Greetings, curious onlookers! I am Roystonn Pruitt, creator and proprietor of Riesel Universe.

Riesel Universe is a broad term that encompasses anything and everything that occurs within the same continuity as Riesel Tales, whether or not it has anything to do with the actual planet. Riesel Tales: Two Hunters is but a small part of what is planned.

Even though writing is my forte, I'm also an artist. Riesel-related art can be found at my RieselUniverse page on deviantART. On the same site, you can find a bunch of my miscellaneous art (mostly fan art) under NuclearCookout, and for art relating to YouTube, Twitch, and commissions, see RoysTravelBus.

For my bio, click here. For my OTHER bio, click here.



What is science fiction? Since I was young, I found it to be an exciting window into the realm of that which has yet to come. I gawked at the stories and pictures of spaceships of impossible design, traversing the unfathomable depths of space at speeds that threw Einstein's theories right back into his astounded face; as well as great and wondrous extrasolar planets with ecosystems of untold peculiarity, and the bizarre alien species which inhabited those planets.

As a child, I had the desire to write my own tales. If I watched a cartoon, I imagined how I could have made it better in some way, with or without sanity included. I would go to my room and use some random surface as my grand podium upon which I dictated the creation of worlds and characters of my own. I was first inspired by cartoons, then space operas and crime dramas. As time passed, I attempted to write my own tales in earnest (though poorly), then moved to fanfiction, then back original fiction.

And then Riesel came along.

Inspired by the harrowing adventures of tough mercenaries, pirates and bounty hunters; my personal life and adventures on the Internet; and mixed with the awe-inspiring scale and possibilities of future technology and space, Riesel came to be something that I wanted to focus on. Furthermore, I wanted to portray realistic characters and scenarios as well, diving into the depths of the mind while also providing humor that wasn't fished out of the sewers.

This is naught but the beginning — the bare tip of a much larger universe. Sit back, set to cruise, and enjoy.

Reading Riesel Tales became an adventure for me. I followed the exploits of Runge and Ramy with a voracious appetite. The world of Riesel is dark, dank, and full of a criminals, villains, and just weird people — just like Earth, only bigger.

I really like the fact the protagonists aren’t human. For me, seeing the world through their animal-like view of it added great depth to the story.

Riesel kind of reminds me of Andre Norton’s The Dipple in her books and I like Pruitt’s writing style. It’s succinct, rich in detail, and this is a great debut book for him.

I look forward to more tales from Riesel and going on the hunt with Runge and Ramy.
— Green Fire, user