Carter resided in East Orange , New Jersey, in his later years, and drank and smoked heavily. It was probably smoking that gave him oral cancer in Only his status as a Korean War veteran enabled him to receive extensive surgery. However, it failed to cure the cancer and left him disfigured. In the last year before his death, he had begun to reappear in print with a new book in his Terra Magica series, a long-promised Prince Zarkon pulp hero pastiche, Horror Wears Blue , and a regular column for the magazine Crypt of Cthulhu.
His cancer resurfaced, spreading to his throat and leading to his death in Montclair , New Jersey, in Robert M. It was turned into a memorial issue Vol. Two further issues of the magazine were devoted to Carter alone see References below. Price was also appointed Carter's literary executor. A longtime science-fiction and fantasy fan, Carter first appeared in print with entertaining letters to Startling Stories and other pulp magazines in and again in the late s. Lowcraft", with Dave Foley, is a parody of H. Early in his efforts to establish himself as a writer, Carter gained a mentor in L.
Sprague de Camp , who critiqued his novel The Wizard of Lemuria in manuscript. The seventh novel Carter wrote, it was the first to find a publisher, appearing from Ace Books in March A falling-out in the last decade of Carter's life did not become generally known until after his death. Carter was a prolific writer, producing an average of six books a year from to Carter frequently cited his own writings in his non-fiction and almost always included at least one of his own pieces in each of the anthologies he edited. The most extreme instance of his penchant for self-promotion is in the sixth novel in his Callisto sequence, Lankar of Callisto , which features Carter himself as the protagonist.
Carter was not reluctant to attack organized religion in his books, notably in his unfinished epic World's End , in "Amalric the Man-God" also unfinished , and in The Wizard of Zao. He portrayed religions as cruel and repressive, and had his heroes escape from their inquisitions. In most of his fiction, Carter was consciously imitative of the themes, subjects and styles of authors he admired.
He usually identified his models in the introductions or afterwords of his novels, as well as in the introductory notes to self-anthologized or collected short stories. His best-known works are his sword and planet and sword and sorcery novels in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs , Robert E. Howard , and James Branch Cabell. His first published book, The Wizard of Lemuria , first of the "Thongor the Barbarian" series, combines both influences. Although he wrote only six Thongor novels, the character appeared in Marvel Comics 's Creatures on the Loose for an eight-issue run in and was often optioned for films, although none has been produced.
His other major series, the " Callisto " and "Zanthodon" books, are direct tributes to Burroughs' Barsoom series and Pellucidar novels, respectively. In other works Carter paid homage to the styles of contemporary pulp magazine authors or their precursors. Some of these, together with Carter's models, include his "Simrana" stories influenced by Lord Dunsany , his horror stories set in the " Cthulhu Mythos " of H.
Later in his career Carter assimilated influences from mythology and fairy tales , and even branched out briefly into pornographic fantasy. Some of Carter's most prominent works were what he referred to as "posthumous collaborations" with deceased authors, notably Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. He completed a number of Howard's unfinished tales of Kull see Kull collection  and Conan the Barbarian , the latter often in collaboration with L.
Sprague de Camp. He also collaborated with de Camp on a number of pastiche novels and short stories featuring Conan. The "posthumous collaborations" with Smith were of a different order, usually completely new stories built around title ideas or short fragments found among Smith's notes and jottings. A number of these tales feature Smith's invented book of forbidden lore, the Book of Eibon Cthulhu Mythos arcane literature.
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Some of them also overlap as pastiches of H. Lovecraft's work by utilising elements of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. These stories, which are uncollected, include:. Price ed. See also Lin Carter deities. Carter wrote numerous stories in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. Despite the title, there are many uncollected Mythos stories by Carter. These include:.
See also Xothic legend cycle. For further info see Robert M. Carter wrote two cycles of stories set in "dreamlands," paying tribute to the fantasy of Lord Dunsany , Ikranos, from his fan days, and Simrana, after he became a professional writer. Carter left a number of projects unfinished. He regularly announced plans for future works that never came to fruition, even including some among lists of other works printed in the fronts of his books.
His anthologies Kingdoms of Sorcery and Realms of Wizardry both included such phantom books among his other listed works, titled Robert E. The first of these, presumably a non-fiction study along the lines of his Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings" , never saw print; the second seems to be related to The Terror Out of Time , a collection of Cthulhu Mythos tales he had pitched unsuccessfully to Arkham House the existing material for which was eventually gathered into his The Xothic Legend Cycle ; the third was apparently a working title for Ylana of Callisto , published the year after the anthologies.
Several of his series were abandoned due to lack of publisher or reader interest or to his deteriorating health. Among these are his " Thongor " series, to which he intended to add two books dealing with the hero's youth; only a scattering of short stories intended for the volumes appeared. His "Gondwane" epic, which he began with the final book and afterwards added several more covering the beginning of the saga, lacks its middle volumes, his publisher having canceled the series before he managed to fill the gap between.
Similarly, his projected Atlantis trilogy was canceled after the first book The Black Star , and his five-volume "Chronicles of Kylix" ended with three volumes published and parts of another Amalric. Another unfinished project was Carter's self-proclaimed magnum opus , an epic literary fantasy entitled Khymyrium , or, to give it its full title, Khymyrium: The City of the Hundred Kings, from the Coming of Aviathar the Lion to the Passing of Spheridion the Doomed. It was intended to take the genre in a new direction by resurrecting the fantastic medieval chronicle history of the sort exemplified by Geoffrey of Monmouth 's Historia Regum Britanniae and Saxo Grammaticus 's Gesta Danorum.
It was also to present a new invented system of magic called "enstarment", which from Carter's description somewhat resembles the system of magical luck investment later devised by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly for their " Liavek " series of shared world anthologies. Carter claimed to have begun the work about , and published at least three excerpts from it as separate short stories during his lifetime — "Azlon" in The Young Magicians , "The Mantichore" in Beyond the Gates of Dream also and "The Sword of Power" in New Worlds for Old A fourth episode was published posthumously in Fungi 17, a fanzine.
His most comprehensive account of the project appeared in Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy in While he continued to make claims for its excellence throughout his lifetime, the complete novel never appeared.
Part of the problem was that Carter was forcing himself to write the novel in a formal style more like that of William Morris and quite unlike his own. Carter was influential as a critic of contemporary fantasy and a pioneering historian of the genre. His book reviews and surveys of the year's best fantasy fiction appeared regularly in Castle of Frankenstein , continuing after that magazine's demise in The Year's Best Fantasy Stories.
His early studies of the works of J. Lovecraft Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos were followed up by the wide-ranging Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy , a study tracing the emergence and development of modern fantasy from the late nineteenth century novels of William Morris through the s. Peter Beagle faulted Carter's scholarship, saying "He gets so many facts embarrassingly wrong, so many attributions misquoted, that the entire commentary is essentially worthless.
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