STEVEN BARNES BIO/RESUME
Steven Barnes has published twenty-three novels and over three million words of science fiction
and fantasy. He’s been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Cable Ace awards. While his
television work includes Twilight Zone, Stargate and Andromeda, his “A Stitch In Time” episode of The Outer Limits won the Emmy Award, and his alternate history novel LION’S BLOOD won the 2003 Endeavor. His GREAT SKY WOMAN and SHADOW VALLEY, adventures set 30,000 years ago in East Africa, were published by Ballentine/One World Books in 2006 and 2009.
CASANEGRA, an erotic mystery novel written with his wife, American Book Award-winning
novelist Tananarive Due and Hollywood luminary Blair Underwood, was published by Atria in
July of 2007 and immediately became an Essence Best-Seller. Its sequel, IN THE NIGHT OF
THE HEAT, won the 2009 NAACP Image Award.
He also wrote the New York Times bestselling novel STAR WARS: THE CESTUS DECEPTION, as well as the Star Trek Novel FAR BEYOND THE STARS and issues of Legends of the Dark Knight (Batman: Underground Railroad, 1999).
His comedy script (written with his wife, American Book Award winning novelist Tananarive
Due) INAUGURATION DAY is currently in development at State Street.
Barnes is also a Life Coach, lecturer and personal consultant who has lectured on creativity and human performance technologies from UCLA, USC, and Pasadena JPL to the Smithsonian Institute. He was for three years Kung Fu columnist for Black Belt Magazine, and hosted the “Hour 25” radio show on KPFK Pacifica Radio for four years.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter Nicki, and son Jason.