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The Returning: Author’s Definitive Edition (Saga of Davi Rhii Book 2)

Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt won Honorable Mention on Barnes and’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases alongside books by Ben Bova, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack Campbell, Ernest Cline and more with his debut novel, The Worker Prince, which more effectively captures the feel of the original Star Wars than any other recent series. In 2015, WordFire Press released a revised and expanded Author’s Definitive Edition of that book. Now, Schmidt returns to the Saga of Davi Rhii with an revised, expanded book 2, The Returning: Author’s Definitive Edition. Davi Rhii helped his enslaved people fight for their freedom and earn equality, but now that they are equal, they’ve found freedom and acceptance don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. When assassins begin killing and terrorizing Vertullians, even Davi’s family and friends, they face a renewal of old enmity all over again. Davi, Farien and Yao reunite to investigate the murders, finding their lives and friendships threatened by what they discover. Meanwhile, , while Xalivar back seeking revenge on Davi and all those who defied him, the new High Lord Councilor, Tarkanius, Lord Aron, and Davi find themselves fighting all over again to preserve the unity of the Borali Alliance, while even many of their allies and friends work against them to tear it apart. Suddenly, the future of the entire system as at stake, unless they can find those responsible and bring them to justice.


Galactic Games cover lgGalactic Games (anthology of Future Olympics), Baen Books, June 2016

Science Fiction sports stories by authors including: George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett, Mercedes Lackey, Seanan McGuire, David Farland, Joe C. Haldeman, Todd McCaffrey and more.




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Decision Points (Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror), Word Fire Press, May, 2016

Life is full of decision points—those key moments when what we decide can change everything for better or for worse. These 20 tales describe such instances in young people’s lives, ranging from tragic to triumphant, from horror to fantasy to science fiction. Written by authors new and old, those known for Young Adult writing and those known for Adult novels, a few new and barely known at all, these stories will make you think, make you laugh, make you feel angry, sad, determined, etc. as you examine choices and consequences and consider the many paths a life might take and think about your own. Edited by Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Decision Points includes both brand new and reprint stories by award winners and bestsellers such as Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert Silverberg, Robert J. Sawyer, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Cory Doctorow, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Nnedi Okorafor, Steven Gould, Mike Resnick and more. Top authors telling great stories about life changing decisions that may well change yours.

“A strong, well-written, fascinating selection–this was the most solid-in-quality anthology I’ve ever read!” – Tamora Pierce, NYT Bestselling Author, “The Song of The Lioness,” “Circle of Magic”


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The Worker Prince: Author’s Definitive Edition (Saga of Davi Rhii, Book 1), WordFire Press, 2015 — revised, expanded edition of the critically praised debut space opera novel about a prince who discovers he was born a slave and helps his birth people fight for freedom against his adoptive uncle’s oppressive regime.

“THE WORKER PRINCE breathes dynamic new life into the space opera genre. Rich characters, wild action, and devious plotlines collide in a thoroughly entertaining book!” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PREDATOR ONE and DEADLANDS: GHOSTWALKERS





Mission Tomorrow cover 2 largerMission: Tomorrow (anthology), Baen Books, November 2015

New stories on space travel in the near future when NASA is not the only route to space. Includes three stories selected for Year’s Best anthologies. Authors include: James E. Gunn, Robert Silverberg, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, Jack McDevitt, Michael Capobianco, Jack Skillingstead, Brenda Cooper, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more.





Shattered Shields cover smallShattered Shields: Military Fantasy (anthology), coedited by Jennifer Brozek, Baen Books, November 2014

Brozek and Schmidt were Hugo nominees for Best Short Form Editor for this work. Epic military fantasy stories by top authors including Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon, Seanan McGuire, Larry Correia, David Farland, Sarah A. Hoyt and more.


RaygunChronicles front displayRaygun Chronicles: Space Opera For A New Age (anthology), Every Day Publishing, December 2013

New and reprint stories of modern space opera with a pulp feel by authors including: Robin Wayne Bailey, Seanan McGuire, David Farland, Brenda Cooper, Allen M. Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mike Resnick, A.C. Crispin (her last new work) and more.


