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Stanley G. Weinbaum papers
MS 114  
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Description
This collection contains manuscripts, published works, and short stories written by the science fiction author Stanley G. Weinbaum before his death in 1935. These stories include various unpublished manuscripts as well as his most popular work A Martian Odyssey being amongst them. Weinbaum also went on to produce roughly two dozen short stories, ranging from hard-boiled detective pieces to science fiction in his career before dying of cancer in 1935. After which his numerous unfinished short stories, poetry, and sonnets went on to be posthumously published in various science fiction magazines and newspaper columns.
Background
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 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.
Extent
0.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
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This collection is open for research.