Michael J Ritchie (born 28 February 1988) is a British author, responsible for The Atomic Blood-Stained Bus (2014) and The Third Wheel (2019). Noted for a slightly eccentric and very English style of writing, he deals mostly in science fiction and urban fantasy.
He says everything that he writes has the same basic synopsis: "[Character] is going to have an adventure ... whether they want to or not."
He has written the blog "Fell From Fiction" since 2013, in which he reviews almost every book he reads, as well as interviewing other bloggers and writers.
Not to be confused with the American film director Michael Ritchie.
Tropes that apply to Michael J Ritchie:
Tropes that apply to Michael J Ritchie's work:
- The Everyman: His heroes tend not to be marked out as special in any way.
- Mythology Gag: He is prone to recycling character names, events, themes and even costumes, with some suggestion that all his works take place in, if not the same universe, then a connected multiverse.
- Running Gag
- He'll take a potshot at Morrissey whenever possible.
- Everything he writes makes a throwaway mention of the small Welsh town of Llanfairfechan.