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Book Title: Giant of World's End|
Date of issue: February 1969
ISBN 13: 9785000008539
The author of the book: Lin Carter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.91 MB
Read full description of the books Giant of World's End:AN UNLIKELY BAND OF SUPERHEROES -
A woman who loved in vain, a magician who loved only wisdom, and a warrior to whom love was a genetic impossibility - fought the Doom that filled the skies of their strange world.
And it came to pass that Zolobion the Magician and Ganelon Silvermane set forth from the land of the great Stone Face and took the first steps of their gigantic journey across the world, a journey so long and fearful and so filled with wonders that no man since time began until that hour had undertaken a like adventure.
But their mission was a logical impossibility. Hence what purpose in undertaking it?
Only that the Moon was falling.
Read information about the authorLinwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.
Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at least one of his own pieces in the anthologies he edited. The most extreme instance is his novel Lankar of Callisto, which features Carter himself as the protagonist.
As an author, he was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders, which served as the basis of Isaac Asimov's fictional group of mystery solvers the Black Widowers. Carter himself was the model for the Mario Gonzalo character. He was also a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose work he anthologized in the Flashing Swords! series. Carter is most closely associated with fellow author L. Sprague de Camp, who served as a mentor and collaborator and was a fellow member of both the Trap Door Spiders and SAGA.
Carter served in Korea, after which he attended Columbia University. He was a copywriter for some years before writing full-time. In later life Carter saw his popularity sag and his standard of life severely lowered: when he developed oral cancer and had to endure extensive surgery to have it removed. Only his status as a Korea veteran enabled him, under the faulty u.s. medical service provisions, to receive the treatment which proved not resolutive and left him disfigured. Carter increased his alcohol intake, becoming a borderline alcoholic and severely weakening his body (already proved by cancer and therapy). The disease subsequently surfaced again spreading to his throat, leading to his death in 1988.
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