Hendrik de Jong was born in the Netherlands in the early 70s and moved to London in the late 90s.
Hendrik grew up watching Dr Who, Space 1999 and Battlestar Galactica, and reading Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne and many other great science fiction writers.
As a young child he was amazed by great films as 2001, 2010, Alien, Blade Runner and Star Wars.
He always believed he was born 100 years too early, because he wanted to become the captain of a spaceship and fly between the stars.
But that never stopped him from dreaming, so instead of becoming an astronaut, Hendrik decided to do the next best thing and write science fiction.