Obituary: Neal Barrett, Jr.

Author Neal Barrett, Jr. (b.1929) died on January 12. Barrett began publishing science fiction in 1960 with “To Tell the Truth” in Galaxy. He continued to publish short fiction throughout his career, but most of his work was at the novel length, with early works such as Kelwin or The Leaves of Time giving way to more complexly created worlds and narratives in the late 70s with his Aldair sequence and Through Darkest America. In addition to his science fiction, Barrett published a lot of work for hire, including volumes in the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift series, often under pseudonyms and house names. Barrett was name Author Emeritus by SFWA in 2009.

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