CAROL EMSHWILLER sold her first story in 1954. In 2002 she won the Nebula Award and Philip K. Dick Award. Carol received a second Nebula and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2005. She was born in 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After serving in the Red Cross during World War II she returned to school and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1949. After marriage to the artist Ed Emshwiller she spent a year studying fine art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France under a Fulbright scholarship. In 1950 the pair toured postwar Europe on a motorcycle before moving to New York City. This is the second and final volume of her collected fiction. The dust jacket portrait is a painting done by Ed Emshwiller in the late 1960s. Carol was the primary female model for his illustrations for books and magazines.