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The Aeronaut - A Novel

The Aeronaut is a tense story, full of action, espionage, and romance, set in an alternate version of World War I. Computational machinery has allowed both sides to make great technological leaps that have made trench warfare even deadlier for the soldiers at the front. 

Some men go to war to defend their homeland or to prove something to themselves, but Robert Preston has fled America and joined the French Army to escape heartbreak. He's placed in the 5th Aeronautic Corps, an elite unit of the French Army that specializes in jumping over trenches by means of jet packs. It's a dangerous job with a low survival rate, but Preston is determined to make a difference. 

Along the way, he meets a man he'd call his best friend and a woman he'd call the love of his life, but a top secret mission behind enemy lines and a heart full of jealousy threatens to tear the three of them apart forever. 

The Aeronaut


Escape Vector - 12 Short Stories

Collected for the first time, these short works by Bryan Young take place across the far reaches of the galaxy. This cross section of works document what rebels, bounty hunters, smugglers, journalists, spacers, and colonists might find in the far reaches of space... 

Escape Vector




The Serpent's Head - A Novel

The man called Twelve is a hired gun, taking his laser pistol from planet to planet, hiring his services out to the highest bidder. He finds himself on Glycon-Prime, a new colony at the edge of space. On the hunt for work, Twelve blows into a small, frontier town only to find a massacre. The only survivors? A trio of young children, devastated by the murder of their families and hellbent on hiring the gunslinger to help them get revenge on the leader of the vicious mutants responsible, the man known only as "The Serpent's Head."

The Serpent's Head




A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination
Written by Bryan Young, Illustrated by Erin Kubinek & Scout Young, Foreword by Paul S. Kemp
Over the course of American history, there have been only four presidents who have been forced to sacrifice their lives for their country at the hands of an assassin. These great men have not been forgotten, and their stories are told here in fascinating detail for history lovers of all ages. But those four presidents are not the only ones who have been close to death in the line of duty to the American people. This book, A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination, delves into all of the major assassination attempts throughout the history of the United States.

A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination


Operation: Montauk - a novel

Operation: Montauk is a time-traveling science fiction novel patterned after the pulp-adventure stories of the 1920s and 1930s.

Lost in time after a failed attempt to kill Hitler before his rise to power, World War II soldier Cpl. Jack Mallory finds himself stranded, his whole team killed, nearly 100 Million years off course. Together with a group of other wayward time travelers, Mallory has to fight to survive in a hostile environment swarming with dinosaurs. Desperate to find a way home, the community of lost travelers searches for any solution that might send them all home and unlock the secret that shipwrecked them on the shores of time... 

 But the jungle holds a secret from Mallory's future-past... 

 ...and it's out to kill them all!


Operation: Montauk







Lost at the Con - a novel

Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a sci-fi/fantasy convention. It’s a blend of fictional Gonzo journalism and geek culture in a way that is sure to please audiences inside and outside the geek community.


Lost at the Con







Man Against the Future - 17 Short Stories

Bryan Young, sensational author of Lost at the Con, brings his dark visions of the future, the past, and worlds never seen, all in one stunning collection. Enter and be transported from alien battlefields and the post-apocalypse to the very gates of heaven and back!




















Few authors have had as much influence on the youth of America than Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He brought morality and humanism to the forefront of millions of minds and into the mind of one man in particular.

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut is Bryan's love letter to the late writer, collecting essays, short stories, and other material written over the last ten years, all of it about, or directly inspired by, Vonnegut.




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The Colossus - A Novella

In this Steampunk adventure, Dr. Quentin employs the infamous Cracker Jack Smith to help him track down a rare piece of Babbage's Difference Engine. Their quest takes them to the jungles of South America where they encounter a giant mechanical monster known only as The Colossus. Will they find their fortune and glory? Or even make it out with their lives?

The Colossus is a part of New York Times bestselling author Michael Stackpole's Chain Story. 



The Colossus







 
Killer At Large - a Documentary

This critically acclaimed film investigates disturbing trends in how not only food addiction, but stress and fear, under-regulation and misinformation all contribute to the nation’s swelling weight problems.

Bryan produced, co-wrote, and co-edited this film, along with about a thousand other hats.


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This Divided State - a Documentary
The film carefully examines the divisive nature of politics in an overwhelmingly conservative mid-western community. When liberal firebrand Michael Moore is invited to speak at a college campus in the most conservative city in the country, all hell breaks loose. It was called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times.

Bryan served as a producer and assistant director on this film.

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Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 Schedule

It's time again for Salt Lake Comic Con and I have another packed schedule. This is where I'll be occupied for much of my weekend. I would love for you to come out, see me on a panel, catch me at my signing, or just say hello.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

3:00 pm Fixing Fandom and Ending Bullying and Gatekeeping :: 150G

4:00 pm Fauxthentic History - Star Trek :: 151G

6:00 pm Star Wars Trailer Park :: 151G

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12:00 pm Palpatine's Rise: The Cautionary Tale of the Star Wars Prequels :: 255C

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5:00 pm Stuff You Missed in History Class Live: How Does Historical Fiction Get Made? :: 250A

6:00 pm Bryan Young Signing :: Shadow Mountain - Booth 1807

7:00 pm Adventures in Podcasting :: 251A

8:00 pm What is the Balance of the Force? :: 255F

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