Steven Gould Collection

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Steven Gould Collection


  • 1979-2008 (Creation)


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Steve Gould was born February 7, 1955 in Fort Huachuca, AZ. Gould attended Texas A&M University, writing part-time as a student. After college, Gould is a free-lance writer and computer professional. His novels and short stories are well regarded throughout his career, with two short stories nominated for the Hugo Award.

Steven Charles Gould was born on February 7, 1955 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1978, and in 1990 married fellow SF author Laura J. Mixon. Before turning to writing full-time in 1990 he was the data processing manager at the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency in Bryan, TX.

Gould's first published short story was "The Touch of Their Eyes", published in _Analog_in 1980 (after Theodore Sturgeon had looked it over in 1979 and encouraged Gould to submit it to the magazine). He published his first novel, Jumper, in 1992 - _Jumper_was the first in an ongoing series by Gould (five novels and one short story as of 2014) chronicling the adventures of a group of people who have the ability to "jump", that is, to teleport themselves. It came in second for the 1992 _Locus_Award for Best First Novel and was named by the ALA as one of the Best YA Books of 1992.

Other novels by Gould include Wildside(1996), which won the 1997 Hal Clement Young Adult Award (the 'Golden Duck'); Greenwar(1997), which Gould co-wrote with his wife Laura Mixon; and Helm(1998).

Gould was the President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) from 2013-2015.

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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.

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Series 1, Manuscripts, arranged chronologically by date of publication.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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