Saturday, June 30, 2007

My Bio

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, 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.

Monday, June 18, 2007


Watch this space for information about my book's release.

Ready to pre-order? Check out McFarland Publications' website.