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Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Works at Baen Books
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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My latest anthology, GALACTIC GAMES, designed to be the most varied sports anthology ever in SFF, will release from baen Books in August 2016 during the Rio Summer Games.  Here's the full Table of Contents:

"With Focus" by Todd McCaffrey - bowling
"Little Games" by Mercedes Lackey - 1500 meter race
"Regulation" by Seanan McGuire - roller derby
"The Great Kladnar Race" by Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg - alien horse racing
"Advantages" by Louise Marley - gymnastics
"Coriolis Cup" by Jay Werkheiser - soccer
"Louisville Slugger" by Jack C. Haldeman II - baseball
"Fair Play" by GP Charles - croquet Alice in Wonderland rules
"For The Sake of The Game" by Gray Rinehart - referee story
"Shooter Ready" by Larry Correia - competitive shooting
"Minor Hockey Gods of Barstow Station" by Beth Davis Cato - um hockey, duh
"Pompoms and Circumstance" by Esther Friesner - Cheerleading
"The Ultimate Wager" by Raymund Eich - ultimate frisbee
"The Olympian" by Mike Resnick - distance running
"Petra and The Blue Goo" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - scavenger hunting
"Green Moss River" by David Farland - hunting
"The On-Deck Circle" by Gene Wolfe - baseball played on speedboats
"Stress Cracks" by Anthony R Cardno - downhill digure skating
"Run To Starlight" by George R. R. Martin - American football
"Mars Court Rules" by Brad Torgersen - basketball
"Last Shot, First Shot" by Dean Wesley Smith - golf
"The Great Ignorant Race" by Robert Reed - nude Amazing Race/Survivor extreme race
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SPECULATIONS KC doubled overnight with 10 hours to go and we need $1800 to fund this historic, one-of-a-kind anthology. Please spread the word and help make it happen. We NEED you! kck.st/17P9KoG Heinlein, Gunn, Nolan, Cadigan, Butcher, Geoge R R Martin, Eisenstein, Swanwick, Cherryh and more...
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SPECULATIONS KC 13 days to go. #scifi #fantasy #horror history--new and old. A groundbreaking, one of a kind project. Award winning authors & stories @kickstarter http://kck.st/17P9KoG Tomorrow, I'll announce several story titles. Please back and share. It won't happen without your support.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is raising funds for Speculations K.C. -- Kansas City Worldcon Anthology on Kickstarter! SPECULATIONS K.C. is an anthology of speculative fiction written by authors with association to Kansas City and/or set in the region.
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Yesterday, I launched my latest Kickstarter to fund SPECULATIONS K.C., an anthology to be released in celebration of Kansas City's Second Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II. This will feature stories from the Golden Age to modern times by Kansas City authors like Frank K. Kelly, Manly Banister, James Gunn, Robert A. Heinlein, William F. Nolan, Kij Johnson, Rob Chilson, Pat Cadigan, Robin Wayne Bailey, Bill Wu, Chris McKitterick, Tom Reamy, and Jim Butcher as well as stories by George R.R. Martin, Cj Cherryh, Michael Swanwick, Phyllis Eisenstein and others with close ties to Kansas City fandom. A mix of new and old science fiction, fantasy and horror. I'll be posting more information all week. I'd really appreciate help spreading the word and backing the project. With funding tight for World Con, we are funding this via crowdfunding with the Con Comm's full support, but we need your help to make it happen. It's going to feature this cover by Ed Emshwiler, and it should be a really great collection that covers the scope of genre history. I hope you'll be a part of it. Published by Ken Keller and local fan group Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/601968027/speculations-kc-kansas-city-worldcon-anthology
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is raising funds for Speculations K.C. -- Kansas City Worldcon Anthology on Kickstarter! SPECULATIONS K.C. is an anthology of speculative fiction written by authors with association to Kansas City and/or set in the region.
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BOOK BOMB!!!
SHATTERED SHIELDS releases today! If you like high fantasy, this is the book for you.

Sales matter a lot the week of release, and if enough people buy it, not only will our ratings be good and our book higher profile in search engines, but we'll get to make more books!

