Brian Niemeier

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Brian Niemeier
OccupationWriter
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (2003)
  • Master of Arts (2009)
Alma mater
GenreHorror, science fiction
Notable worksSouldancer
Notable awards
Years active2012–present
Website
www.brianniemeier.com

Brian Niemeier is an American writer of science fiction horror. In 2016, he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and won the inaugural Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel.

Biography[edit]

Brian Niemeier grew up in Peoria, Illinois.[1] He attended Bradley University in Peoria for his undergraduate work,[2] then earned an MA at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Career[edit]

Niemeier was nominated for John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016;[3][4] he has openly admitted that this was solely a result of his having been selected by the Sad Puppies campaign.[5] The award voters ranked him sixth of five nominees, below "No Award".[6] His second novel, Souldancer, won the inaugural Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel.[7][8]

Bibliography[edit]

Works are listed chronologically in each section.

Soul Cycle series[edit]

  1. Nethereal (June 2015, ISBN 978-1-5142-9921-0)
  2. Souldancer (February 2016, ISBN 978-1-5300-2133-8)
  3. Secret Kings (December 2016, ISBN 978-1-5412-1057-8)

Short works[edit]

  • "Beta Geminorum" (January 2012, Jersey Devil Press)[1]
  • "Reign of Terror" (April 2012, in Title Goes Here)
  • "Strange Matter" (January 2015, in Sci Phi Journal #3, edited by Jason Rennie, Robert J. Wigard, and Peter Sean Bradley, ISBN 978-0-9941758-3-0)[9]
  • "Izcacus" (October 2015)[10]
  • "Anacyclosis" (2016, in "Sci Phi Journal")

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award title,
Category
Work Result Refs
2016 World Science Fiction Society John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Nominated [3][4]
2016 Dragon Con Dragon Award,
Best Horror Novel
Souldancer Won [7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Niemeier, Brian (January 5, 2012). "Beta Geminorum". Jersey Devil Press. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Niemeier, Brian (October 29, 2014). "The Tunnel of Indoctrination Indubitably". Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "2016 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "2016 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. ^ An Interview With Brian Niemeier – Part 3, by Russell Newquist, at RussellNewquist.com; "I think it’s fair to say that your Campbell nomination came as a direct result of making both the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies lists, and if you hadn’t been on those lists it wouldn’t have happened. What are your personal thoughts on this?" "Your analysis is correct. I’m grateful to my readers who recommended me for the Sad Puppies list—initially without my knowledge. I’m also grateful to Vox Day, who only put me on the Rabid Puppies list after his first choice was ruled ineligible."; published May 5, 2016; retrieved April 17, 2017; archived at https://archive.is/20170417140147/http://russellnewquist.com/2016/05/interview-brian-niemeier-part-3/
  6. ^ 2016 Hugo Award Statistics, at TheHugoAwards.org; retrieved April 17, 2017
  7. ^ a b "2016 Dragon Award". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Winners – The Dragon Award". Dragon Con. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "Publication: Sci Phi Journal, #3 January 2015". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Niemeier, Brian (October 2015). "Free Short Story: Izcacus". Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.