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Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008
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Arthur C. Clarke - Playboy Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000157
  • Collection
  • 1960-1971

This collection consists of materials related to Arthur C. Clarke's sales of stories and other pieces to Playboy Magazine. The collection includes a group of 27 typed letters and 7 autograph letters, mainly between Clarke and editor A. G. Spectorksy, internal Playboy memoranda, and correspondence from Playboy. Also included are typescripts (marked as setting copy) for 4 short works of fiction and 8 nonfiction pieces by Clarke.

Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008

Arthur C. Clarke - "Jupiter Five" Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000254
  • Collection
  • 1953

This collection consists of the original typescript of Arthur C. Clarke's short story, "Jupiter Five", written in 1951 and first published in the May 1953 issue of the magazine IF: Worlds of Science Fiction. This typescript is the setting copy for the magazine publication and has been copy-edited by editor Larry T. Shaw and the author. It also includes two layout sheets with design notes and paste-in illustrations.

Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008

Arthur C. Clarke - Baird Searles Correspondence Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000156
  • Collection
  • 1978-1986

This collection consists of 12 pieces of correspondence, almost entirely letters written by legendary science fiction author Clarke to Baird Searles, owner of the well-known Science Fiction Bookshop in New York City, NY. Clarke, who lived in Sri Lanka, frequently ordered books from Searles.

There is also one letter from Clarke to Martin Last, Searles' writing collaborator and domestic partner.

Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008

Arthur C. Clarke - Gollancz Publishing Files

  • TxAM-CRS C000274
  • Collection
  • 1960-1998

This collection consists of administrative and business files from Victor Gollancz, Ltd., one of the most important publishing companies in 20th-century Great Britain. Gollancz published the works of many science fiction authors, including, notably, Arthur C. Clarke.

The materials in this collection specifically document Gollancz' relationship with Clarke over a period of nearly 40 years, during which Gollancz published many of Clarke's most important novels - including The Hammer of God, Imperial Earth, and the three sequels to Rendezvous With Rama as well as many of Clarke's nonfiction works. Materials include correspondence (including from Clarke himself), contracts and agreements, administrative documentation, and dust jackets from numerous works of Clarke.

Overall the collection provides a window into the relationship between an author and his publisher, and the ways in which they interact to produce a finished literary product.

Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008