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Ryk E. Spoor
Born 1962
Occupation Novelist
Genre Science fiction, Space Opera, Fantasy
Notable works Grand Central Arena

Ryk E. Spoor (born 1962) is an American author, and an R&D Coordinator. The majority of his published works are science fiction, space opera, fantasy or a mix of the above.



Ryk Erik Spoor was born July 21, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then he's lived in Vermilion, South Dakota; Atlanta, Georgia; Latham, Schenectady, Albany, Watervliet, and Troy, NY; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were both teachers (one at local public schools, the other a professor at the medical and pharmacy colleges).

He's gotten degrees of different levels in mathematics and science, psychology, and information science, worked as a burger-flipper, cashier, bookseller, QA and Production Manager, and currently is R&D Coordinator at International Electronic Machines. He's also been an RPG game consultant, a proofreader and editor, and some other odd jobs he's forgotten.

He married his wife, Kathleen Moffre, in 1995, and they have four children as of 2013; Chris, Gabriel, Victoria, and Domenica. Besides writing, which has become more second profession than entertainment, he enjoys tabletop RPGs, some computer gaming, reading, fishing, and various fandoms, as well as hanging out online and talking with people. He has been online since 1976, and he's used “Sea Wasp” as his online handle since 1977.

Published Works[edit]

Boundary Series[edit]

  • Boundary (March 2006 with Eric Flint)
  • Threshold (June 2010 with Eric Flint)
  • Skyspark (short story), in Free Stories 2013, March 2013 [2]
  • Portal (May 2013 with Eric Flint)
  • Castaway Planet (February 2015 with Eric Flint)

Grand Central Arena Series[edit]

  • Grand Central Arena (May 2010)
  • Spheres of Influence (November 2013)

Phoenix Rising Series[edit]

  • Phoenix Rising (November 2012)
  • Phoenix in Shadow ( May 2015)
  • 2 sequels are contracted [3]

Digital Knight[edit]

  • Digital Knight (October 2003)
  • Paradigms Lost (December 2014) expanded version


  • Polychrome (April 2015)

Other Short Fiction[edit]

  • Diamonds are Forever (novela), in Mountan Magic, October 2004


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