Jerome Bixby

(1923 — 1998)

Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby was a short story writer, editor, and scriptwriter, best known for his work in SF. He also wrote many westerns and 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 a member of the Hydra Club.

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

Bixby also wrote four episodes for the Star Trek series: "Mirror, Mirror," "Day of the Dove," "Requiem for Methuselah," and "By Any Other Name." His screen writing resulted in nominations for the 1967 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo and the 1968 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo.

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