Steven Barnes

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Steven Barnes is the NY Times bestselling author of over thirty novels of science fiction, horror, and suspense. The Image, Endeavor and Cable-Ace Award winning author also writes for television, including The Twilight Zone, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, and an Emmy Award winning episode of The Outer Limits.

He also has taught at UCLA, Seattle University, and lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. With his wife, British Fantasy Award winning author Tananarive Due, he has created online courses in Afrofuturism, Black Horror, and Screenwriting. Steven was born in Los Angeles, California, and except for a decade in the Northwest, and three years in Atlanta Georgia, has lived in that area all his life. Steve and Tananarive live with their son Jason.

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Steven Barnes Bibliography

Dream Park, with Larry Niven, Phantasia Press, 1981
The Descent of Anansi, with Larry Niven, Tor, 1982
Streetlethal, Ace Books, 1983
The Kundalini Equation, Tor Books, 1986
The Legacy of Heorot, with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Gollancz, 1987
Gorgon Child, Tor Books, 1989
The Barsoom Project, with Larry Niven, Ace Books, 1989
Achilles’ Choice, with Larry Niven, Tor Books, 1991
The Voodoo Game, with Larry Niven, Pan Books, 1991 (a.k.a. The California Voodoo Game)
Firedance, Tor Books, 1994
The Dragon’s of Heorot, with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Gollancz, 1995 (a.k.a. Beowulf’s Children)
Blood Brothers, Tor Books, 1996
Iron Shadows, Tor Books, 1998
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars, Pocket Books, 1998
Saturn’s Race, with Larry Niven, Tor Books, 2000
Charisma, Tor Books, 2002
Lion’s Blood, Aspect/Warner Books, 2002
Zulu Heart, Aspect/Warner Books, 2003
Star Wars: The Cestus Deception, Del Rey/Ballantine, 2005
Great Sky Woman, One World/Ballantine, 2006
Shadow Valley, Del Rey/Ballantine, 2009
Assassin and Other Stories, ISFiC Press, 2010 (collection)
The Moon Maze Game, with Larry Niven, Tor Books, 2011
Devil’s Wake, with Tananarive Due, Atria Books, 2012
Domino Falls, with Tananarive Due, Atria Books, 2013
Star Wars Saved My Life: Be the HERO in the Adventure of Your Lifetime!, MasteryPlus, 2015
The Seascape Tattoo, Tor Books, 2016
Twelve Days, Tor Books, 2017
Starborn & Godsons, with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Baen, 2020

Steven Barnes Filmography

The Twilight Zone, “Teacher’s Aide,” 1985
The Twilight Zone, “To See the Invisible Man,” 1986
The Wizard, “H.E.N.R.Y. VIII,” 1987
The Real Ghostbusters, “Moaning Stones,” 1987
Stargate SG-1, “Brief Candle,” 1997
Baywatch, “Lover’s Cove,” 1993
Baywatch, “Rescue Bay,” 1994
Baywatch, “Homecoming,” 1995
The Outer Limits, “A Stitch in Time,” 1996
The Outer Limits, “The Heist,” 1997
The Outer Limits, “Music of the Spheres,” 1997
Baywatch, “The Edge,” 1998
Andromeda, “The Sum of Its Parts,” 2001
From Cape Town with Love, 2010
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, “Hero Time,” 2010
Danger Word, 2013 (writer and co-executive producer)
Black Guides of Mammoth Caves, 2017 (producer)
The Twilight Zone, “A Small Town,” 2020
Horror Noire “The Lake,” 2021
Horror Noire “Fugue State,” 2021