Robert J Defendi has worked on many projects. We was one of the writers for Savage Seas for the game Exalted. He’s done a good bit of work for Spycraft, Shadowforce Archer and the Stargate SG-1 roleplaying game. He wrote the current incarnation of Spacemaster. As the publisher of Final Redoubt press, he designed and released the critically acclaimed setting The Echoes of Heaven. He’s also done fiction for Writers of the FutureWhen Darkness Comes,  and The Echoes of Heaven. He’s the author of the successful podcast audiobook Death by Cliche. He’s featured in Space Eldritch and the upcoming Space Eldritch II.


Robert J Defendi was born in Dubuque, IA to parents who, frankly, should have known better. After a bleak, early period, punctuated by too much bad science fiction, he began to read such greats as Tolkien, Niven, Clark, Asimov and Clavell. He’s been influenced by dozens of writers, from Tom Clancy to Barbara Hambly. He studies bad fiction as well as good in every medium but poetry (with which he’s abysmal). He feels that writing is a constant process, continuing through every aspect of one’s life, and that the time spent at the keyboard is only a small part of the process.

And yes, it’s Robert J Defendi. No period after the J.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. admin says:

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  2. Duane Bouchard says:

    I found your site by way of schlock mercenary.
    After hearing “Death by cliche” I feel I am hooked
    Im up to the 5th part now, and have bookmarked this website.

  3. says:

    Hi, Bob. Long time no see.

    I’m in need of some advice. My publisher wants me to produce some short audio files of my books and stories. I’m totally clueless where to even begin. I know you do a podcast and you’re such a great guy (shameless flattery here, even if it’s true) and I’m so far out of my depth with this, I would love to know where to begin.

    I’m even willing to buy dinner if it helps. Thanks!

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