I write fiction and non-fiction. My first book was the memoir/essay collection Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths, published by Plume Books (Penguin Random House) in 2015.
My second book was the non-fiction history book called PHASERS ON STUN! How the Making and Remaking of Star Trek Changed the World; published in hardcover from Plume Books on May 31, 2022.
My next non-fiction book, THE SPICE MUST FLOW: The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies, will be published in paperback on September 26, 2023, also from Plume/Dutton Books.
For all things related to me as an author of books — past, present, or future — please contact my literary agent, Ryan Harbage at The Fischer-Harbage Agency. His email address is: Ryan at fischerharbage dot com. (Yes, his name is Ryan and my name is Ryan, but don’t let that confuse you.)
If you’re looking for the bulk my online writing, I’m an editor at Fatherly and a contributing writer for Inverse; both BDG brands. I also write regularly for Esquire, Den of Geek! and Star Trek.com. I’ve also written for Vulture, VICE, the New York Times, Tor.com, Clarkesworld, and elsewhere.
I have taught creative writing in some way, shape, or form since 2011. I began teaching at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City, and have also taught for Sackett Street Writers, Catapult, and most recently, The Maine Writers and Publisher’s Alliance.
I am on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, though I check Facebook the least. If you need to contact me directly, I am at ryancbritt at gmail dot com. If the message is polite, I will always write back, just perhaps not right away.