Carter's short story "'Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation' by K.N. Sirsi and Sandra Botkin" was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Award and won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1998. This makes Carter the first non-female to be the sole winner of the Tiptree (Elizabeth Hand in 1995 was a co-winner with Theodore Roszak); Carter reportedly "does not identify as male or female" and wrote the "Androgyny Rarely Asked Questions" and "The Murk Manual: How to Understand Medical Writing on Intersex".
Between May 1998 and April 2002, Carter maintained the Honeyguide Web Log - an "eclectic weekly list of links emphasizing books, robotics, and the natural sciences." This was the first site to be named a weblog after Jorn Barger's example, and Carter launched the first weblog directory at the Open Directory Project in November 1998.
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^Davis, Ray; Candas Jane Dorsey, Sylvia Kelso, Kate Schaefer, Chair, Lisa Tuttle (1998). "James Tiptree, Jr. Award 1998 Winner". The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council. Retrieved 2013-05-15.Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)