Science Fiction Collected Papers
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Science Fiction Collected Papers
This collection consists of an example of H. Rider Haggard's (Sir Henry Rider Haggard) autograph, dated 1889 and written on stationary reading "Ditchingham House, Bungay" (Haggard's home in Suffolk), together with a carte de visite of Haggard, printed by Newsboy in New York, Undated.
Black Superheroes, Sidekicks, and Characters Comic Book Collection
These comics were created in countries that were ruled by colonial powers in Africa, namely Italy, France, Belgium, and Spain. The comics are both individual copies and bound volumes with numerous copies. They date from around 1926 to 1973.
This collection consists of materials relating to two of Samuel R. Delany's more famous novels. Materials include two typescripts of his 1973 novel Equinox (originally published as The Tides of Lust), and the corrected galley proofs of Triton (1976).
Also included is the typescript of Delany's 1979 memoir Heavenly Breakfast.
The manuscripts all contain holograph corrections and revisions by Delany. There is also a note contextualizing the manuscript on the first page of each item.
Texas A&M Science Fiction and Fantasy Creative Writing Contest Collection
This collection contains short story entries made by Texas A&M students in the Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Creative Writing Contest, co-sponsored since 2017 by the Department of English and Cushing Memorial Library & Archives.
Entries include Winners, Honorable Mentions, and all other entries.
Texas A & M University
Ellen Datlow-Terri Windling Collection
This collection consists of two copyedited manuscript anthologies: one, Little Deaths: 24 Tales of Sex and Horror (1995), edited by famed genre editor Ellen Datlow; and another, The Green Man: Tales from The Mythic Forest (2002), co-edited by Datlow and Terri Windling as part of Viking's Mythic Fiction series. The latter work won the 2002 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
This collection consists of numerous awards that noted science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton was given over the course of her long and storied career.
This collection consists of a domestic version of the export script dated January 17, 1963, for the British science fiction movie The Day of the Triffids (1962), written by Gordon and based on the famous 1951 novel by John Wyndham.
Walter Jon Williams Collection
This collection consists of the 93 page manuscript for Williams' story "No Spot of Ground", later published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Williams, Walter Jon
This collection consists of the release dialogue script of the 1965 Paramount film Crack in the World starring Dana Andrews as Dr. Steven Sorenson, who plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampion (Kieron Moore), Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time. The screenplay was written by White and Julian Halevy.
White, Jon M.
Jeremy Branch Star Trek Script Collection
This collection contains a Star Trek program guide, scripts, and a prospectus.
Alfred Elton Van Vogt Collection
This collection consists of materials relating to the 1956 A. E. Van Vogt novel Empire of the Atom, including the original typescript, galleys, and correspondence related to the book's publication and review.
Van Vogt, A. E. (Alfred Elton), 1912-2000
This collection consists of the manuscript for Pumilia's radio play "The Case of the Martian Minister" (typed, 11 leave), produced for the Houston Science Fiction Society.
Pumilia, Joseph F.
This collection contains the original handwritten manuscript for Lee's 1976 novel Don't Bite The Sun, the first in her two-book Four-BEE series (a sequel to the book, Drinking Sapphire Wine, was published in 1977). Lee wrote the novel when she was 21, though it was not published until some years later.
The manuscript, in addition to the text of the novel, contains several illustrations from Lee, a description of the novel's structure, a name guide for the use of the manuscript's typist, and a list of chapter lengths. A 2014 note from Lee on the first page notes that the first few pages of the manuscript (the Prologue) are missing.
Also included is a photocopy of the typescript (with handwritten edits) of Lee's 2010 short story collection Disturbed By Her Song, published by Lethe Press. Along, with Lee, Esther Garber, and her half-brother, Judas Garbah is credited as the authors of the work. Garber and Garbah were supposedly French writers from the mid-20th-century whom Lee claimed to be channeling when she wrote the pieces.
This collection consists of several manuscripts of Panshin's work, including his 1968 novel The Thurb Revolution and his serialized novel The Son of Black Morca (1973, photocopies). Also included is a set of galleys for Panshin's Masque World (1969).
This collection consists of the manuscript for Fox's short story A Witch in Time, published in September 1973. The manuscript is typed, 22 pages with an additional 2-page blurb.
This collection consists of the manuscript for Harrison's one-act play The Day After the End of the World, written in 1980. The manuscript is 15 leaves typed with handwritten edits.
Harrison, Harry, 1925
This collection contains a 286-page unproofed typed copy of Foster's 1977 novel The End of the Matter.
Foster, Alan D.
This collection consists of the manuscript for Eklund's 1973 story "The Stuff of Time", which was published in the September 1973 issue of Fantastic Stories.
This collection contains materials from and about fantasy writer Britain, who is most well-known for her epic Green Rider fantasy novel cycle. Materials in the collection include manuscripts for several of the novels in the series; examples of Britain's other writings (including several information brochures she wrote for the National Park Service); correspondence to and from Britain, including items from authors Nevada Barr and Anne McCaffrey; a reference file containing copies of magazines with articles or other references relating to Britain; and assorted other materials.
