John F. Carr

John Francis Carr (born December 25, 1944) is an American science fiction editor and writer as well as the executor of the literary estate of H. Beam Piper.[clarification needed]

John F. Carr
BornJohn Francis Carr
(1944-12-25) December 25, 1944 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationWriter, editor
GenreScience fiction


Carr was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in San Diego, California.

He 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 worksEdit


  • The Ophidian Conspiracy (1976), re-released in 2016 as an e-book
  • Pain Gain (1977)
  • Carnifex Mardi Gras (1982)
  • Time Crime (2010)
  • 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

Continuation of works by H. Beam PiperEdit

Lord Kalvan of OtherwhenEdit

Space VikingEdit

  • The Last Space Viking (2011) with Mike Robertson
  • Space Viking's Throne (2012) with Mike Robertson

Little FuzzyEdit

  • The Fuzzy Cunundrum (2016) with Wolfgang Diehr

Short fiction seriesEdit



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

Anthology seriesEdit

Nebula AwardsEdit

There Will Be WarEdit

The Endless FrontierEdit

Imperial StarsEdit

War WorldEdit

  • 1 The Burning Eye (1988) with Jerry Pournelle and Roland Green, re-released, with additional material, in 2015 as an e-book.
  • 2 Death's Head Rebellion (1990) with Jerry Pournelle and Roland Green
  • 3 Sauron Dominion (1991) with Jerry Pournelle
  • 4 Invasion (1994) with Jerry Pournelle
  • Codominium: Revolt on War World (1992) with Jerry Pournelle
  • War World: Blood Feuds (1993) with Jerry Pournelle
  • War World: Blood Vengeance (1993) with Jerry Pournelle
  • War World: The Battle of Sauron (2007)
  • War World: Discovery (2010)
  • War World: Takeover (2011)
  • War World: The Lidless Eye (2013)
  • War World: Cyborg Revolt (2013)
  • War World: Jihad! (2013)
  • War World: The Patriotic Wars (2016)



  • 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 seriesEdit

  • 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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