Kay Kenyon Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000480

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Kay Kenyon Collection


  • 1990 - 2020 (Creation)


10 boxes, 1 oversize folder

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Biographical history

Kay Kenyon is the author of over a dozen acclaimed novels of science fiction and fantasy, as well as numerous works of shorter fiction. She published her first novel, the time travel adventure The Seeds of Time, in 1997. Leap Point followed in 1998, and the space opera Rift in 1999. Her 2001 novel Tropic of Creation was a preliminary nominee for the 2001 Endeavour Award. Kenyon's next works were two loosely-connected SF novels: Maximum Ice (2002) and The Braided World (2003). Maximum Ice was nominated for the 2003 Philip K. Dick Award; Braided World for the 2004 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

From 2007-2010 Kenyon produced the 4-book vast fantastical epic The Entire And The Rose, set within The Entire, a five-armed radial universe that exists in a dimension without stars and planets and is parallel to our own universe. Each of the first three books in the series - Bright of the Sky (2007), A World Too Near (2008), and City Without End (2009) - was nominated for the Endeavour Award. To date, her other major series has been the Dark Talents series (2017-2019), a fantasy series that takes place in the years immediately before World War II and tells the story of a war of magical espionage between Great Britain and Nazi Germany.

Kenyon was born in 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently resides in Wenatchee, Washington.

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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.

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This collection is arranged (generally) chronologically by date of publication of work.

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No restrictions.

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  • English

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Gift from Kay Kenyon.


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Archivist's note

Collection processed by Jeremy Brett, September 2020; October 2021.
Finding aid created by Jeremy Brett, September 2020. Edited by Jeremy Brett, October 2021.

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