Syvertsen, Ryder

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(1941-2015) US writer specializing in sf and fantasy adventure sequences, the only one to appear under his own name being the Mystic Rebel series beginning with Mystic Rebel (1988) and ending with Cave of the Master (1990). Also under his own name he wrote Psychic Spawn (1987) with Adrian Fletcher (pseudonym of Rosemary Ellen Guiley); and with Jan Stacy he wrote The Great Book of Movie Monsters (1983). Also with Stacy, writing together as John Sievert – which was to become a House Name – he began the C.A.D.S. sequence (the acronym stands for Computerized Attack/Defence System) with C.A.D.S. (1985). Stacy then dropped out, and the sequence was continued by Syvertsen, who wrote several subsequent volumes, beginning with C.A.D.S. #2: Tech Background (1986) and ending with C.A.D.S. #8: Cybertech Killing Zone (1989). The sequence was continued by David Alexander.

Syvertsen's main series was the Doomsday Warrior sequence of Survivalist-Fiction novels, all as by Ryder Stacy, set in a Ruined Earth America after century of occupation by brutish Russians, who commit their first strike in 1989 and, during the subsequent Holocaust, cause the world's axis to tip out of true, killing off most of any remaining animal life: Doomsday Warrior (1984), Red America (1984), The Last American (1984) and Bloody America (1985), all being with Stacy writing together as Ryder Stacy; and subsequently by Syvertsen alone writing as Ryder Stacy, beginning with America's Last Declaration (1985) and ending with America's Final Defense (1991). Around this point the market for this mode of fiction tanked, and Syvertsen ceased to publish. [JC]

Reidar Otto Syvertsen

born 19 April 1941

died 24 February 2015

works

series

Doomsday Warrior

  • Doomsday Warrior (New York: Zebra Books, 1984) together with Jan Stacy writing together as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • Red America (New York: Zebra Books, 1984) together with Jan Stacy writing together as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • The Last American (New York: Zebra Books, 1984) together with Jan Stacy writing together as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • Bloody America (New York: Zebra Books, 1985) together with Jan Stacy writing together as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • America's Last Declaration (New York: Zebra Books, 1985) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Rebellion (New York: Zebra Books, 1985) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Defiance (New York: Zebra Books, 1986) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Glory (New York: Zebra Books, 1986) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • America's Zero Hour (New York: Zebra Books, 1986) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Nightmare (New York: Zebra Books, 1987) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Eden (New York: Zebra Books, 1987) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • Death, American Style (New York: Zebra Books, 1987) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/Huerta]
  • American Paradise (New York: Zebra Books, 1988) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Death Orbit (New York: Zebra Books, 1988) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Ultimatum (New York: Zebra Books, 1989) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/Huerta]
  • American Overthrow (New York: Zebra Books, 1989) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • America's Sword (New York: Zebra Books, 1990) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • American Dream Machine (New York: Zebra Books, 1990) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]
  • America's Final Defense (New York: Zebra Books, 1991) as Ryder Stacy [Doomsday Warrior: pb/]

C.A.D.S.

Mystic Rebel

individual titles

  • Psychic Spawn (New York: Popular Library, 1987) with Adrian Fletcher [pb/]

nonfiction

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