Creator / Ryk E. Spoor

Ryk E. Spoor is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.

His major universes are:
  • A multiverse that includes the Jason Wood series (set in present-day Earth) and The Balanced Sword trilogy (set in the magical universe-equivalent of Earth). There are also several more unpublished novels in this multiverse; some can be found in serialized form in his Paradigms Lost forum on Baen's Bar.
  • The Boundary series, co-written with Eric Flint: Boundary, Threshold, and Portal. Discovery of alien archaeological artifacts drives a mission to Mars.
  • The Castaway series, also co-written with Eric Flint and set in the same universe. The first two books are Castaway Planet and Castaway Odyssey.
  • Grand Central Arena. The good news: FTL travel is possible. The bad news: You don't get to travel through interstellar space, you get to enter the Arena and play by the Precursors' rules. A sequel, Spheres of Influence, was released in 2013, and third book, Challenges of the Deeps is under contract.

Spoor is also well-known on Usenet groups such as rec.arts.sf.written and rec.arts.anime.misc as "Sea Wasp".

His web site, his LiveJournal. Some of his stories are freely available at the Baen Free Library or serialized on his blog.

In March and April 2014 he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his Oz novel Polychrome.

Works by Ryk E. Spoor with their own trope pages include:

Tropes in other works:

Alternative Title(s): Ryk Spoor, Ryk E Spoor