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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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Monsters All the Way Down

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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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Wander New York by Reese Traves
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Wes Anderson meets Richard Scarry!

This children's book is both informative and beautiful. The characters visit all kinds of family-friendly NY attractions with easy-to-read explanations, and the illustrations really do feel like a cross between Fanta
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Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
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The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick
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In a post-war world where absolutes are outlawed, mankind struggles to rebuild under the new philosophy of Relativism. But along come the mysterious drifters and a carnival fortune teller who can really see one year into the future...

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Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick
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Early Philip K. Dick toys with time travel. His most cringey novel that I've read so far, with embarassingly dated racial and sexist elements. But it also has some progressive ideas pop up, like euthanasia and a woman's right to choose. Our primary c ...more
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
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Since I'd already read Anna Kavan's Ice, I binged If on a winter's night a traveller during the apocalyptic 2021 winter storm in Texas. If you can reproduce those conditions, I recommend it.

Surreal and satisfying. The closest I've ever felt to being
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Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom by Chera Hammons
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Both touching and dark, Monarchs follows Anna after a sudden tragedy at her isolated home in rural Vermont. Hammons is known for her poetry, and this novel contains her trademark attention to nature, animals, and challenging emotions. Despite the dep ...more
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Gather Yourselves Together by Philip K. Dick
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One of Philip K. Dick's earliest novels, possibly his first. In 1949, a jaded young woman, an older man who was once her lover, and a naive young man are left behind by the Company to watch over a factory in China and hand everything over to the Chin ...more
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Early Philip K. Dick toys with time travel. His most cringey novel that I've read so far, with embarassingly dated racial and sexist elements. But it also has some progressive ideas pop up, like euthanasia and a woman's right to choose. Our primary c ...more
Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick
"Pretty minor Dick, but still has the jazzy improv feel of his later novels The Simulacra and Clans of the Alphane Moon. Supposedly Van Vogt would slam two unrelated novellas together to make a novel. This seemed like that. Some of PKD's tics (Mars, c" Read more of this review »
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