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Brust, Steven

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(1955-    ) Hungarian-descended US author, almost exclusively of Fantasy, notably the long Vlad Taltos series and the swashbuckling Alexandre Dumas-like Khaavren Romances set earlier in the same universe. He is mentioned here chiefly for Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille (1990), an intermittently comic spoof about a saloon which dodges atomic Holocausts by leaping through time and space to other planets, where a mysterious enemy awaits.

Some of Brust's novels, like The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (1987), are more Fabulation than fantasy. Freedom and Necessity (1997) with Emma Bull is a political adventure, with echoes of Alexandre Dumas and intimations of fantasy, set in mid-nineteenth-century Britain as the Chartist Movement began to exercise a real-life influence. For details on the Incrementalists sequence beginning with The Incrementalists (2013) with Skyler White, see the entry for the latter. [JC]

Steven Karl Zoltán Brust

born St Paul, Minnesota: 23 November 1955



Vlad Taltos

  • Jhereg (New York: Ace Books, 1983) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Yendi (New York: Ace Books, 1984) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Teckla (New York: Ace Books, 1986) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Taltos (New York: Ace Books, 1988) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Kinuko Y Craft]
  • Phoenix (New York: Ace Books, 1990) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Denis Beauvais]
  • Athyra (New York: Ace Books, 1993) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Ciruelo Cabral]
  • Orca (New York: Ace Books, 1996) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Ciruelo Cabral]
    • The Book of Athyra (New York: Ace Books, 2003) [omni of above two: Vlad Taltos: pb/Ciruelo Cabral]
  • Dragon (New York: Tor, 1998) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Issola (New York: Tor, 2001) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Dzur (New York: Tor, 2006) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Jhegaala (New York: Tor, 2008) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Iorich (New York: Tor, 2009) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Tiassa (New York: Tor, 2011) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Hawk (New York: Tor, 2014) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Vallista (New York: Tor, 2017) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Tsalmoth (New York: Tor, 2023) [Vlad Taltos: hb/Russell Donghun Lu]
  • Lyorn (New York: Tor, 2024) [Vlad Taltos: hb/]

Khaavren Romances


individual titles

collections and stories

  • The Desecrator (New York:, 2011) [story: ebook: first appeared 2 March 2011 na/John Stanko]


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