Longyear, Barry (1942 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Short Stories

Barry B. Longyear was born in 1942 in Harrisburg, PA. He quit his job as a printer in 1977 and decided to become an author though he didn't know what to write nor how to write it. He made his first sale of a short story to Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine then others he wrote appeared in Analog, Amazing, Omni, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Twilight Zone as well as a few non-fiction works in Writer's Digest.

He was the first writer to be awarded the Nebula Award, Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award for best new writer in the same year.

His novella, Enemy Mine, was made into the movie of the same name.

He lives in New Sharon, ME.

Selected Bibliography

  • Science Fiction Writer's Workshop 1: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics (1980)
  • Circus World (1981)
  • Elephant Song (1982)
  • The Tomorrow Testament (1983)
  • Sea of Glass (1987)
  • The God Box (1987)
  • The Homecoming (1989)
  • The Enemy Papers (1998)