This site is a celebration of all things Emshwiller, inspired by Carol Emshwiller's 90th birthday on 12 April 2011 and the release of her new books: The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, vol. 1 and In the Time of War & Master of the Road to Nowhere.

The creators of the site hope it can be many things -- a place to collect information about Carol Emshwiller, as well as a big virtual birthday card. We like variety, not homogeneity. We like to be serious and we like to be silly. We like penetrating insight and we like absurd jokes. We insist on having joy in our cause.

If you write something on the web about Carol Emshwiller and want us to link to it, please email Matthew Cheney at We'll link to all appropriate content, and we're also happy to publish original writings in honor of Mrs. Emshwiller and her many accomplishments.