• Ryan W. Norris
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    • Joined in September 2012
  • Ryan W. Norris is a full-time evolutionary biologist and part-time writer of (mostly hard) science fiction. He has published twice in Analog Science Fiction and Fact ... Show More
  • Geri Rowe commented on Chapter 1 :
    10/25/2016 12:59:02 AM
    Liking it so far....
    ATHENA by Ryan W. Norris & Damian Hamilton, Ryan Evey, William W. Beckman,
    (14 chapter reviews) | 1175 +Votes
    Having lived their lives as the unwilling subjects of extraterrestrial attention, a group of college students in a small ... More Info
  • Deandre commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/5/2016 5:57:48 PM
    Vivid descriptions and great start. I was hooked early on by the descriptions.
    ATHENA by Ryan W. Norris & Damian Hamilton, Ryan Evey, William W. Beckman,
    (14 chapter reviews) | 1175 +Votes
    Having lived their lives as the unwilling subjects of extraterrestrial attention, a group of college students in a small ... More Info
  • Ryan Watt commented on Chapter 4 :
    6/10/2016 6:20:53 PM
    She is nearly as grumpy as Swamp now... Her transformation is already beginning! She should have bought the fried potato chips. Baked is another sign of transformation. ... Show More
    437 +Votes
    Secrets are lurking in the swamp. Bernice just wants to do her research and get her degree. The swamp has other plans.
    • Laura Morrison I hate when people call people by nicknames that haven't been approved by the recipient!! Geir from Desert Story does that too. Though Kevin is nowhere near Geir's level, they both are rich and entitled and float through life getting what they want. And yes on the chips--a clear indication that the transformation is under way.
      6/10/2016 6:35:41 PM
    • Ryan Watt I do it sometimes, I will admit, but I try and stop if the person really doesn't like the nickname. I hate all nicknames people have given me, so I have no excuse for being guilty of that crime.
      6/10/2016 6:36:55 PM
    • Laura Morrison It's not a universally horrible thing, I don't think :) I've gotten nicknames from people and been cool with it. I think it's a problem when a person who you don't like gives you a nickname you don't like. I bet you're safe :D
      6/10/2016 6:47:03 PM
    • Ryan W. Norris It sounds like poor Ry Ry never got used to being called Brian.
      6/16/2016 1:44:39 AM
  • Ryan W. Norris wants more of Schofield
    6/3/2016 12:29:52 AM
    9 +Votes
    A Top Secret super-collider accident hurls a 26 mile circle of rural Colorado including the college town of Schofield, ... More Info
    • Randy Augsburger I am editing chapter 2 Today...not sure I can get it finished by this evening or not with all my other work.
      6/3/2016 2:01:16 PM
  • Trevor Canes says:
    5/31/2016 7:08:39 PM
    First real day here on the site and I don't even pretend to know where to begin. Any good story suggestions?
    • Ryan W. Norris How to Break an Evil Curse, Retcontinuum, and Larry the Horrible Time Traveler are personal favorites. Note that Retcontinuum is partially paywalled (since it's a real book now).
      6/1/2016 11:08:05 PM
  • Ryan W. Norris commented on Chapter 16 :
    5/3/2016 6:05:24 PM
    You know it's a period piece when the characters make reference to MTV showing actual music videos.
    ATHENA by Ryan W. Norris & Damian Hamilton, Ryan Evey, William W. Beckman,
    (14 chapter reviews) | 1175 +Votes
    Having lived their lives as the unwilling subjects of extraterrestrial attention, a group of college students in a small ... More Info
  • TP Keating commented on Chapter 1 :
    11/15/2015 8:06:54 PM
    That mycotaur is solidly creepy. A great first chapter.
    ATHENA by Ryan W. Norris & Damian Hamilton, Ryan Evey, William W. Beckman,
    (14 chapter reviews) | 1175 +Votes
    Having lived their lives as the unwilling subjects of extraterrestrial attention, a group of college students in a small ... More Info
    • Ryan W. Norris Thank you. Ascomycotes are inherently scary.
      11/15/2015 8:18:37 PM
  • Ryan W. Norris commented on Chapter 1 :
    9/15/2014 12:58:10 PM
    Enjoying the start. A really nice big world, but I like how you narrow down to a small person and a small office. Small comment: having a POV character describe 'long ... Show More
    (8 chapter reviews) | 2821 +Votes
    On a shattered world protected from the cold of space by a water shield, the people are dependent on Ancient technology ... More Info
    • Brian Guthrie it's a difficult thing, dropping gender hints in from 1st person. I don't actively think I'm a male.
      9/15/2014 1:13:53 PM
    • Brian Guthrie Hey, I've got Rise in a contest/funding competition to win a contract, and wondered if you'd be willing to help by receiving a free copy. Not asking for reviews or anything more. If you're not interested, then thank you for your time and I hope to catch up with you soon. If you are interested, I can send the steps (it will only take a few minutes of your time). If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
      9/17/2015 10:19:05 AM
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