Michael Manning, a retired pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.
"An Oxford University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate Alex has narrated 150+ audiobooks across the genres, performed in numerous BBC radio plays and lent his voice to various video game franchises and animated features. He’s also starred in Emmy-winning TV shows for HBO and the BBC, critically acclaimed series for Showtime and ITV, and appeared in various films for directors such as Kenneth Branagh and David Blair. Notable credits include _Rome (HBO), Endeavour (ITV), Little Dorrit (BBC), Yellowjackets (Showtime), The Crimson Field (BBC), The Line of Beauty (BBC), As You Like It (HBO Films), The Sea Beast (Netflix), Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony), Hitman (Square Enix) We Happy Few (Compulsion Games) and And Then There Were None, Tommies and Homefront (BBC Radio 4)._