Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is the New York Times bestselling author of over 30 novels of science fiction, horror, and suspense. He also has taught at UCLA and Seattle University, and lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. With his wife, British Fantasy Award–winning author Tananarive Due, he has created online courses in Afrofuturism, Black horror, and screenwriting. In addition, he holds three black belts, and created the Firedance system of mental and physical development. Learn more at and