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 Phoenix Rising (set in the magical universe-equivalent of Earth), the first of a trilogy. There are also several more unpublished novels in this multiverse; some can be found in serialized form in his Paradigms Lost forum on Baen's Bar. Phoenix in Shadow was published in May of 2015, and Phoenix Ascendent will probably be released in 2016.
  • The Boundary series, co-written with Eric Flint: Boundary, Threshold, and Portal (upcoming, early 2013). Discovery of alien archaeological artifacts drives a mission to Mars. Another novel set in the same universe, Castaway Planet has been released, and a second Castaway Odyssey is under contract and currently being written.
  • 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