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Nicholas Woode-Smith is a free thinking, gun-toting space pioneer, fighting space bugs and marauding alien dictatorships on the frontier.

In his spare time, he writes science fiction and political commentary from his home in Cape Town, South Africa.

Operative: Nicholas Woode-Smith

Date of Birth: 3/10/1995

Homeworld: Cape Town, South Africa

Occupation: Writer of epic science fiction and political commentary.


Qualifications: Currently studying Politics, Economic History and Philosophy at the University of Cape Town.

Nicholas Woode-Smith is a science fiction author and political commentator from Cape Town, South Africa. He was born on the 3rd of October 1995 and started writing in 2009. He is currently studying a BSocSci in politics, philosophy and economic history at the University of Cape Town.

Nicholas published his first book, Fall of Zona Nox, in 2013. He has since continued the series and written a myriad of other novels, short stories and articles. These articles are mostly located at the Rational Standard, a political commentary site co-founded by Nicholas.

Nicholas is an avid and passionate libertarian activist, involved in writing, leading and organising the local South African libertarian movement. The Rational Standard was founded as a libertarian commentary site. He is also the Regional Coordinator of Southern Africa for African Students For Liberty. In 2016, he was appointed as the youngest council member of the Institute of Race Relations in its history.

In his spare time, Nicholas plays video games, reads and takes part in the engrossing and addictive world of Magic: The Gathering, the trading card game.