Lin Carter





Lin Carter

Author profile


born
in St. Petersburg, Florida, The United States
June 09, 1930

died
February 07, 1988

gender
male

genre


About this author

Linwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.

Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at least one of his own pieces in the anthologies he edited. The most extreme instance is his novel Lankar of Callisto, which features Carter himself as the protagonist.

As an author, he was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders, which served as the basis of Isaac Asimov's fictional group of mystery solvers the Black
...more


Average rating: 3.88 · 20,919 ratings · 766 reviews · 218 distinct works · Similar authors
Conan the Buccaneer
by
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,612 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tolkien: A Look Behind the ...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1969 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Flashing Swords! #1
by
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thongor and the Wizard of L...
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1965 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Under the Green Star (Green...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1972 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jandar Of Callisto
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Flashing Swords! 2
by
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Flashing Swords! #3: Warrio...
by
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1976
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thongor Against the Gods (T...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1967 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sky Pirates of Callisto
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lin Carter…
Thongor and the Wizard of L... Thongor and the Dragon City Thongor Against the Gods Thongor in the City of Magi... Thongor at the End of Time Thongor Fights the Pirates ... Young Thongor
Thongor (7 books)
by
3.402135231316726 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 562 ratings

Flashing Swords! #1 Flashing Swords! 2 Flashing Swords! #3: Warrio... Flashing Swords! #4: Barbar... Flashing Swords! #5: Demons...
Flashing Swords! (5 books)
by
3.6307692307692307 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 520 ratings

Jandar Of Callisto Black Legion Of Callisto Sky Pirates of Callisto Mad Empress Of Callisto Mind Wizards of Callisto Lankar of Callisto Ylana Of Callisto
Callisto (8 books)
by
3.4720616570327554 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 519 ratings

Under the Green Star When the Green Star Calls By the Light of the Green Star As the Green Star Rises In the Green Star's Glow
Green Star (5 books)
by
3.577830188679245 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 424 ratings

Warrior of World's End The Enchantress of World's End The Immortal of World's End The Barbarian of World's End The Pirate of World's End Giant of World's End
Gondwane Epic (6 books)
by
3.481981981981982 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 222 ratings

More series by Lin Carter…

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author