Neil Barron

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Richard Neil Barron (23 March 1934 - 5 September 2010) was a science fiction bibliographer and scholar. His training was as a librarian. He is perhaps best known for his book Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction.[1] He won the Pilgrim Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of science fiction scholarship in 1982. He died on September 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]


  • Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction (5th ed.). Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. ISBN 1-59158-171-0.
  • Fantasy and Horror. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1999. ISBN 0-8108-3596-7.
  • Fantasy Literature. Garland, 1990. ISBN 0-8240-3148-2.
  • Horror Literature. Garland, 1990. ISBN 0-8240-4347-2.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review: The Complete Series, 1979-1980. Borgo Press, 2009. ISBN 0-89370-609-4. (with Robert Reginald)
  • What Do I Read Next?: A Reader's Guide to Current Genre Fiction. Detroit; Washington, DC; London: Gale Research Inc., 2006. ISBN 0-7876-9023-6.


  1. ^ Merry, Jack. "Neil Barron (Editor), Anatomy of Wonder -- A Critical Guide to Science Fiction". Green Man Review. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Neil Barron (1934-2010)". Locus Publications. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.


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