Ramsey Isler

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For much of my life, I was one of those quirky folk known as a "coder". I wrote computer code, not stories. I was fairly successful at it, and I had a lot of fun doing it. But my true passion was writing books and stories that would inspire and ignite the light of creativity in others, just as my favorite storytellers had inspired me in my youth. I'm still in the early phases of my journey as an author, but it has been quite an adventure so far.

I write contemporary fantasy, epic fantasy, and sci-fi. My books The Remortal, Ghosts of ARCADIA, The Ninth Order, and Clockworkers are available on various digital book stores.

My favorite things include Japanese food, gadgets, comics, and cats.

You can find my regular musings on my blog at http://blo
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Ramsey Isler I'm currently working on a new series of short novels. The topic? Magic! I’m planning on putting a sci-fi spin on magic. It’s kind of a mix of Harry…moreI'm currently working on a new series of short novels. The topic? Magic! I’m planning on putting a sci-fi spin on magic. It’s kind of a mix of Harry Potter, The Prestige, and even a little Ghostbusters vibe. I've slipped into a groove where I end up blending magic and science in my stories, and I think it works. As Clarke famously wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."(less)
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Clockworkers

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Ghosts of ARCADIA

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The Remortal

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Don’t look away from the hate, but remember the love too

Today is yet another dark day in American history. In Charlottesville, Virginia there’s a conflict unraveling. This so-called “Unite the Right” protest, a confluence of neo-Nazi, pro-Confederate, and Alt-Right forces, has descended into violence and death.

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Ramsey Isler is on page 140 of 431 of Tears in Rain: Didn't finish, sad to say. The whole thing feels like Blade Runner fanfic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The story didn't move to a place I really cared about, and I feel like some of it may have been lost in the translation from the original Spanish.
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Fantastic sci-fi story with a lot of 80s callbacks and video game references. However, those same references that made the story particularly enjoyable for me probably won't work for someone who grew up in a different era.
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“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
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“We all reach a point that is the limit of our understanding. When we stare over the precipice of uncertainty and into the dark unknown that we cannot explain with hard evidence, that is when we trade understanding for belief. At best, we make an educated guess. At worst, we make blind leaps of faith.”
Ramsey Isler, The Ninth Order

“Creating something is only half the battle. The other half is finding people who care about it.”
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“Their lives revolved around evil acts; some within their control, and some not. Some of them weren’t born with the capacity for kindness, and others found it better to spare no compassion for anyone in this cruel world because they felt none would be given to them. Fate deals a bad hand to some folks. Some people are just doomed to be no good.”
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“Their lives revolved around evil acts; some within their control, and some not. Some of them weren’t born with the capacity for kindness, and others found it better to spare no compassion for anyone in this cruel world because they felt none would be given to them. Fate deals a bad hand to some folks. Some people are just doomed to be no good.”
Ramsey Isler, The Remortal

“I’m an immortal. But I don’t want to be one anymore. Or rather, I don’t want to be an immortal stuck in a mortal world anymore. There is something greater out there for me, but in order to get it I need someone to put an end to my life in this world.”
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“We all reach a point that is the limit of our understanding. When we stare over the precipice of uncertainty and into the dark unknown that we cannot explain with hard evidence, that is when we trade understanding for belief. At best, we make an educated guess. At worst, we make blind leaps of faith.”
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“There's none so blind as those who will not listen.”
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“All good writing is persuasive writing; persuading the reader to buy what you're selling, to side with you, to believe the tales you tell.”
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Ramsey Isler Thanks for accepting! That's a beautiful picture of your cat, by the way. And his name is Keats! That's awesome. :)

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Sammi Hi Ramsey, thanks for the friend request, look forward to talking books :)

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