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Lin Carter


(Linwood Vrooman Carter)
USA flag (1930 - 1988)

aka H P Lowcraft, Grail Undwin

If J R R Tolkien was the single author most responsible for the existence of Fantasy as a modern publishing genre then the single editor and critic with the same claim was Lin Carter. His tireless advocacy of both modern fantasy writers and their historical forbears as the first editor on the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series was hugely influential.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror
 
Series
Thongor
   1. The Wizard of Lemuria (1965)
     aka Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria
   2. Thongor of Lemuria (1966)

     aka Thongor and the Dragon City

   3. Thongor against the Gods (1967)
   4. Thongor at the End of Time (1968)
   5. Thongor in the City of Magicians (1968)
   6. Thongor Fights the Pirates of Tarakus (1970)
     aka Thongor and the Pirates of Tarakus
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Great Imperium
   1. The Man without a Planet (1966)
   2. Star Rogue (1970)
   3. Outworlder (1971)
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Kylix
   1. The Quest of Kadji (1971)
   2. The Wizard of Zao (1978)
   3. Kellory the Warlock (1984)
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Callisto
   1. Jandar of Callisto (1972)
   2. Black Legion of Callisto (1972)
   3. Sky Pirates of Callisto (1975)
   4. Mad Empress of Callisto (1975)
   5. Mind Wizards of Callisto (1975)
   6. Lankar of Callisto (1975)
   7. Ylana of Callisto (1977)
   8. Renegade of Callisto (1978)
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Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown
   1. The Nemesis of Evil (1975)
   2. Invisible Death (1975)
   3. The Volcano Ogre (1976)
   4. The Earth-Shaker (1982)
   5. Horror Wears Blue (1987)
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Terra Magica
   1. Kesrick (1982)
   2. Dragonrouge (1984)
   3. Mandricardo (1987)
   4. Callipygia (1988)
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Novels
   The Star Magicians (1966)
   Destination, Saturn (1967) (with David Grinnell (Donald A Wollheim))
   The Flame of Iridar (1967)
   Tower at the Edge of Time (1968)
   Lost World of Time (1969)
   Tower Of The Medusa (1969)
   The Black Star (1973)
   Time War (1974)
   Tara of the Twilight (1979)
   Conan the Barbarian (1982) (with L Sprague de Camp)
   Found Wanting (1985)
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Collections
   Beyond the Gates of Dream (1969)
   Dreams from R'lyeh (1975)
   Lost Worlds (1980)
   The Xothic Cycle (1997)
   Young Thongor (2012) (with Adrian Cole and Robert M Price)
   The Wildside Book of Fantasy (2012) (with others)
   The Science Fiction Crime Megapack (2017) (with others)
   Thongor Conquers the Underground World (2023) (with Robert M Price)
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Anthologies edited
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Anthology series
Flashing Swords
   1. Flashing Swords 1 (1973)
   2. Flashing Swords 2 (1973)
   3. Warriors and Wizards (1976)
   4. Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977)
   5. Demons and Daggers (1981)
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Weird Tales
   1. Weird Tales 1 (1981)
   2. Weird Tales 2 (1980)
   3. Weird Tales 3 (1981)
   4. Weird Tales 4 (1983)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Conan (Lancer/Ace Books)
   1. Conan (1967) (with L Sprague de Camp and Robert E Howard)
   2. Conan of Cimmeria (1968) (with L Sprague de Camp and Robert E Howard)
   4. Conan the Wanderer (1968) (with L Sprague de Camp and Robert E Howard)
   6. Conan the Buccaneer (1971) (with L Sprague de Camp)
   12. Conan of the Isles (1968) (with L Sprague de Camp)
   13. Conan the Swordsman (1978) (with L Sprague de Camp and Björn Nyberg)
   14. Conan the Liberator (1979) (with L Sprague de Camp)
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Black Cat Weekly
   104. Black Cat Weekly #104 (2023) (with others)
   105. Black Cat Weekly #105 (2023) (with others)
   108. Black Cat Weekly #108 (2023) (with others)
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Lin Carter recommends
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Ironbrand (1980)
(Iron Angel, book 1)
John Morressy
"Crisp, vivid, exciting. A brilliant heroic fantasy debut."
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Merlin's Ring (1974)
(Merlin's Godson, book 3)
H Warner Munn
"Seldom have I encountered a more ambitious narrative in my exploration of fantasy, and seldom has a gripping human drama of such strength and vigor invested a story of such sweep and scope and vaulting imaginative power."
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The Legion of Time (1938)
(Legion of Time, book 1)
Jack Williamson
"The Legion of Time is an unparalleled classic of thrill packed excitement - possibly the greatest single adventure story in science-fiction history, a suspense-masterpiece of weird science and derring-do, like no other I've read. I deeply envy anyone who is reading it for the first time."
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The Wood Beyond the World (1894)
William Morris
"With his epochal novels of the 1880s, William Morris established the tradition of the tale set in a completely imaginary world of the author's own invention."

Anthologies containing stories by Lin Carter
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Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! #7 (2023)
(Lin Carter's Flashing Swords!, book 7)
edited by
Robert M Price

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