Carrie Richerson (1952-2019)

Writer Carrie Richerson, 66, died February 2, 2019 in an Austin TX rehabilitation center following years of poor health. Richerson began publishing short fiction in the early ’90s, with work appearing in Amazing Stories, Asimov’s, F&SF, Pulphouse, Realms of Fantasy, and other magazines and anthologies. Some of her work was collected in Something Rich and Strange (2001). She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1993 and ’94.

Richerson was born November 1, 1952 in Mississippi, and studied math at Rice University in Houston TX. She lived for several years in Blanco TX before settling in Austin. She was active in Texas fandom as a fan and bookseller in the ’80s and ’90s, and helped organize conventions, including the 1997 Worldcon, LoneStarCon 2. She is survived by her brother.

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