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Ada Palmer Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000199
  • Collection
  • 1986-2020

This collection contains materials from the literary and musical (both traditional and filksong) career of Dr. Ada Palmer. Materials include manuscripts from Palmer's science fiction and fantasy novels (published and unpublished), as well as papers, graphics, and other files relating to Palmer's singing activities, most notably as the director of the noted filksong group Sassafras.

A significant portion of the collection includes materials such as con badges, program books, etc., from a number of science fiction and anime conventions at which Palmer has been an attendee, a panelist, a guest performer, and/or an administrator (i.e, Cosplay Coordinator at Anime Boston).

Palmer, Ada

Alyx Dellamonica and Kelly Robson Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000246
  • Collection
  • 1977 - 2019

This collection consists of materials from the lives and careers of Canadian science fiction and fantasy writers Alyx (A.M.) Dellamonica and Kelly Robson.

Materials include manuscripts, story notes and proofs for their published work as well as for unpublished 'trunk' stories and novels; correspondence, diaries, and various other items relating to their lives and their literary work.

Some of the materials are born digital and not, therefore, physically housed with the rest of the collection.

Dellamonica, A. M.

Andre Norton Award Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000151
  • Collection
  • 1951-2002

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.

Norton, Andre

Andre Norton Diaries

  • TxAM-CRS C000490
  • Series
  • 1930 - 2004

This collection consists of the diaries and journals kept by Andre Norton between 1930 and 2004, a few months before her death. The diaries record Norton's life experiences, thoughts, and notes on her writing and writing process.

Norton, Andre

Andre Norton Manuscript Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000016
  • Collection
  • 1981-2005

This collection consists of a number of typed manuscripts from acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton, spanning much of her later career, from 1981-2005. Nearly all the manuscripts are autographed by Norton, and nearly all are also marked by handmade corrections from either Norton, her editor, or her publisher.

In some cases, individual titles contain multiple copies of manuscripts (albeit with individual hand corrections) and it is unclear in which order the copies were produced. The term "original", which has been given to certain manuscripts, is a term used by Norton and does not necessarily mean that it is literally the original typed manuscript.

The collection also contains several pieces of correspondence from Norton, most dated between 1963-2004, with two that are undated. Most are typed letters that bear Norton's signature, but a few are handwritten.

Anthony Burgess Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000010
  • Collection
  • 1976-1979

The Burgess Collection consists of the first draft of the unpublished novel Puma, written in 1976 as a film treatment that was never made into a film. The novel is accompanied by a letter of explanation from Brian Kirby to Jim O'Roark, February 7, 1979.

Portions of the novel, which was pitched as an update of the classic film When Worlds Collide and which would have told the story of a planet [named "Puma"] hurtling towards Earth, was later adapted by Burgess into his 1982 novel The End of the World News.

Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993

Arthur C. Clarke - Baird Searles Correspondence Collection

  • US TxAM-C 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

Beth Cato Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000177
  • Collection
  • 2013-2018

This collection contains manuscript material from author Beth Cato, including materials from her first novel, the steampunk fantasy The Clockwork Dagger, which was published in 2014.

Cato, Beth

Bill Crider/Robert Skinner Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000511
  • Collection
  • 1993 - 2001

This collection consists almost entirely of correspondence between legendary Texas writer Bill Crider and author and professor Robert E. Skinner, of Xavier University in New Orleans. Over several years, the two became regular correspondents in exchanges involving numerous subjects, including writers, writing, films, books, and their personal lives.

The two did not cease corresponding after 1998 (the date of last correspondence in the collection), but once Crider and Skinner started using email as their major medium of choice, Skinner ceased collecting the exchanges.

Crider, Bill

Brenda Cooper Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000229
  • Collection
  • 1999-2017

This collection consists of materials from science fiction author and futurist Cooper, including a number of manuscripts from her works. These include the novels Reading the Wind (2008), Wings of Creation (2009), The Diamond Deep (2013), and Wilders (2017), as well as a number of Cooper's short stories. Also included are early examples of Cooper's writing, as collected in her writing portfolios from her creative writing classes at Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA).

The collection also includes a number of program books and other materials from numerous science fiction conventions that Cooper attended or was a guest at, as well as miscellaneous other materials.

Cooper, Brenda, 1960-

C. J. Cherryh Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000278
  • Collection
  • 1989

This collection consists of the galleys for A Dirge for Sabis (Book 1 of The Sword of Knowledge), by Cherryh and Leslie Fish, the first book in the Cherryh-created "Sword of Knowledge" shared world series. Also included is an original book cover for the paperback edition, and a "Dear Reviewer" letter from Baen Books.

Cherryh, C. J.

Cassandra Rose Clarke Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000265
  • Collection
  • 2008-2014

This collection consists of manuscript materials for the novels from SF and fantasy author Clarke, including outlines, drafts, notes, and submission packages. Also included is the final version of Clarke's master thesis, an unpublished novel of magical realism entitled Light Pollution.

