Brian Niemeier is a best selling science fiction author and a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer finalist. His second book, Souldancer, won the first ever Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel., and its sequel, The Secret Kings, became a 2017 Dragon Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Brian chose to pursue a writing career despite formal training in history and theology. His journey toward publication began at the behest of his long-suffering gaming group, who tactfully pointed out that he seemed to enjoy telling stories more than planning and adjudicating games.

His complete four-book Soul Cycle horror/adventure series, consisting of Nethereal, Souldancer, The Secret Kings, and The Ophian Rising, is available now.

His Soul Cycle short story "Elegy for the Locust" appears in the #1 best selling science fiction anthology Forbidden Thoughts.

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His first professional short story appears in Sci Phi Journal #3.

"Anacyclosis", his second story for Sci Phi Journal, can be found here.

One of his amateur short stories can be read for free here: