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 in the New York Times-bestselling Black Tide Rising series, 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 much more. I am also the 2019 Baen Books Readers’ Choice Award winner for my novelette “Crash-Site” and Writers of the Future winner. Visit my Works page for links and free samples.
“Once begun, [Redspace Rising] will grip you by the throat–like it soldier protagonist grips his many enemies–and compel you to read it all the way to its jubilant, battered conclusion. And you’ll be very grateful.” (Locus)
“Gritty, action-packed, and relentless, Redspace Rising shows us a dark future in which battles are won, but the war is never truly over. Trent’s follow-up to Ten Thousand Thunders surpasses it in every way.” (Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter)
As a nonfiction writer, my work appears in UTNE, The Humanist, Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and more.
How does human society, and indeed humanity itself, change in the face of developing technology. How are we evolving as a civilization? What will we bring to tomorrow? These are the questions that drive my work, though most of all, 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.
“Ten Thousand Thunders is a remarkable book, showcasing many of Brian Trent’s talents. He has created a believable and fascinating future, visited it with a plot any science fiction writer would be proud to have created, and — most important — populated it with believable, motivated characters. Hats off to the new kid on the science fiction block!” (Mike Resnick, 5-time Hugo Award-winner author)
Therefore, I welcome you to my humble site. Look around, stay awhile, and drop a message if you like.