(May 9, 1925 – December 23, 1980)
His most famous work, the 1951 novelette Bettyann (New Tales of Space and Time, Raymond J. Healy, ed.), is considered an underground classic of science fiction. Neville’s collaboration with Reginald Bretnor, “Gratitude Guaranteed” (F&SF, August 1953), inspired a 1950s fannish fad for pomes about Cuddlypets.
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.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 — Forry Award
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