Kris Neville

(1925 – 1980)

Kris Ottman Neville was an American SF writer who lived most of his life in California.

He was born in St. Louis. He began publishing SF in 1949.

His most famous work, the novella Bettyann, is considered an underground classic of science fiction.

His published novels were The Mutants (1953) and The Unearth People (1964). Collections of his short fiction were Mission: Manstop (1971) and The Science Fiction of Kris Neville (1974), the latter edited by Barry N. Malzberg.

Neville received a Forry Award in 1975.