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Jerome Bixby

Short story writer

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Drexel Jerome Lewis BixbyJanuary 11, 1923Los Angeles (

Pen name
D. B. LewisHarry NealAlbert RussellJ. RussellM. St. VivantThornecliff HerrickAlger Rome

Novelist, short-story writer

Science fiction, western

Notable works
"It's a Good Life""Mirror, Mirror" (Star Trek screenplay)

April 28, 1998, San Bernardino, California, United States

Emerson Bixby, Russell Albert Ludwig Bixby, Leonardo Brook Bixby

The Holes Around Mars, The Draw, American Fantastic Tales, Where There's Hope, Zen

Star Trek: The Original Series

The Man from Earth, Fantastic Voyage, Twilight Zone: The Movie, It! The Terror from Beyond S, It's a Good Life

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Richard Schenkman, Emerson Bixby, Richard Fleischer, George Clayton Johnson, Gene L Coon

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Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby (January 11, 1923 – April 28, 1998) was an American short story writer and scriptwriter. He wrote the 1953 story "It's a Good Life" which was the basis for a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone and which was included in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). He also wrote four episodes for the Star Trek series: "Mirror, Mirror", "Day of the Dove", "Requiem for Methuselah", and "By Any Other Name". With Otto Klement, he co-wrote the story upon which the sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage (1966), television series, and novel by Isaac Asimov were based. Bixby's final work was the screenplay for the 2007 sci-fi film The Man From Earth.


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He also wrote many westerns and used the pseudonyms Jay Lewis Bixby, D. B. Lewis, Harry Neal, Albert Russell, J. Russell, M. St. Vivant, Thornecliff Herrick and Alger Rome (for one collaboration with Algis Budrys).

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Bixby was the editor of Planet Stories from Summer 1950 to July 1951, and editor of Two Complete Science Adventure Novels from Winter 1950 to July 1951.

His best-known television works include two original Star Trek episodes: 1967's "Mirror, Mirror", which introduced the franchise's concept of the "Mirror Universe"; and 1969's "Requiem for Methuselah", about "Flint", a 6,000-year-old man. But his short story "It's a Good Life" (1953), adapted as a teleplay for The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling, is arguably his most generally known work to reach the small screen. It was popular enough to be revisited in the 1983 Twilight Zone film, and famous enough to be parodied in the Simpsons Halloween 1991 episode "Treehouse of Horror II". His 1968 Star Trek episode "Day of the Dove" is also much respected by fans of science fiction. Bixby also conceived and co-wrote the story for the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it.

Jerome Bixby's last work, a screenplay The Man from Earth, was conceived in the early 1960s and completed on his deathbed in April 1998. In 2007 it was turned into an independent motion picture executive produced by his son Emerson Bixby, directed by Richard Schenkman and starring David Lee Smith, William Katt, Richard Riehle, Tony Todd, Annika Peterson, Alexis Thorpe, Ellen Crawford and John Billingsley.

Bixby wrote the original screenplay for 1958's It! The Terror from Beyond Space, which was the inspiration for 1979's Alien. The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seventh season (1999) Mirror Universe episode, "The Emperor's New Cloak", is dedicated to Bixby's memory.


Star Trek Episodes
  • "Mirror, Mirror" (1967) (writer)
  • "By Any Other Name" (1968) (story, teleplay)
  • "Day of the Dove" (1968) (writer)
  • "Requiem for Methuselah" (1969) (writer)
  • Men into Space Episode
  • "Is There Another Civilization?" (1960) (writer)
  • Twilight Zone stories
  • "It's a Good Life" (1961) (short story)
  • Third segment ("It's a Good Life"), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (story)
  • "It's Still a Good Life" (2002 Series) (Based on characters created by)
  • Films
  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) (writer)
  • Rampage (1963) (screen story)
  • Fantastic Voyage (1966) (story)
  • The Man From Earth (2007) (writer)
  • References

    Jerome Bixby Wikipedia