This collection contains manuscripts, published and unpublished works, poetry, and short stories written by the science fiction
author Stanley G. Weinbaum before his death in 1935. Also included in the collection is correspondence compiled by Weinbaum's
widow Margaret Hawtof Kay from the late 1990s and early 2000s regarding the disposition of Weinbaum's estate and the management
of his literary works.
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum was a science fiction writer who lived from 1902 to 1935. Prior to the initial acceptance of his
science fiction stories, Weinbaum wrote numerous manuscripts for the freelance romantic and mystery market under the pseudonym
Marge Stanley, the majority of which went unsold. In 1934, in what is now regarded as the "Golden Age of Science Fiction",
Weinbaum released the first of his "Planetary Series", A Martian Odyssey. It was the first published science fiction story of the author and the first alien story to probe the alternative psyche
of beings from extra-terrestrial bodies and explore the eco-systems of other planets all from a non-earth based view. It
was also the first of the author's stories to appear during his short two year period of publishing before he died prematurely
of cancer in 1935.
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