Nick Nova


Nick Nova writes both fiction and non-fiction, often of a controversial nature. A lot of it is blunt and razor-sharp in its honesty and forthrightness. You'll see real-life, true stories about people acting like supervillains, real recounting of Nickolai's bizarre childhood living with a crazy person, stories about Hitler and just about everything else you can imagine.


I Knew Him Before He Was Evil
Price: Free! Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ever met anyone who randomly said “I wish I could kill people, because I like freedom and not because I want them dead”? Well, now you can. Meet Ray, A Real Life Supervillain too lazy to actually do evil. Be amazed as he physically threatens time-travelers, advocates infanticide, and declares a filibuster during a Scrabble game. Real guy, real things he said and did. Read on, if you dare, hero.

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Smashwords book reviews by Nick Nova

  • Adam The Office Ninja on May 11, 2016

    Funny little story.
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on Sep. 04, 2016

    This is a barely readable ‘story’ that requires the reader to have a large amount of foreknowledge concerning a niche atheist community before they even start reading. It’s full of comma and other grammatical errors. Weird formatting choices make it hard to read with too many line breaks and pointless bracket instructions. Lack of other formatting means that it’s impossible to easily tell when quotes end. You have to rely on brackets. There are bizarre out of context phrases such as a reference to Kiva even though this is Smashwords. The premise is interesting. The idea of doing a sermon about what the FSM has to say about invisible friends is certainly unique, if nothing else. There are some clever turns of phrase like “visiting the next plane of existence momentarily.” Overall, this is one of the more confusing passages I’ve ever read. At least half of it consists of quotes from somewhere else and even the original text is merely an unhelpful explanation of these quotes with very little else added. Kiva references are largely unexplained except for a brief reference to the original posting at the beginning which is easily missed. It reads like the world’s most bizarre and ineffective infomercial for Kiva.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Sep. 04, 2016

    The author really seems to know his stuff. Accuracy in these stories is often a major issue, and he's really taken the time to get it as right as he can.
  • Power of Prayer, (A Pastafarian Sermon) on Nov. 13, 2016

    This article (and whole series) suffers from what I will refer to as “derivation decay.” Instead of trying to explain what I mean directly, I’ll give you an example. Imagine you’re at a party, and someone there tells a joke, like the classic one that goes like this: Q:What do you call ten thousand lawyers all tied up at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start. Everyone laughs, and one person makes note of this. New guests arrive at the party, so this person moves to capitalize on what they heard. So, he says- “How do you describe a vast quantity of people drowning in a large body of water? Acceptable homicide because those who practice law are an unnecessary waste of resources!” And then everyone looks at him in horror. That’s what this series feels like to me. The articles take a sometimes chuckle-worthy joke- the Flying Spaghetti Monster, that had a point behind it- criticizing fundamentalism, and repeats it so many times and in such a ham-fisted manner that it actually makes the original joke itself seem less funny and relevant. And that’s besides all of the grammatical errors, spacing errors, confusing language and baffling choices like asking four questions in a row without providing a single answer.
  • Temporal Anchor (World Shards 2) on Nov. 26, 2016

    Interesting take on time travel tech. Short and sweet.
  • Reality Zero: Book 1-1 on April 30, 2017

    Interesting take on the trope. Inventive. Well paced.
  • Time Travel University on June 19, 2017

    An interesting concept. I don't think I've seen anything about a school for time travelers before anyway. And the scope of the first part is pretty epic.
  • Kill The Problem on Aug. 04, 2017

    Definitely has some surprising turns of phrase and an unusual delivery and style.
  • Grandma Stannard (and why you shouldn't annoy the neighbours) on Aug. 04, 2017

    Quite a unique story blending fantastical and modern elements. Almost reminds me of Jim Butcher or Gaiman.
  • The Pirate, Part I: The Traitor on Aug. 08, 2017

    The story is really immersive. It makes it easy to imagine what's happening on the ocean with the speedboats and everything since I can't even even think of any sensory details that he leaves out of scenes.