Barry B. Longyear

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Barry B. Longyear (born 1942) is an award-winning US science fiction author and screenwriter.

He is best known for the Hugo and Nebula Award winning short story "Enemy Mine" which was subsequently made into a identically titled movie and novelization in collaboration with David Gerrold. The story tells of an encounter between a human and an alien soldier, whose races are in a state of war. They are marooned together in space and have to come to grips with the universal problem of facing and accepting otherness.

This story in part helped Longyear to win the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer.

He also wrote the "Circus World" series and 2 books for the Alien Nation novelisation series.

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Published works

incomplete

Dracon books

  1. Enemy Mine (1979)
  2. The Last Enemy (1997)
  3. The Tomorrow Testament (1983)

Anthologised in The Enemy Papers

Circus World

  1. Circus World (1980)
  2. City of Baraboo (1980)
  3. Elephant Song (1981)

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