Christopher Brown (author)

Christopher Brown, who formerly wrote under the name Chris Nakashima-Brown, is an American science fiction author.

Brown at the 2019 Texas Book Festival

His first novel, Tropic of Kansas, was published in 2017 by Harper Voyager,[1] and was a finalist for the 2018 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the year.[2]

His work frequently focuses on issues at the nexus of technology, politics, economics and ecology. His short fiction and criticism has been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines, including MIT Technology Review’s Twelve Tomorrows, LitHub,, Reckoning, and The Baffler.

He was a 2013 World Fantasy Award nominee for the anthology he co-edited, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic.[3]

His novel Rule of Capture, the first in a series of speculative legal thrillers, is scheduled for publication by Harper Voyager in 2019.[4]

Brown lives in Austin, Texas, where he is a member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop and also practices technology law.


  1. ^ "Tropic of Kansas". Harper Voyager.
  2. ^ "Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction News and Events". Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Archived from the original on 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Nominees | World Fantasy Convention".
  4. ^ "Book Deals: Week of November 27, 2017".

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