persistant, rumors continue about Mr. Ratliff's identity. Some maintain
that Stephen Ratliff is the psuedonym of best selling author, Tom Clancy.
They point to similarities between Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and Stephen
Ratliff's Marrissa. Others claim that there is no Stephen Ratliff, rather,
the name of Stephen Ratliff is taken by various A.S.C. authors as part
of some nefarious plan. A similar claim is made by some in A.S.C.
who speculate that Stephen Ratliff was created by vile fans of Mystery
Science Theater 3000 in an effort to discredit the Star Trek community.
Still others claim that Ratliff is the product of the internet, an AI set
loose upon the web, dedicated to creating fanfic. Other theories that Stephen
Ratliff is merely the pen name of a female writer, or possibly the disembodied
spirit of Radford University. And a few brave souls claim that Stephen
is actually an elaborate prank by the fifth dimensional imp, Mr. Mxyzptlk,
who has created these stories in attempt to draw the Man of Steel into
No matter who Stephen
Ratliff truly is, this page is a dedication to the mistings of his works,
and the works inspired by his stories.
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