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Ryan McSwain

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in Abilene, Texas, The United States
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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.

Average rating: 4.24 · 213 ratings · 36 reviews · 5 distinct works
Monsters All the Way Down

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The Fix-It Man

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The Other Darrin

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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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The Orchid Cage by Herbert W. Franke
"I am writing about the English translation by Christopher Priest. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, DAW books made a concerted effort to supply translations of major European science fiction, and often employed science fiction writers rather than..." Read more of this review »
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Imagine Heaven by John         Burke
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The Shazam! Family Archives, Vol. 1 by Mac Raboy
"I was initially disappointed to see how heavily skewed this collection is towards Captain Marvel Jr. I bought it for the first appearance of Mary Marvel (a character I like much more more), but she's only got the one story in this volume. And sadl..." Read more of this review »
Sliver by Ira Levin
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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
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Like Speedboat, this novel took me a long time to finish. I'm not sure if I'm lacking in intellect, maturity, or motivation, because this book was beautiful and engaging.

There are very few characters, which is fortunate for them, as they are so inten
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Kill All Monsters Omnibus Volume 1 by Michael May
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Killraven with Kaiju!

The atomic tests of the 1940s gave birth to giant monsters. With nothing to stand in their way, these creatures wiped out civilization. Years later, the Africa Defense Force has developed humanity’s last and best hope: giant frea
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Hangin' Day by Natalie Bright
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A delightful mix of Ramona Quimby and Tom Sawyer. Belle Stephens, the protagonist and narrator, is a resourceful and independent young lady, and I enjoyed the time spent in her western town. I love reading to my children, and this book is perfect for ...more
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Speedboat by Renata Adler
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"That 'writers write' is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all."

I loved Speedboat. It felt like Naked Lu
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"That 'writers write' is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all."

I loved Speedboat. It felt like Naked Lu
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