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Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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Attended California State University Fullerton, Covenant Theological Seminary, Central Baptist Seminary, Carnegie Mellon University, Salina Central High School, Roosevelt Linclon Middle School, Meadowlark Elementary School
Lives in Ottawa, KS
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MISSION: TOMORROW rates another 4.5 star review from Nihon Joe​:  http://www.my-sf.com/2016/01/01/mission-tomorrow-edited-by-bryan-thomas-schmidt-anthology-review/
"Mission - Tomorrow" is the latest anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, and it contains some wonderful stories. Immerse yourself in the future!
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I guest today on Beth Davis Cato​'s blog talking about Pizza Loaf, my mom's recipe for a childhood favorite even adults will enjoy.  http://www.bethcato.com/bready-or-not-guest-bryan-thomas-schmidt-with-pizza-loaf/
I'm happy to welcome Bryan Thomas Schmidt to Bready or Not today! I have come to know him well as an editor–he's editing two Baen anthologies that'll include my work–but he is foremost a writer. His novel The Worker Prince was just released by WordFire Press. Find out all about his science ...
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#hardscifi #scifi MISSION: TOMORROW from @BaenBooks https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/162286-mission-tomorrow 3 copies, signed by 4 people #fb
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11 days to win 1 of 2 signed, numbered, limited edition copies of THE WORKER PRINCE: AUTHOR'S DEFINITIVE EDITION. 

“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

“Retro-with-a-twist SF brimming with an infectious enthusiasm!” — Saladin Ahmed, author of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON

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The Hook: The Worker Prince by Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Alex Shvartsman's Speculative Fiction http://alexshvartsman.com/2015/11/30/the-hook-the-worker-prince-by-bryan-thomas-schmidt/ (Share from CM Browser)
The Hook: Sol climbed to the top of the rise and stared up at the twin suns as they climbed into the sky. Yellows, reds, and oranges faded under the increasing blue of oncoming daylight, leaving a ...
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Mission: Tomorrow is a novel-length collection of short stories compiled by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, which center on the continuing theme of developments in space exploration. Toeing that interesting line where science fiction often becomes science fact, these nineteen very different but equally accomplished tales take the reader on a journey through a very realistic future where humans continue to explore and capitalize on space travel. Both global and political in its viewpoint, the anthology champions human endeavour, but looks at both the light and dark sides of a universe of possibilities. Schmidt’s selection and editing of the collection allows the stories to flow in a linear progression, guiding the reader from the farthest stars to the strange terrain of planets beneath our feet.

I wish I had room to discuss all of the stories in this fine collection. Bryan Thomas Schmidt has done a superb job in selecting equally balanced tales from highly talented writers who really abide by the traditional rules of science fiction. I quite often felt as though I was reading Asimov whilst enjoying this immense volume, and can offer no greater compliment than that. For me, the standout story came from Jaleta Clegg – The Ultimate Space Race – in which the familiar demons of our ‘reality’ obsessed contemporary world extend out into space travel to create a massive commercial and social nightmare. I particularly enjoyed meeting so many interesting and original characters throughout Mission: Tomorrow, as well as exploring the human perspective of space through many different perspectives. Hard core science fiction fans must read this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Tomorrow-Bryan-Thomas-Schmidt/dp/1476780943/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1447390131&sr=1-1
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http://supervillainnetwork.com/book-review-bryan-thomas-schmidts-the-worker-prince/

New rave review for THE WORKER PRINCE: Author's Definitive Edition-- ""Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s novel, The Worker Prince, has recently been re-released by WordFire Press. It’s a fantastic example of what can be done when the muses of creation and imagination converge. The story is gripping and descriptive, taking the reader on a virtual tour of a flawed society and its unstable hierarchy. The characters are relatable, and the setting is able to tread the fine line between futuristic and unrealistic..."
by Agent Zara Cruden (a.k.a. Z the Pun-isher). Bryan Thomas Schmidt's novel, The Worker Prince, has recently been re-released by WordFire Press. It's a fantastic example of what can be done when the muses of creation and imagination converge. The story is gripping and descriptive, ...
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11 days left to win 1 of 3 signed copies of MISSION: TOMORROW, praised by Locus as "an outstanding anthology" signed by James Gunn, Robin Wayne Bailey, Chris McKitterick, and myself.  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/162286-mission-tomorrow
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Another great review of MISSION: TOMORROW in Locus Mag, this from Rich Horton.

