Michael Atamanov
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Michael Atamanov

Michael Atamanov was born in 1975 in Grozny, Chechnia. He excelled at school, winning numerous national science and writing competitions. Having graduated with honors, he entered Moscow University to study material engineering. Soon, however, he had no home to return to: their house was destroyed during the first Chechen campaign. Michael's family fled the war, taking shelter with some relatives in Stavropol Territory in the South of Russia.

Having graduated from the University, Michael was forced to accept whatever work was available. He moonlighted in chemical labs, loaded trucks, translated technical articles, worked as a software installer and scene shifter for local artists and events. At the same time he never stopped writing, even when squatting in some seedy Moscow hostels. Writing became an urgent need for Michael. He submitted articles to science publications, penned news fillers for a variety of web sites and completed a plethora of technical and copywriting gigs.

Then one day unexpectedly for himself he started writing fairy tales and science fiction novels. For several years, his audience consisted of only one person: Michael's elder son. Then, at the end of 2014 he decided to upload one of his manuscripts to a free online writers resource. Readers liked it and demanded a sequel. Michael uploaded another book, and yet another, his audience growing as did his list. It was his readers who helped Michael hone his writing style. He finally had the breakthrough he deserved when the Moscow-based EKSMO - the biggest publishing house in Europe - offered him a contract for his first and consequent books.

Michael is now the author of three bestselling LitRPG series: Perimeter Defense, The Dark Herbalist and Reality Benders which are already considered the classics of LitRPG.

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Best Sellers

    • External Threat

    • Reality Benders Series, Book 2
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    Gnat is on his voyage with the Shiamiru, all the while trying to find backup for humanity among the great spacefaring races. After all, based on what he's already seen, he knows not to count on the good sense of his own kind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than the first

    • By SirLoki on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Countdown

    • Reality Benders Series, Book 1
    • By: Michael Atamanov, Andrew Schmitt - translator
    • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    At long last, an extraterrestrial civilization reached out and made the First Contact. However, no one on Earth took their communique for the genuine article....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cool Premise, but sputters in places

    • By Ray Johnson on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Trap for the Potentate

    • The Dark Herbalist, Book 3
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 976
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976

    The great hunt is over. In the end, Timothy managed to keep his invaluable prize. A victory? Perhaps. But glory and adrenaline are very powerful narcotics....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a great story until the cough out at the end

    • By Cory on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Stay on the Wing

    • The Dark Herbalist, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Schmitt - translator, Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

    When Timothy finally found work as a tester for a popular online MMORPG, his lifelong dream was fulfilled....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story

    • By Anders on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Video Game Plotline Tester

    • Dark Herbalist Series, Book 1
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896

    How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation without a wage or a single day off? It might change your mind that the job is to play a MMORPG game....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different and Good LitRPG

    • By Don Gilbert on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Sector Eight

    • Perimeter Defense, Book 1
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    A strange body that refuses to obey you; a weird game you can't quit until your contract expires; a world teeming with powerful and very real enemies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely amazing

    • By James on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • New Contract

    • Perimeter Defense Series, Book 3
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    The enemy's at the gate, the situation getting worse by the second, and Ruslan's employer hasn't done a good job (to put it mildly) of securing his successes....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the credit

    • By Jake on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Game with No Rules

    • Perimeter Defense, Book 4
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The Empire is splitting at the seams. The Great Houses refuse to obey the Throne World and have begun to conduct increasingly independent politics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book I'm sorry to see the end of the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Beyond Death

    • Perimeter Defense, Book 2
    • By: Michael Atamanov
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    In his attempt to delay his appearance in Emperor's court, Crown Prince Georg triggers an alien invasion of his own star system. The whole of the Empire watches....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless

    • By Mikal on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • You’re in Game!

    • LitRPG Stories from Bestselling Authors
    • By: Vasily Mahanenko, Andrei Livadny, Michael Atamanov, and others
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    This fast-paced collection of novellas and short stories from leading Russian LitRPG authors sheds new light on their signature worlds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why must they go this!

    • By Seth on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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