Lisa A. Barnett

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Lisa A. Barnett (1958 – May 2, 2006) was an American Lambda Literary Award winning science fiction writer.

Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, she attended the Girls' Latin School. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelor's degree in English, Ms. Barnett worked at Baker's Plays before being hired as an editor at Heinemann publishing company in 1988.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with her partner of more than two decades, author Melissa Scott, until her death from breast cancer and brain cancer on May 2, 2006.[2]

She was also survived by two sisters, a brother, and two nephews.


All are co-authored with Melissa Scott.


The Armor of Light (1988)

Point of Hopes (1995)

Point of Dreams (2001)—2001 winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy

Short fiction[edit]

"The Carmen Miranda Gambit" (1990)


  1. ^ Sakers, Don (2006-05-04). "Lisa A. Barnett". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  2. ^ Stickgold, Emma (2006-05-07). "Lisa A. Barnett, fiction writer who created worlds of fantasy". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 

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