Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (born November 23, 1955) is an American {{Fantasy}} and ScienceFiction author of Hungarian descent, best known for his Literature/{{Dragaera}} series, including the [[FilmNoir noirish]] Vlad Taltos cycle, and the Khaavren romances, a {{pastiche}} of Creator/AlexandreDumas. He is a member of The Scribblies, a Minnesota-based writers group that also includes Creator/EmmaBull, Will Shetterly, Creator/PamelaDean, and Creator/PatriciaCWrede, some of whom he has collaborated with.

In addition to his writing, he was the drummer for the fantasy-oriented funk-rock band Cats Laughing, which also included Creator/EmmaBull.

!! Books include:
* ''Agyar''
* ''Cowboy Feng's Space Bar & Grille''
* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series:
** The Vlad Taltos novels (15 so far)
** The Khaavren Romances (three or five novels, depending on how you count)
** ''Brokedown Palace'' (a standalone novel, loosely associated with the series)
* ''Literature/FreedomAndNecessity'' (with Creator/EmmaBull)
* ''The Gypsy'' (with Creator/MeganLindholm)
* ''My Own Kind of Freedom'' (a novel based on the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' television series)
* ''The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars'' (a modern-day retelling of an old fairy tale)
* ''Literature/ToReignInHell''
!! Tropes in works without their own page:
* AsYouKnow: Subverted in ''Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille'': "Don't tell me what I already know."
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: From ''Agyar'', "I will draw forth thy bones one by one ere I send thee to the Devil, that for all time thy shapeless body shall serve as a carpet for the minions of hell."
* EarthThatWas: In ''Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille'', the staff of the eponymous time- and space-travelling restaurant is trying to find out, among other things, whether or not the Earth is still around and still viable. [[spoiler: Nope. It was nuked.]]
* InnBetweenTheWorlds: In ''Cowboy Feng's Space Bar And Grille'', the titular eatery jumps from world to world (and time to time) whenever an atomic bomb goes off nearby. And that's been happening a lot lately...
* NotUsingTheZWord: The vampiric narrator of ''Agyar'' never once uses the word "vampire", nor does he ever explicitly describe himself feeding on blood, though he does so many times. Agyar tells the story simply to put his thoughts on paper, and therefore does not explain anything that would be second nature to himself.