.

In later life, he took a B.A. Hons in Communications and Cultures, followed by a PGCE (FE) teaching qualification in IT.

He has been a spiritual traveler for more than two decades, enjoys experiencing other cultures, helping out, and writing. He has spent more than twenty years studying religion, philosophy, communication and psychology.

As part of his quest, he also spearheaded the What We Have in Common Project, profiling insights into human nature.

Influences in formulating this book

There are way too many to mention here, but the works of Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Doris Lessing and many more of the classical science fiction writers influenced him most, while there are many other Sci-fi writers who have also impressed him greatly.

Spiritually, his influences have been also great in number from many differing traditions, all being found to be based on a common core.