The materials in the Clarke Collection are entirely digital.

Clarke, Cassandra Rose

D. L. Young Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000319
  • Collection - Digital
  • 2015-2017

This collection contains materials from science fiction D.L. (David) Young, relating to the creation and publication of his novel _Soledad,_a post-apocalyptic tale that is the first volume in Young's _Dark Republic_series.

Materials include notes, proofs, media material, final electronic versions of the novel, and production documentation. The materials in this collection are entirely digital, existing in several different software formats.

David R. Bunch Manuscript

  • US TxAM-C C000220
  • Collection
  • 1973

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

Bunch, David R.

Django Wexler Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000227
  • Collection
  • 2005 - 2021

This collection consists of manuscripts (in various drafts) from fantasy author Django Wexler. Included are drafts from works in Wexler's _Forbidden Library_and _Shadow Campaigns_series, as well as promotional materials such as bookmarks, shirts, posters, and stuffed animals.

Wexler, Django

Elsa Sjunneson Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000499
  • Collection
  • 1995 - 2020

This collection contains materials from and relating to author, editor, and disability advocate Elsa Sjunneson. Materials include examples of Sjunneson's writing, including her juvenilia, and audiovisual recordings of her school dramatic work and performances.

Sjunneson, Elsa

Emily Devenport Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000497
  • Collection
  • 1984 - 2003

This collection consists of manuscripts, drafts, and related correspondence from science fiction writer Emily Devenport. The collection includes materials from Devenport's short stories and her novels (including those written under her pen names Lee Hogan and Maggy Thomas).

Faith Hunter Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000334
  • Collection
  • 1964-2018

This collections of materials documenting the life and literary career of Gwen Faith Hunter, who writes thrillers under the name of 'Gwen Hunter' and, under the name 'Faith Hunter', the Jane Yellowrock, Soulwood, and _Rogue Mage_urban fantasy series. Materials in the collection consists of manuscripts, notes, page proofs, correspondence, publicity materials, awards, and documentation relating to Hunter's childhood and early attempts at writing.

Hunter, Gwen

Fritz Leiber Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000203
  • Collection
  • 1973-1979

This collection contains the original manuscript, with author's revisions, of Leiber's 1979 story "The Button Molder", and includes as well as a copy of the first hardbound appearance of the story: Whispers (October 1979), which is signed by Leiber, the work's artist, and the work's editor. "The Button Molder" won the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction in 1980.

Also included, the manuscript, with edits, of Leiber's 1973 review of the anthology Hauntings, intended for the "Fantasy Books" section of the magazine Fantastic Stories of Imagination.

Leiber, Fritz, 1910

Gene Wolfe Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000169
  • Collection
  • 1981-1988

This collection consists of two sets of galleys and the setting copy for Wolfe's 1981 anthology Gene Wolfe's Book of Days, as well as the original manuscript for Wolfe's 1985 story "The Boy Who Hooked The Sun" (inscribed by Wolfe in August 1988).

The Book of Days materials are housed in two slipcases.

Wolfe, Gene

George Alec Effinger Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000214
  • Collection
  • 1973-1987

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."

Effinger, George Alec

George R.R. Martin Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000004
  • Collection

This collection consists of the personal papers, manuscripts, memorabilia, and other associational material of science fiction and fantasy author George R.R. Martin.

Martin, George R.R.

George R.R. Martin Fan Mail Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000501
  • Collection
  • 1987 - 2020

This collections consists of fan mail received by noted author George R.R. Martin, including letters, cards, requests for signed bookplates, invitations, and solicitations. Most of the fan mail concerns Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. A large subseries concerns fan response to the television show Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990), for which Martin was a writer and producer.

Martin, George R.R.

H. Rider Haggard Collection

  • US TxAM-C 1376
  • Collection
  • 1889

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.

Howard Waldrop Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000271
  • Collection
  • 1965-1994; Undated

This collection contains manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, idea books, photographic material, and books created and/or maintained by Howard Waldrop which give a glimpse of his personal life as well as document his professional life as one of the prolific and best-known science fiction writers from Texas.

The first category consists of Howard Waldrop's works both published and unpublished arranged alphabetically by title. Some manuscript files in this category may contain correspondence, notes, research material, contracts, royalty statements, proofs, etc. Thus, information about a specific story can be found in the collection by title.

The second category consists of materials related to Waldrop personally and/or professionally. This category is arranged alphabetically by general topical heading. His idea for some of his stories can be found in his Idea Books file from 1968 to 1988. Information about him personally or professionally can be found in the newspaper clippings, correspondence, and his work diaries files. His movements for any given year from the 1970s to 1994 could be reconstructed from his science fiction convention, conferences, programs, etc. file. But the most important file in this category is his story logs file 1970-1989. The file shows: when and where a story was written, how long it is; who bought it or did not; when and where it was published (or supposed to be published); and any subsequent reprints or foreign editions, royalties, etc.

