Forgotten Films: Rubber (2010)
This is the 87th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
I was visiting Neal Barrett, Jr a few weeks ago and he asked me if I had seen the film RUBBER. I said not only No but that I had never heard of it. He gave me a [Read it all...]
Neal Barrett Jr. shows off some of his earliest publications, including Yellow Hair.
Last month, when the SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA honored NEAL BARRETT JR. as Author Emeritus, he wanted to meet New Weird icon CHINA MIEVILLE. To Barrett’s surprise, once the two were face-to-face, it was Mieville who wanted his [Read it all...]
Stress Pattern by Neal Barrett Jr.
STRESS PATTERN by Neal Barret Jr. DAW Books No. 128, 1974
This is the 1st in my series of Friday Forgotten Books
Neal Barrett, Jr. is a close friend of mine. I want to make that clear up front. I have known him for 30+ years and [Read it all...]
2010 SFWA Author Emeritus Neal Barrett, Jr.
San Antonio-born Neal Barrett Jr. has been named the 2010 Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Barrett was the toastmaster at the 55th World Science Fiction Convention held in San Antonio in 1997. The Fandom Association of Central Texas is throwing a bash to [Read it all...]
Neal Barrett Jr.: He was born here. Can we claim him? Huh? Can we?
He doesn’t live in San Antonio, but he was born here. So maybe we can claim him as one of his own.
NEAL BARRETT JR., author of The Hereafter Gang, which the Washington Post called “one of the great American novels,” will [Read it all...]
Alamo defender Davy Crockett gives a bear hug.
This is the 7th episode in my series on sf, fantasy and horror with San Antonio ties.
There’s a long-standing school of speculative fiction that likes to look at world history and ask “what if?”
What if the Allies lost World War 2? What if America had [Read it all...]
This is the 5th episode in my series on sf, fantasy and horror with San Antonio ties. One of the SF world’s strangest storytellers was born in the Alamo City 80 years ago.
The Strange Stick Together: Neal Barrett (right) and fellow Weird Texas writer Howard Waldrop.
NEAL BARRETT JR., purveyor of some of [Read it all...]