George Alec Effinger Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000214

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George Alec Effinger Collection


  • 1973-1987 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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George Alec Effinger was born in Cleveland Ohio January 10, 1947, and died April 27, 2002. His writing career started with attendance at the Clarion Workshop in 1970, and his first publication in 1971. His first novel was a Nebula award nominee. He received a Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novelette, for "Schroedinger's Kitten". John K. Diomede was a pseudonym.

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This collection consists of manuscripts for several works by Effinger, including the copyedited manuscript for Effinger's 1987 novel When Gravity Falls, the edited manuscript for the novella "The Exile Kiss (Preview)" (1990), and the bound manuscript for his 1981 novel The Wolves of Memory.

Also included is the manuscript for the 1973 story "Dem Bones", which Effinger published under the name "John K. Diomede."

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No restrictions.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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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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