Brian Thomsen

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Brian Thomsen
Brian Thomsen, Science Fiction Editor and author.jpg
Brian Thomsen and SF/Fantasy Book Cover Model, Lisa Feerick Pollison at the 1994 ABA Book Expo in Downtown Los Angeles.
Born Brian Michael Thomsen
(1959-04-13)April 13, 1959
Died September 21, 2008(2008-09-21) (aged 49)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Nationality American

Brian Michael Thomsen (April 13, 1959 – September 21, 2008) was an American science fiction editor, author and anthologist.


He was a founding editor of the Questar Science Fiction line of books,[1] and served as managing fiction editor at TSR, Inc.; he also wrote over 30 short stories, and collaborated with Julius Schwartz on Schwartz's autobiography.[2] He also worked as the publisher for TSR's Periodicals Department at one point.[3] He was a consulting editor at Tor Books; as an author he was a Hugo Award nominee.[1]

He died on September 21, 2008, at his home in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 49.[1] He was survived by his wife, Donna.[1]



  • Once Around the Realms, 1995
  • The Mage in the Iron Mask, 1996



Short stories[edit]

  • "Gloria Remembers," Alternate Kennedys, 1992
  • "The Missing Thirty-Fifth President," Alternate Kennedys, 1992
  • "Paper Trail," Alternate Presidents, 1992
  • "Reunion," Grails: Quests of the Dawn, 1992
  • "The Case of the Skinflint's Specters," Christmas Ghosts, 1993
  • "A Sense of Loyalty, a Sense of Betrayal," Alternate Warriors, 1993
  • "Bigger Than U.S. Steel," Alternate Outlaws, 1994
  • "Iguanacon, Too," Alternate Worldcons, 1994
  • "A Night on the Plantation," By Any Other Fame, 1994
  • "Infallibility, Obedience & Acts of Contrition," Alternate Tyrants, 1997
  • "Oscar Night at Swifty's," Alternate Skiffy, 1997
  • "Bloodstained Ground," Alternate Generals, 1998
  • "Dearest Kitty," Legends: Tales from the Eternal Archives, 1999
  • "Mouse the Magic Guy," Merlin, 1999
  • "Fragment of the Log of Captain Amasa Delano," Oceans of Space, 2002
  • "The Grand Tour," Sol's Children, 2002
  • "It's a Wonderful Miracle on 34th Street's Christmas Carol," A Yuletide Universe, 2002


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