John F. Carr

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John F. Carr
Born John Francis Carr
(1944-12-25) December 25, 1944 (age 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Writer, editor
Language English
Genre Science fiction

John Francis Carr, was born December 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in San Diego, California. He is a science fiction editor and writer.


Carr is the author of seven published novels and, along with co-editor Jerry Pournelle, he has edited over twenty theme anthologies and short story collections. He is also an authority on the life and works of H. Beam Piper and his biography H. Beam Piper: A Biography, was published in 2008. His other works include the space opera The Ophidian Conspiracy and several novels (some co-written with Roland J. Green) set in the Paratime universe of H. Beam Piper).

He is also recognized as an editor, having edited numerous collections or series involving Libertarian science fiction and Military science fiction. He is best known for working with Jerry Pournelle. In 2002, Carr and Pournelle were honored with a Prometheus Award for editing The Survival of Freedom.

Published works[edit]


  • The Ophidian Conspiracy (1976), re-released in 2016 as an e-book
  • Pain Gain (1977)
  • Carnifex Mardi Gras (1982)
  • Time Crime (2010)
  • The Last Space Viking (2011) with Mike Robertson
  • Space Viking's Throne (2012) with Mike Robertson
  • Rainbow Run (2012) with Camden Benares
  • The Crying Clown Celebration: A Certain Flair for Death (2013) with Camden Benares
  • The Merlin Binary (2014) with Dietmar Wehr

Fiction series[edit]

  • Fuzzy Ergo Sum (2011) with Wolfgang Diehr
  • Caveat Fuzzy (2012) with Wolfgang Diehr
  • The Fuzzy Cunundrum (tba) with Wolfgang Diehr

Short fiction series[edit]



  • H. Beam Piper: A Biography (2008)
  • Typewriter Killer (2015) A second volume of H. Beam Piper biography.

Anthology series[edit]



  • Letter (Locus #216) (1978)
  • Introduction (Empire) (1981)
  • Introduction (Paratime) (1981)
  • Introduction (Federation) (1981)
  • Shapes of Things to Come (1982)
  • Introduction (The Worlds of H. Beam Piper) (1983)
  • Introduction (Uller Uprising) (1983)
  • Letter (Locus #312) (1987)
  • State of the Art: The Last Cavalier: H. Beam Piper (1988)
  • Dramatis Personae (Great Kings' War) (2006) with Roland J. Green
  • Introduction (Cosmic Computer) (2014)

Essay series[edit]

  • Terro-Human
  • Terro-Human Future History Chronology (1981)

Carr's Pequod Press released Fuzzy Ergo Sum (2011) and "Caveat Fuzzy" (2012) by Wolfgang Diehr. These novels pick up where the original series by H. Beam Piper left off, continuing the story of Little Fuzzy and his fuzzy and human companions.


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