Brian Burt - Speculative Fiction

Welcome. Thanks for Stopping By!

I'm happy to have you wander in off the information superhighway and visit for a while.  I write speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy shading into horror.  For most of my career, I've written short stories and have published more than twenty in various magazines, anthologies, and online publications.  My short story "The Last Indian War" won the Gold Award in the Writers of the Future Contest (although that was in the past ;-).  

I'm hoping that the future is now, since I recently worked up the nerve to try my hand at novels.  My debut novel, Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God, won the 2014 EPIC eBook Award for Science Fiction.  Book 2 of the Aquarius Rising trilogy, Blood Tide, was recently released by Double Dragon Publishing as well. I'm feverishly working on Book 3 and hope to have it to the publisher soon!

Please feel free to sample the short fiction here, including previously published stories and a few exclusive to the web site.  Check out the information about my novels, including reviews, excerpts, and links you can follow to purchase if you're so inclined.  I blog on Goodreads and include links to the most recent blog entries here, too, in case you're interested in recommendations about some awesome books by other authors or general observations about life, the universe, and everything (in the immortal words of Douglas Adams).

So take a look around, make yourself comfortable, and stay as long as you like.  Or you can visit my author pages on Facebook or Goodreads.  I'll post news updates here regularly, so stop back whenever you have time.

I'll leave the light on for you!



I was thrilled to learn that my second novel, Aquarius Rising 2: Blood Tide, recently won the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award in the science fiction category. You can review the list of winners here:

Readers' Favorite - 2016 Award Contest Winners

Aquarius Rising 1: In the Tears of God, won EPIC's eBook Award for Science Fiction back in 2014. Gulp... this puts some pressure on yours truly to deliver a solid finale for the trilogy. Aquarius Rising 3: The Price of Eden, will be released some time in 2017.