R.W. Van Sant: my art, thoughts, and writings

Happy About My Book Reviews

My average review in Amazon is 4.75(out of 5) with 28 reviews https://www.amazon.com/stores/R.W.-Van-Sant/author/B01477ADDK My average on Goodreads is 4.17(out of 5) with 52 reviews https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8288708.R_W_Van_Sant 4.37 Overall and 80 reviews Although I haven’t gotten near as many reviews as my all-time favorite authors, according to Goodreads my reviews fall within the top range of theirs.…

No Harm No foul

Available Cyber Monday Without warning, bombs pour through a rip in the night sky, devastating the Earth. A strange constellation visible through the breach provides the only clue to the identity of the enemy. Survivors huddle in bunkers, waiting for the radiation to reach them and put an end to mankind’s history. In the middle…

Monster Monday

The Teller’s Cove Shark Game Stats for the EZRPG game system. The Shark of Teller’s Cove Over a century ago, the merchant sail ship “The Morning Sunshine” was driven off course by a storm. The captain had purchased a stolen idol of pure gold before leaving port and his superstitious crew blamed their misfortune on…

The Survival/Camping Knife

A weapon/tool for use with the EZ-RPG game system. This is a good weapon or tool for use in a modern horror or adventure setting especially if it is set in the woods or wilderness. A similar weapon could be devised for a science-fiction setting with more advanced abilities or better bonuses. This is a…

Carl Samuels

A free-to-use background character for any modern EZRPG game, or as a player character. Carl Samuels Modern Adventure/Horror/Mystery Carl is built on the Average Joe template and can be used in any game as a savior, maniac, red herring, or as a player character. Strength: 0          Agility: 1              Toughness: 1 Intellect: -1         Psyche: 0            …

The Great Desert Wrym

A free monster for use with the EZ RPG Game system. Experiment with the beast in different genres, wild west or modern horror would definitely be intriguing.


Why do we fear what lies below the waves, when we know there are more terrors above them?

Reality beyond the speed of light

If faster than light travel will ever be possible, what would the experience be like? Years ago I decided to perform the special relativity equation for twice the speed of light and beyond. Time, space and distance all took on the square route of -1 as a factor, this number is referred to in math…

Daily Thought-Fetch: The distance we’ll go to please our dogs.

Thought of the day. There are no easy, simple answers, just the illusion of easy answers. For example — Fetch. I threw a ball to my dog who was anxiously waiting 6 feet away from me. How far did the ball go?  The simple answer is 6 feet, yet that answer fails to take into…

Using images in social media to grab attention

Most social media posts garner more attention if they are accompanied by an eye-catching image. They are even better for our purposes if they are genre specific. These are some recent images that I photo-manipulated from public domain sources. They will be added to posts where I want to get a science fiction idea or…

Can capitalism survive interstellar space travel and colonization?

Thoughts by R.W. Van Sant As corporations are growing ever more prominent in the space industries, it becomes necessary to ask if capitalism that allowed them to amoas the wealth required to mount an interstellar mission, can capitalism itself survive the journey.  Are the laws, morees, and customs that allow capitalism to thrive resilient enough…

Hello, I’m R.W. Van Sant

I guess that every writing project has to start somewhere, even a blog. So it’s only fair that if you are going to be following me, reading my thoughts and discoveries, or experiencing my writing explorations along with me then I owe it to you to explain a bit of the philosophes that drive my…

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