- CARAKER, Mary
- (? -)US writer who began writing sf with, for ASF in 1983, "The Vampires who Loved Beowulf", a story which makes up part of her first novel, Seven Worlds (fixup 1986), whose protagonist, a tough female Space Exploratory Forces agent, is entrusted with the task of improving COMMUNICATIONS between humans and other species. The sequel, The Snows of Jaspre (1989), written for young adults, places that protagonist into a political and ecological crisis on the eponymous planet. Water Song (1987) and The Faces of Ceti (1991), singletons, likewise examine planets in crisis. I Remember, I Remember (1991 chap), a novella, recounts the sensations of a woman who awakens on a "coldship" without any memory of how she entered SUSPENDED ANIMATION.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.