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 the Assassin (London: Pan, 1991) [omni of above three: Vlad Taltos: pb/Fred Gambino]
      • The Book of Jhereg (New York: Ace Books, 1999) [omni: vt of above: Vlad Taltos: pb/Stephen Hickman]
  • Taltos (New York: Ace Books, 1988) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Kinuko Y Craft]
    • Taltos and the Paths of the Dead (London: Pan, 1991) [vt of above: Vlad Taltos: pb/Fred Gambino]
  • Phoenix (New York: Ace Books, 1990) [Vlad Taltos: pb/Denis Beauvais]
    • The Book of Taltos (New York: Ace Books, 2002) [omni of above two: Vlad Taltos: pb/Kinuko Y Craft]
  • 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]
    • Dragon & Issola (New York: Science Fiction Book Club, 2001) [omni of above two: Vlad Taltos: hb/Donato Giancola]
  • 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]

Khaavren Romances

  • The Phoenix Guards (New York: Tor, 1991) [Khaavren Romances: hb/Sam Rakeland]
  • Five Hundred Years After (New York: Tor, 1994) [Khaavren Romances: hb/Sam Rakeland]
  • The Paths of the Dead (New York: Tor, 2002) [Khaavren Romances/Viscount of Adrilankha: hb/Eric Bowman]
  • The Lord of Castle Black (New York: Tor, 2003) [Khaavren Romances/Viscount of Adrilankha: hb/Eric Bowman]
  • Sethra Lavode (New York: Tor, 2004) [Khaavren Romances/Viscount of Adrilankha: hb/Eric Bowman]


  • The Incrementalists (New York: Tor, 2013) with Skyler White [Incrementalists: hb/]
  • Fireworks in the Rain (New York:, 2013) [story: ebook: first appeared 25 September Incrementalists: na/Wesley Allsbrook]
  • The Skill of Our Hands (New York: Tor, 2017) with Skyler White [Incrementalists: hb/]

individual titles

  • To Reign in Hell (Minneapolis, Minnesota: SteelDragon Press, 1984) [hb/Kathy Marschall]
  • Brokedown Palace (New York: Ace Books, 1986) [set in world of Vlad Taltos books but independent of them: pb/Alan Lee]
  • The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (New York: Ace Books, 1987) [hb/Thomas Canty]
  • Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille (New York: Ace Books, 1990) [pb/Jim Gurney]
  • The Gypsy (New York: Tor, 1992) with Megan Lindholm (see Robin Hobb) [hb/Sam Rakeland]
  • Agyar (New York: Tor, 1993) [hb/Jim Burns]
  • Freedom and Necessity (New York: Tor, 1997) with Emma Bull [hb/G Wappers]


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