David R. Bunch Manuscript

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David R. Bunch Manuscript


  • 1973 (Creation)


1 folder

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David Roosevelt Bunch was born in 1925 in Lowry City, MO. He received a BS degree from Central Missouri State University, and an MA in English from Washington University, St. Louis. Bunch is the author of over 200 stories and poems prior to 1957 when he published his first science fiction story, "Routine Emergency". He is categorized as an American proponent of the "New Wave" subgenre. Bunch published over 75 science fiction stories from 1957-1997, of which some 40 were collected into anthologies. Bunch was included in Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions. Bunch was nominated for a Philip K. Dick award in 1993, for a Promethean Lamp poetry award in 1966, and won first prize for long poems in the Scimitar and Song Awards for 1969. He died May 29, 2000 in St. Louis, MO.

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This collection consists of the typescript for Bunch's short story, "Moment of Truth in Suburb Junction", which was published in Fantastic, in September 1973. The 10-page typescript has handwritten edits and includes a note from Fantastic editor Ted White and a one-leaf blurb.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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Collection in box with multiple collections, Folder 4.

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