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Beyond The Sun (anthology), Fairwood Press, August 2013

Stories of space colonization by authors including: Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Maurice Broaddus, Cat Rambo, Jennifer Brozek, Brad R. Torgersen, Jean Johnson and more.



From Flying Pen Press, my first anthology as editor, 6th in an ongoing series. This one has 17 tales in which space battles are pivotal to the plots. Authors include: Mike Resnick & Brad R. Torgersen, Jean Johnson, David Lee Summers, C.J. Henderson, Anna Paradox, Gene Mederos, Jaleta Clegg, Grace Bridges, Matthew Cook, Dana Bell, Patrick Hester, Sarah Hendrix, Anthony R. Cardno, Selene O’Rourke, Simon C. Larter, Johne Cook and myself (a Davi Rhii sequel story set 20 years after my Saga Of Davi Rhii is included). 264 pages. Available April 18 from Flying Pen Press.


Prequel story to The Saga of Davi Rhii, this story tells the tale of events afew years before The Worker Prince as Davi and friends engage in a rivalry during the fighter race Sky Course Challenge at the Boralian Military Academy. (ebook only)




The North Star Serial, Part 1, Boralis Books, May 2010

Episodes of the serial can be read online at Digital Dragon Magazine here.



102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids, Delabarre Publishing, 2012

My first children’s book, a sequel to a Delabarre classic. Ebook only at present.





Abe Dino Hunter LOL coverAbraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter – Land Of Legends, Delabarre Publishing, 2012

“ABRAHAM LINCOLN: DINOSAUR HUNTER — LAND OF LEGENDS succeeds on almost every level -readability, alternate history, adventure, and excitement.” — Mike Resnick

“Prehistoric action and Abe Lincoln in one rollicking swoop!” — Tamora Pierce






Duneman (Book 1, The Dawning Age-unpublished epic fantasy)
The Exodus (Saga Of Davi Rhii Book 3), forthcoming 2013 (Work In Progress)
Falcone Files 1, (Work In Progress, Science Fiction novel)
Belsuk The Half-Orc (Work in Progress-fantasy novel)
Amelie’s New Home (Children’s Book in art, awaiting polish)
101 Best Science Fiction Jokes For Everyone (forthcoming)
1o1 Best Kansas Jokes (forthcoming)

Books As Editor:
Rabbit: Legacy by Ellen Maze
Mexican Thunder by Leon C. Metz
A Fistfull of Reefer by David Mark Brown
Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales 6 (anthology), Flying Pen Press, April 2012
Shadow Of The Stars: Savus by K.M. Strid, Grail Quest Books (Developmental), forthcoming
Wars: The Battle of Phobos (Vol. 1) – Preludes, Grail Quest Books, 2012 (Copyedit)
Kids and Money Guide to Learning Capital: How to Structure Strategic Allowance, Develop Incentives to Save and Teach Basics of Investing by Jayne A. Pearl, Delabarre Publishing, 2012 (Copyedit)
The Very Best Book Of Baby Names by Barbara Kay Turner, Delabarre Publishing, 2012 (Copyedit)
Wars: The Battle of Phobos (Vol. 2) – Stretti, Grail Quest Books, 2012 (Copyedit)
The Martian by Andy Weir, Crown, 2014 (Copyedit in 2013)
Beyond The Sun (anthology), Fairwood Press, August 2013
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For A New Age (anthology), Every Day Publishing, December 2013
Shattered Shields: Military Fantasy (anthology), coedited by Jennifer Brozek, Baen Books, November 2014
Mission: Tomorrow (anthology), Baen Books, November 2015
Galactic Games (anthology of Future Olympics), Baen Books, Forthcoming June 2016
Decision Points (YA anthology), WordFire Press, Forthcoming 2016
Speculation K.C., KacSFFS Press, Forthcoming 2016
Little Green Men–Attack!, coedited by Robin Wayne Bailey, Baen Books, Forthcoming 2017
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, coedited by Jonathan Maberry, St. Martin’s Griffin, Forthcoming 2017

Short Stories:

