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C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on The United Federation of Charles and Grimdark Magazine.

C.T. Phipps is also the creator of the popular tabletop RPG setting, Halt Evil Doer!!. He is also the author of the superhero novel series, The Rules of Supervillainy, Cthulhu Armageddon, and Lucifer's Star.


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Novels:

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Anthologies:

  • Art of War: Anthology for Charity
  • At Hell's Gates 2: Origins of Evil
  • At Hell's Gates 3: Bound by Blood
  • Blackest Knights
  • Blackest Spells
  • Horror, Humor, and Heroes Volume 3: New Faces of Science Fiction
  • Humanity 2.0: Emergence
  • High Tech/Low Life
  • Monster Hunter: Blood Trails (Legends of the Monster Hunter Book 4)
  • Tales of the Al-Azif

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His works contain the following tropes:

  • Antihero: Gary Karkofsky (supervillain), Cassius Mass (ex-fascist starfighter pilot turned criminal), Agent G (professional assassin), Jacob Riverson (Ringwraith), and more.
  • All Myths Are True: The case in his urban fantasy and superhero books.
  • Author Appeal:
    • Goth girls make a disproportionate number of appearances in his books.
    • A number of his characters are in Love Triangle relationships if not outright polyamory.
    • Action Girl supporting casts tend to surround the male protagonists in his works.
  • Author Filibuster: Not as frequent but tends to crop up whenever his characters would get into a rant against Mega Corporations and how they care more about building their bank account than improving the world.
  • Cape Punk: The genre for The Supervillainy Saga. It's a Deconstruction of superhero morality when it's not zig-zagging into Reconstruction territory.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: Megacorp and Corrupt Corporate Executive types are frequently villains in his stories.
  • Disposable Woman: If the main character is male then has a love interest then expect said love interest to die in some manner.
  • First-Person Smartass: Most of his novels. He seems incapable of actually writing someone who isn't one.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Almost all of his protagonists (Gary Karkofsky, Agent G, Jane Doe, and more) are ass kickers with an intimate knowledge of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Disney.
  • Urban Fantasy: The United States of Monsters novels are an urban fantasy series where the supernatural has come out.
  • Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: The United States of Monsters series includes quiet drama scenes and horrible violence in-between ridiculous puns.
  • Space Opera: Played with. The Lucifer's Star series is a universe with eldritch space gods, aliens, and sentient robots but is also a darkly cynical hellhole.
  • Villain Protagonist: Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless, Agent G, Jacob Riverson, and Cassius Mass all qualify as this due to being ruthless criminals or out to literally take over the world.
  • World of Snark: Every one of his characters seems to be somewhat sardonic and catty.


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