My name is Brian Trent, and welcome to my digital home.

I am a science fiction writer with an interest in technology and society. In 2013 my story “War Hero” was a winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, which opens the 2013 anthology. My Hollywood acceptance speech is talked about.  🙂

“…Brian Trent is one of our very best new writers and now’s the time to start reading him.” (Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Flash Forward and Hominids)

Come visit my Facebook page here.

As a professional science-fiction writer, my work appears regularly in a wide array of interesting and esteemed publications, including Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Terraform, COSMOS, Nature, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Apex, Daily Science Fiction, and more. Visit my Works page for links and free samples.

As a nonfiction writer, my work appears in UTNE, The Humanist, Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and more.

For me, the link between these two fields is in how human society, and indeed humanity itself, changes in the face of developing technology. How are we changing as a civilization? What will we bring to tomorrow?

Most of all, though, I am interested in the realities of the world and in its possibilities. Ideas. Characters. Times and Places. An open-ended train ticket to an exotic unending landscape. 

My interests, like yours, are not exclusive to a single genre.  It doesn’t always fit into neat marketing holes. A toddler learns pattern recognition by fitting plastic geometries into place — square, circle, triangle. But let’s not forget there are various polyhedrons which didn’t make it into the kindergarten kit.

Therefore, I welcome you to my humble site. Look around, stay awhile, and drop a message if you like.

Brian Trent

3 Responses to Home

  1. Leo Zeo says:

    Profound thoughts. I will pay close attention to your articles.
    ^.^ From China.

  2. Garry says:

    I marvel at those who have a way with words.

    I found your author highlight page from an Examiner article you wrote “Is there a future for Multiculturalism?” This was posted on the London School of Economics which was linked from http://historicalpodcasts.blogspot.com/.
    I have a great interest in history and I found historical podcasts site because I’m looking to start a podcast of Pacific Northwest history from the first contact of Francis Drake’s in 1579 and then on to the trading, settlement and war periods between Native American contacts with Spanish, French and Russian and ending in 1805 of Lewis and Clark.
    http://www.FortNehalem.net is my website.

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