Mission: Tomorrow is an anthology that explicitly places itself near SF’s core – straightforward stories set in the near future, most focusing on Solar System exploration – and it’s quite successful, with a set of a consistently entertaining stories. Quite a few center on corporate cold-heartedness (not always convincingly), and on people fighting for survival when something goes wrong in space. My favorite stories came from Brenda Cooper and Michael F. Flynn.

Cooper’s ‘‘Iron Pegasus’’ is a bit of a Three Laws story, in which an emergency beacon lures the narrator and her companion robot to an asteroid. There they find a mystery... a dead child and her father, with only the father’s companion robot surviving. The story turns, to some extent, on the differing – but how different? – experiences of the two robots, and the working out is a bit surprising and effective.

Flynn’s ‘‘In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon’’, is set on Phobos (as the title will hint to long time readers), and its a noirish story about a PI (sort of) investigating a theft and a related murder... alien archaeological secrets are involved, and engineering malfeasance, and it’s well told with a darkly humorous edge.

Congrats to Brenda Cooper and Michael Flynn.
http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Tomorrow-Bryan-Thomas-Schmidt/dp/1476780943/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1447390131&sr=1-1
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Speculative fiction novelist, interviewer, reviewer, blogger, nonfiction and technical writer and musician
Introduction
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. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online. As book editor he is the main editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta's WordFire Press where he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian. His anthologies as editor include Shattered Shields with co-editor Jennifer Brozek, Mission: Tomorrow, Galactic Games and Little Green Men--Attack! (forthcoming) all for Baen, Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun and Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age. He is also coediting anthologies with Larry Correia and Jonathan Maberry set in their New York Times Bestselling Monster Hunter and Joe Ledger universes. From December 2010 to June 2015, he hosted #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Chat) Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter as @SFFWRTCHT. 

Website/Blog: www.bryanthomasschmidt.net
Twitter: @BryanThomasS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bryanthomass?ref=hl
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3874125.Bryan_Thomas_Schmidt
Bragging rights
Debut novel given Honorable Mention by Paul Goat Allen on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best SF Releases of 2011; Hugo nominee, Best Editor-Short Form, 2015
Education
  • California State University Fullerton, Covenant Theological Seminary, Central Baptist Seminary, Carnegie Mellon University, Salina Central High School, Roosevelt Linclon Middle School, Meadowlark Elementary School
    Communications-Radio/TV/Film, 1989 - 1992
  • Covenant Theological Seminary
    Theological Studies-Missions & Worship, 1997 - 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Music/English, 1987 - 1989
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Writer
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Editing, Copyediting, proofing, writing, ghostwriting, singing, piano, guitar, percussion, arranging music, composing, songwriting, producing music
Employment
  • Baen Books
    Freelance Editor/Author, 12 - present
    I edit anthologies for BAEN on a freelance basis.
  • Anchored Music Ministries
    Founder/Executive Director, 2000 - present
  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt.net
    Novelist/Writer/Editor, 2007 - present
  • IKON
    Site Supervisor, 2008 - 2008
  • Greystone Communications
    Production Assistant, 1992 - 1996
  • Lt Online Corporation
    Technical Writer/Help Desk Engineer, 2008 - 2010
  • HR Block
    Seasonal Customer Service Representative, 2011 - 2011
  • Records/Risk Management Consultant
    Peabody Energy Corp, 2004 - 2007
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Currently
Ottawa, KS
Previously
El Paso, Texas - Salina, Kansas - Fullerton, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Pittsburgh, PA - Kansas City, KS - St. Louis, MO