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Rob Paterson
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Writer, Teacher, Podcaster
Writer, Teacher, Podcaster

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So, the other day I was reading the Tough Scifi blog, a blog dedicated to Realistic Space Combat (a subject longtime readers will know I’m fascinated by) and there was a reference to a new game called Children of a Dead Earth, which I clicked on out of…
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In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by scholar and game designer Graham MacClean to talk about the Independent Tabletop RPG scene. The trio talk about the origins of Indie RPGs, why D&D was the first Indie RPG, and how the Fruitful Void can make you…
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Weekly Fiction- EC2: The Pot #fantasy #superhero #shortfiction

This week on KFAT fiction, we return to the world of Fantasy Espionage with this Eidolon Corps short story. A most unusual terrorist attack in the provincial capital of Volkgrad leaves the city in crisis and sends Anders and Courtney in search of answers.…
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DNA Podcast 025 - The Kevin Doak Comedy Hour #podcast

In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with comedian Kevin Doak to discuss comedy and the nerdly arts. The trio debate which superhero you want to have over for dinner, why the Walking Dead needs more laughs, and the depressed turnout of Batman v.…
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The Part-Timer Writers Podcast #podcast #writing #listentothis

One of my favourite manga of all time is the manga Bakuman, a fantastic story about two young Japanese comic book artists who are trying to make it into the big leagues by the creators of the famous manga Death Note. Although I use the word fantastic to…
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KFAT Weekly Fiction- Stephen King Dies Hard #action #webfiction

For a while now, I’ve wanted to write a modern action story without any fancy powers or other gimmicks (at least, no obvious ones), and this story is my first whack at it. In Blood in the Stacks a mixed martial arts fighter finds himself held hostage in a…
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Lair of the Trapmaster #YA #Fantasy #Rangers

In this next installment of this YA Fantasy series, the trio of Thorin, Feena and Azure find themselves trapped in the cabin of Albinus Wurt- the legendary Trapmaster of the Black Woods. Can the three escape?  And what’s that rattling noise they hear in…
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In this episode, Rob and Don interview Scottish science fiction writer Gary Gibson about his career, writing Space Opera, and why Science Fiction has become boring. All this, and why Zardoz is a classic film, in this episode of the Department of Nerdly…
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This week on KFAT Fiction - Sunday Drivers #scifi #driverlesscars #shortfiction

This week on KFAT fiction, we have a visit to the Twilight Zone. In a not too distant future, an auto insurance investigator loses his job to the driverless car revolution, but when he’s offered a new job it might just turn out to be his last. Can he keep…
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This week on KFAT Fiction - The Scribe #fantasy #espionage #spy

This week on KFAT Fiction, we have The Scribe, which could best be described as Ghost in the Shell meets Dungeons and Dragons. In this short tale of Fantasy espionage, a scribe at a peace conference has been mind controlled and turned into an assassin.…
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