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About Nicholas Ahlhelm
When a Chinese experiment in North Vietnam to turn monkeys into highly trained manservants went horribly wrong, the humanoid fusion of life soon to be known as Nicholas Ahlhelm was created. Denying his creators' need for personal butlers, he fled to the United States where he was adopted into a small Iowa family and raised on a steady diet of pop culture from the 80s onward.
Decades later, the true madness of his composite form set in and he entered the pursuit of the truly crazy. Now an author, he publishes novels, novellas and short stories set in a universe to which he believes in his insanity to possesses a personal connection.
Over the years, his bouts of madness has produced material for Metahuman Press, Flinch Books, Pro Se Press and Airship 27. His novels include the Lightweight series, Quadrant, Shockwave, Epsilon, Living Legends and A Dangerous Place to Live.
His nonfiction can be found at Medium for those who dare to traverse the path upon which he stepped.
He lives in Eastern Iowa where he has duped a human woman into marriage and sired two offspring.
For more on this mad creature, subscribe to his newsletter, follow him on Twitter or speak the right incantation at the witching hour.
He can be reached at his very public email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Trapped between these forces, Lightweight still struggles to fight the good fight. But as his high school graduation nears, he may learn that even with his great powers he cannot save everyone!
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Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press, Presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE! The latest in the PULP OBSCURA line, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE features brand new tales of this classic Hero by six of the finest writers of New Pulp today! Two fisted action flies from yesterday into today thanks to Andrew Salmon, Ashley Mangin, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Mark Squirek, and Nick Ahlhelm with fantastic art from Mike Fyles THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE give the world exactly what it needs today! A Hero Ready for Whatever Evil Throws at Him! Pulp Obscura Presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE from Pro Se Productions!
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From out of the past comes New Tales of the Magician Sleuth written by Chuck Miller, Russ Anderson, Jr., Lee Houston, Jr., and Nicholas Ahlhelm
Watch as Diamondstone gives some of his finest performances ever as he steps into the spotlight to solve strange cases and exciting new mysteries in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF DIAMONDSTONE THE MAGICIAN from Pulp Obscura!
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Editor – Ron Fortier
Assistant Editors – Todd Jones – Jaime Ramos
Art Director – Rob Davis
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