Raised in the rural town of Orange Cove, Rob Lopez was influenced most by Star Wars, Spider-Man and X-Men comics, H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov. While in high school he created the comic strip Nucleon for the Reedley Exponent, Foreign Affairs, an original play performed by his peers, and his short story “Magdalaine” was published in Symmetry, the Reedley College literary magazine. In his twenties Rob designed his own adventure games, performed community theater and worked as an office clerk at Pine Flat Ranger station. During his years as a computer and GED instructor he refined Spiral Legion, the sci-fi/horror roleplaying game he has developed over the last two decades. He has been an HR assistant, HR department supervisor and a retail store marketing specialist. In 2009, he created Forsaken Stars the comic and in 2010 he joined the Fresno Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers. He is a fan of his parents, his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s parents, Sarah McLachlan and the Fresno music and art scene.