Carter Scholz (né Robert Carter Scholz, born 1953) is a speculative fiction author and composer of music. He has published several works of short fiction (collected in The Amount to Carry, 2003) and two novels (Palimpsests 1984, with Glenn Harcourt; Radiance: A Novel 2002). He has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novelette. He also co-wrote The New Twilight Zone episode "A Small Talent for War" and contributed stories to Kafka Americana.
Scholz grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey and graduated from Tenafly High School in 1971. He also attended Rhode Island School of Design.
He is married and lives in California.