Nebraska Authors

Jerome Bixby

AKA: Jay B. Drexel, Harry Neal, Alger Rome

Born 1923-01-11 Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Died 1998-04-28
San Bernadino, CA (USA)

Frequently writing under pseudonyms listed above, the author wrote over 1300 science fiction short stories. He edited Planet Stories, Startling Stories and Galaxy Science Fiction and Thrilling Wonder Stories and founded "Two Complete Science-Adventure Books."
His story "It's a Good Life" was used by Twilight Zone as an episode and as part of the 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Places Lived

Los Angeles, CA
Lincoln, NE
New York, NY
San Bernardino, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Other


Screenplays; Western Fiction; Science Fiction; Editor


Julliard School of Music, New York, NY




Science Fiction Writers of America Hall of Fame


1300+ science fiction short stories.

Screenplays include:
"It: The Terror from Beyond Space". 1958.
"Fantastic Voyage". 1966.
"Space by the Tale". 1964. ( collected episodes of Star Trek)
"Devil's Scrapbook". 1964.
"Call for an Exorcist". 1974.
"Day of the Dove". 1978.

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