Barbara Barnett

Goodreads Author


Born
Chicago, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Franz Kafka, Charlotte Bronte

Member Since
July 2011


Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org) an Internet magazine of pop culture, politics and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show.

She is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

To ask Barbara Barnett questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Barbara Barnett It's like being an actor, in a way, getting my head wrapped around my characters, transporting them to unique settings and times, exploring new…moreIt's like being an actor, in a way, getting my head wrapped around my characters, transporting them to unique settings and times, exploring new worlds.(less)
Barbara Barnett Write every day. Something. Don't go back and edit every chapter. Get it all down as a "sloppy copy." Edit later. Once it's all done.
Average rating: 3.83 · 186 ratings · 76 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Apothecary's Curse

3.74 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chasing Zebras: The Unoffic...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
House, M.D.: The Unofficial...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Looking forward to participating in Capricon later this week (February 14-17) at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling, IL in the Chicago North Shore. It’s a great conference for speculative fiction writers (and fans). Great panels, food, and parties. I’ll be on three panels: INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC: SF OR FANTASY. One of my favorite topics: […]
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on February 11, 2019 08:32

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Jewish Magic and ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Newsletter Ninja:...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Strangers To Supe...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Barbara’s Recent Updates

Barbara Barnett is currently reading
Jewish Magic and Superstition by Joshua Trachtenberg
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett rated a book really liked it
The Tide In The Attic by Aleid Van Rhijn
Rate this book
Clear rating
I remember reading this in fifth grade. The images were vivid enough to have stayed with me all these years (I'm in my early 60s).
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
Newsletter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
Strangers To Superfans by David Gaughran
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
At the Bottom of New Lake by Sonya Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
Fear by Bob Woodward
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
Ice by James Follett
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett is currently reading
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Barnett rated a book really liked it
Outbreak by Robin Cook
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Barbara's books…
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 11175 members — last activity 6 hours, 32 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
150362 Authors Looking directly for Readers — 1916 members — last activity Feb 10, 2019 03:23PM
What's the main thing that a writer needs? A pen, paper, computer? Nope -- It's someone to read their work and give feedback. This is a group where: W ...more
25x33 Ask Barbara Barnett — 20 members — last activity Apr 14, 2018 01:05PM
...October 23, 2016 to November 22, 2016...
93114 ABNA — 122 members — last activity May 26, 2014 01:25PM
A group for goodreads members who have entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
25x33 Sci-fi Women — 1708 members — last activity Feb 10, 2019 06:43PM
A discussion of women in literary science fiction.
41254 Chicago Writers — 112 members — last activity Feb 02, 2017 05:12PM
This is a place for Chicago Writers Association members to discuss their current and upcoming titles, announce events and reviews, and connect with ot ...more
1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 22764 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Mods: Allison, The Once and Future Mod Yours in circadian heresy: Anna Mods in Absentia: Founder: Nick Hel ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 91338 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
More of Barbara’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Barbara Barnett Martha wrote: "Hi Barbara! Happy to meet you on Goodreads :)
Always nice to make more friends.
Best Wishes
Martha Perez"


Likewise! Nice to meet you!


Martha Perez Hi Barbara! Happy to meet you on Goodreads :)
Always nice to make more friends.
Best Wishes
Martha Perez


back to top