Lin Carter

(1930 – 1988)

Linwood Vrooman Carter was a prolific author of SF and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He was a significant force in the resurrection of Heroic Fantasy.

He regularly wrote for many fanzines. He was on the committee of Metrocon 1 and published The Saturday Evening Toad and Spaceteer. He was one of the founders of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers Guild of America and a regular at meetings of the Hyborian Legion. He created the Gandalf Award.

He usually wrote as Lin Carter, but sometimes used the pseudonyms of H. P. Lowcraft and Grail Undwin. Carter is best known for editing the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in the 1970s, which introduced readers to many classics of the fantasy genre.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

  • 1969 — Balticon 3
  • 1971 — Minicon 4
  • 1979 — Unicon 5
  • 1989 — Spanish Premos Gilgames De Narrativa Fantastica award (Fantasy Collection/Anthology)

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