DW Brownlaw, author



DW Brownlaw is the pen name of Douglas Brown, who retired from the software industry in 2017. He is now a part-time actor and the author of science fantasy series 'The Metaverse'.


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About The Metaverse

The Metaverse is the name of a series of stories written by DW Brownlaw. It is also the fictional universe setting in which all the stories in this series take place.

For more information, see

The Metaverse FAQs

Short stories

Short stories & novellas from The Metaverse, free to read...

Tales from The Metaverse

(Photo by Fabiola Peñalba on Unsplash)

Latest news

  1. My story (now titled "Sabra on Mars") is now published in the Nebula Tales anthology Issue 3.
  2. Work continues on The Orison; I now have a draft of Episode 2.
  3. There is a new scifi series on this website ("The Battle Hymn of the Asbahri"), and Episode 1 is live now on the Stories page.
  4. I am helping to produce a new anthology of fantasy short stories, and I am honoured to be an editor for some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring talent in the Indie fiction world.
  5. I have drafted an entry for this anthology. Whether it will bear comparison with the other submissions remains to be seen.

All this is explained in the most recent journal entry, dated May 10th, 2019.

See the Journal page for an archive list of all journal entries.