Relics of Antiquity (Blog Archive)

10 Novels to Read after the Handmaids Tale
Margaret Atwood's classic novel A Handmaid's Tale was thrust back into the spotlight when Hulu released a television series adapting[...]
16 of Our Favorite Time Machines
To many a scientist, time machines are the holy grail. The ability to move from one time to another --[...]
A Brief History of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
What is it about the end of the world that fascinates us? Why are we drawn to these dark stories[...]
10 of the most Interesting and Satisfying Walking Simulator Games
Walking simulators emerged over the last decade, quickly becoming popular all around the world. However, in the gaming circles, they[...]
10 Best Narrative Tabletop Games
There is nothing quite like a good tabletop board game. Experiences like Settlers of Catan have become an international hit[...]
5 Awesome RPG Video Games that Play like a Tabletop
It's a fact of life. As we get older, we inevitably get busier. Soon, we no longer have time for[...]
Basic Anime Starter Pack
If you want to get into anime but have no idea how to go about such a thing, you aren’t[...]
LitRPG is not Cyberpunk.
Recently, I moderated a panel at a local Denver area Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. This panel was all about[...]
Ben Ryker’s Review Policy
Have you ever loved something and struggled to explain what it meant to you? Or, have you ever known someone[...]
China Miéville Reading Guide
Where to begin with China Miéville, SFF's strangest and most thrilling imagination… Wil Kenney China Miéville towers at the overlapping[...]
Review of Survival Quest: Way of the Shaman (Book One)
Survival Quest (The Way of the Shama: Book 1) by Vasily Mahanenko. This post is a spoiler-free writeup. For a[...]
Review of Eden’s Gate: The Reborn (Book One)
Eden’s Gate: The Reborn (Book 1) by Edward Brody. I do my best to keep these reviews spoiler-free. The worst[...]
Review of Awaken Online: Catharsis Book One
Travis Bagwell, a full-time lawyer and writer extraordinaire, is easily one of the most beloved litRPG authors working today. Though[...]
Review of Hell to Pay (An Ascend Online Adventure Book One)
I enjoyed this book tremendously. As someone who works in the gaming industry, I tend to have a hard time[...]
Review of Reboot: An Epic LitRPG (Afterlife Online Book One)
Reboot (Afterlife Online: Book 1) by Domino Finn. Whenever possible, I will try to keep this post free of spoilers.[...]