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. 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 esteemed publications, including Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Terraform, COSMOS, Nature, The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Apex, Daily Science Fiction, and more. I am also the 2019 Baen Books Readers’ Choice Award winner for my novelette “Crash-Site”. 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.