Brian Trent is a genre-spanning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared multiple times in Clarkesworld, Electric Velocipede, Strange Horizons, Atomjack, The Humanist (including a cover piece on human longevity research,) Boston Literary Magazine, The Copperfield Review, The Eclectic Muse, Bewildering Stories, Writer’s Digest, and many others. He twice won Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest last year, and was a panelist at Yale’s science-fiction symposium “Literary Visions.”


Brian Trent has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Video Game Sci-Fi Comes of Age

NON-FICTION by Brian Trent in Issue 40 – January 2010

Ever since 1978’s Space Invaders, science-fiction has been a mainstay of the video game revolution. The genre itself had already been in films for fifty years—dating back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic Metropolis—and debuted in books somewhere between Lucian’s True History and Voltaire penning the alien visitation story “Micromegas.” Video games were a sparkling new […]

Eternal Lives on Hard-Drives?

NON-FICTION by Brian Trent in Issue 35 – August 2009

Dominique’s beloved father died two weeks before his sixtieth birthday. The present she bought him is still wrapped, a collection of his favorite Dirty Harry movies on DVD. He would have loved to watch them again after so many years. Driving home from the hospital where Dad took his final breaths, Dominique sighs and begins […]