Grant Carrington

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1938, the middle child of Alfred and Margaret Carrington, Grant Carrington grew up in the suburban town of North Haven, graduating from North Haven High in 1956, getting bachelors and masters degrees in math from NYU and the University of Florida respectively. He has worked as a computer programmer for Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Florida, the Naval Telecommunications Command, Savannah River Ecology Lab, Westinghouse Corporation, and the Treasury Department of the United States, from which he retired in 2004.

Science Fiction

The Seventh Wind

The Seventh Wind

Fred Harmon is running out of money, gigs, and options, when an out-of-this world offer had him jamming with musicians from all across the stars.  What he never expected, though, was getting tangled up in an interstellar drug smuggling gang — and a chance to save the Galaxy!

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Down in the Barraque

Down in the Barraque

Life in the barraque is mostly about chasing tuft and scrabbling for survival, but when a key technology built for a starship goes missing, it’s up to Kip Martin and his bandmates Flyte Error and Red Green to keep the upheaval from destroying everything they love.

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Annapolis to Andromeda


A collection of stories of the far-flung future, with including the Nebula finalist, “His Hour Upon the Stage.”

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Time’s Fool and Other Stories


A musician of unusual skill navigates the complexities of love, loss, inspiration, and temptation, against the backdrop of a future of social and political upheaval.

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