Neal Barrett Edit Profile
He also worked under the pseudonyms Victor Appleton, Chad Calhoun, Franklin W. Dixon (Stratemeyer Syndicate house names), Rebecca Drury, and J. D. Hardin. His first published science fiction story was "To Tell the Truth" in the August, 1960 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. After that he contributed short work to science fiction magazines with some regularity, but he was better known for his novels.
His reputation was made in the late 1980s with the publication of his novel Through Darkest America and its sequel, Beginning in the 1990s and continuing into his later years, Barrett focused less on science fiction and more on crime thrillers, though he continued to work in both genres. He died in 2014 at the age of 84. St. St. Papers are housed at the Wittliff , Texas State University in San Marcos.