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.)

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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

Sin and Toil | Brandon Crilly

Great collection of fresh and new voices in sci-fi!

And Brent Knowles unique style was also awesome....reminded me of Blade Runner for some reason, which is great! I can see Philip K. Dick in him for sure.

Some We Eat and Some We Keep | Amazon Reviewer

Brent Knowles is a regular in ‘On Spec’...

Levi is experimenting to find out if faith is enough to build a well-rounded personality or if the certainty of an afterlife would be better. The story alternates Levi’s point of view with Carol’s and is an interesting meditation on a philosophical and religious issue.

A Primer on the Ins and Outs of Building Bliss | Eamonn Murphy

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

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