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Series 1. Manuscripts 1968-2008, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains manuscripts of the literary and edited works of Barbara Hambly as well as the literary works of George Alec Effinger and O. Niemand (Effinger's best-known pseudonym).
Partial manuscripts have been identified, based on research conducted using published works as source material. Formats include manuscripts for full length novels and short stories.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into three sub-series as follows:
  • Sub-Series 1.1. Literary and edited works of Barbara Hambly, 1977-2008, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.2. Literary works of George Alec Effinger, 1968-1989, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.3. Literary works of O. Niemand, circa 1982-1988, undated
 

Sub-Series 1.1. Literary and edited works of Barbara Hambly 1977-2008, undated

Sub-Series Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains manuscripts of the literary and edited works of Barbara Hambly. The manuscripts are in various stages of development and include partial copies, copyedited versions, and publisher page proofs. Some are heavily edited. The genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and historical fiction are represented.

Sub-Series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

Those who hunt the night. Original manuscript title: Day stalker December 1988

Box 1, Folders 3-4

Those who hunt the night (copyedited version). Original manuscript title: Day stalker December 1988

Box 1, Folders 5-6

Those who hunt the night (lacks title page). Original manuscript title: Day stalker undated

Box 1, Folders 7-8

Dark hand of magic (publisher page proofs) November 2, 1989

Box 1, Folder 9

The silicon mage (publisher page proof) December 16, 1987

Box 1, Folders 10-11

The silicon mage (lacks title page). Includes supplemental word list undated

Box 1, Folders 12-13

The silicon mage (lacks title page) undated

Box 1, Folders 14-15

The silicon mage undated

Box 1, Folder 16

The silicon mage (partial copy) undated

Box 1, Folders 17-18

The magicians of night (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folder 1

The magicians of night (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folder 2

The rainbow abyss and The magicians of night (partial copies) undated

Box 2, Folder 3

The rainbow abyss and The magicians of night (partial copies) undated

Box 2, Folders 4-5

The magicians of night (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folders 6-7

The magicians of night (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folders 8-9

Beauty and the beast. Includes notes from Lisa Lockhart of Avon books on separate stapled document undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Beauty and the beast (lacks title page) undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Beauty and the beast undated

Box 2, Folders 12-13

The witches of Wenshar undated

Box 2, Folders 14-15

The witches of Wenshar (lacks title page). Includes added page for "about the author" undated

Box 2, Folder 17

The witches of Wenshar (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folder 18

The witches of Wenshar (partial copy) undated

Box 2, Folders 19-20

The witches of Wenshar undated

Box 3, Folders 1-3

The ladies of mandrigyn (lacks title page) undated

Box 3, Folders 4-5

Day stalker. Published as: Those who hunt the night undated

Box 3, Folders 6-7

Day stalker. Published as: Those who hunt the night undated

Box 3, Folder 8

The ladies of Mandrigyn (publisher page proofs) undated

Box 3, Folders 9-11

The ladies of Mandrigyn. Includes note regarding this manuscript undated

Box 3, Folders 12-13

Dragonsbane (partial copy) undated

Box 3, Folders 14-16

Dragonsbane (lacks title page) undated

Box 3, Folders 17-19

Dragonsbane undated

Box 4, Folders 1-3

The baby-eaters. Published as: Quirinal Hill Affair undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Time of the dark. Includes various versions, all partial copies December 1977

Box 4, Folders 5-6

Male fraud. Includes hand-written notes on lined paper undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Dragonsbane. (publisher page proof; partial copy). Includes letter from publisher September 20, 1985

Box 4, Folder 8

The silent tower (publisher page proofs) undated

Box 4, Folders 9-10

The silent tower (copyedited version) December 1986

Box 4, Folders 11-12

Dog wizard (lacks title page) undated

Box 4, Folders 13-15

Dog wizard undated

Box 4, Folders 16-17

Dog wizard (publisher page proofs) October 8, 1992

Box 4, Folders 18-20

Dog wizard (partial copy) undated

Box 5, Folders 1-2

The poltergeist effect. Published as: Ghost-walker undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Dragonsbane (publisher page proofs) September 5, 1985

