Happy birthday to the legendary Carol Emshwiller
Photo by Elf (Ellen Levy
Finch) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Called “a major
fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most
complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction” by Ursula
K. Le Guin, Carol Emshwiller played a prominent role in science
fiction’s new-wave movement. The first of her acclaimed short
stories “This Thing Called Love” appeared in FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION,
#28 (December 1955). Emshwiller’s numerous short stories have been
collected in JOY IN OUR CAUSE, VERGING ON THE PERTINENT, THE START OF
THE END OF IT ALL AND OTHER STORIES, REPORT TO THE MEN’S CLUB AND
OTHER STORIES, I LIVE WITH YOU, IN THE TIME OF WAR AND OTHER STORIES
OF CONFLICT, and THE COLLECTED STORIES OF CAROL EMSHWILLER VOL. 1.
Her scant, in comparison, novel output includes CARMEN DOG, THE
MOUNT, MISTER BOOTS, and THE SECRET CITY.
Given the World
Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, Emshwiller also won the 2002 and
2005 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (“Creature” and “I Live
With You”). She was awarded the World Fantasy for THE START OF THE
END OF IT ALL and the Philip K. Dick for THE MOUNT.
All of us a Tachyon
wish the fabulous Carol a happy 95th birthday!
For more information about I LIVE WITH YOU, visit the Tachyon page.
For more information about THE SECRET CITY, visit the Tachyon page.
Covers by Ann Monn.