Matthew P. Schmidt

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May 12, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

A friend of mine is running a kickstarter for a Cyperpunk novel series in the old style. (i.e. not a LitRPG) If you like a cross between the futurism of William Gibson and the tradecraft of Tom Clancy, this is the book for you.  Check it out! 


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On Gratuitous Rape

This is not a happy-go-lucky post. If this subject matter disturbs you, I suggest reading something else, or perhaps waiting a few days–I plan to blog more frequently in the future.

The taste of the modern public has been, as of late, for dark and “gritty” fiction. Whether or not said fiction actually is is a subject for someone else’s post, but consider: The Hunger Games. Game of Thrones. The Malazan Book of the Fallen. The Witcher. Actually, I could rattle off a whole list of popular, dark, fiction, and invariably most of them are going to contain rape.