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Short Bio:

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases and his latest novel, Shortcut (forthcoming), is being developed as a motion picture by Roserock Films. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online and include entries in The X-Files, Predator, and Decipher’s WARS, amongst others. As book editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta’s WordFire Press he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Angie Fox, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir’s bestsellerThe Martian. His anthologies as editor include Infinite Stars, Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (forthcoming), Predator: If It Bleeds, Monster Hunter Files co-edited by Larry Correia based upon his New York Times bestselling Monster Hunter International novel series, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable co-edited by Jonathan Maberry, based upon his New York Times bestselling novels, Decision Points, Shattered Shields with co-editor Jennifer Brozek, Mission: Tomorrow, and Galactic Games. He also has several original screenplays making the rounds in Hollywood.

Twitter: @BryanThomasS
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Long Bio: (coming soon)

 


INTERVIEWS:

Links to interviews with me available online.

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner Episode 254

AvP Galaxy Podcast Interview on Predator: If It Bleeds: https://www.avpgalaxy.net/2017/10/01/interview-predator-bleeds-editor-bryan-thomas-schmidt-avpgalaxy-podcast-56/

Baen Free Radio Hour: The Monster Hunter Files with Larry Correia, Faith Hunter, and Jody Lynn Nye: https://next.podbay.fm/podcast/625313693/e/1507315800

Beyond The Trope Episode 130

Baen Free Radio Hour: Little Green Men-Attack! with Robin Wayne Bailey, Seanan McGuire, Peter J. Wacks, and James Gunn: https://next.podbay.fm/podcast/625313693/e/1489770000

SciFi Pulse Interview: http://www.scifipulse.net/interview-bryan-thomas-schmidt-on-editing-the-martian-and-life-as-a-writer/

Baen Free Radio Hour: Galactic Games with Louis Marley, Mike Resnick, Gray Rinehart: https://player.fm/series/the-baen-free-radio-hour/bfrh-2016-06-10-galactic-games-editor-and-authors-and-david-drakes-the-sea-without-a-shore-part-2

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner: http://hankgarner.com/episode-sixty-eight-bryan-thomas-schmidt-interview/

Nerd For A Living Podcast with Todd McCaffrey & Bryan: http://nerdforaliving.com/episode-65-todd-mccaffrey-author-city-of-angels-pern/

Interview with SFFWorld: http://www.sffworld.com/2016/01/bryan-thomas-schmidt-interview/

Grim Tidings with Rob Matheny and Philip Overby: http://thegrimtidingspodcast.podbean.com/e/talking-editing-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

After Things Podcast with Andrew Mayne et al: http://weirdthings.com/2016/04/after-things-you-won-the-lottery/

SF Signal Podcast with Patrick Hester: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/12/the-sf-signal-podcast-episode-313-author-and-editor-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

Baen Free Radio Hour: Mission: Tomorrow  with Bryan & Authors: https://player.fm/series/the-baen-free-radio-hour/bfrh-2015-11-20-mission-tomorrow-editor-and-authors-and-john-ringos-under-a-graveyard-sky-part-24

Be Terrific: Michael Artsis Show:
 

Baen Free Radio Hour: Shattered Shields with Jennifer Brozek, Bryan and authors: https://player.fm/series/the-baen-free-radio-hour/bfrh-2014-11-21-editors-jennifer-brozek-and-bryan-thomas-schmidt-discuss-shattered-shields-and-hard-magic-part-34

Adventures in SF Publishing with Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt on Shattered Shieldshttp://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2014/11/aisfp-280-military-fantasy-jennifer-brozek-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

Functional Nerds- Beyond The Sunhttp://functionalnerds.com/2012/04/episode-099-brad-torgersen-jean-johnson-and-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

My latest podcast appearance is on Roundtable Podcast: http://www.roundtablepodcast.com/2012/11/20-minutes-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

I rejoin Adventures In SciFi Publishing Podcast for an interview live from ConQuest 43 in Kansas City with my pal Brent Bowen: http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2012/07/aisfp-170-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

I return to First Million Words Podcast to talk about The Returning, my upcoming fantasy novel and more http://fmwpodcast.com/webpage/interlude-the-returning-of-bryan-thomas-schmidt

