T. Eric Bakutis

T. Eric Bakutis is an author and professional videogame designer based in Maryland. His writing style is best described as explosions followed by feelings and then immediately by more explosions. You can read free samples of all his books and short stories at his author website, tebakutis.com.

Eric’s first fantasy novel, Glyphbinder, was a finalist for the 2014 Compton Crook Award, and his short story, “Splitting Arrows,” won first place in the 2018 Farpoint Writing Contest. Lilyn G of Sci-Fi and Scary described his grimsnark sci-fi thriller, Supremacy’s Shadow, as “Die Hard in space” while Ragdoll Reads affectionately labeled it “violently explosive nonsense.” This made Eric absurdly happy. Don Sakers of Analog Science Fiction and Fact also said very nice things about Supremacy’s Shadow in his book review, which to this day entirely makes up for Eric having his wallet stolen at Worldcon 2018 in San Jose.

Eric has published two sequels to Glyphbinder (completing his first fantasy trilogy) and a ten-episode cyberpunk police procedural, Loose Circuit, which tells the story of cybercops investigating brain crimes in a world where Personal Brain Assistants (PBAs) have made it impossible for humans to kill each other… or not. Working both in meatspace and the Sim, the detectives of the Cybercrimes Investigation Division deal with homicidal professional gamers, peddlers of algorithmic orgasms, and the Russian mafia while doing all they can to stop a homicidal puppetmaster from hacking people’s brains.

When not writing, Eric spends time with his wife and four-year-old, binges Netflix and anime, and hangs out in VRChat with male anime girls and Turians. He has played an unhealthy amount of SkyrimVR.