Brian Francis Slatterty

Author

Brian Francis Slattery is the author of Spaceman Blues, Liberation, Lost Everything, and The Family Hightower. Lost Everything won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2012. He’s the arts and culture editor for the New Haven Independent, an editor for the New Haven Review, and a freelance editor for a few not-so-secret public policy think tanks. He also plays music constantly with a few different groups in a bunch of different genres. He has settled with his family just outside of New Haven and admits that elevation above sea level was one of the factors he took into account. For one week out of every year, he enjoys living completely without electricity.

Serial News

New Episode! Bookburners S02 Ep11: “Shock and Awe”

The day of reckoning arrives for Team Three.

From The Writers' Room

Brian Francis Slattery on writing Bookburners S2E10: “One With the World”

If Episode 8 was the easiest one of the season to write, Episode 10 was the hardest.

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New Episode! Bookburners S02 E10: “One With the World”

Like a a pebble that starts the avalanche, the Network plays its hand in a move more terrifying in its scope than the Bookburners ever thought possible – at a time when Team Three is more fractured than ever before.

From The Writers' Room

Margaret Dunlap on writing Bookburners S02 E09: “The Village”

On one hand, “The Village” is the most TV-esque episode I’ve ever written for Bookburners. Yet, what makes the episode really work is a device that is nearly impossible to pull off in television or film.

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New Episode! Bookburners S02 E09: “The Village”

Desperate for information, the Society turns to the mysterious Network for help–using Liam as bait.

From The Writers' Room

Brian Francis Slattery on writing Bookburners S02 E08: “Present Infinity”

Like the Absurdist Mafia, Team Four was going to give our protagonists an offer they couldn’t understand.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible of Czechoslovakia

Let's celebrate the end of our #ColdWitch research journey with a very special Bookburners crossover edition of Cold Witch History Lessons. Let's take a look into the Codex Gigas, also known as the Czechoslovakian Devil's Bible.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E8: “Present Infinity”

A fixed Orb and a lead on Team Four sends Sal and the gang on a truly mind-bending manhunt.

From The Writers' Room

Amal El-Mohtar on writing Bookburners S02 E07: “Fire and Ice”

Borders are much on my mind – as well as the question of who’s allowed through them, when, how, and what they get called once they’re on the other side. Writing fantasy – where I can decant my anger into beings of living flame – is what allows me to approach topics I find otherwise paralysing.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E7: “Fire and Ice”

A fiery mystery leads the team to Canada where they learn about more than just the contentious fishing industry of Manitoba.

The One With

Andrea Phillips and the One With the Gunpowder

Let me spread to you the good word of Six Flying Dragons, my new obsession-slash-fandom. It's all of the personal drama and spine-shivers of "Wow, this really happened," except that, for me, it opened up realms of compelling history that I'd never heard a whisper about before.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E6: “Incognita”

Liam and Grace travel to Shanghai to investigate a lead on the Orb – and hopefully their own pasts.

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