Brian Francis Slattery

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Brian Francis Slattery
OccupationNovelist, Journalist
NationalityUnited States

Brian Francis Slattery is an American writer and an editor at The New Haven Review. He has published three novels, Spaceman Blues: A Love Song (Tor, 2007), Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America (Tor, 2008), and Lost Everything (Tor, 2012).

Spaceman Blues was nominated for best novel by both the Lambda Literary Awards and the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards .[1] The editors of named Liberation the best science fiction/fantasy book of 2008, saying it "combined the serious and the satirical in creating an unforgettable image of a future America beset by the collapse of the dollar and the specter of a new form of slavery."[2]

Slattery plays the fiddle and the banjo, and he lives outside New Haven, Connecticut with his family.[3]



  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song (2007)
  • Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America (2008)
  • Lost Everything (2012)
  • The Family Hightower (2014)

Serial fiction[edit]

  • Bookburners (created by Max Gladstone)
    • Bookburners Season One (with Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and Mur Lafferty)
      • Episode 2: "Anywhere But Here" (2015)
      • Episode 6: "Big Sky" (2015)
      • Episode 12: "Puppets" (2015)
      • Episode 14: "An Excellent Day for an Exorcism" (2015)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Death and Life of Elodia Harwinton", The Revelator, (2014)
  • "The Syndrome", Subterranean, (2013)
  • "The Ashland Waltz", The Revelator, (2012)
  • "The Spleen Brothers", The Revelator, (2011)
  • "The Big Deal", The Dirty Pond, (2009)
  • "Interviews After the Revolution", Interfictions 2, (2009)
  • "The World Is a Voice in My Neighbor's Throat", Brain Harvest, (2009)
  • "A Push-Reel Mower's Rumination on Mowing the Lawn in the Gas-Powered Age", McSweeney's Internet Tendency, (2006)
  • "The Things that Get You", Glimmer Train, (2002)

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ See list of nominees for Lambda Literary Awards, 2007 Lambda Literary Awards winners and nominees for science fiction, fantasy and horror and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, 2008 Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees for best novel
  2. ^ See's Omnivoracious Blog
  3. ^ Slattery, B.F., Liberation, (Tor 2008), p. 303.
  4. ^ John DeNardo (March 30, 2013). "WINNER: 2013 Philip K. Dick Award". SF Signal. Retrieved March 31, 2013.

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