Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver grew up on the Lake Erie shores of Huron, Ohio, but eventually settled in the Boston area, where he lives with his family. Currently he's writing a new volume in his popular series The Chaos Chronicles. Another of his favorite places to spin tales is his Star Rigger universe; one story in that world, Eternity's End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Among his stand-alone works are The Rapture Effect, and Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the SciFi Channel's miniseries. By many accounts, his work is hard science fiction, but his greatest love remains character, story, and a healthy sense of wonder.

As a teacher, Carver once hosted an educational TV series on the writing of SF and fantasy. A course that grew out of that is online, free to all, at In person, he's taught at MIT, Odyssey, and the New England Young Writer's Conference, and is cofounder of the Ultimate SF Writing Workshop, in the Boston area.


The Star Rigger Universe (in chronological order in the future history)

  • Panglor
  • Dragons in the Stars
  • Dragon Rigger
  • Star Rigger’s Way
  • Eternity’s End
  • Seas of Ernathe

The Chaos Chronicles

  • Neptune Crossing
  • Strange Attractors
  • The Infinite Sea
  • Sunborn
  • The Reefs of Time (work in progress)
  • Masters of Shipworld (planned)

Novels of the Starstream

  • From a Changeling Star
  • Down the Stream of Stars

Standalone Novels

  • The Infinity Link
  • The Rapture Effect
  • Roger Zelazny’s Alien Speedway: Clypsis
  • Battlestar Galactica (miniseries novelization)

Omnibus Editions

  • Dragon Space: A Star Rigger Omnibus
  • The Chaos Chronicles: Books 1-3

Short Stories Collections

  • Reality and Other Fictions
  • Going Alien

Awards and Memberships

Member of SFWA, the Authors Guild, and Book View Cafe (an author-cooperative publishing group).


Related Experience

Carver has taught in all age groups, ranging from middle school (via interactive television), to high school (New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf), to college undergraduates (MIT), to adult new writers (Odyssey Workshop and his own Ultimate SF Writing Workshop). 

As a freelance speaker, he has addressed a wide variety of audiences. 

As a writer, he has a long track record in traditional publishing, and also publishes his own backlist as a hybrid writer, through his own Starstream Publications in association with Book View Cafe. 


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