Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Subject Guide
Joan Aiken (1924-2004). Thirty years’ worth of correspondence, from the celebrated author of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) Handwritten letter to Frank Jenners Wilstach, dated March 25, 1913, six months before his mysterious disappearance; in the Richards Manuscript Collection.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). A large collection of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the American grandmaster of science fiction, including his seminal works I, Robot (1950) and the "Robot" series; the "Foundation" novels; and numerous short stories, essays, criticism, book reviews, memoirs, introductions, and other items.
August Derleth (1909-1971). Letters from the prominent fantasy author, in the Isaac Asimov, Abraham Burack, Stanton Coblentz, and Maxwell Geismar Collections.
Desmond Bagley (1923-1983). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio recordings, and other items from the acclaimed British novelist, including manuscripts and correspondence regarding several short science-fiction stories.
Evelyn Berckman (1900-1978). Manuscripts correspondence, photographs, research material, and more from this author noted for her detective and Gothic horror novels, as well as her non-fiction.
John Blackburn (1923-1993). Manuscripts from the popular British novelist.
John Bowen (1924- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material, including drafts of Bowen's post-apocalyptic satire After the Rain (1958).
Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, diaries, audio and video recordings, and other material from the revered fantasy and science-fiction writer and editor, author of The Mists of Avalon, the Darkover novels, and much more.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the influential British author and futurist; primarily non-fiction, but includes some early science-fiction.
Basil Copper (1924- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular and prolific English author and editor of fantasy, horror, and detective fiction.
Kendell Foster Crossen (1910-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other material from the noted novelist, short story writer, radio author, and critic.
L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000). Manuscripts and other material from the popular and prolific author, including manuscripts for several works of science-fiction and fantasy as well as an extensive collection of rare science-fiction and fantasy magazines and fanzines dating from the late 1930s through the 1960s.
Samuel R. Delany (1942- ). A large collection of manuscripts, letters, diaries, notebooks, printed material, and other items from the legendary African-American author of science-fiction, fantasy, memoir, and literary criticism. Currently closed to researchers.
Madeleine Duke (1925- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, and other material from the noted British author of espionage fiction, science fiction, and mystery.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Two handwritten letters, to Edgar Van Winkle (1836) and Mary Hewitt (1844); in the Richards Manuscript Collection.
Leslie Fiedler (1917-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, and other material from the influential literary critic, essayist, and author, including drafts and correspondence regarding the anthology In Dreams Awake: A Historical-Critical Anthology of Science Fiction, edited by Fiedler; and the critical biography Olaf Stapledon. Related correspondence includes significant letters from Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, and Frederick Pohl, among others.
Terry Gilliam (1940-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, video, and much more from the visionary filmmaker and animator, including material for his seminal filmsTime Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and12 Monkeys.
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). Two handwritten letters to Frank Belknap Long, Jr., dated 1926 and 1930; in the Richards Manuscript Collection.
Harlan Ellison (1934- ). Letters from the acclaimed author, in the Isaac Asimov, Donald Westlake, Samuel R. Delany, Evan Hunter, and Leslie Fiedler Collections.
Arthur Herzog (1927-). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, family and personal records, and other items from the notable journalist and novelist.
Evan [Ed McBain] Hunter (1926-2005). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items, including drafts of the film The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973). A letter from the father of modern fantasy, dated 1962; in the Edmund Fuller Collection.
W. Ryerson Johnson (1901-1995). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from one of the great American pulp fiction writers.
Marvin Kaye (1938-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs from the notable author, screenwriter, and professor.
Gerald Kersh (1911-1968). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, notes, and other items from the pioneering British author, known for his short stories.
Joseph E. Levine (1905-1987). Manuscripts, correspondence, production material, photographs, audio, video, and more from the groundbreaking film producer and distributor, including many items regarding the horror film Magic (1978).
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007). Four letters from the acclaimed fantasy novelist, dated 1985; in the Eugenia Price Collection.
David Lozell Martin (1946-). Manuscripts, research material, and other material from the acclaimed American novelist, including his thriller Lie to Me and the speculative novel Facing Rushmore.
Graham Masterton (1946-). Manuscripts for four horror novels and an anthology, from the popular novelist.
Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). Hundreds of photographs taken by McDowall of various Hollywood friends and acquaintances, including Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
William P. McGivern (1922-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed American screenwriter and mystery author.
Raylyn Moore (1928-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other items from the noted author and editor of fantasy and science fiction.
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015). Manuscripts and other material from the legendary actor and director, including several scripts for the original Star Trek television series.
Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and much more from the recognized author of both science fiction and non-fiction.
Edgar Pangborn (1909-1976). A substantial collection of manuscripts and more from the award-winning science-fiction novelist and short story writer.
Hugh Parry (1916-1997). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted author and sociologist, including Parry's writings on public opinion and propaganda.
Florence Engel Randall (1917-1997). Manuscripts from the noted author of gothic suspense and horror, including her popular novel The Watcher in the WoodsThe Place of Sapphires, Haldane Station, and others.
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). Letters from the great American science fiction and fantasy author, in various collections; and an audio recording of an interview with Bradbury, in the Oriana Fallaci Collection.
W.E. Dan Ross (1912-1995). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, including several works of horror and suspense.
Mary Doria Russell (1950-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, and other material from the critically lauded novelist and paleoanthropologist.
John Sanford (1904-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, audio, video, and other items from the acclaimed author. Husband of Marguerite Roberts.
Don Siegel (1912-1991). A large collection of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, production material, and much more from the popular and prolific American film director, including material for the original version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); two episodes of The Twilight Zone (1963); and the gothic thriller The Beguiled (1971).
Curt Siodmak (1902-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, and many other items, from the German author of The Wolf Man, Donovan's Brain, and more.
Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999). An early outline/film treatment for Kubrick's landmark film 2001: A Space Odyssey; in the Roger Caras Collection.
Bernard Taylor (1934-). Manuscripts, photographs, and other items from the noted British author of horror and suspense.
Thomas Tryon (1926-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, and other items from the prominent New England novelist, including his popular horror novels The Other and Harvest Home.
John Holbrook [Jack Vance] Vance (1916-2013). A large collection of manuscripts and correspondence from one of the grand masters of American science fiction and fantasy.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the legendary English author, including manuscripts for The Plattner Story (1897) and The Autocracy of Mr. Parham (1929).
Jay Williams (1914-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the popular author of the long-running Danny Dunn science fiction series.
William (1917-2003) and Joanna Woolfolk (1940-) Manuscripts from the American writer and astrologist, including The Great American Birth Rite, an expose of the commercialization of modern pregnancy and birth.