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Short Bio:

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a six time number 1 bestselling 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. His nonfiction has been published in Analog. As book editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta’s WordFire Press he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe, D.J. Butler and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir’s bestsellerThe Martian. His anthologies as editor include Robots Through the Ages co-edited by Robert Silverberg, Predator: Eyes of The Demon, Infinite Stars, Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers, 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, Joe Ledger: Unbreakable (forthcoming), and Aliens Vs. Predators: Ultimate Prey all co-edited by Jonathan Maberry, 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)



Links to interviews with me available online.

Future Best Seller Podcast July 2023

Retro Rocket Podcast June 2023

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner Episode Episode 746

Keystroke Medium Podcast YouTube Interview

Chatting With Sherri on BlogTalkRadio Interview

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner Episode 254

AvP Galaxy Podcast Interview on Predator: If It Bleeds:

Baen Free Radio Hour: The Monster Hunter Files with Larry Correia, Faith Hunter, and Jody Lynn Nye:

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:

SciFi Pulse Interview:

Baen Free Radio Hour: Galactic Games with Louis Marley, Mike Resnick, Gray Rinehart:

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner:

Nerd For A Living Podcast with Todd McCaffrey & Bryan:

Interview with SFFWorld:

Grim Tidings with Rob Matheny and Philip Overby:

After Things Podcast with Andrew Mayne et al:

SF Signal Podcast with Patrick Hester:

Baen Free Radio Hour: Mission: Tomorrow  with Bryan & Authors:

Be Terrific: Michael Artsis Show:

Baen Free Radio Hour: Shattered Shields with Jennifer Brozek, Bryan and authors:

Adventures in SF Publishing with Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt on Shattered Shields

Functional Nerds- Beyond The Sun

My latest podcast appearance is on Roundtable Podcast:

I rejoin Adventures In SciFi Publishing Podcast for an interview live from ConQuest 43 in Kansas City with my pal Brent Bowen:

I return to First Million Words Podcast to talk about The Returning, my upcoming fantasy novel and more

Turning The Tables-SFFWRTCHT Interviews Host/Author-Editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt


I sit down with Ray Gun Revival to discuss Space Battles, editing, writing and share an excerpt of my story:

Readers Realm’s Pauline Creeden interviews me about writing, The Worker Prince, and more:

Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Book Club’s reviewer, has fun with anagrams and author’s names, including mine:

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 

I join First Million Words Podcast for a series of interviews this month on writing, editing and more: 1. INTRODUCTIONS & MY WORK:; 2.INSPIRATION:; 3. PANTSING v. OUTLINING:  4. FUTURE BUILDING:

Here’s a clip about my recent reading at Kansas City Science Fiction And Fantasy Society’s March meeting

The Dabbling Mum blog’s Alyice Edrich  interviews me re: The Worker Prince, writing, editing, publishing, science fiction & more: 

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:

The Chipper Muse (@chippermuse) interviews me for her blog on writing, The Worker Prince, The Returning and more.

Matt Staggs interviews me for his podcast SLINGSHOT

AudioTim Interviews me about The Worker Prince, following up on Adventures In SF Publishing:

Adventures In SF Publishing Interviews me:  — a really fun conversation.

My first pre-Worker Prince interview is live. This is Part 1 of 2. On Anthony Cardno’s blog:  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:

I sat down with Author Travis Perry

Grasping For The Wind interviewed me about the novel Author Interview

Author Gene Doucette interviews me

Silverthorn Press interview:

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 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: