Brad R. Torgersen

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Brad R. Torgersen
Born (1974-04-06) April 6, 1974 (age 44)
United States
Occupation Author
Genre Science fiction
Notable works “Ray of Light”, “The Exchange Officers”, “The Chaplain's Legacy”

Brad R. Torgersen (born April 6, 1974) is an American science fiction author and US Army Reserve Warrant Officer.[1] His short stories regularly appear in the science fiction magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Writing career

Torgersen was a winner of the 2009 Writers of the Future contest,[2] and has been published in Analog and InterGalactic Medicine Show. His 2010 novelette "Outbound" won the Analog reader's poll,[3] and his 2011 novelette "Ray of Light" was nominated for both the Nebula Award[4] and the Hugo Award.[5] He was also a nominee for the 2012 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Torgersen received two nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards, for “The Chaplain's Legacy” (novella) and “The Exchange Officers” (novelette).[6] Torgersen led the Sad Puppies campaign at the Hugo Awards in 2014-2015.

Personal life

Torgersen works in healthcare computer systems and is a United States Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer on the weekend. He writes fiction at night.[7]



  • “Exanastasis”, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVI (August 2010)
  • “Outbound”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (November 2010)


  • “Exiles of Eden”, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show (April 2011)
  • “The Chaplain's Assistant”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (September 2011)
  • “The Bullfrog Radio Astronomy Project”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (October 2011)
  • “Ray of Light”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (November 2011)
  • “The Ascent” (with Mike Resnick), Tales from the Fathomless Abyss (December 2011)


  • “The Curse of Sally Tincakes”, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show (May 2012)
  • “Peacekeeper” (with Mike Resnick), The Mammoth Book of SF Wars (May 2012)
  • “Strobe Effect” (with Alastair Mayer), Analog Science Fiction and Fact (November 2012)
  • “The Shadows of Titan” (with Carter Reid), Space Eldritch (December 2012)


  • “The Exchange Officers”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (January 2013)
  • "The Chaplain's legacy". Analog. 133 (7&8): 98–131. Jul–Aug 2013. 
  • “The Bricks of Eta Cassiopeiae”, Beyond the Sun (August 2013)
  • “Gemini 17”, Lights in the Deep (August 2013)
  • “Reardon's Law”, Five by Five 2: No Surrender (August 2013)


  • “Life Flight”, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (March 2014)
  • The Chaplain's War, Baen Books (7 October 2014)


  1. "9-11 Ten Years Gone". Retrieved 15 Jan 2016. 
  6. "2014 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. "Torgersen - Blue collar tech fiction". Retrieved 15 Jan 2016. 

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