Barry Alder grew up in Ottawa and has spent his career in the I.T. industry, where he authored a large number of technical documents. A long time science fiction fan and spiritual follower, he has written a number of short stories, and a spiritual science fiction series of novels.
Dr. R.C. Wallace did more to open up the northern territories of Manitoba and Alberta, in the early 1900's, than any other Canadian, leading its exploration and development. As an educator at some of Canada's top universities and President of Queen's University, he championed the development of the north by inspiring many of his students.