Hey, you found my site! I’m Andrew Ryan Crider, a novelist and blogger, and you can find my work here. If you’re looking for my free online novels or links to purchase anything, hit Book Links! Otherwise, I’ve always got more content on the way, and I hope you’ll find something here you enjoy.
Hi there! It’s been a chaotic and frightening time lately, and I’d like to hopefully distract you from that chaos, maybe give you something to look forward to. Beautiful War Book II: The Ruin is finished–long since finished, actually–and I’ve been talking with my editor and the rest of my team to get it published. … More A Few Project Updates
I wrote an analysis of the Wario Land games! It covers Wario’s origins in Super Mario Land, his best games, and how the series eventually declined and was replaced by WarioWare. I also talk about Nintendo R&D1, the studio that developed Metroid, the Virtual Boy, and the Game & Watch series. You can also find … More You Should Play Wario Land: A Video Essay
I tried something new! I’ve been experimenting with video editing, and I’m pleased to introduce my new youtube channel, where I’ll post video essays about books, games, movies, and all sorts of stuff. I’ve already got a ton of footage and plenty of ideas lined up, and I intend these videos as shorter, more flexible … More Vampires as Allegory: A Video Essay
After years of writing and editing, I’m happy to announce the release of Beautiful War II: The Ruin! This is a direct sequel to The Waste, beginning two years after the end of that story and featuring characters both old and new. Here’s the synopsis: In the aftermath of the Golden War, survivors are struggling … More Upcoming Release: Beautiful War Book II, The Ruin
Spitfire is complete, and I really enjoyed working on it! The novel’s chapters will stay up and be freely accessible for the foreseeable future. If you enjoy the novel, or you know someone who might, I’d truly appreciate you recommending it to others. With that project out of the way, though, things are going to … More What’s Next?
Hallelujah ~ There was no going back to the way things were. Smiles and laughs and comfy evenings, those were behind us. I knew that for sure by the time we both got out of the hospital in Ingram. Whatever had happened to Dick had changed him. He wore his leg in a cast and … More Spitfire Epilogue
Spitfire ~ I was less clear on the basement’s layout since it wasn’t on any of the plans Skylar had found. I got the sense the basement had been dug out after the building’s completion, and I couldn’t go crazy with grenades. Not because of support beams or load-bearing points or anything. Dick was down … More Spitfire Chapter 24
Burn My Dread ~ I never knew why, but when I was waiting for a phone call, I always felt a need to use the phone. The call I was waiting for could come hours or days from now, so there was no harm in the interruption. I took a seat on the hotel room … More Spitfire Chapter 23
It Won’t Be Long ~ I saw myself in the news. They reported me as a suspect in the Garrett investigation, last seen assaulting a cop and currently in hiding. I figured the police had rounded up everyone they could find, and now they were sniffing for stragglers like. They could come to this hospital, … More Spitfire Chapter 22
Straight from the Heart ~ White. Ceiling. Hospital. Fuck. I tried to sit up, and the pain was like another bullet in my gut. My chest burned incessantly, from my collar down to my navel. My arm was in a sling, but I couldn’t even feel it, just an arm-shaped field of agony. The rest … More Spitfire Chapter 21