Box 5, Folders 4-5

The silicon mage (partial copy) undated

Box 5, Folders 6-7

A stranger at the feast. Published as: Stranger at the wedding undated

Box 5, Folders 8-9

The walls of air undated

Box 5, Folders 10-12

The armies of daylight undated

Box 5, Folders 13-15

The armies of daylight undated

Box 5, Folders 16-17

A stranger at the feast. Published as: Stranger at the wedding undated

Box 5, Folder 18

The magicians of night (partial copy). Includes 2 copies undated

Box 5, Folder 19

Dragon child. Includes 2 copies. Also includes correspondence from publisher October 25, 1988-July 12, 1989, undated

Box 6, Folder 1

Bride of the rat-god(partial copy) undated

Box 6, Folders 2-4

Bride of the rat-god(lacks title and dedication pages; partial copy) undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Bride of the rat-god (partial copy) undated

Box 6, Folders 6-8

Homeland (publisher page proofs). Includes design memos, composition order and sample galley pages December 12, 2008, undated

Box 6, Folders 9-11

Stones of light. Published as Star Wars : Planet of twilight. Includes correspondence from publisher, notes, composition order, Star wars style sheet, and publisher page proofs September 4, 1996, undated

Box 6, Folders 12-14

Free man of color. Includes correspondence from publisher, notes, composition order, style sheets, and publisher page proofs of preliminary pages June 10, 1997, undated

Box 6, Folders 15-17

Graveyard dust. Includes publisher production memo, composition order and style sheet October 21, 1998, undated

Box 6, Folders 18-20

Stones of light. Published as: Planet of twilight undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Ad mensam nemo agnoscet... undated

Box 7, Folder 4

The banquet of Lucullus undated

Box 7, Folder 5

The little tailor and the elves undated

Box 7, Folder 6

The two most common elements in the universe undated

Box 7, Folder 7

The good, the bad, and the ugly undated

Box 7, Folders 8-10

The mother of winter undated

Box 7, Folders 11-12

Free man of color (lacks title page) undated

Box 7, Folders 13-17

Sisters of the night. Includes publisher questionnaire and one story not found in the published version February 5, 1993, undated

Box 7, Folders 18-19

Beauty and the beast. Includes correspondence and publisher memo June 13, 1989

Box 7, Folder 21

Fragment of a story with characters from Ghostbusters and Beauty and the beast undated

Box 7, Folder 22

Crossroad (partial copy). Includes Star trek chronology, outline of story, notes and correspondence August 5, 1987-December 5, 1991, undated

Box 7, Folders 23-24

Dead water. Includes publisher correspondence December 13, 2005, undated

Box 9, Folder 1

Beauty and the beast (publisher page proofs) undated

 

Sub-Series 1.2. Literary works of George Alec Effinger 1968-1989, undated

Sub-Series Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains manuscripts (including partial copies) of the literary works of George Alec Effinger. Some are heavily edited. The genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror are represented.

Sub-Series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 8, Folders 1-2

A fire in the sun undated

Box 8, Folders 3-4

Shadow money (lacks title page) undated

Box 8, Folders 5-6

The honored dead. Nine copies sent to various people for comment undated

Box 8, Folders 7-8

When gravity fails undated

Box 8, Folder 9

Blood pinball undated

Box 8, Folders 10-12

Zork undated

Box 8, Folder 13

Mango Red goes to war undated

Box 8, Folder 22

Solo in the spotlight. Includes photocopy of published first page undated

Box 8, Folder 23

The riddle of the Czars (partial copy) undated

Box 8, Folder 25

Poetry undated

Box 8, Folder 26

Sherlock Holmes in orbit (partial copy of The Musgrave version) undated

Box 8, Folder 27

The great god Quay undated

Box 8, Folder 28

March: the boss liar (partial copy) undated

Box 8, Folder 29

Mars: the home front by Edgar Rice Burroughs [written in Burroughs' style by George Alec Effinger] undated

Box 8, Folder 30

Maureen Birnbaum pokes an eye out by E. Taylor Spiegelman (as told to George Alec Effinger) [written by Effinger] undated

