Carol Emshwiller

(April 12, 1921 — February 2, 2019)

Carol Emshwiller was an American writer of avant garde short stories and SF who won prizes ranging from the Nebula Award to the Philip K. Dick Award. Ursula K. Le Guin called her "a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction."

Among her novels were Carmen Dog and The Mount. She also wrote two cowboy novels called Ledoyt and Leaping Man Hill. Her most recent novel, The Secret City, was published in April 2007.

She was the widow of the artist and experimental filmmaker Ed Emshwiller.

An appreciation of her and her work by Jon D. Swartz was published in 2019 in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #59).

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

2003 — Wiscon 27


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