Brent Knowles


Brent Knowles is a writer, programmer, and game designer.

He worked at the role-playing game studio BioWare (Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire, Dragon Age) for ten years, during most of which he was a Lead Designer/Creative Director.

Now he writes full time.

He has been published in a variety of magazines including Neo-Opsis, On Spec, and Tales of the Talisman.

In 2009 Brent placed first in the third quarter of the Writer’s of the Future Contest.

He is also a member of SF Canada: Canada’s National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals

Where to find Brent Knowles online


How To Make The Next Game
Series: The Lazy Designer, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,120. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Games
Practical advice for designers already working in the games industry and wishing to hone their skills as well as for those aspiring to such a career.
Lazy Designer
Series: The Lazy Designer, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,820. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Computer gaming, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
Practical advice on starting a career in the video game industry and improving your design skills. This is your opportunity to learn from the lead designer of such commercial and critically successful video games as Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins. Discover how the author started his career, the pitfalls he encountered and how he overcame them.
The Monastery
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A monk questions his place in the monastery after discovering a mysterious young woman hidden away in the attic of the scriptorium.
Digital Rights
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Izzy's new job aboard a solar station orbiting Earth becomes more complicated when she begins receiving cryptic messages from a ghost. This story was a winner in the "L Ron Hubbard presents the Writers of the Future" contest, and first appeared in Writers of the Future Volume XXVI.
From the Sea and Other Tales
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
This volume contains three fantasy stories -- a monk makes a startling discovery in the attic of 'The Monastery', a fisherman realizes he has raised his son wrong when they rescue a drowned woman 'From the Sea', and finally a young woman discovers more than she bargained for in 'The Tale of Lady Spite'.
From the Sea
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A fisherman realizes that his adult son has learned all the wrong lessons from him after they save a drowning woman from the sea.
Series: Wanderer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a story about the early years of the post apocalyptic hero Wanderer and tells of his search for his missing wife. He has not yet found his battlesuit and his foes in this tale are his fellow humans, the ones, like him, who have survived the end of days.
A Ragman's Vow
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dan, the creator of a comic series featuring a dark superhero, has never recovered from the death of his young son and the loss of his wife, she blaming him for their son's death. But when Dan sees her in the company of a known drug dealer, real life and fantasy merge as he tries to rescue her.
The End of the Road
Series: Wanderer, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Wanderer is the last surviving soldier of a war fought far in our future and he travels across a ruined world wearing a suit of armor made by his alien foes. Today is not a day for fighting however as Wanderer goes in search of companionship. And finds a witch. (Made the long list for a British Science Fiction Association award in 2006).
His Island
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young mother who has been estranged from her father for many years is forced to confront her past when a strange island resurfaces off the coast of Iceland and the two of them are assigned to the research team studying it.
The Tale of Lady Spite
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The young and arrogant daughter of a small town minister discovers a legend that, if decoded, promises her the wealth she covets to escape village life. But she finds instead that there is always more than one side to every story.
John's List
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Seven, a clone, is scouring deep space to rescue his creator's lover from a race of brutal aliens. It falls to him and his crew of fellow clones to finish what their originals started. In the final battle between human and alien John will be forced to choose between following his duty or following his heart.

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