“Seriously cool.” — Gardner Dozois

“One of the few, the proud, the elite: a science fiction writer who can genuinely outdo the aberrant weirdness in contemporary headlines.” — Bruce Sterling

“JG Ballard with a Texas twang.” — SF Site

“Nastily funny.” — Locus

“A hot up-and-coming sf writer whose prose is slick, post-Gibsonian, and funny as hell, like Neal Stephenson meets Hunter S. Thompson.” — Cory Doctorow

“The strangest, farthest out piece of fiction I’ve ever read.” — If Then Else

“Brown’s prose is effortless.  He pulls off fanciful imagery and dry humor with a distinctive flair.  And between the sidewise smirks, there’s enough oblique political digging to make Jon Stewart proud.” — Tangent

“Borges in a pop culture blender.” — Invisible Library

“Gonzo SF…Like a cross between William Gibson and Mark Leyner.” — Boing Boing

“Chris Brown is keeping cyberpunk alive with his wicked, apocalyptic, war-on-terror humor.” — RU Sirius



“A Natural History of Empty Lots”
Texas Architect
September/October 2017



“Some Other Modulations”
Papercuts (the magazine of the Desi Writer’s Lounge)
July 2017


“Rule of Capture”
Reckoning 1
December 2016


Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany
August 2015


Twelve Tomorrows
MIT Technology Review SF Annual
September 2014

“Sovereign Wealth”
Rayguns Over Texas
August 2013

“A Fortress of Solitude for Two”
Architectural Review Asia Pacific #125
June/July 2012


“Edge Lands”
The Baffler #19
March 2012

Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic
(co-edited with Eduardo Jimenez Mayo)
Small Beer Press
January 2012
2013 World Fantasy Award Nominee

Flurb #11
Spring-Summer 2011

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Windsor Executive Solutions
(with Bruce Sterling)
5 April 2010
Also in Gothic High Tech, by Bruce Sterling
Subterranean Press, December 2011

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Strange Horizons
2 November 2009


The Sun Also Explodes
Fast Forward 2
Pyr Books
October 2008

“Wild Tchoupitoulas”
Spicy Slipstream Stories
Lethe Press
August 2008

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February 2007

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“The New Cyberpunk SF”
Chris Nakashima-Brown interviewed by RU Sirius for NeoFiles

MP3: Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2

“The Bunker of the Tikriti”
Cross Plains Universe
Robert E. Howard Centennial Anthology
(2006 World Fantasy Convention)
Co-publication of MonkeyBrain Books and F.A.C.T.
November 2006

Welcome Back Qatar
May 2006

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“Les Derniers Jours d’Hervé”
Space Squid
July 2005

Ghulistan Bust-out
MonkeyBrain Books, 2005


Suburbia Deserta
June 2005
(originally published in Paper Radio #12)

“Immaculate Perception”
Argosy #3
Spring 2005

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Prisoners of Uqbaristan
Strange Horizons
October 18, 2004

Script-Doctoring the Apocalypse
The Infinite Matrix
December 2003

“The Launch Pad”
Argosy #1
Fall 2003


A Brief History of Negative Space”
June 2002