Kevin O'Donnell, Jr.

Kevin O'Donnell, Jr.

O'Donnell in 1986
Born (1950-11-29)November 29, 1950
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Died November 7, 2012(2012-11-07) (aged 61)[1]
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation writer

Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. (November 29, 1950 – November 7, 2012) was an American science fiction author. He was the son of Kevin O'Donnell, who served as director of Peace Corps in 1971–2.[2]


O'Donnell graduated from Yale University in 1972. Periodicals ranging from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine to Omni have printed more than seventy of his shorter works.[3] A number have also been anthologized, both in the United States and overseas. He has published ten books in America,[3] and has been reprinted in the United Kingdom, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany. In February 1987, the French translation of his 1984 novel ORA:CLE received the 1987 Prix Litteraire Mannesmann Tally.

He served as chairman of the Nebula Award Novel Jury of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) in 1990 and 1991. He chaired the Nebula Award Committee from 1990 until 1998, and acted as Business Manager of SFWA's quarterly publication, the Bulletin, from October 1994 until July 1998. On and off in the late 1990s, he helped maintain SFWA's website. In August 1999, he was appointed Chairman of SFWA's Grievance Committee; he retired from that position on August 15, 2005. On April 30, 2005, he received the Service to SFWA Award,[4] and after his death, the award was renamed in his honor.

The Lunar Resources Company appointed him to its board of directors in November 1994; he was its Acting Business Manager in January 1998 – October 1999.




Short fiction


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