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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 Also included is the final version of Clarke's master thesis, an unpublished novel of magical realism entitled Light Pollution.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

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.

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.

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

Marijane Wernsman Collection of Marion Zimmer Bradley Research Materials

  • TxAM-CRS C000368
  • Collection
  • 1955-2014

This collection contains research materials relating to the author Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999), collected by Dr. Marijane Werdsman of Texas Tech University. The materials were collected as part of a prospective biography of Bradley that Werdsman had intended to write, but the project fell apart when accusations arose in 2014 that Bradley had sexually abused her daughter Moira when Moira was a child.

Most of the materials were obtained from various Internet websites, and include materials relating to Bradley, to her fantasy world Darkover, and to the various online fan communities devoted to Bradley and her work.

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

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

Underwood-Miller Publishing Archive of Philip K. Dick

  • US TxAM-C C000304
  • Collection
  • 1938-2017

This collection consists of documents relating to the publication by the science fiction and fantasy small press Underwood-Miller, Inc., of a number of works by or relating to the noted science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The works Underwood-Miller published that are documented here include Dick's In Pursuit of VALIS: Selections from the Exegesis (1991), and the series The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick.

Materials in the collection include correspondence, production documentation, galleys, typescripts, and photocopies of much of Dick's correspondence used in assembling the Selected Letters. Also included are a few media publications related to Dick and his work.

Dick, Philip K.

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

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.

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

Rachel Caine Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000496
  • Collection - Digital
  • February 2021 (files created for server transfer)

This digital collection consists of literary manuscripts and related materials from urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance author Rachel Caine (Roxanne Longstreet Conrad). The materials in this collection include manuscripts, in varying iterations and states of production, for books in Caine's later series The Great Library, The Honors, and Stillhouse Lake. Also present in many of these book files are items of correspondence, synopses, graphics, and research materials.

Materials are also included for Caine's unfinished Kickstarter-funded Weather Warden novel Red Hot Rain, and for several of her short stories.

Caine, Rachel

Texas A&M Science Fiction and Fantasy Creative Writing Contest Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000132
  • Collection
  • 2017-2022

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.

Texas A & M University

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

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

Robert W. Smith Martial Arts Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000026
  • Collection
  • 1930-2012

This collection includes the major focus of RWS's research in the 1950s and early 1960s, while Mr. Smith's publication projects span the early 1970s to 2000. His writings as John F. Gibley are thought to be a composite of his friends Jon Bluming and Donn F. Draeger. There are several boxes of papers, notes, manuscripts, books, photographs, historic 16 mm movie film, videotapes, and personal correspondence (covering six decades). Some of the prominent correspondence, writings, and photographs include noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury, martial artist Jon Bluming, Donn F. Draeger, writer Kay Boyle, British novelist and literary critic Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett (VS Pritchett), writer and critic John Sanford (aka Julian Shapiro) and many more. He also offered a critical eye on American culture that is reflected in his reviews, articles, and papers he wrote and collected. Researchers will find substantial scientific articles on how the brain, mind and body work.

Smith, Robert W., 1926-

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

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

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

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.

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

Melinda M. Snodgrass Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000456
  • Collection
  • 2019

This collection contains manuscript materials from Melinda M. Snodgrass, including typescript, story outline, and notes for the Wild Cards novel Three Kings (co-written and edited by Snodgrass).

Snodgrass, Melinda

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

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

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)

Stina Leicht Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000462
  • Collection
  • 2003 - 2019

This collection contains manuscripts and associated materials from John W. Campbell Award-nominated science fiction and fantasy author Stina Leicht. Also included are convention materials from various cons attended by Leicht, as well as correspondence, notebooks, and assorted other materials.

Leicht, Stina

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).

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

Faith Hunter Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 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

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

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