Lillian Stewart Carl is an American author of SF, fantasy, and mystery novels. Sheresides in North Texas.
She has been a friend of Lois McMaster Bujold since childhood; both authors credit Carl with getting Bujold started writing. This is described in the introduction to Bujold's collection Dreamweaver's Dilemma. Bujold's second novel, The Warrior's Apprentice, is dedicated to Carl. Both authors are friends with SF/fantasy author Patricia Wrede. Carl co-edited The Vorkosigan Companion, a retrospective on Lois McMaster Bujold's SF work, with John Helfers. The received a nomination for the 2009 Best Related Book Hugo.
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