Your favorite bookstores either have it on the shelf or can order it but if you'd rather buy online, here are links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Shields-BAEN-Jennifer-Brozek/dp/1476737010/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415113858&sr=8-1&keywords=shattered+shields

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shattered-shields-jennifer-brozek/1120562917?ean=2940150662667
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A worthwhile Kickstarter project just came to my attention. If you support ‪#‎diversity‬ in fiction, don't miss this one. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2019038492/latino-a-rising
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Congratulations! Best of luck on the final ballot!
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We have several never seen before stories lined up for SPECULATIONS K.C. Hurry and back us, 10 days to go! kck.st/17P9KoG5 days left to join the ride!  Award winning stories and authors!
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We've had a good first week, but SPECULATIONS KC could use a boost going into the weekend. Weekends are slow and we need to keep momentum. If you're considering backing but haven't, no money changes hands until we actually fund in April. All we need now is a pledge. Please consider going ahead and joining us. Thank you! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/601968027/speculations-kc-kansas-city-worldcon-anthology
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Trying to get photos of people with our book at bookstores from all 50 states. Send Jennifer Brozek and I your photo to enter for a chance to win signed cover flats of our beautiful SHATTERED SHIELDS cover, signed by artist Todd Lockwood and us!
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Headed to Portland tomorrow for OryCon. Here's my schedule http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/myorycon-schedule/ See some of you there! ‪#‎scifi‬ ‪#‎fantasy‬ ‪#‎horror‬
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New NetGalley and Amazon review for SHATTERED SHIELDS: PaulaD reviewed Shattered Shields
Different and Enjoyable Sword and Sorcery/Military Fiction Anthology October 28, 2014
I reviewed this for NetGalley.
This is a very nice anthology that has a different perspective on the usual sword and sorcery stories about conflict and war. This collection is the antithesis of the stereotypical sword and sorcery story - the many different shades of gray of the human condition that involves war and conflict play out here, not the usual black and white of villain and hero.
Conflict is not a positive aspect of human existence, but it seem to be an Irrevocable part of life. This anthology does an excellent job of portraying the diverse and powerful feelings and thoughts that people have in warlike situations.
This book is thought provoking and is well worth reading. A refreshing change from the usual sword and sorcery genre collection.
FYI Jennifer Brozek
http://www.amazon.com/review/R13OMZCNC7Q18P/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1476737010&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books
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Speculative fiction novelist, interviewer, reviewer, blogger, nonfiction and technical writer and musician
Introduction
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novels The Worker Prince, a Barnes & Noble Book Clubs Year’s Best SF Releases of 2011 Honorable Mention, and The Returning, the collection The North Star Serial, Part 1, the children’s book 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids from Delabarre Publishing and editor of the anthology Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 which he edited for Flying Pen Press, headlined by Mike Resnick. As a freelance editor, he’s edited a novels and nonfiction. An affiliate SFWA member, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat every Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter and is a frequent contributor to Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and Hugo nominee SFSignal. He can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via www.bryanthomasschmidt.net.  Excerpts from The Worker Prince can be found on his blog.‎ Bryan is an affiliate member of the SFWA.4 5-star & 12 4-star reviews THE WORKER PRINCE $4.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/pnxaNm or Nook http://bit.ly/ni9OFh $14.99 tpb http://bit.ly/qIJCkS. Additionally,Bryan Thomas Schmidt, M.A., Founder/Executive Director of Anchored Music Ministries (www.anchoredmusic.com), is a musician and composer who has released two CDs of original music and has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary. Since the year 2000, he has travelled extensively on short term missions to provide leadership development training in Ghana, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. He has also been a lecturer for classes at Covenant Theological Seminary, authored articles for magazines, screenplays, and is working on a book. Bryan's contemporary Christian music CD STAND featured the national single "A Man Like You." He has released two worship CDs, the latest in 2009.
Bragging rights
Debut novel given Honorable Mention by Paul Goat Allen on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best SF Releases of 2011
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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Gender
Male
Other names
Bryan Thomas
Work
Occupation
Writer
Skills
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
Places
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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