Lin Carter was a science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote many books in the sword-and-sorcery and sword-and-planet genres including six books in the Thongor the Barbarian series of books.

Carter worked with Marvel throughout his career and was a writer for the Spider-Man television series that aired during the 1960s. Prior to becoming a writer, Carter served in the United States Army and was in the Korean War from 1951-53. He would then return home and attend Columbia collge before getting a job in copywriting. It was at this time that he decided to become an author and wrote extensively for the rest of his life.

Publication Order of Callisto Books

Jandar of Callisto (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Legion of Callisto (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sky Pirates of Callisto (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mad Empress of Callisto (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mind Wizards of Callisto (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lankar of Callisto (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ylana of Callisto (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Renegade of Callisto (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

The Return of Conan (By: L. Sprague de Camp) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Adventurer (By: Robert E. Howard) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Warrior (By: Robert E. Howard) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Usurper (By: Robert E. Howard) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Conqueror (By: Robert E. Howard) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Avenger (By: Robert E. Howard) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan of the Isles (With: L. Sprague de Camp) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan (By: Robert E. Howard) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Freebooter (By: Robert E. Howard) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Wanderer (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan of Cimmeria (With: Robert E. Howard) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Buccaneer (With: L. Sprague de Camp) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan of Aquilonia (With: L. Sprague de Camp) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Swordsman (With: L. Sprague de Camp,Björn Nyberg) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan and the Sorcerer (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Liberator (With: L. Sprague de Camp) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan: The Road of Kings (By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan: The Sword of Skelos (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan and the Spider God (By: L. Sprague de Camp) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Rebel (By: Poul Anderson) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conan the Mercenary (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Eric Carstairs of Zanthodon Books

Journey to the Underground World (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zanthodon (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hurok of the Stone Age (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Darya of the Bronze Age (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eric of Zanthodon (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Flashing Swords! Books

(with Robert M. Price, Clayton Hinkle)

Flashing Swords! #1 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flashing Swords! #2 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flashing Swords! #3: Warriors and Wizards (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! #6: A Sword & Sorcery Anthology (With: Robert M. Price,Clayton Hinkle) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Chronicles of Kylix Books

The Quest of Kadji (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wizard of Zao (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kellory the Warlock (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Great Imperium Books

The Man Without a Planet (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Rogue (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Outworlder (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Green Star Books

Under the Green Star (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When the Green Star Calls (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
By the Light of the Green Star (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
As the Green Star Rises (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Green Star's Glow (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Terra Magica Books

Publication Order of The Mysteries of Mars Books

The Man Who Loved Mars (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Valley Where Time Stood Still (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The City Outside the World (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down to a Sunless Sea (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hautley Quicksilver Books

Destination (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thief of Thoth (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Purloined Planet (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Thongor Books

(with Robert M. Price)

Thongor and The Wizard of Lemuria (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thongor of Lemuria / Thongor and the Dragon City (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thongor Against the Gods (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thongor in the City of Magicians (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thongor at the End of Time (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thongor Fights the Pirates of Tarakus (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Young Thongor (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sword of Thongor (By: Robert M. Price) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Weird Tales Books

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Publication Order of World's End Books

The Warrior of World's End (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Enchantress of World's End (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Immortal of World's End (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Barbarian of World's End (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pirate of World's End (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Giant of World's End (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Zarkon - Lord of the Unknown Books

The Nemesis of Evil (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Invisible Death (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Volcano Ogre (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Earth-Shaker (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horror Wears Blue (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy Books

Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy #2 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Star Magicians (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flame of Iridar (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tower at the Edge of Time (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tower of the Medusa (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost World of Time (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Star (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time War (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tara of the Twilight (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Found Wanting (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Beyond the Gates of Dream (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Worlds (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Poetry Books

Dreams from R'lyeh (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Fantasy Tales Books

Fantasy Tales 1 (By: Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 2 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 3 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 4 (By: Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 5 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 6 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy Tales 7 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Young Magicians(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden Cities, Far(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swords Against Tomorrow(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Worlds For Old(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spawn of Cthulhu(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Discoveries in Fantasy(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swordsmen and Supermen(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nameless Places(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 1(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kingdoms of Sorcery(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Disciples of Cthulhu(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms Of Wizardry(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 3(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 4(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barbarians 2(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Necronomicon(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Xothic Legend Cycle(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Lin Carter Books, You’ll Love…

The Wizard of Lemuria is the first book in the Thongor series of books. The series follows Thongor of Valkarth who is the mightiest warrior on the ancient continent of Lemuria. In this book, the ancient dragon kings have decided that now would be the best time to reassert their dominance over Earth. The powerful dragons seem to have a clear path to regaining their dominance, but only Thongor and his friends stand in their way. The group will be aided by the magic of the wizard Sharajsha as they try to save mankind from impending doom.

Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown is another series by Carter and it begins with The Nemesis of Evil. Zarkon is a man of mystery as his foes are dying to learn his true identity, but he remains shrouded in secret. He works with the Omega Crew to battle the forces of darkness and now they are about to meet their ultimate challenge. They are going to face the monster who calls himself Lucifer who commands an army of satanic slaves. Lucifer is a great threat to humanity and its up to Zarkon to stop him.

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