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Mad Empress of Callisto

Lin Carter

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Classic science fiction

The fourth fantasy in the saga of Jandar of Callisto, a human stranded on an impossible world, facing a thousand deadly foes!

Jandar - the alien abducted by the mad Tharkolian princess Zamara and taken prisoner in the Scarlet City, along with his devoted companion Ergon and beloved Darloona - effects a daring celestial escape. But freedom proves more terrifying than the most heinous captivity when they find themselves adrift in the skies of the great monstrous ghastozar, enslaved by the barbaric arthropods of the Yathoon Horde and at the fiendish mercy of an insidious Kuurian Mind Wizard determined to snare them in a macabre and horrifying web of death...

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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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