Showing 74 results

Archival Descriptions
Authors
Print preview Hierarchy View:

Murray Leinster "Honeymoon on Dlecka" Manuscript

  • US TxAM-C C000263
  • Collection
  • 1955

This collection consists of the typed manuscript (21 leaves) for Leinster's short story "Honeymoon on Dlecka", published in Fantastic Universe, July 1955.

Leinster, Murray, 1896-1975

Robert Silverberg - Sam Moskowitz Correspondence Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000258
  • Collection
  • 1951-1968

This collection consists of six typed letters, all sent from author Robert Silverberg to science fiction historian and editor Sam Moskowitz. The letters cover a period of 17 years, starting in 1951 when Silverberg was 16 years old and editor of the fanzine Spaceship, responding to a request from Sam Moskowitz for back issues of the fanzine as well as a subscription. The casual and friendly letters discuss a variety of subjects, including issues with the fanzine, payment for books bought from Moskowitz, and Moskowitz' lawsuit against Ted White (which Silverberg askes to be left out of).

Silverberg, Robert

Otto Binder Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000204
  • Collection
  • 1929-1971

This collection consists of typescripts of several of Binder's novels with most including the author's corrections and accompanying carbons, and a number of short stories with most corrected including carbons and in some cases tearsheets from the magazines in which the stories initially appeared, corrected and with continuation sheets for expansion into full-length books.

In addition, there are close to 300 business and personal letters, photographs, postcards, and other files including broadcasting projects, non-fiction articles, letters and critiques from literary agents and publishers, materials on Space World, and several folders of unfinished manuscripts. Unusual "picture cards" featuring text and photographs on postcards are included.

Excluding duplicate carbons, letters, etc., there are approximately 2,300 pages (mostly 11 x 8.5-inches) of typescript with a total of about 575,000 words. Many of Binder's letters are on letters received or on the backs of manuscript or script fragments.

Binder, Otto O. (Otto Oscar), 1911-1975

Barry N. Malzberg Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000202
  • Collection
  • 1972

This collection contains the typed manuscript (7 leaves with a 2 leaf blurb), with handwritten edits, of Barry Malzberg's 1973 story "Isaiah", which was first published in the issue of Fantastic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories.

A crossed-out date on the last page gives the date of composition to be December 20, 1972.

Malzberg, Barry

David R. Bunch Manuscript

  • TxAM-CRS 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, in September 1973. The 10-page typescript has handwritten edits and includes a note from Fantastic editor Ted White and a one-leaf blurb.

Bunch, David R.

Alexei Panshin Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000189
  • Collection
  • 1968-1973

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).

Panshin, Alexei

Samuel R. Delany Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000033
  • Collection
  • 1968-1979

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.

Delany, Samuel

Anthony Burgess Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

Fritz Leiber Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

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

John Sladek Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

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

George Alec Effinger Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

Lewis Shiner Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000206
  • Collection
  • 1988

This collection consists of manuscripts for several of Stiner's short stories, as well as one for his 1990 short novel Slam.

Shiner, Lewis

Gene Wolfe Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

Jennifer Roberson Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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-

Ursula K. LeGuin Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000244
  • Collection
  • 1988; 1989

This collection contains the original manuscript, with extensive author/editor edits, of Le Guin's 1989 nonfiction collection Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places.

LeGuin, Ursula

C. J. Cherryh Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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.

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

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

Lewis Shiner Wild Cards Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000505
  • Collection
  • 1981-1998, undated

The materials in this collection consist of typescript pages and drafts, correspondence, and other materials related to Shiner's involvement with the Wild Cards shared universe novel project (1987-present). Most of the materials involve Shiner's direction of the comic book adaptations of the Wild Cards universe, including the 1990 Epic Comics four-part series, and subsequent unpublished stories.

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

Joseph Goldin Collection of Andre Norton Reference Materials

  • TxAM-CRS 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.

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

Martha Millard Archive of William Gibson Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000161
  • Collection
  • 1977-2002

This collection was originally assembled by Martha Millard, the literary agent of noted science fiction author William Gibson. The collection contains correspondence between Millard and Gibson, agency business correspondence to and from Millard concerning Gibson's publishing career, assorted photographs, and an agency publicity file that includes publicity materials, files of Gibson's book reviews, interviews with Gibson, and articles about Gibson and/or the cyberspace and cyberpunk phenomenons.

