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Ryan McSwain

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Ryan McSwain lives in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife and their two children. Ryan spends his days playing with his kids, writing, and wallowing in nostalgia. If you’d like to change reality, please check with him first—he’s currently living his best possible timeline.

You can reach Ryan using the red telephone in Commissioner Gordon’s office or by visiting www.ryanmcswain.com. Subscribe to his newsletter for a free short story every month.
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Average rating: 4.25 · 236 ratings · 37 reviews · 5 distinct works
Monsters All the Way Down

4.18 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Fix-It Man

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The Other Darrin

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Four Color Bleed has launched on Kickstarter!

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My novel about comic books, nostalgia, and the nature of reality is finally revealed to the world. As of right now, we’re one-third funded on Kickstarter and going for the gold. But don’t take my word for it: listen to me say it in our campaign video. A good friend nearly died in that eyeball helmet, so give it a watch.

After scaring everyone with Monsters All the Way Down, I wanted to have

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Strange Romance Vol. 1 by Julia Alfano
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Once upon a time, romance and sci-fi comics were more popular than superheroes. This independent offering combines the two genres with great results. There's a solid variety in both stories and art, with great print quality. A full-color indie anthol ...more
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Was Superman a Spy? by Brian Cronin
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A cool overview of comic history with an emphasis on cool little comic book urban legends. Find out the original intended origin for Wolverine or whether Swamp Thing ripped of Man-Thing or the other way around. I've been reading about this stuff for ...more
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A fever dream epic, at once a surreal nightmare and painfully real. It took Gray 30 years to write it, and it shows — in a good way.

I'll admit it took me a long time to get through this book, but it was worth the effort.
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Solid early novel from Philip K. Dick, full of interesting concepts and a mystery that kept me guessing. Reality itself isn't questioned in the manner you expect in a PKD novel, but the characters are repeatedly forced to make decisions while plagued ...more
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Ice by Anna Kavan
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Approaching cataclysm. Obsessive love. Shifting irreality.

This one is hard to explain, and that's one of the many things I love about it. It feels like Kafka and Burroughs and Bruno Schulz, but it goes off in a totally different direction. The author
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Classic Philip K. Dick paranoia, with a story that barely makes sense in a society that shouldn't exist. I feel the female characters could be better written, or maybe that's just the POV of the flawed protagonist. The themes of questionable identity ...more
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