(February 19, 1937 – April 7, 1987)
Terry Carr was a fan, sf writer, and editor. He discovered fandom in 1949, and became an enthusiastic publisher of fanzines. Despite a long career as a science fiction professional, he continued to participate as a fan until his death from congestive heart failure. During the 50s and 60s he remained one of the most prominent fans in the world. In 1986, he was Fan GoH at ConFederation, the Altanta Worldcon.
He was nominated for the following: 1960 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1961 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1967 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1968 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1969 Best Short Story Hugo, 1971 Best Fan Writer Hugo, 1972 Best Fan Writer Hugo and thirteen times (1973-1975, 1977-1979, 1981-1987) in the Best Professional Editor category.
In 1961 he married Carol Stuart.
He was a member of NAPA, Golden Gate Futurians, the Little Men, and the Fanoclasts. He was one of the Berkeley Bhoys, and the ACC, helped conceive the beer can Tower to the Moon, and was one of the people behind Carl Brandon. (And was one of the people credited with publishing Dolor along with Dave Rike, Carl Brandon, and Ron Ellik.) He wrote "Egoboo for Algernon". Some of his own fan writing was collected in The Incompleat Terry Carr, in Fandom Harvest and in Fandom Harvest II (Ansible Editions, 2019). He was a member of The Cult.
As a pro writer, he published both short SF and novels. In the early 1960s, Carr concentrated professionally on editing. He first worked at Ace Books, establishing the Ace Science Fiction Specials series which published, among other novels, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin and Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin.
After conflicts with Ace head Donald A. Wollheim, he worked as a freelancer. He edited an original story anthology series called Universe, and a popular series of Year's Best anthologies that ran from 1972 until his death in 1987. He taught at Clarion, and published some novels and short fiction.
- A L'Abandon
- Blood, Sweat and Bheers (with friends)
- Dark Star (for OMPA)
- Defenstration (for OMPA)
- Diaspar (for FAPA)
- Dolor (with Dave Rike, Carl Brandon, and Ron Ellik)
- Entropy (for FAPA, OMPA and SAPS)
- Fanac (with Ron Ellik; Hugo winner)
- Incompleat Burbee
- Innuendo (one of the best fanzines of the 60s)
- Ragnarok (with Miriam Carr for SAPS)
- Stormy Petrel
- Troll Chowder
- Void (some later issues)
- Vulcan (with Pete Graham)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1965 -- TAFF
- 1969 -- Marcon IV
- 1971 -- Disclave 15
- 1976 -- V-Con 5
- 1980 -- LepreCon 6
- 1981 -- Capricon 1
- 1982 -- WisCon 6, Past president of the FWA
- 1983 -- Toastmaster at OryCon V
- 1984 -- Lunacon 27
- 1986 -- TusCon 13, Toastmaster at Corflu 3
- 1989 -- Past president of the FWA
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