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Lin Carter


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

Died
February 07, 1988

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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
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“He said it aloud, in a great ringing voice.
Yuth-Kaathak ngom'm! Ygar naa Ithorthak! Sh'ayaa Ubb nagarr'nya Ib! Ib-nya gryalak!”
Lin Carter, The Flame of Iridar

“Philosophy is all very well,” said the Bazonga bird. “For philosophers! But we are adventurers, bound on a quest of derring-do and all that sort of thing. Less chitchat and more action, say I!”
Lin Carter, The Warrior of World's End

“Muldoon referred to an invention that Menlo Parker was currently working on, designing a miniaturized portable radio-telephone which the Omega operatives could carry on their person at all times, and by which they could always get in touch with one another, and also tap into the public phone lines to contact the police, fire department, or ambulance. The invention was by no means yet perfected.”
Lin Carter, Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown, in the Earth-Shaker: A Case from the Files of Omega

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