Ralph B Rotten

Ralph Rotten is a degenerate asshole... but he writes a pretty good story.

Rotten's recent book, "Ming the Merciless," is a comedic take on the superhero genre. Written to be as pulpy as possible, this novella is a mashup of movie & comic book tropes. 

Readers who love a good post-apocalyptic story will be pleased to know that Ralph has been hard at work on a new novel that is set in the Calizona universe. Taking place six years after the original series, "American Road Warrior" follows Alex Trujillo as he travels what is left of the American heartland. Bringing his own brand of justice to those who most deserve it, Alex is on a mission from God. 

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The Day Gravity Became Irrelevant
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Indies United Publishing House, LLC
October 2018
ISBN 9781644560006
387 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

After inventing an energy efficient form of antigravity, the Sparks brothers are ready to cash in on their billion-dollar discovery. More/less

Ming the Merciless
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Indies United Publishing House
November 2019
ISBN 9781644560525
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A long time ago, in a comic book, far, far away┬┐In a universe where Ming the Merciless has ruled the galaxy as a dictator for over 50 years, ace reporter Polly Purehart lands the assignment of her career; the chance to be biographer to the most ruthless villain in the galaxy! But things go awry in this hybrid story where 1930's Flash Gordon movies collide with modern culture. More/less

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