“Mars Base Alpha,” Science Fiction and Fantasy, February 2010
The Maintenance Man,” Einstein’s Pocket Watch, February-March 2010
The Korelean Raiders,” Digital Dragon Magazine, April 2010
First Born Son” (excerpt from Bryan’s novel The Worker Prince), Digital Dragon Magazine, May 2010
The North Star,” Digital Dragon Magazine, July 2010
The Pirates, North Star Episode 2,” Digital Dragon Magazine, August 2010
The Korelean General, North Star Episode 3,” Digital Dragon Magazine, September 2010
The Ambush, North Star Episode 4,” Digital Dragon Magazine, October 2010
The Supply Run, North Star Episode 5,” Digital Dragon Magazine, November 2010
Floater,” Featured Story, Digital Dragon Magazine, November 2010
The Getaway, North Star Episode 6,” Digital Dragon Magazine, January 2011
The Orphaning, North Star Episode 7,” Digital Dragon Magazine, February 2011
The Scout, North Star Episode 8,Digital Dragon Magazine, March 2011
“Amélie’s Guardian,” Dragons & Cats Anthology, Dreamzion, April 2011
The Interrogation, North Star Episode 9,” Digital Dragon Magazine, April 2011
The Chase, The North Star, Episode 10,” Digital Dragon Magazine, May 2011
The Korelean Raiders, North Star, Episode 11,” Digital Dragon Magazine, October 2011
Rivalry On  The Sky Course (Worker Prince prequel),” Residential Aliens, October-November 2011
Resurrection Begun, The North Star, Episode 12,” Digital Dragon Magazine, January 2012
Return Of The Korealeans, The North Star, Episode 13,”Digital Dragon Magazine, February 2012
Crippled, The North Star, Episode 14,” Digital Dragon Magazine, March 2012
Sweet Revenge, The North Star, Episode 15,” Digital Dragon Magazine, April 2012
“The Hand of God,” Space Battles (anthology), April 2012
“La Migra,” Tales Of The Talisman, August 2012
“Duncan Derring & The Call Of The Lady Luck,” Wandering Weeds Anthology, Hall Brothers Entertainment, November 2012
“Duncan Derring & The Call Of The Lady Luck,” Triumph Over Tragedy E-Anthology (Limited Edition Fundraiser for Red Cross Hurricane Sandy), RT Kaelin, December 2012
“The Hand of God,” The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno (anthology), Talekyn Press, July 2014
“Rivalry On A Sky Course (Davi Rhii–new version),” Decision Points (anthology), Word Fire Press, May 2016
“Border Time,” cowritten by Kate Corcino, The X-Files: Secret Agendas (anthology), Forthcoming September 27, 2016
“Earther 3,” WARS: Battle of Phobos (Vol. 3), Grail Quest Books, Forthcoming 2016
“First Million Contacts,” cowritten by Alex Shvartsman, Little Green Men–Attack! (anthology), Forthcoming March 7, 2017
“Huffman Strikes Back,” cowritten by Julie C. Frost, Monster Hunter Tales (anthology), coedited by Larry Correia, Forthcoming 2017
“Instinct (A Ghost Story),” cowritten by Claire Ashgrove, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable (anthology), coedited by Jonathan Maberry, Forthcoming 2017
“The Greatest Guns In The Galaxy,” cowritten by Ken Scholes, Straight Outta Tombstone (anthology), Forthcoming 2017



“Why Tiger Wood’s Character Matters.” Einstein’s Pocket Book, March/April 2010
“Judith Light Interview,” Carnegie Mellon Magazine, Spring 1991.
“Letters,” TIME Magazine, April 2008.


“The Power Of Forgiveness,” Devotion, Secret Place magazine, Spring 2009
“His Love Is All,” Devotion, Secret Place magazine, Spring 2009

Delighting In God,” The Upper Room magazine, January 13, 2010.
Forbidden Fruit,” The Upper Room magazine, April 17, 2010.

Bryan also writes devotions when he can for his blog: “Time Out for Worship”

Compact Discs:

Bryan Thomas, “Stand” CD, Anchored Music, Fall 1998.
Bryan Thomas, “Glorious: Worship” CD, Anchored Music, Spring 2003.
Bryan Thomas, “Love Like No Other” CD, Anchored Music, Spring 2009.

Technical Manuals:

“User Guide, LAWTRAC 3.0,” LT Online Corporation, 2007.
“Administrator’s Guide, LAWTRAC 3.0, LT Online Corporation, 2007.