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Neal Barrett, Jr. (November 3, 1929 – January 12, 2014) was an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, mystery/suspense, and historical fiction who wrote the comic Predator: Blood Feud for Dark Horse Comics.

Biography[]

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Barrett grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after his family relocated there when he was 1 year old.

Barrett eventually went on to acclaim and recognition as a prose writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres. His story "Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus" was nominated for both the 1988 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 1989 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.

In 1997, he was the toastmaster at the 55th World Science Fiction Convention held in San Antonio. In 2010, he was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has also been honored with various other writing accolades.

Barrett passed away in 2014 at the age of 84.

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