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Carol Emshwiller (1921–2019)

Author of The Mount: A Novel

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About the Author

Carol Emshwiller was born Agnes Carolyn Fries in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 12, 1921. She received bachelor's degrees in music and design from the University of Michigan and attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1949-1950 as a Fulbright Fellow. She was best known show more as a short story writer. Her short stories collections included The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller and The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories, which won the World Fantasy Award. Her novels included Carmen Dog, Mister Boots, The Secret City, and The Mount, which won a Philip K. Dick Award. She also wrote a pair of western novels entitled Ledoyt and Leaping Man Hill. She won a Nebula Award in the short story category for Creature in 2003 and for I Live with You in 2006. She received a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2005. She died on February 2, 2019 at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Carol Emshwiller

The Mount: A Novel (2002) 453 copies
Carmen Dog (1988) 260 copies
The Secret City: A Novel (2007) 116 copies
I Live with You (2005) 57 copies
Mister Boots (2005) 54 copies
Verging on the Pertinent (1989) 29 copies
Ledoyt (1995) 28 copies
Leaping Man Hill (1998) 17 copies
Venus Rising (1992) 5 copies
Grandma 5 copies
Killers 4 copies
Woman Waiting (1970) 4 copies
Pelt (1958) 4 copies
The Project 4 copies
Chicken Icarus (1966) 4 copies
The Library 3 copies
Creature 3 copies
Water Master 3 copies
Foster Mother 2 copies
The General 2 copies
Danilo (2011) 2 copies
THE SEDUCER 2 copies
Animal {short story} (1968) 2 copies
Debut 2 copies
Logicist 2 copies
Whoever 2 copies
Repository 1 copy
Quill 1 copy
The Mount — Author — 1 copy
Omens 1 copy
Uncle E 1 copy
Desert Child 1 copy
Modillion 1 copy
Nose 1 copy
Overlooking 1 copy
After All 1 copy

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contributor — 1,893 copies
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Contributor — 1,539 copies
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Contributor — 1,469 copies
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) — Contributor — 1,029 copies
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contributor — 577 copies
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contributor — 499 copies
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 410 copies
After (2012) — Contributor — 343 copies
Women of Wonder (1975) — Contributor — 332 copies
Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 306 copies
Year's Best SF 8 (2003) — Contributor — 255 copies
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contributor — 215 copies
Dangerous Visions 2 (1901) — Contributor — 201 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 196 copies
The Apocalypse Reader (2007) — Contributor — 194 copies
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Contributor — 190 copies
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contributor — 185 copies
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Contributor — 167 copies
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contributor — 164 copies
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974) — Contributor — 148 copies
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994) — Contributor — 147 copies
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contributor — 146 copies
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contributor — 138 copies
SF12 (1968) — Contributor — 135 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contributor — 108 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 106 copies
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Author, some editions — 106 copies
Edges (1980) — Contributor — 102 copies
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contributor — 102 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 93 copies
Orbit 10 (1972) — Contributor — 87 copies
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Contributor — 84 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Contributor — 82 copies
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010) — Contributor — 81 copies
Orbit 7 (1970) — Contributor — 81 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Contributor — 78 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 77 copies
Orbit 4 (1968) — Contributor — 77 copies
Blood and Other Cravings (2011) — Contributor — 69 copies
Leviathan Three (2002) — Contributor — 68 copies
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (1975) — Contributor — 66 copies
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1995) — Contributor — 65 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 19 (1957) (1989) — Contributor — 64 copies
Orbit 6 (1970) — Contributor — 56 copies
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Contributor — 55 copies
Quark/2 (1971) — Contributor — 52 copies
A Pocketful Of Stars (1971) — Contributor — 49 copies
Science Fiction Inventions (1967) — Contributor — 45 copies
Edited By (2020) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: Ninth Series (1956) — Contributor — 34 copies
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Contributor — 32 copies
The WisCon Chronicles (2007) — Contributor — 31 copies
Universe 11 (1981) — Contributor — 29 copies
Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (2003) — Contributor — 29 copies
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contributor — 27 copies
Polyphony 2 (2003) — Contributor — 26 copies
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Contributor — 25 copies
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains (2013) — Contributor — 24 copies
Bad Moon Rising (1973) — Contributor — 23 copies
Crossing the Border (1998) — Contributor — 21 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 2 • July 2010 (2010) — Contributor — 20 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 19 (2006) — Contributor — 15 copies
Omni Visions Two (1994) — Contributor — 14 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 6 [June 2011] (2011) — Contributor — 14 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 9 [September 2011] (2011) — Contributor — 13 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 27 (2011) — Contributor — 11 copies
Showcase (1973) — Contributor — 11 copies
Orbit 21 (1980) — Contributor — 10 copies
De dwarsgesneden wereld en andere verhalen (1978) — Contributor — 9 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 22 (2008) — Contributor — 8 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 21 (2007) — Contributor — 7 copies
Science Fiction Stories May 1957 (1957) — Contributor — 3 copies
Die Sterne sind weiblich (1993) — Contributor — 2 copies
Future Science Fiction No. 31 — Contributor — 2 copies
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 8 — Contributor — 1 copy

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"You scared an old lady half to death with your snoring. She thought you were a bear."
 
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Jon_Hansen | 5 other reviews | Mar 17, 2023 |
Extraterrestrials take over earth and make humans their slaves: we have to carry them on our backs, our breeding is controlled for the best outcomes to serve their purposes, we have to farm for them, the list goes on and on. Kind of like a weird payback for how we enslave animals for our selfish needs. Good job, Emshwiller!
 
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burritapal | 13 other reviews | Oct 23, 2022 |
Liked the start but honestly got bored and wandered off.
 
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TerriLynne | 13 other reviews | May 19, 2022 |
Interesting premise but I quickly got bored. A bit heavy handed.
 
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mjhunt | 5 other reviews | Jan 22, 2021 |

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