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Lin Carter

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Literature: history & criticism, Fantasy

An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

An anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by American writer Lin Carter, containing:

"The Vision of Yin" (Ernest Bramah, from The Wallet of Kai Lung)
"The Dragon of Chang Tao" (Ernest Bramah, from Kai Lung's Golden Hours)
"The Bird with the Golden Beak" (Donald Corley, from The Haunted Jester)
"The Song of the Tombelaine" (Donald Corley, from The House of Lost Identity)
"The Poet of Panopolis" (Richard Garnett, from The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales)
"The City of Philosophers" (Richard Garnett, from The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales)
"The Miniature" (Eden Phillpotts)

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Lin Carter

Lin Carter (1930-1988)
Lin Carter is the working name of US author and editor Linwood Wrooman Carter, most of whose work of any significance was done in the field of Heroic Fantasy, an area of concentration he went some way to define in his critical study of relevant texts and techniques, Imaginary Worlds (1973). Born in St Petersburg, Florida, Carter was an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy in his youth. He was also quite active in fandom. Carter served in the United States Army between 1951 and 1953, after which he attended Columbia University. He is best known for editing the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in the 1970s, which introduced readers to many overlooked classics of the fantasy genre, including James Branch Cabell, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees and Clark Ashton Smith. He began publishing sf with "Masters of Metropolis" for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1957, with Randall Garrett, and the story "Uncollected Works" (1965) was a finalist for the annual Nebula Award for Best Short Story. He resided in East Orange, New Jersey in his final years, and died in nearby Montclair, New Jersey.

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