This is a list of stories that Brent Knowles has had published. You can also find reprints of his stories for Kindles, iPods, iBooks and such or see this list grouped by genre.


A Primer on the Ins and Outs of Building Bliss” — On Spec, TBD (Forthcoming – 2013-2014)

A Ragman’s Vow” — On Spec #73 Summer, 2008
Read: |Print|Web|Anthology Builder|Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Smashwords|Nook|Apple iTunes|Kobo|Sony Reader|‘A Ragman’s Vow’ by Brent Knowles is a wonderful tale of magical realism, and the best tale in this installment of On Spec. Dan is the creator of a comic book featuring Ragman, a dark superhero who draws his power from the misery of the slums… (The Fix)

Reprinted in — A Thousand Faces, 2010

A Terrible Loyalty” — On Spec #92, 2013
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Cobbler and Minion” — Ruined Cities Anthology, 2013
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Digital Rights” — Writers of the Future XXVI, 2010 (First Place (3rd Quarter))
Read: |Print|Smashwords|Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Anthology Builder|Nook|Kobo|Sony Reader|Knowles writes with a fresh outlook on sci-fi and has created a strange new world that sounds daunting even if it is far away. (SF Site)


Foolish Wishes, Fairy Kisses” —, 2012
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From the Sea” — On Spec #78 Fall, 2009 (This issue also contains an interview with Brent)
Read: |Print|Smashwords|Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Nook|Apple iTunes|Kobo|Sony Reader|One fine example is the wonderfully wrought fantasy tale From The Sea by Brent Knowles…(Essential Writer)


Great White” — Crossed Genres Ooomph Anthology, 2013
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Her Robot Babies” — Perihelion, 2014
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His Island” — Quantum Muse, 2005
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Inside Magic Circles” — Perihelion Science Fiction, 2013
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John’s List” — War of the Worlds Frontlines Anthology, 2010
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Nikki 2.3” — The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, 2012
Read: |Web|The narrator is the mind of a sexbot simulation, yearning for liberation. Fortunately, she is able to remotely control an electronic masturbator and is now able to meet the real world — which is not quite what she had expected.(Locus)


Onion Farmer” — Aoife’s Kiss (#42, September 2012), 2012
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Proof in the Pudding” — Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction: A Tantalizing Collection of Short Stories, 2012
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Red Means Go” — On Spec, ? (Forthcoming – 2015)

Remembrances” — Ultraverse, 2005
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Sin and Toil” — On Spec, 2014
Read: |Kindle/iPhone/iPod|It’s a really neat idea, and the character that Knowles explores it through is someone that we can relate to and root for as he grapples with his failures, both to his family and his species(Brandon Crilly)

Slaying Dragons” — Plasma Frequency, 2013
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Some We Eat and Some We Keep” — Robot and Raygun Issue 2, 2014
Read: |Kindle/iPhone/iPod|And Brent Knowles unique style was also awesome….reminded me of Blade Runner for some reason, which is great!(Amazon)

Stealing Death” — Necrotic Tissue #13, 2011
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Stone Eater” — Abyss and Apex, 2012
Read: |Web|As the story goes on, we learn how Ongar ended up in his predicament and what becomes of him, and the entire story feels very emotionally honest and real for a work of fantasy (as good fantasy should). The world at large is hinted at in such a way that makes this story feel like part of a larger and realistic land that I would be interested in reading more about, but the story itself is nicely self-contained.(LITHICBEE)

Summer Lover” — Shroud #12, Summer 2012
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The End of the Road” — Not One of Us, 2006 (Received British Science Fiction Association Nomination)
Read: |Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Anthology Builder|Text|Print|Smashwords|Nook|Apple iTunes|Kobo|Sony Reader|…and Brent Knowles’ gothic science-fiction ‘The End of the Road’ are stories that make me want to read more from both authors as soon as possible.(Sovay’s livejournal)

The Kol Effect” — Neo-opsis, 2010
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The Monastery” — Not One of Us – Hidden, 2010
Read: |Print|Smashwords|Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Anthology Builder|Apple iTunes|Nook|From Hidden, I liked Erik Amundsen’s “Strawberry Ghoul”, a matter of fact story about a girl encountering ghouls, and Brent Knowles’s “The Monastery”(Richard Horton’s blog)

Read: |Print|Smashwords|Kindle/iPhone/iPod|Apple iTunes|Nook|Kobo|Sony Reader|This story reminded me why I used to thrive on short stories. Great character, robust descriptions and a compelling look into the mind of a post-apocalyptic survivor in the digital age. Reminds me of a lot of Orson Scott Card’s short stories.(Amazon)

The Tale of Lady Spite” — Tales of the Talisman Volume 5 Issue 2, 2009
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Touch the Dead” — On Spec #87, 2012
Read: |Print|There’s something definitely spooky about Brian’s encounters with the ghosts, his family curse/mission. There’s also tragedy in his discovery of the lies that had shaped his life.(Locus)

There is also a separate list of stories available on the Kindle and iPad

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  • Wayne Eaton

    Hey man great job…2013..could be your year…

  • Ian Anderson Gray

    Impressive stuff. All the best for the future!

  • McLaughlin

    impressive list. So many people can begin writing, but there are not as many that can complete their work.

  • M. Kornowski

    very good – all my best wishes for you and your work

  • John Dziak

    Great list

  • Brent Knowles

    Thank you, Wayne.

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  • Aneta Burzy

    really great stories! Best wishes to you Brent!

  • Brent Knowles

    Thank, Aneta

  • Ebru Ulufer

    Wow what an impressive list, you should be proud of yourself Brent!

  • Brent Knowles

    Thank you, Ebru!

  • Denise Jones

    What an awesome list! You’ve been very busy!!!

  • Brent Knowles

    I like writing :)

  • Patricia Weber

    We’ve only met on Empire Avenue and from that relationship and this list of written works, it’s apparent your passion for writing is awesome. Outstanding. Best of success to you.

  • Brent Knowles

    Much appreciated, Patricia. Thanks.

  • Mithu Hassan

    Very much appreciated for the great sharing as always !! Have a fabulous week to you !

  • Michael Haupt

    With so many titles, methinks you should be writing a “how to” on creative writing – a much needed training program, and you certainly have the achievements to back it up. Congratulations!

  • Brent Knowles

    Thank you, Michael. Alas these are all short stories and though I’m proud of each one of them, I still have yet to sell a novel! After I sell one or three of those I’m sure my ego will be sufficient to tackle a creative writing “how to” :)

  • Rex Dow

    Keep on going Brent! Am sharing on G+. All the best! Rex

  • Brent Knowles

    Thanks, Rex.

  • Brent Halter

    Hey Brent My names also brent im now turning 16 and im trying to start into the game industry designing, idea, ect. i really was wandering how you got into it yourself. ( i should of read more of your biography probably says it somewhere but i was just looking for some tips to help) thanks brent I admire your work keep it up.

  • Brent Knowles

    Hi Brent.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Probably a good place to start reading would be my “Ten Years At BioWare Blog”. The first entry discusses how I got started.

    After that you might want to take a look at some of my game design blog posts — these were refined and used in the books I wrote, but I think they stand on their own, ok.

    Good luck!

    – Brent