Aaron Allston, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Bryan Young is an imaginative writer who has a director's eye, a film historian's perspective, a critic's cynicism, and a genre fan's enthusiaasm. It's an interesting mix. I look forward to seeing everything he writes."Praise for Operation: Montauk:
Jean Rabe, Author and Editor
"I read this in two sittings. I probably could have done it in one, but I like to make books last a bit. It was so much fun. Time travel at its best."James Foy, The Deseret News
"Readers will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish as they meet futuristic scientists on a spaceship to World War II soldiers."Andrea Levine, [insertgeekhere]
"The book grabbed me from its opening words. I was thrust so quickly into the story that I felt like Cpl. Mallory trying to figure out what the heck was going on. I didn't even realize I was holding my breath until a word appeared. A word that never fails to cause a reaction from me - dinosaur. Like Mallory, time froze for me. At that moment, I let out my breath and unlike Mallory, started to grin like an idiot....
...I could not put this book down, only my need to sleep and work prevented me from finishing this in one sitting...Jessie and Wayne, The Star Wars Book Report:
So to sum up, is this book a must-read? Yes. Emphatically so.
Why? Aside from it being a well written, interesting, fun book that will take you on a crazy roller coaster of a ride? Okay. Four words: Time travel, dinosaurs, Nazis. 'Nuff said. "
"It grips you from the beginning. It's wall-to-wall action... It's very pulpy. It's like a Flash Gordon serial."Nanci, The Tosche Station
"Operation: Montauk is a short, fast read, with exciting action sequences and interesting characters."
Praise for Lost at the Con:
Maxwell Alexander Drake, Author
"Lost at the Con is an enjoyable, twisted ride through Geek Culture as told from the skewed perspective of a “Normal” who is forced to attend a sci-fi/fantasy convention. Bryan Young’s sarcastic wit shines in this masterpiece of all the wonders that make up the seedy underbelly that is nerd fandom. From cosplay and fanboys, to fan-fic and socially awkward nerd parties, it’s all severed up in this laugh-out-loud gem of a book."Aaron Simon, Bullet Reviews
"4 out of 5 threatening cosplayers"
"All told...Lost At The Con is a fictional piece of gonzo journalism that turns its attention to the world of nerdery instead of politics and, in doing so, nails the ins and outs, intricacies and oddities of your national convention of geek culture. It’s full of in-jokes for the nerd crowd, and the protagonist is just enough of an outsider for non-nerds."Andy Wilson, Huffington Post
"Young's style is terse and crisp. He writes in a way that compels you to keep flipping pages as you delve deeper and deeper into what is either the strangest of cultures you will ever enjoy or something warm and familiar to all geeks who go to these types of cons...Young writes with a familiarity of this subject in a way that blends the best of gonzo journalism with comic book/pulp sensibilities wrapped with just a tiny bit of a noir vibe -- perhaps that comes from the omniscient first person narrative style. But if I had to compare it to anything else, I'd call it Hell's Angels meets Breakfast of Champions meets Amazing Spiderman."Amy Ratcliffe, Geeks With Curves
"Young's hard-hitting style pulled me into the story immediately. The dialogue and story move in a direct and snappy tone. No time and words are wasted but nothing is rushed or bland...This book has appeal for both geeks and new initiates like Cobb. From the geek perspective, it's fun because you have the inside knowledge and you get to feel a little superior to Cobb. You'll recognize the setting, but you'll still be surprised by where events lead. I recommend checking it out."Brett Schenker, Graphic Policy
"The book’s concept is great, only bettered by it’s execution...The book is solid. It’s entertaining, funny, eye opening (if you’ve never been to a convention), over the top (but realistic) and most of all it has heart. You care about Cobb towards the end, and while it’s not some amazing transformation like an After School Special, he shows enough growth that you’re cheering for him by the end. If you like gonzo journalism, politics or conventions, really if you like a good read, this is a definite buy and read."[insertgeekhere]
"Young’s writing is direct and keeps a quick pace. The book is funny and smart and thought provoking. That is why it is the perfect book for geeks and non-geeks alike. So follow Cobb on his wild ride and enter now!"Kate McIlvane, The Girl Who Was Plugged iN
"Have you ever stayed up late reading a book, only to dream about the book, wake up early and properly slack off so you can finish it? THAT is a 7/8 Sleepless Hours book. Or in book terms: Lost at the Con by Bryan Young. In short, one of the funniest books I've read... If you have ever been to ComicCon or Dragon*Con, you need to read this romp of a book, just for the geekster eggs."Carrie Clevenger, Mindspeak
"A fun ride, even for non-geeks. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book to have you laughing out loud for real. Bryan Young is a very skilled writer with wonderful character development skills, a bonus in my book. I look forward to his future releases."Praise for Man Against the Future:
"5 Stars. Man Against the Future is challenging, idea-wise. My best adjective for it so far would be "lucid." Each short story seems to tell a much bigger story with its inference and reference to the settings and history of the characters. Maybe "holographic" would be a better adjective: something small and flat that takes on way more dimension than one expects."
Praise for God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut:
"Young displays here both his depth as a writer and passion for the art itself--much of which he traces back to Kurt Vonnegut. In a chapter devoted to teachers, Young recounts both experiences in his own public schooling and his feelings for Vonnegut as a passive teacher of sorts. Young also touches on the incredibly personal and political, recounting painful dealings with the US "health care system." There's a little bit of everything in here. And something for everyone. And at $3.99, it's hard to go wrong."Praise for The Colossus:
Andy Wilson, The Austin Post
"...my patience was rewarded. By the time this starts to pick up, it's a lot of fun. And don't misunderstand-- the mood-setting, character pieces, and so forth while we get there are great, too. Especially if you are a fan of the stempunk genre, you'll eat this up. It just depends on how much you geek out at the mention of the Babbage difference engine, etc.
The highest praise one can give is to say that it inspired me to read more, and that is certainly the case."