Box 8, Folder 31

The aliens who knew, I mean, everything. Includes correspondence from several publishers February 16, 1984-February 1, 1989, undated

Box 8, Folder 32

Martian memorial to Elvis sighted undated

Box 8, Folder 33

Word of night (partial copy). Published as short story, Marid throws a party, in Budayeen nights undated

Box 8, Folder 34

Seven nights in Slumberland undated

Box 8, Folder 35

A house. Includes chapter and character notes undated

Box 8, Folder 36

Death in Florence. Bound in plastic covers 1978

Box 8, Folder 39

The Minotaur sees his analyst undated

Box 8, Folder 40

The twenty-ton stork. Includes 2 copies, correspondence, and 1 additional version by John Keats Diomede [George Alec Effinger], partial copy April 25, 1968, undated

Box 8, Folder 41

The z-ray invaders undated

Box 8, Folder 42

An odd piece of glass undated

Box 9, Folder 2

Felicia. Bound in plastic covers circa 1976

Box 9, Folder 9

The last analysis undated

Box 9, Folder 10

Rookie of the year. Includes 3 versions (partial copies) undated

 

Sub-Series 1.3. Literary works of O. Niemand circa 1982-1988, undated

Sub-Series Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains manuscripts of short stories written by George Alec Effinger using the pseudonym of O. Niemand. These stories were posthumously collected as part of: George Alec Effinger Live! from planet earth and presumably includes the complete stories Effinger wrote under the pseudonym "O. Niemand". Two of the stories found in this sub-series, The royal Annie and Under the bam under the boo, are not represented in George Alec Effinger Live! from planet earth and are possibly unpublished.

Sub-Series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 8, Folder 14

The royal Annie undated

Box 8, Folder 15

Afternoon under glass circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 16

The day the invaders came circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 17

The man outside circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 18

Two bits circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 19

Put your hands together circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 20

The wooing of Slowboat Sadie circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 21

The wisdom of having money circa 1982-1988

Box 8, Folder 38

Under the bam under the boo undated

 

Series 2. Diaries, notes, and other material 1981-1991, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series includes sketches, Hambly's diary entries, notes from Hambly and Effinger, story fragments, correspondence, and course materials for teaching a class on SF writing. The fanzines Who-rotica and Forbidden zone are also included.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder.
Box 2, Folder 16

Sketches in pencil and ink (possibly by Barbara Hambly) undated

Box 7, Folders 1-2

Diary entries regarding Hambly's personal life undated

Box 7, Folder 20

Diary entries, poems, and other material regarding Hambly's personal and fan-centered life. Includes convention speeches given by Hambly May 28, 1991-December 31, 1991, undated

Box 8, Folder 24

Notes and other material regarding entertainment and personal interests undated

Box 8, Folder 37

Correspondence and title page of The recollections of Morgan Froo of the Royal Canadian mounted police (possibly by George Alec Effinger) February 19, 1985, undated

Box 9, Folder 3

Course materials for teaching classes with examples of sample manuscripts, manuscript preparation and notes, used by Barbara Hambly undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Fanzine titled Weighty decision (photocopy) undated

Box 9, Folder 5

Flier for the Gila Queen's guide to markets. 3 copies undated

Box 9, Folder 6

Fanzine titled Who-rotica, issue number 1. Fanzine topic is the television series Doctor Who 1981

Box 9, Folder 7

Correspondence from Universe 87 science fiction convention to Barbara Hambly regarding her speaker schedule December 29, 1986

Box 9, Folder 8

Fanzine titled Forbidden zone, issue number 1. Fanzine topic is the television series Blake's seven undated

Box 9, Folder 11

Story fragments and notes on various topics (possibly by Effinger) undated

Box 9, Folder 12

Notebook (possibly of Effinger). Contains hand written notes on various topics and notebook tabs for "Glorian's book," "The stone fire," and "Miscellany" undated

Box 9, Folder 13

Notebooks, hand written, on various topics (possibly of Effinger) undated

Box 9, Folder 14

Hand written notes and other material on various topics (possibly of Hambly) March 1986, undated