F. Brett Cox's fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he co-edited, with Andy Duncan, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004). Most of his publications are short stories: "The Amnesia Helmet" (Eclipse Online), "Maria Works at Ocean City Nails" (New Haven Review), and "Road Dead" (Shadows and Tall Trees). A new short story, "Where We Would End a War," is forthcoming in the anthology War Stories (eds. Gates and Liptak, Apex Books, 2014). His poem "First Rodeo" appeared in Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones (ed. Milbrodt, Western Press Books, 2013).
His critical essay "Fragments of a Hologram Rose for Emily: William Gibson, Southern Writer" appeared in The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the "Father" of Cyberpunk Science Fiction: Critical and Interpretive Essays (Edwin Mellen Press, 2007), and he has also published surveys of the works of George Saunders and Kevin Brockmeier for the American Writers Supplement reference series. Other fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Century, Black Gate, The North Carolina Literary Review, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Postscripts, The New England Quarterly, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Paradoxa, Science Fiction Weekly, and Science Fiction Studies. He has recently begun work on a book-length study of Roger Zelazny for the University of Illinois Press' Modern Masters of Science Fiction series.
Brett has served as a member of the Bram Stoker Awards Additions Jury, was chair of the 2009 SFRA Pilgrim Award jury, was a founding juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards, and is currently a member of the SJA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Cambridge SF Writers Workshop and was a Special Guest Writer at the 2009 Science Fiction Research Association conference. A native of North Carolina, Brett is an Associate Professor of English at Norwich University in Northfield, VT, and lives in Roxbury, VT, with his wife, playwright Jeanne Beckwith.