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Brian Burt writes both short and novel-length speculative fiction. He has published more than twenty science fiction and fantasy stories in various magazines and anthologies. His short story "The Last Indian War" won the Writers of the Future Gold Award and was anthologized in Writers of the Future Volume VIII. His debut novel, "Aquarius Rising Book 1: In the Tears of God," won EPIC’s 2014 eBook Award for Science Fiction. "Aquarius Rising Book 2: Blood Tide" won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Science Fiction in 2016. Brian works as a cybersecurity engineer and lives with his wife, three sons, a mongrel puppy, and an adopted stray cat in idyllic Southwest Michigan. The cat, in particular, remains unimpressed with his literary efforts unless they come with tuna.
Published Dec 15, 2018 · 6,346 words (24 minutes) · 1 like · 659 views
Joseph Soaring-Hawk had seen it happen too many times: human colonists destroying an alien race in their haste to grab another planet. This time, he would find a way to stop it... no matter what the cost. (This story won the L.Ron Hubbard Gold Award and was originally published in Writers of the Future Volume VIII.)
Published Nov 4, 2018 · 5,329 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 747 views
Morpheus killed women in a way that the L.A. press found eerily romantic. Algernon Harris knew better... and only he could stop Morpheus from consuming the essence of the woman he loved.
Published Aug 31, 2018 · 4,476 words (17 minutes) · 3 likes · 770 views
It's a terrible thing to lose the person you love most in the universe to a monster... but to see it happen timeline after timeline was more than Elias Rochon could bear. To save her, he would risk his life a thousand times and grapple with a madman on the brink of Never-Was.