Nick-ThumbsUpNicholas Ahlhelm is the author of several books in his Quadrant Universe among them the monthly serialized series Lightweight, the daily web serial Walking Shadows, Living Legends: Old Soldiers and A Dangerous Place to Live. He also has work in several anthologies current or upcoming from Metahuman Press (where he also serves as the editor-in-chief), Flinch Books, Pro Se Press and Airship 27.

His love of superheroes dates back to Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, but his love for super powered prose dates back to Wild Cards I. He lives in Eastern Iowa with his wife and two daughters. He offers commentary on superheroes, wrestling and pop culture at

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