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Writes mainly fantasy. The Vald Taltos series could almost be a gangster/detective story transferred to a fantasy world. His complex plots move a great speed which sometimes leads to the problem of not explaining all that is going on. They hold the readers attention very well and can be read cover to cover without a break. The Taltos books are really excellent.

Raised in a family of labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer in 1983 with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos, a human professional assassin in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered human-like "Dragaerans."

Over the next several years, several more "Taltos" novels followed, interspersed with other work, including To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and a science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille. The most recent "Taltos" novels are Dragon and Issola. In 1991, with The Phoenix Guards, Brust began another series, set a thousand years earlier than the Taltos books; its sequels are Five Hundred Years After and the three volumes of "The Viscount of Adrilankha": The Paths of the Dead, The Lord of Castle Black, and Sethra Lavode.

While writing, Brust has continued to work as a musician, playing drums for the legendary band Cats Laughing and recording an album of his own work, A Rose for Iconoclastes.

Full name is Steven Karl Zoltan Brust.

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Books (Sort by Title)[32 books listed]
 Dragaeran VolumeYearRating
 Brokedown Palacen/a19868/10

 Khaavren Romances VolumeYearRating
 The Phoenix Guards119919/10
 Five Hundred Years After219949/10

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 To Reign in Helln/a19849/10
 Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grillen/a19908/10
 The Gypsy with Robin Hobbn/a19927/10
 The Sun, The Moon, and the Starsn/a19968/10
 Freedom and Necessity with Emma Bulln/a19978/10

 The Viscount of Adrilankha VolumeYearRating
 The Paths of the Dead120028/10
 The Lord of Castle Black220039/10
 Sethra Lavode320047/10

 Vlad Taltos VolumeYearRating

 Vlad Taltos Omnibus VolumeYearRating
 The Book of Jheregn/a19999/10
 The Book of Taltosn/a20029/10
 The Book of Athyran/a20038/10
 The Book of Dragonn/a2011n/a
 The Book of Dzurn/a2011n/a
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