Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952) is an American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician. Barnes has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode “Brief Candle” for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode “The Sum of Its Parts”. Barnes’s first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette “The Locusts”, was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.
His comic book writing includes includes work on Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: No Man’s Land for DC as well as Fusion for Eclipse comics.