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 and opens the 2013 anthology. (The contest is expressly for new writers, and many of my fellow winners are now publishing brand new science fiction professionally).
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)
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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. I am also the author of Ten Thousand Thunders (available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble) and the Rahotep historical fantasy series (available on Amazon.)
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.