Rekindle Your Wonder

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Inspirational Fiction

"Read. Regain a sense of awe. Rekindle your wonder."

-Bria Burton

Upcoming Author Appearances

Joy on Paper

Bria Interviews Sci-Fi Authors

Let's talk aliens, AI, intergalactic wormholes, time travel, dystopias, cyberpunk, and other futuristic fiction! As a special correspondent for Joy on Paper radio, I'm honored to host a monthly Science Fiction-themed radio show where authors such as Lou Diamond Phillips, Veronica Roth, Alan Dean Foster, Edward Ashton, Nancy Kress, and Jeffrey A. Carver tell us the story behind their out-of-this-world books.

Local Authors Bria Burton and Sheila McNaughton

Visit my booth on Beach Blvd South in Gulfport, FL, where author Sheila McNaughton and I will be signing our books. We'd love to meet you and chat! And I will probably ask to pet your adorable dog (or cat. It's a pet-friendly outdoor market).

Event site

Books Make Great Gifts!

Oxford Exchange Book Fair 2023

Novellas and Short Stories

Science Fiction BookBuzz

Rewatch Bria's Interviews with Lou Diamond Phillips, Veronica Roth, Edward Ashton, and more!

Guest Host - Science Fiction-Themed Radio Shows at Joy on Paper

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Cricket the Artificially Intelligent Avatar

Humor Meets Science Fiction

Who is Cricket?

Cricket is an artificially intelligent avatar who appears in my short story, "Backlash/Frontlash\Whiplash" which is a $0.99 ebook in the Kindle Store.

Because my story is about artificial intelligence, I decided to create an avatar on Facebook who would "become" self-aware and take over (all in fun--it's not a real thing...yet). So Cricket has commandeered my profile and posts a lot of sarcastic stuff about me. Hopefully she generates some laughs, even if it's at my expense.

I also interviewed my robot vacuum (watch the Youtube video). And you can visit the AI-controlled FB page HERE.

Backlash \ Frontlash / Whiplash

by Bria Burton

featured in The Light Fantastic

Software developer Dora has created the world's most advanced artificial intelligence hologram called Aya. Intended to be an avatar who elevates the user in social media spheres, the testing phase proves that the proverbial off switch doesn't apply to genuine AI. 

Anthology Featuring Cricket

"Backlash/Frontlash\Whiplash" by Bria Burton is featured in The Light Fantastic anthology.

Send a copy to family and friends who love humor and science fiction/fantasy.

Be sure to get a copy for yourself. Because you deserve a laugh.

Short Fiction

Looking for inspirational and heartwarming novellas? The Running Girls and Little Angel Helper will tug on your heartstrings.

More in the mood for family-friendly pet humor? Meet two lovable, furry friends in Lance & Ringo Tails.

Looking for historical science fiction set during the American Revolution? On Both Sides and Her Midnight Ride are companion pieces and quick reads.

If a classic retelling with a fantasy twist suits you, look no further than The Count of the Alician Apocalypse. For a speculative twist on classic art, you'll enjoy The Eyes of Mona Lisa.

More in the mood for science fiction with a romantic subplot? Check out AOB.

Visit Bria Burton's Amazon Author Page for more great short reads.

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