Not only is Ryan Malott a minor character in Ace Tucker Space Trucker 2, but he is also a real person. He was one of three people selected in the world-famous “Be in The Book Contest,” where fans of Ace and the gang entered for a chance to become a minor character in the next book. Other winners were Tim Hubley, who makes an appearance as a drummer/bartender, and Chris “Cookie” Suttle whose nickname was used for the Valdovian mechanic, Cookie.
In real life, Ryan is also the main songwriter and frontman of 500 Miles to Memphis, one of the best, most hard-working Americana punk bands in the known galaxy.
First appearance - Ace Tucker Space Trucker 2: The Wrath of Ace