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I’ve hopped through my favorite genres enough over the years—science fiction, fantasy, horror, and permutations of them—always with a literary kind of intent and aesthetic. I’ve evolved in terms of transcending any one genre, anymore. My stories tend to blur the lines more and more—science fiction/horror, literary/fantasy, literary/horror, and so on. My stories sometimes are difficult to fully shoehorn into a category, and I think that’s a good thing.”

—D.T. Neal

D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor, a lifelong Midwesterner, and resident of Chicago since 1993.

He is the author of the werewolf horror novel, Saamaanthaa (2011) and the sequel, The Happening (2015), the vampire novel, Suckage (2013), the Lovecraftian horror-thriller, Chosen (2012), the creature feature novella, Relict (2013) and the eco-horror novella, Summerville (2013). He is currently working on several new science fiction, fantasy, and thriller stories.


• 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
• 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
• Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
• Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”