The last category of the collection is works by or materials related to other science fiction writers. It includes manuscripts of other writers' works that happened to be in his possession or other writers' manuscripts in which he is a collaborator. Some biographical sketches of other writers can be found in the Con Bios-writers file. Information about Waldrop written by other writers can also be found in this category of the collection.

Waldrop, Howard

J. Kathleen Cheney Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000166
  • Collection
  • 2002-2018

This collection includes manuscripts and related materials from El Paso-born fantasy author Jeannette Kathleen Cheney. Materials include assorted drafts, proofs, and edits for the novels in her Golden City trilogy (2013-2015, as well as for her 2016 fantasy novel Dreaming Death as well as some of her more recent work.

Also included are CDs containing electronic files related to the writing, revisions, and development of the Golden City series and of Dreaming Death.

Cheney, J. Kathleen

Jeffe Kennedy Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000288
  • Collection
  • 1997-2020

This collection consists of various materials from the life and literary career of fantasy and romance novelist Kennedy. Materials include page proofs, story notes, correspondence, and publicity materials. Also included is a large, hand-drawn map of The Twelve Kingdoms from Kennedy's fantasy series of the same name.

Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966-

Jennifer Roberson Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000257
  • Collection
  • 1988

This collection consists of the corrected (with handwritten edits by Roberson) typescript for Roberson's 1988 fantasy novel Sword-Singer, the second volume in her Tiger and Del series (1986-present). This is the draft version, dated July 3, 1988, of the novel that immediately precedes the final submitted version.

Roberson, Jennifer, 1953-

Joe R. Lansdale Manuscripts

  • TxAM-CRS C000384
  • Collection
  • 1988-1990

This collection contains several manuscripts and related material (such as story notes) from works by Joe Lansdale early in his career.

Works include the 1989 World Fantasy Award-nominated horror novel The Drive-In (1988); the short story Night They Missed The Horror Show (1988), which won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction; On The Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks (1989), which won both the 1989 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction and the 1989 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction; and two short stories involving Batman, "Subway Jack" (1989) and "Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat" (1990).

Lansdale, Joe R., 1951

John Brunner The Tides of Time Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000388
  • Collection
  • 1984

This collection consists of the so-called 'foul matter' from John Brunner's 1984 novel The Tides of Time. Materials include a signed letter of authentication from Brunner, dated May 11, 1989; and the corrected proofs from the novel, signed on the first page by Brunner and containing copyedits made by the author.

_The Tides of Time_was published by Ballantine Books/Del Rey in 1984, and concerns the lives of two people trapped on a deserted island who awake each day having lived different lives in different times.

Brunner, John, 1934-1995

John Sladek Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000273
  • Collection
  • 1966-1984

This collection contains a number of manuscripts from noted science fiction author John Sladek (1937-2000). The materials, which include typed manuscripts, galleys, and notes, range through most of Sladek's career and contan many of his most notable works. Works represented in the collection include Roderick, or The Education of A Young Machine(1980) and its sequel Roderick at Random(1983); Tik-Tok(1983), and The Muller-Fokker Effect(1970).

Also included are manuscripts for a number of works Sladek wrote under various pseudonyms. These pseudonyms include Cassanda Knye, Richard A. Tilms, and James Vogh.

Sladek, John Thomas

John Varley Manuscript

  • US TxAM-C C000223
  • Collection
  • 1981

This collection consists of a photocopy of the 83-page typescript for Varley's 1981 story "Blue Champagne".

Varley, John

Joseph Goldin Collection of Andre Norton Reference Materials

  • US TxAM-C C000201
  • Collection
  • 1934-2001

This collection contains a large collection of reference materials relating to science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton, assembled by Norton researcher Joseph Goldin. Materials include book reviews (both of Norton's work and those written by Norton herself in her capacity as a librarian at the Cleveland Public Library), essays, interviews, and other articles. They are drawn from newspapers, fanzines, secondary reference works, and prozines, among others.

With one or two exceptions, all of the materials in the collection are photocopies of the originals.

Kay Kenyon Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000480
  • Collection
  • 1990 - 2020

This collection consists of the manuscripts and associated materials, that document the life and career of award-nominated science fiction and fantasy writer Kay Kenyon. Materials in this collection include typescripts, drafts, notes, summaries, and correspondence.

Kenyon, Kay

Kristen Britain Green Rider 20th Anniversary 'Dream Gathering' Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000447
  • Collection
  • 2009-2018

This collection consists of materials created for the "Dream Gathering" festival held on November 2-3, 2018, at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, ME. The festival was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the epic fantasy novel Green Rider by then-Maine resident Kristen Britain in 1998, as well as the release of the latest volume in her series, The Dream Gatherer.

The Dream Gathering featured a reading and book talk from Britain herself, presentations by Green Rider composer Kristina A. Bischoff and photographer Madeline Shayne, displays of fanmade artifacts, cosplay, a virtual tour of Britain's archives at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, and general fannish socializing.

Britain, Kristen

Kristen Britain Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000196
  • Collection
  • 1970-2021

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.

Britain, Kristen

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