About the Author

Alexander Wales is the pseudonym of Ben Friesen. Ben is a software engineer located in Duluth, MN.  He has two terrible cats.  You can read his fan fiction stories on FanFiction.net, where he has written:

      • The Metropolitan ManThe year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity.
      • A Bluer Shade of WhiteSix years after her coronation, Elsa rules over Arendelle, using the power of ice to improve the lives of her citizens.
      • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s ZombieRecursive fanfic of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. Fits in around chapter 94, and contains major spoilers. Harry Potter starts to come around to the idea that souls might exist.
      • Branches on the Tree of TimeKyle Reese has traveled backwards in time, not to save Sarah Connor, but to help her rewrite the faulty utility function of Skynet. Together, it’s possible that they might avert Judgment Day and save the world from nuclear Armageddon – and hopefully create a utopia ruled over by an AI god in the process. Diverges wildly from canon.