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This is a brief discussion of Terry Carr and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Carr.
This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Carr: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)
I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Carr tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Carr worthy; in sum, to help you rank Terry Carr (and the works by Carr listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
A Few Words About Terry Carr
Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed
farther down this page.
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Other Terry Carr Resources
Because Carr was almost exclusively an editor rather than author, there isn't that much about him out there; the Spacelight: Terry Carr page is a short but pithy backgrounder. Just about everything else concerning him is about the various anthologies he edited
(all much respected), though there are a couple of short pieces worth looking at: Gifts of
the Heart by Avedon Carol (under the head "The Good Guys"); and The Terry Carr
Collection (chiefly for the first paragraph).
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Terry Carr ****
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