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Bruce Taylor

AKA Mr. Magic Realism. Bruce writes a mix of outlandish science-fiction, fantasy, and, of course, magic realism – a strange juxtaposition of the weird and the everyday.

“…always unexpected, even extraordinary…earns his title of ‘Mr. Magic Realism.’” – Kevin J. Anderson, author of Scattered Suns

“…I am one of his admirers, and I am not alone.” – Brian Herbert, co-author of Sandworms of Dune



BRUCE TAYLOR is kind-hearted, sweet, funny, and the best storyteller you will ever read. If you have the opportunity to attend one of his many readings, you will be captivated. He has been an essential contributor to Magic Realism, and is a much-sought-after participant on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions around the country. In fact, he is known as “Mr. Magic Realism,” and is easily recognizable when all fancied up in his white suit and top hat.

The impact of Magic Realism on the Bizarro genre is unmistakable. There you will find a strange juxtaposition of the weird and the everyday, where characters can meet aliens, people long-dead, and creatures such as giant spiders without blinking an eye. Bruce Taylor’s stories are those that other Bizarro authors cut their teeth on—and still he has more to reveal to the world from the depths of his imagination. His stories and publications are too many to list, but you will find his works in Talebones, On Spec, New Dimensions, and The Twilight Zone.

Bruce Taylor was born in 1947 in Seattle, Washington, where he currently lives. He was a student at the Clarion West Science Fiction/Fantasy writing program at the University of Washington, where he studied under such writers as Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin, and Frank Herbert. When not writing, Bruce is either working as a hypnotherapist or can be found in the loft of his vast condo, awestruck at his smashing view of Mt. Rainier, with his “mews” Purrrzac.

He has been working on a book with Brian Herbert titled Stormworld, on the topic of global warming. He has several other books in the works, including a sequel to Kafka’s Uncle, titled “Kafka’s Uncle: The Unfortunate Sequel—Anslenot in Ruptureland” and a book of stories, “Edward Dancing on the Edge of Infinity.” Another project on his plate is a collection of four novellas with three other writers: James Van Pelt, Ray Vukcevich, and Jay Lake.