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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Chronology and Title variations
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jody Scott papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970-2007
    Collection Number: MS 408
    Creator: Scott, Jody
    Extent: 16.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
    Extent: 358 Megabytes (135 files)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This is a collection of notes, outlines, manuscript drafts, and some correspondence from feminist science fiction author Jody Scott.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Jody Scott papers (MS 408). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mary Whealen, 2015.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection primarily consists of hand and typewritten notes, outlines, story synopses, drafts, and manuscripts of science fiction works by feminist author Jody Scott. Materials for the following titles are included in the collection: Passing for Human, I, Vampire, Death in Seattle, Kiss the Whip, Starmasters, Hell Girls, and Friendly Fire. There is also correspondence with literary agents and editors, as well as some other correspondence, scattered around throughout the collection. A number of the manuscripts in the collection were unpublished at the time of her death in 2007.

    Chronology and Title variations

    Below is an estimated chronological order of Jody Scott's novels, both published and unpublished, with a listing of the known alternate/working titles that were associated with each novel.
    1. Cure It With Honey, 1951. Later republished as I'll Get Mine. Co-authored with George Thurston Leite.
    2. "Down Will Come Baby," novellette in July 1968 volume of Escapade.
    3. Kiss the Whip. Alternate titles: Zed the Leg.
    4. Passing for Human, 1977. First book in the Benaroya series. Alternate titles: H. G. Slept Here, The Lady with the Alligator Purse, You Were Never Lovlier.
    5. I, Vampire, 1982. Second Book in the Benaroya series.
    6. Starmasters (unpublished).
    7. Friendly Fire (unpublished). Alternate titles: Bash 'Em, A Journey to the End of the Movie, Universal Life, Fear of Death, Family Values.
    8. Girl Talk (unpublished).
    9. Devil-May-Care. Third book in the Benaroya series, published posthumously in 2016. Alternate titles: Just Say No.
    10. Death in Seattle (unpublished). Alternate titles: Rawlence Cage, A Little Shop of Our Own, Schwartz, The 2nd Funeral of Arthur.
    11. East is Even (unpublished).
    12. Hellgirls. Fourth book in the Benaroya series, unpublished. Alternate titles: Eating George Sand, Matty Brine and the Foul Smelling Ghost, The Burning.


    This collection is currently unprocessed and has not been arranged. A box list with general contents was created as part of a survey of the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Science fiction
    Science fiction -- Authorship

    Genres and Forms of Materials