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, won the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for Science Fiction. Book 3, The Price of Eden, was recently released from Double Dragon Publishing to complete the trilogy.

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 Twitter or Goodreads.  I'll post news updates here regularly, so stop back whenever you have time.

I'll leave the light on for you!

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THE LATEST NEWS:


I'm very excited to have my short story "Mist at Twilight" included in the anthology Tales from the Dream Zone, recently released by Flying Ketchup Press. In the words of the publisher: "A mind-bending second collection of award-winning short stories from fourteen new voices in international short fiction."


I'll also have another short story, "Neptune's Children," coming out late this year or early next from Flying Ketchup Press in their upcoming Tales from the Deep anthology. Stay tuned!