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Edward Bryant

(Edward Winslow Bryant)
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Edward Winslow Bryant Jr. (born August 27, 1945) was a science fiction and horror writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies that bolstered The New Wave.

Bryant was born in White Plains, New York. However, he was raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. He had strong roots in that state attested to in his collection Wyoming Sun. He attended school in Wheatland, Wyoming and received his MA in English from the University of Wyoming in 1968.

At the beginning of his career he developed an association with Harlan Ellison, which proved longstanding. This led to collaborative efforts like the novel Phoenix Without Ashes. He also owns several cats and currently lives in North Denver.

His writing career began in 1968 with his attendance at the Clarion Workshop. By 1973, he had gained acclaim for stories with a conversational style that mask rather dark realities. At times these realities are downright apocalyptic, although in other cases the message is joyous and hopeful.

When Bryant moved to Denver in 1972, he founded the Northern Colorado Writers Workshop, which continues today, and has produced a number of notable writers, including Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, John Dunning, Wil McCarthy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Dan Simmons, and Connie Willis. In addition, Bryant has facilitated a number of other writing workshops over the years for writers ranging in skill and experience from amateur to professional. Although generally known as a writer himself, Bryant's greatest legacy may be the encouragement, instruction, and mentoring he has given to hundreds of other writers through the years.

Genres: Science Fiction
   Phoenix without Ashes (1975) (with Harlan Ellison)
   Trilobyte (1987)
   Among the Dead (1973)
   Cinnabar (1976)
   Wyoming Sun (1980)
   Particle Theory (1981)
   Darker Passions (1984)
   The Thermals of August (1988)
   The Man of the Future (1989)
   Neon Twilight (1990)
   The Cutter (1991)
   Fetish (1991)
   Flirting With Death (1997)
   The Baku (2001)
   Predators and Other Stories (2014)
   Voices From the Cryptic Mind of Edward Bryant (2023)
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Non fiction
   Natural Hazards (1991)
Omnibus editions
Edward Bryant recommends
Hornets and Others (2005)
Al Sarrantonio
"A marvelous writer!"
Guises (2002)
Charlee Jacob
"Jacob's quite a promising new writer."
Blackrose Avenue (2001)
Selina Rosen and Mark Shepherd
"Even the edges have edges. Blackrose Avenue flares incandescent with righteous anger and unsparing passion."

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Anthologies containing stories by Edward Bryant
Body Shocks (2021)
Extreme Tales of Body Horror
edited by
Ellen Datlow
Edward Bryant's Sphere Of Influence (2017)
edited by
Jim LeMay
Blood Business (2017)
Crime Stories from This World and Beyond
edited by
Mario Acevedo and Joshua Viola

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