Steven Barnes

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Steven Barnes
Born (1952-03-01) March 1, 1952 (age 65)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Writer

Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952) is an American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician.

Barnes has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of Its Parts". Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette "The Locusts", was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Barnes, was born on March 1, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. He has had a varied education, including a secondary education at Los Angeles High School. He continued at Pepperdine University, majoring in Communication Arts.[3] He is a certified hypnotherapist, trained at the Transformative Arts Institute in San Anselmo, California.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Barnes is married to Tananarive Due, a writer.[4] The couple live in Los Angeles. Barnes has a daughter from his first marriage and a son from his current marriage.

Barnes is also an avid practitioner of martial and physical arts. He began studying in 1969.[3] He is a black belt in Kenpo Karate (BKF style), and Kodokan Judo. He holds an instructor certificate in Wu Ming Ta, and has an instructor candidate ranking in Filipino Kali stick and knife fighting. He is an advanced student in Jun Fan kickboxing (Bruce Lee method under Dan Inosanto), and is an instructor in Wu-style t'ai chi ch'uan under Hawkins Cheung.

He is an intermediate student in self-defense pistol shooting (preferring the Turnipseed modified Weaver method). He holds a brown belt in Shorenji Jiu Jitsu, and intermediate rankings in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido. He completed the Yoga Works basic Hatha Yoga instructor program; is studying Pentjak Silat (an Indonesian fighting system) with Guru Stevan Plinck, and Ashtanga Yoga, an aerobic form of yoga.



  1. ^ Award nominees
  2. ^ interview
  3. ^ a b Steven Barnes: White & Black. Locus Magazine; vol/issue 50/3[506] 2003. Pages 84-86.
  4. ^ Interview: Steven Barnes, by Greg Beatty. Strange Horizons, July 29, 2002. Retrieved August 31, 2013

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