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Neal Barrett Jr

USA flag (1929 - 2014)

Neal Barrett, Jr. was a fourth generation Texan born in San Antonio in 1929. He was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and acquired a degree from the University of Oklahoma's Professional Writers' School. Barrett began as a corporate writer in public relations but turned freelance when his works began to sell. A prolific writer of science fiction, Barrett also wrote westerns, boys' adventure stories and historical novels. His short stories appeared in major magazines such as Omni, Galaxy and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Barrett had also written under other names including: Victor Appleton, Chad Calhoun, Clay Dawson, Franklin W. Dixon, Rebecca Drury, Wesley Ellis, and J.D. Hardin.

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Children's Fiction, Western, Fantasy
Series contributed to
Anthologies containing stories by Neal Barrett Jr
Short stories
Trading Post (1986)
Perpetuity Blues [short story] (1987)
Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus (1988)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Cush (1993)
Donna Rae (1994)

Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1989) : Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1989) : Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2001) : Perpetuity Blues: And Other Stories