My name is Brett Weiss, writer of all things science fiction, fantasy, and horror, which is a rather wide umbrella that includes writing about comic books, video games, and movies. I’ve had short stories published in a number of small press magazines, but non-fiction is my literary bread and butter. My career in non-fiction writing began with the All Game Guide, which allowed me to quit my day job at Waldenbooks.
Buoyed by the notion of working from home and writing for a living, I have since become a member of the Comics Buyer’s Guide Review Crew and have had articles published in Game Informer, Video Game Trader, Classic Gamer Magazine, Scary Monsters, Toy Shop, Toy Cars & Models, Comic Effect, Back Issue Magazine, Alter Ego, and other publications. I'm also an archivist for mycomicshop.com, writing comic book descriptions.
More importantly, I'm the author of Classic Home Video Games 1972-1984 (McFarland, 2007) and Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988 (McFarland, 2009). I'm currently working on a third volume.
I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with my lovely wife, who is essential in helping me with various computer and photography conundrums that frequently arise; our two wonderful kids, who do a great job of making life fun; and a crazy dog and a sweet cat.