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Brian Burt

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in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The United States



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I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana (a proud Hoosier!), and started making up stories at an early age to try to get myself out of trouble. After college, I worked as a software engineer and got to travel as a consultant for a while, even landing a 16-month gig in Dublin, Ireland, which was fantastic!

I finally got tired of airports and decided to settle down back in the Midwest, in Southwest Michigan. I couldn't fight the writing bug and started submitting short fiction: science fiction, fantasy, and horror. (I loved them all and wasn't very decisive.) In 1992 I got my big break as a writer, winning the Gold Award (grand prize) in the Writers of the Future Contest for "The Last Indian War."

I met my wife of almost 20 years (who became my best fr

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Brian Burt Climate change is one of the central drivers of my first two novels, absolutely. The Aquarius Rising trilogy focuses on a future Earth where global…moreClimate change is one of the central drivers of my first two novels, absolutely. The Aquarius Rising trilogy focuses on a future Earth where global warming, and an attempt to geo-engineer a solution that goes horribly wrong, have dramatically altered the biosphere. Humanity has been forced to take drastic action to adapt to the "new normal" environments. At one extreme, genetically altered human-dolphin hybrids now thrive in reef-cities built on the ruins of drowned coastal human cities beneath the waves. Other hybrid species have staked their claim to different ecological niches, human scientists cling to the arid wastelands and strive to restore the land to health, and the competition between all of these groups generates tension that ultimately leads to conflict.

So Aquarius Rising explores the aftermath of climate change, in a world where we failed to take action until it was far too late, and then our desperate attempts to "fix" things made the situation worse. I sincerely hope that we as a species are smart enough to avoid this worst-case scenario in the real world!(less)
Brian Burt I have three sons, ages 8 to 18, who provide much-needed distraction if I'm beating my creative head against the wall. After some goofing with the…moreI have three sons, ages 8 to 18, who provide much-needed distraction if I'm beating my creative head against the wall. After some goofing with the lads, the block usually crumbles!(less)
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I love writing fiction. Spawning a world from your imagination, searching for the right words to give it depth and meaning, is both wondrous and terrifying. What could give a writer more satisfaction than that simple, creative act? Contributing the result toward a worthy cause. In the past year, I've been fortunate enough to stumble across two projects intended to give writers this precious op... Read more of this blog post »
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Lucinda Dear Brian,
Thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads. I look forward to reading and reviewing your novel.
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