Of particular note are a number of Gibson's original writings, which are also housed in the collection. These writings include such important Gibsoniana as his original 1981 outline for what would become Gibson's first novel Neuromancer; a 1984 outline for a never-completed novel, The Log of the Mustang Sally; an outline for Mona Lisa Overdrive(1986); a chronology and notes for The Difference Engine(1987); and copies of Gibson's screenplays for Alien III(c. 1990, unused) and Johnny Mnemonic(1992, 1994).

The Martha Millard Archive of William Gibson is a important collection for exploring not only the development of Gibson's writing career, but the ways in which an author, his agent, and his publishers interact with one another, working together to create and publicize a final literary product. The collection also provides numerous examples of the cultural impact that Gibson, as the coiner of the term 'cyberspace' and founder of the cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction, has had on his colleagues, fans, and contemporaries.

Gibson, William

William Schelly Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000182
  • Collection
  • 2003

This collection contains notes, checklists, copies of Otto Binder letters, and edited drafts of Bill Schelly’s Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder (2003).

Schelly, William

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).

Howard Waldrop Golden Gryphon Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000585
  • Collection
  • 2002-2003

This collection contains materials relating to Golden Gryphon Press and its publication of Howard Waldrop's 2003 novelette "A Better World's In Birth!". Materials in the collection include Waldrop's hand-typed manuscript, editor Marty Halpern's edited draft of the story, a final typescript, a copy of the chapbook and a cover flat, and electronic copies of the final typescript.

The novelette tells the story of an alternate central Europe, in which a Communist revolution occurred in the middle of the 19th century, led by Karl Marx, Friederich Engels, and Richard Wagner. In 1876, rumors fly that the ghosts of these three revolutionary martyrs have begun appearing in the city of Dresden. The story examines how these specters may be tied into a larger political conspiracy.

Waldrop, Howard

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.

Norton, Andre

P. N. Elrod Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000426
  • Collection
  • 1993 - 2005

This collection consists of a number of manuscripts and manuscript materials from the work of urban fantasy and vampire fiction writer P.N. Elrod.

Elrod, P. N. (Patricia Nead)

Lloyd Alexander Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000217
  • Collection
  • 1972-2006

This collection consists of various materials related to American fantasy author Lloyd Alexander, including a few pieces of correspondence, a number of Christmas cards illustrated and signed by Alexander, informational brochures, invitations, and miscellaneous items.

Alexander, Lloyd

William Gibson Spook Country Manuscript Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000584
  • Collection
  • 2006-2007

This collection consists of two versions of the manuscript for William Gibson's 2007 novel Spook Country, a science fiction technothriller that is the second in his acclaimed "Blue Ant" trilogy. (It follows Gibson's 2003 novel Pattern Recognitions and precedes 2010's Zero History). The trilogy has been defined by Gibson himself as "speculative novels of last Wednesday", that is, novels set in the contemporary world but viewed through a science fictional perspective, showing readers the present through a futuristic lens.

The Blue Ant trilogy centers on the character of Hubertus Bigend, an advertising executive and tech magnate who serves as the series' amoral antihero. Though Bigend dominates the trilogy as whole, Spook Country focuses on the intertwining stories of three characters in particular: Hollis Henry, a journalist hired by Bigend to write a story on the phenomenon of 'locative art'; Chinese-Cuban Tito, a member of a family of criminals who gets bound up in American secret intelligence operations; and Milgrim, a drug addict being held in captivity by a mysterious covert operative named Brown. The novel, set in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, and explores the uses and misuses of locative technology, the eversion of cyberspace, and the changed political climate of the United States following the attacks. It was nominated for the 2008 Locus award for Best SF Novel, the 2009 Imaginaire Award, and the 2017 Prix Aurora for Best of the Decade.

Both versions are housed in clamshell boxes within the larger enclosure. The first box contains the autographed typescript of the novel, with heavy corrections and copyedits. The second box holds the autographed and corrected unbound proofs.

Gibson, William

Steven Gould Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000252
  • Collection
  • 1979-2008

This collection consists primarily of manuscripts, proofs and galleys for a number of works by SF author Gould, including both novels and short stories. It also includes several typescripts for works not written by Gould, including several volumes of the George R.R. Martin-edited _Wild Cards_shared universe novels.

Gould, Steven, 1955

Nene Adams Fiction Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000595
  • Collection
  • 1998-2009

This collection consists of various works of fiction (reprinted from the defunct website www.corrieweb.nl) from the lesbian writer Nene Adams. Adams wrote in a number of different genres, including historical, romance, and horror.

Adams, Nene

Results 1 to 35 of 74