Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Cestus Deception. Visit his website at

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Danger Word

Based on the novel DEVIL’S WAKE by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, DANGER WORD is a community-funded short film that tells the story of a 13-year-old girl and her grandfather surviving the zombie plague in his wooded cabin.

Author Voices

November 17, 2008

One of life's most commonly voiced complaints is that the sense of adventure and possibility has fled.  Jobs become traps, relationships exhaust their umph, and our bodies lose their sense of infinite potential.

Life, art, work, and love go flat.  

The answer is to remember the little boy, or little girl inside your adult personality.  Deep inside, you're the same kid who used to spend all day watching a spider spin a web, or following ants, or helping Mommy in the kitchen, and think it was as grand as Disneyland squared.  

One of my very favorite writers and human beings, Harlan Ellison, said that... see more