Armen Melikian holds a Master's in International Relations from American University, Washington, DC. He has also studies mathematics at Harvard and elsewhere, and was admitted by the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. However, he eventually abandoned both politics and mathematics and dedicated his life to writing. Melikian lives in Los Angeles.
Given its prescient vision of the shape of things to come, Melikian's avant-garde work has often been compared by critics to the masterpieces of contemporary literature, among them the politically explosive works of George Orwell. It has also been compared to Gurdjieff's Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, and even to the apocalyptic works, such as the Revelation.