Karl Edward Wagner (1945 - 1994) was an award-winning American writer, poet, editor, and publisher of SF, fantasy, and horror. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and originally trained as a psychiatrist.
As an editor, he created a three-volume set of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian fiction, and edited the long-running The Year's Best Horror Stories series. His Carcosa publishing house issued four volumes of the best stories by some of the major figures of the Golden Age pulps. He is possibly best known for his creation of the long-running series of stories featuring Kane, the Mystic Swordsman.
Collections of his stories include Where the Summer Ends ( 2012) and Walk on the Wild Side (2012).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1978 — SF-Comics Minicon, Phoenix Award at DeepSouthCon 16
- 1979 — BYOB-Con 9, Nutria Con '79
- 1980 — MC at Fantasycon VI
- 1981 — toastmaster at the 7th World Fantasy Convention
- 1982 — DeepSouthCon 20
- 1983 — TusCon 10
- 1984 — MystiCon III, MC at DeepSouthCon 22
- 1987 — 13th World Fantasy Convention
- 1988 — Kubla Khansequences
- British Fantasy Award
- World Fantasy Award
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