To be reprinted in Crypt of Cthulhu. Only his status as a Korean War veteran enabled him to receive extensive surgery. Beagle ed , Tachyon Publications 2010. 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. In , edited by August Derleth.
Carter was the model for Asimov's character Mario Gonzalo. Eddison, and in May, with the logo on by Fletcher Pratt, cataloged as 1. His cancer resurfaced, spreading to his throat and leading to his death in , New Jersey, in 1988. He was 62 years old. His early studies of the works of and were followed up by the wide-ranging , a study tracing the emergence and development of modern fantasy from the late nineteenth century novels of through the 1970s.
Price ed The Book of Eibon Chaosium, 2002. He completed a number of Howard's unfinished tales of see and , the latter often in collaboration with. Lovecraft's work by utilising elements of Lovecraft's. Len was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, and also volunteered as a church usher. Based on a plot idea by Smith found by Carter in Smith's holograph notes one not printed in. A fourth episode was published posthumously in Fungi 17, a 1998 fanzine.
All remain in print, and one original book was issued in 2012, collecting the short stories about Thongor. Later in his career Carter assimilated influences from and , and even branched out briefly into fantasy. His most comprehensive account of the project appeared in in 1973. Carter was a prolific writer, producing an average of six books a year from 1965 to 1969. In Crypt of Cthulhu No 54 Eastertide 1988. Despite the title, there are many uncollected Mythos stories by Carter.
A number of these tales feature Smith's invented book of forbidden lore, the. Carter was a member of the , an all-male literary banqueting club which served as the basis of 's fictional group of mystery-solvers, the. Service information and online condolences can be obtained by going to:. Some of them also overlap as pastiches of H. His best-known works are his and novels in the tradition of , , and. 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.
It was probably smoking that gave him oral cancer in 1985. Although he wrote only six Thongor novels, the character appeared in 's Creatures on the Loose for an eight-issue run in 1973-74 and was often optioned for films, although none has been produced. In other works Carter paid homage to the styles of contemporary authors or their precursors. Price ed The Book of Eibon Chaosium, 2002. Carter resided in , New Jersey, in his later years, and drank and smoked heavily. Savage Sword of Conan No 3 Dec 1974.
Several of his series were abandoned due to lack of publisher or reader interest or to his deteriorating health. Asimov: A Memoir, New York, Doubleday, 1994, page 377. In the 1970s Carter published one issue of his own fantasy Kadath, named after 's fictional setting see. For further info see Robert M. Leonard leaves behind his wife, Kathy; children, Troy Laura Carter, Heather Maskrey, and Nathan Carter and his special friend Kate Lindaman; grandchildren, Austin, Spencer and Maxwell Carter, and Carter Maskrey; siblings, Bobbie Carter, Becky Loyd, and Linda Ken Threfall; mother in-law, Elaine Munson; sister in-law, Carmell Fadden; and brothers in-law, Mark Derringer, Van Laura Munson, Steve Diane Munson, and Jon Munson; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
It was titled Thongor in the Valley of Demons; however the movie was never produced. A falling-out in the last decade of Carter's life did not become generally known until after his death. It was given annually by the from 1974 to 1981, but went into abeyance with the collapse of Carter's health in the 1980s. Its primary purpose continues to be fulfilled by the initially rival , first presented in 1975. Price ed The Book of Eibon Chaosium, 2002.