Turning The Tables-SFFWRTCHT Interviews Host/Author-Editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2012/06/25/turning-the-tables-sffwrtcht-interviews-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

 

I sit down with Ray Gun Revival to discuss Space Battles, editing, writing and share an excerpt of my story: http://www.raygunrevival.com/space-battles-author-profile-meet-author-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

Readers Realm’s Pauline Creeden interviews me about writing, The Worker Prince, and more: http://readersrealm1.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/interview-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt/

Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Book Club’s reviewer, has fun with anagrams and author’s names, including mine: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Unabashedly-Bookish-The-BN/Behind-an-Author-s-Name-Can-We-Uncover-Hidden-Wisdom-Through-the/ba-p/1324853

John Anealio and Patrick Hester graciously have me back along with Brad R. Torgersen and Jean Johnson to talk Space Battles which also features a story by Patrick http://functionalnerds.com/2012/04/episode-099-brad-torgersen-jean-johnson-and-bryan-thomas-schmidt/ 

I join First Million Words Podcast for a series of interviews this month on writing, editing and more: 1. INTRODUCTIONS & MY WORK: http://fmwpodcast.com/webpage/bryan-thomas-scmidt-interview; 2.INSPIRATION: http://fmwpodcast.com/webpage/inspiration-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt; 3. PANTSING v. OUTLINING: http://fmwpodcast.com/webpage/pants-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt  4. FUTURE BUILDING: http://fmwpodcast.com/webpage/future-building-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt

Here’s a clip about my recent reading at Kansas City Science Fiction And Fantasy Society’s March meeting http://kacsffs.blogspot.com/2012/03/rest-of-several-stories.html

The Dabbling Mum blog’s Alyice Edrich  interviews me re: The Worker Prince, writing, editing, publishing, science fiction & more:http://thedabblingmum.blogspot.com/2012/02/interview-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt.html 

The Lawrence Journal-World‘s Sarah Henning interviews me re: the B&N Year’s Best SF mention for The Worker Prince and my Lawrence book signing: http://www.lawrence.com/news/2012/jan/29/area-authors-sci-fi-debut-honored-best-list/

The Chipper Muse (@chippermuse) interviews me for her blog on writing, The Worker Prince, The Returning and more. http://thechippermuse.blogspot.com/2012/01/interview-with-novelist-bryan-thomas.html

Matt Staggs interviews me for his podcast SLINGSHOT http://slingshot.libsyn.com/webpage/slingshot-episode-eight-bryan-thomas-schmidt

AudioTim Interviews me about The Worker Prince, following up on Adventures In SF Publishing: http://audiotim.posterous.com/audiotim-11-bryan-thomas-schmidt-behind-the-s

Adventures In SF Publishing Interviews me: http://aisfp.media.farpointmedia.net//aisfp/AISFP_136_092011.mp3  — a really fun conversation.

My first pre-Worker Prince interview is live. This is Part 1 of 2. On Anthony Cardno’s blog:http://anthonycardno.com/?p=224  Here’s Part 2 and an excerpt: Exclusive Excerpt From Chapter 10/Author Interview

I make an appearance this month in Mind Meld on SFSignal talking about favorite SFF book series we’d love to revive:

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/08/mind-meld-if-you-could-reboot-a-book-series-which-one-would-it-be/

I sat down with Author Travis Perry http://travissbigidea.blogspot.com/

Grasping For The Wind interviewed me about the novel Author Interview

Author Gene Doucette interviews me http://genedoucette.me/

Silverthorn Press interview:  http://www.silverthornpress.com/id95.html

Author Jamie Todd Rubin and I discuss Golden Age SF’s influence on my novel Dialogue: Golden Age SF’s Influence on The Worker Prince

http://authorculture.blogspot.com/2011/11/interview-bryan-thomas-schmidt_21.html?showComment=1321900169587#c8005359950222028422 An interview with writer-editor Johne Cook for the Author Culture blog

I am doing guest posts for Adventures In SF Publishing Podcast on both website and their shows now. Here’s my first, which is my favorite reads from 2011: http://aisfp.media.farpointmedia.net/aisfp/AISFP_157_012012.mp3