(April 12, 1921 – February 2, 2019)
Carol Emshwiller (née Agnes Carolyn Fries) 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."
Her stories began appearing in prozines in 1954. 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 married artist and experimental filmmaker Ed Emshwiller in 1949. They attended the first Milford Conference in 1956. Luis Ortiz wrote a biography, Emshwiller: Infinity x Two: The Life & Art of Ed & Carol Emshwiller, published in 2007 by NonStop Press; it was a 2008 Best Related Book Hugo finalist.
- An appreciation of her and her work in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #59).
- Bibliography at ISFDB.
- Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1985 — Kubla the 13th
- 1991 — World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
- 1999 — Raymond Z. Gallun Award
- 2002 — Philip K. Dick Award
- 2003 — WisCon 27, Nebula Award for Best Short Story
- 2005 — World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Nebula Award for Best Short Story
- 2007 — World Fantasy Convention 2007
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