This collection consists of the original manuscript for McCaffrey's novella The Partnered Ship (1969), which was included as the concluding chapter in her famed 1969 novel The Ship Who Sang. The manuscript (typed 70 leaves) is signed by McCaffrey and has multiple handwritten edits.
This collection consists of photocopies of the 49 page typed manuscript for the novelette, Shall We Take a Little Walk, published in Destinies, the winter of 1981.
Benford, Gregory, 1941
This collection details some of Heinlein's interactions with Shasta Publishers and with Playboy Enterprises.
The Shasta Publishers' correspondence, primarily from 1945-1958, provides insights to the dealings of Heinlein with an early specialty publisher of science fiction, and to one of the first science-fiction specialty publishers. The Playboy correspondence covers some contractual issues and providing insight on the methodology of creating a "Playboy Interview," including the "caboose," a two-page typescript addendum to the 1969 Playboy interview. The letters reference Heinlein's trip to Chicago, and to the Playboy panel in 1984.
Lord Edward Dunsany Collection
This small collection consists of one letter from Dunsany to Min Winwar, May 1, 1953, in which he comments favorably on her new book.
Dunsany, Lord Edward
This collection consists of manuscripts and related materials from noted science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock.
This collection consists of the typed manuscript with handwritten edits of Cook's 1973 short story "The Night of Dreadful Silence". Also included is one blurb with the cover format.
This collection consists of a photocopy of the 83-page typescript for Varley's 1981 story "Blue Champagne".
This collection (also known as the Moorcock Life Collection) consists of a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, proofs, and notes for a large number of Moorcock's works; convention materials; assorted periodicals, newsletters, and other publications; photographs; and many other items. This collection covers the range of Moorcock's literary and artistic career.
This collection includes the typescript for an editorial by White for the September 1973 issue of Fantastic, and some 14 pieces of editorial correspondence, undated.
This is a small collection of correspondence, art, and a manuscript fragment by "Stewart", from Siros. The correspondence consists mostly of convention-related business and other topics and contains letters to Siros from, among others, Philip Jose Farmer, Jack Williamson, and John Clute.
This collection consists of an advance copy (bound unpaged galley proofs) of the first edition, first state; and an advance copy (bound unpaged galley proofs) of the first edition, second state, of Sturgeon's 1953 novel More Than Human.
The proofs represent the first state of the text without Sturgeon's extensive last-minute changes made at the publisher's office. A handwritten signed note by Sturgeon dated August 1954 on the inside front cover reads: "A few hours before 'More Than Human' went to press, the author felt a profound dissatisfaction with the last section. Working in the corner of a busy office at his publisher's, he rewrote the final portion. This is, as far as he knows, the only copy extant of the book before these changes were made. It is donated, with the author's warmest good wishes, to the World Science Fiction Convention of 1954, at San Francisco."
The revisions to the galleys were made on leaves 16, 120, 136, 139, and 144-145 and consisted mostly of insertions of new copy, ranging from about 150 words in one case to about 1500 in another (at the story's conclusion).
The proofs are accompanied by a signed letter, dated August 25, 1954, from Sturgeon (signed "Ted") to "Les" (probably Lester Cole, co-chairman of the convention) on Sturgeon's stationery, with an autograph postscript. This is the cover letter sent with the proof, in which Sturgeon explains why he will not be able to attend the 1954 convention due to a death in the family. He expresses sincere regret and names those to whom he would like to have his greetings conveyed, including "the six (at least) X's. These last are the handful, among all the wonderful people there, whom [sic] I haven't met yet but would discover and have for lifelong friends if only I could be there."
This collection consists of a copy of the proofs for the 1978 novel Elvis, Come Back!, written by Sheila Jazmann and published by Chameleon Books. The novel tells the story of an attempt by scientists to bring Elvis Presley back to life after his death in August 1977.
Star Wars at Texas A&M University Collection
This collection consists of a number of items of Texas A&M University memorabilia, that display images, and lines of dialogue from the Star Wars cinematic universe. These items were sold in the fall of 2015 at the University Bookstore at the Memorial Student Center (MSC), as part of the nationwide landslide of publicity surrounding the December 2015 release of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Items in the collection include T-shirts, pennants, stickers, decals, and beverage coolers, among others.
This collection consists of the typescript for McCaffery's 1990 short story "Night of the Living Dead Bingo Women".
McCaffery, Simon, 1963-
Exhibit Collection, "Deeper Than Swords"
A collection of materials made to commemorate the opening of the 2013-2014 Cushing Library exhibit on the work of George R. R. Martin, entitled "Deeper Than Swords". The exhibit opened in March 2013.
The collection includes four portraits of characters from A Song of Ice & Fire, in acrylic on canvas, painted by Evangeline Owen for the exhibit.
This collection consists of the typed manuscript (11 leaves) for Jasinski's 1988 study Science Fiction in East Germany: 1949-1982. Included are pictures, text and a map from magazines pasted onto the leaves.