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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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This is my schedule for CONQUEST PRIME May 27-29, 2016. www.conquestkc.org

Friday, May 27
5:00 P.M. - Atlanta A&B
The Making of a Great Hero/Heroine
Writers discuss what attributes successful heroes and heroines should and often have
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Nnedi Okorafor, Seanan McGuire, Robin Wayne Bailey

Saturday, May 28
10 A.M. – Benton
Editing 101 For Writers With Finish The Story
Claire Ashgrove and Bryan Thomas Schmidt give their popular annual seminar on basic self-editing for writers.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Claire Ashgrove
1:25 P.M. - Northrup
Reading
Bryan Thomas Schmidt reads from his works.
2 P.M. – Atlanta A&B
How To Become a Published Author
Authors and editors discuss the road to success in publishing.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Seanan McGuire, Nnedi Okorafor, Dennis Young
7 P.M. – Empire B
Kansas City Science Fiction
A discussion of Kansas City tied authors and stories throughout the history of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Ken Keller, Rob Chilson, Robin Wayne Bailey


Sunday, May 29
10 A.M. – Atlanta A&B
The Worlds of Seanan McGuire
Discussing and taking audience questions on the work of Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant,
Panelists: Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire, Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator)
1:00 P.M. – Van Horn
The Future Of Space Travel
Panelists discuss the future of space travel and science fiction books and stories imagining it.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Robin Wayne Bailey, Louis Antonelli
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Check out this great bundle from Humble Bundle and WordFire. Help charity and get 20 great e-reads for whatever you want to pay: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/wordfire-press-science-fiction
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People ask me all the time about books I edit. And yes, the most famous is THE MARTIAN by Weir, but here's a chance to see several and pay what you want. The WordFIre Humble Bundle includes books I edited by Alan Dean Foster, John A. Pitts, Jason Henderson, and Neo Edmond as well as a sneak peek at my first YA anthology, coming in May.

I also proofed the Dave Butler and Quincy J. Allen books here and one of the Frank Herbert.

Plus there are books by Kevin J. Anderson, Andrew Mayne, Peter Wacks, F. Paul Wilson, Doug Beeson and Josh Vogt. It's a great deal and the best part is a portion goes to charity!

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What can you get for $15 this week? 18 WordFire Press books including some that don't release for a few more weeks, like my DECISION POINTS anthology of top names, YA SF, Fantasy and Horror stories. Tamora Pierce called it "the most solid-in-quality anthology" she's ever read.

But you also get novels by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beeson, Kevin J. Anderson's first novel, novels by Alan Dean Foster, Peter Wacks, Josh Vogt, Ramón Terrell and the new YA take on Red Riding Hood which I edited by Neo Edmund as well as the latest Sarah Beauhall book from John A. Pitts (I edited as well), one of my favorite UF series ever.

There are 18 titles total. Pay what you want. Minimum $15 for the whole bundle or you can buy just a few of the titles at two other tiers.

AND percentages help charities including the SFWA Medical Fund and the Challenger Center. So it is a win-win deal! 5 days left! Don't miss out on these awesome reads!

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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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Now booking editing jobs so for late June, July, and August. For rates and information, see: http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/services/
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I am giving away a FREE bundle of all these WordFire Books (20). All you have to do to enter is Share the Bundle on Facebook, Twitter, and one other place and post your links here in a comment. I will then enter you in a drawing to win this bundle for free. https://www.humblebundle.com/books/wordfire-press-science-fiction
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Still working toward my monthly goal on Patreon. It is a modest amount to help me keep going full time and creating novels, short stories, and anthologies. Please consider. https://www.patreon.com/bryanthomass?ty=h
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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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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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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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Gender
Male
Other names
Bryan Thomas
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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
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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