Welcome, Offworlders!

Hi there! I’m Colby, and you’ve just stumbled upon my cove! Here’s a little intro video welcoming you to my site and telling you a teeny bit about myself and what I’m all about! 🙂

Colby R. rice, here!


My name (pen name, that is) is Colby R. Rice, and I’m a dystopian, sci-fi thriller, urban fantasy, epic (urban) fantasy, and crime noir(e) novelist.

I also moonlight as a screenwriter, action/sci fi/horror film director, game writer & designer, globetrotter, and kitchen ninja.

And I have afro puffs. (I do, I swear!)
And I like taro pudding. MM!

want more? keep reading!


Dystopian, Sci-fi Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Epic (Urban) Fantasy, and Crime Noir(e) Novelist.
Screenwriter. Director. Game Writer & Narrative Designer. Globetrotter & Polyglot.
Fable Hunter. Action Junkie. Rebel Ragdoll.

A shameless nerd and bookworm since the age of five, Colby R. Rice is the author of The Given and The Taken, the first two novels in The Books of Ezekiel, a dystopian sci-fi and urban fantasy mega-novel decalogy.

She was an Air Force BRAT born in Bitburg Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and came to the States at the age of one. Colby bounced around a lot but finally settled in Tucson, where she could at last deal with her addictions to writing, legends & mythology, filmmaking, creative entrepreneurship, and traveling.

Now, armed with a mound of animal crackers and gallons of Coca-Cola, Colby takes on the fiction writing trinity (novel writing, screenwriting, and game writing) in a fight to the death!

A former (recovering) PhD student and research methodologist, she is now somehow an MFA student in the Generative Dramaturgy program at the University of Arizona, where she is studying for her third degree, diving into her eighth language (Russian), and doing cool theatre stuff (like directing)!

Current creative projects include: the next eight novels in The Books of Ezekiel series, the first novel in a New Adult cyberpunk series, the first novel in an urban fantasy crime noir(e) series, the development of her first horror feature film, a TV series co-writing project & pilot, and the growth of her media f’empire-in-progress, Rebel Ragdoll, LLC.

Stay tuned to her website http://colbyrrice.com for updates on her creative projects!




Rock ON, Read on, Stay badass!

3 thoughts on “ABOUT COLBY

  1. Anna says:

    Hey Colby! I wasn’t sure if you got my email, so I thought I’d respond through this too just in case! I just finished your wonderful video and just wanted to thank you again because it was so helpful, encouraging, and personal!
    I am totally interested in being a guinea pig (that’s not the wording you used, but I can’t remember it) for a plot class thing you mentioned would be up soon. And if this novel ever gets off the ground, you will be one of the first to know! Thanks a ton again! You’re the best!

  2. Cancelled Czech says:

    I love your blogs and website, but I had some concerns regarding the use of the term “Bohemian Badass” to describe your company.

    Using the term “Bohemian” in this way is somewhat offensive. If you didn’t know the origins of the term “Bohemian”:

    (1) It *should* be used to describe those from Bohemia; which is one particular region of the Czech Republic. It would be like someone claiming they are a “Baja Badass” but were not from Mexico or have no connections to Mexico.

    (2) The original reason “Bohemian” was used to describe an artistic wanderer was that it was an ethnic slur from French People to Romani people in Paris, since the stereotype was that many of these ethnic minorities were poor and unemployed “unconventional” vagrants/wanderers. The French, not knowing better, thought they were from Bohemia (or arrived to Paris via Bohemia). So, in that way, “Bohemian” is just as much of a Romani slur as “Gypsy”

    • Colby R Rice says:

      Thank you for sending me your perspective on my company name, and I just wanted to express to you how much I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how you feel. As I consider your recommendations, I have a couple of questions for you:

      1. Are your feelings shared by the general public in the Czech Republic? For example, would an actual Bohemian from Bohemia take offense at the name of my company? Or is my company name an affront to your personal sensibilities?

      (I’m not asking this to be snarky; I’m just trying to get a read on whether your perspective is a social one, an academic one, or a personal one.)

      2. Language often evolves, and so I’m wondering if the word “bohemian” truly has the same social impact and implications as the slur “gypsy”? I’m well aware that “gypsy” is a horribly derogatory word used to demean and denigrate the Romani people. But I’ve never heard a similar negative reaction to the word “Bohemian”. We use it in the U.S. all the time as a name for styles that are beautiful, earthy, artistic, and peaceful. So are the two terms really, objectively the same?

      Thanks for taking the time to consider and respond to my questions. Your responses will be integral in my next steps towards my business.

      Thanks again! 🙂


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