Fiction by

Brent Knowles

novel & story collections

Mama

cover for Mama (and other robot stories)
Six stories of unusual robots in unexpected situations including the cover tale of robots that just care too damn much and the journey of a sex toy that has grown self-aware.
"We sent a crawler in already," the officer explained, pointing at a dashboard screen on the cruiser behind her. They had rolled a small robot into the building and it was recording the dining room, staring at the dead family sprawled across the floor. "The mama is at the back of the house in the nursery."

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(This short story collection contains reprints alongside original fiction.)

Bone Dreaming

cover for Bone Dreaming and Other Callings

BONE DREAMING - A young woman dreams herself to her husband who has been sent to fight in a war that cannot be won.What cost will she pay to be reunited with him?

THE DAUGHTER'S OATH - Two lovers find themselves on the opposite sides of a great conflict but which of them is prepared to make the sacrifice required to stop the bloodshed?

THE RAVEN-KEEPER - Young Dalon is not a hero. Nor does he desire to be one. He is quite comfortable hiding while others lose their heads. Yet an unfair bargain struck with the forces of death compel him to stumble his way towards rescuing a princess.

STONE EATER - This is the tale of a master builder, sentenced to death and forced to watch while incompetent fools finish the construction of his masterwork tower. When offered the chance for vengeance, will he take it?


"Dreams are flesh draped over smoldering bones, as real as wishes," mother had once answered Aneel when asked if the dreaming was true.

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(This short story collection contains reprints alongside original fiction.)

A great no-fluff introduction

If you've considered a career in game design but aren't sure how the industry works, how game companies are structured and what a designer will be expected to know before they are employable, then this is a quick low-cost intro.

Start a Career in Game Design | Amazon Reviewer

the story is neatly done

‘Sin And Toil’ is solid Science Fiction. A man lives a life of lonely, hard toil preparing a home for his wife and children. He’s on another planet, terraforming on a small scale. They’re back on terra which is experiencing environmental catastrophe. There’s a clever premise behind it...

Sin and Toil | SFcrowsnest

Great read

Nicely written, good story, great imagination about the road humanity might travel in the future. I would recommend this book.

The Pool | Amazon Reviewer

Almost...human in intelligence.

A bit chilling, to imagine we could not only bring life to computer programs, but also TORTURE them. Quite a new twist on the singularity. Might make you consider A.I. rights, even as we merely approach that future.

Digital Rights | Dionne

an ideal short story

the story continues by revealing that Ongar has been tied to a stake facing the tower that he has helped create, his grand masterpiece, which is now being built in ramshackle fashion by an inept overseer.

Stone Eater | Andy Goldman

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