Author. Composer. Producer.

Reading fantasy and science fiction was always a crucial part of Oganalp’s childhood. Writing came later. When he decided to write for online fantasy role-playing communities, little he knew that it would become a passion. His first epic space opera trilogy, The Blackened Prophecy will be complete in 2020 with the release of the final book, The Cursed Throne.

 

Oganalp is a renowned composer and a singer. The metal band Dreamtone, he and his long-time friend Onur Ozkoc had formed, became an underground success. Signing international album deals deemed “improbable” due to the genre/ location combo, but they did it. Today, Oganalp continues making heavy metal music with his “professional hobby” project, Maegi.​

Oganalp Canatan was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, where he lived for 35 years. Today, he resides in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and four cats, focusing on his art, as well as his artist and company management skills.

 

He attended Bilkent University and George Brown College and has a degree in Accounting Information Systems, and a diploma in Business Administration.

Favourite Books & Authors

Although it is impossible for me to limit the books and authors to a list, here are my top five authors and series;

 

  • Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time

  • Raymond E. Feist - The Riftwar Saga

  • Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman - Dragonlance Chronicles

  • Frank Herbert - Dune

  • Arthur C. Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama

 

There are hundreds of other books and authors that I love. Philip K. Dick, Tolkien, Salvatore, Karpyshyn, Asimov, Lem, Sapkowski, and more.

Favourite Bands & Albums

Another impossible to complete list for me;

 

  • Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth

  • Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time

  • Symphony X - The Odyssey

  • Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding

  • Savatage - Handful of Rain

 

These albums shaped a great deal of my musical character. I also have to mention Manowar, Judas Priest, Anathema, Evergrey, Kreator, Shadow Gallery, Inon Zur, Michael Hoenig, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Williams, Antonin Dvorak. Again, there are many, many more names to be added here.

Games

This is the hardest one to do, as I am a gaming addict.

 

  • Deus Ex (everything DX, even the Invisible War)

  • The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (and anything Witcher tbh)

  • StarCraft 2 (I loved 1 as well, but the writing was funny)

  • Diablo 2

  • Baldur's Gate II

 

Also worth mentioning: Tie Fighter, Dune, C&C, Just Cause, Last of Us, Uncharted, Thief, Half Life, Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls, and a few hundred more.

Movies & Series

I will not babble about "too many to mention." Well, I just did.

 

  • FireFly

  • Battlestar Galactica (2004 remake)

  • Star Trek TNG

  • Star Wars (the original trilogy)

  • Stargate (SG-1, Atlantis, Universe)

 

Also worth mentioning: The War of the Worlds (series), Farscape, Person of Interest, Rome, The Constant Gardener, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell (anime), Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut), Parks & Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, Black Adder, and many more.

OGANALP CANATAN

Author & Composer

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