Jerome Bixby

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(January 11, 1923 – April 28, 1998)

Drexel Jerome Lewis “Jerry” Bixby, a short story writer, editor, and screenwriter, was best known for his work in SF. He also wrote many westerns. He used the pseudonyms Jay Lewis Bixby, D. B. Lewis, Harry Neal, Albert Russell, J. Russell, M. St. Vivant, Thornecliff Herrick, and Alger Rome (for one collaboration with Algis Budrys). He was an editor for Planet Stories.

He was a member of the Hydra Club. He attended Midwestcon 4 in 1953.

In 2004, his most famous story, "It's a Good Life" (1953), was nominated for the 1954 Best Short Story Retro Hugo; it was the basis for a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone and included in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).

Bixby also wrote four episodes of Star Trek: "Mirror, Mirror," "Day of the Dove," "Requiem for Methuselah," and "By Any Other Name."

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