Michael Tellinger has become one of South Africa's bestselling authors. He is the author of Adam's Calendar, Temples of the African Gods, and Slave Species of god. His writing on human origins has been praised by readers in more than 20 countries. He graduated in 1983 from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, with a B.Pharmaceutics degree, and a passion for the cosmos, genetics and human history. His research and astute understanding of his subject matter has made him a regular guest on radio shows in the U.S. and U.K. He spent much of his early years in the arts performing on stage and screen. He has written music hits, worked in Los Angeles for Cannon Films as a sound designer and editor, and he has written a number of screenplays, children's educational books and TV shows.