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 is a fiction writer and editor, a lifelong Midwesterner, and resident of Chicago since 1993. He won second place in the Aeon Award in 2008 for his short story, “Aegis,” and has had his short fiction published in ALBEDO 1, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He is the author of the hipster-hounding werewolf novel, SAAMAANTHAA (2011) the Lovecraftian horror-thriller, CHOSEN (2012), the creature-feature novellas, RELICT (2013) and SUMMERVILLE (2013), the vampire novel, SUCKAGE (2013).
He contributed a short story, “The Wolf and the Crow,” to the “Thunder on the Battlefield: Swords” anthology (2013), and is currently working on several new works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
AUTHOR WEBSITE: dtneal.com
- 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, Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”