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Collection Overview

Title: Alex Bledsoe Papers, 1980- 2009

ID: RBSC/SFWA/001

Primary Creator: Bledsoe, Alex

Extent: 3.1 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; series II consists of correspondence; series III consists of short stories; and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles.

Date Acquired: 04/27/2009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bledsoe, Alex, Blood Groove, Eddie LaCrosse, Rudolf Zginski, Science Fiction Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alex Bledsoe papers consists of printed (paper-based) drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondences, notes, page proofs, a writing contest entry, award certificates, newspapers and publications with Mr. Bledsoe’s work.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, series II consists of correspondence, series III consists of Short stories, and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles. Series I is organized alphabetically by title.  In series II, III, and IV organization is based on original date of work.

Collection Historical Note

Alex Bledsoe is a science fiction and fantasy writer best known for his novels that touch upon the genres of sword and scorcery and urban fantasy.  He grew up in west Tennessee and now lives with his wife and two sons in Wisconsin.  His noted series are the "Eddie LaCrosse" novels, the "Rudolf Zginski" novels, and his newest, the "Tufa" novels (published in 2011).  On top of his novels, Alex Bledsoe has also written over fifty short stories.  Some of the odd jobs he's held throughout his life include: a reporter, an editor, a photographer, and a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.  For more information on Alex Bledsoe and his works, please visit his website at: http://alexbledsoe.com/

Subject/Index Terms

Bledsoe, Alex
Blood Groove
Eddie LaCrosse
Rudolf Zginski
Science Fiction Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addiitons by Alex Bledsoe on 06/25/2009, 04/19/2010, 05/31/2010, 03/02/2011, 02/12/2012, 02/13/2013, 03/02/2011

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Alex Bledsoe

Related Materials: For more information please see http://alexbledsoe.com/; https://twitter.com/AlexBledsoe.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Short Stories],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: Blood Groove [Two book covers and one bookmark, Tom Doherty Associates], no date
Folder 2: Blood Groove [Manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 15, no date
Folder 3: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-15, no date
Folder 4: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 16-30, no date
Folder 5: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 31-End, no date
Folder 6: Blood Groove [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2007
Folder 7: Blood Groove [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2007
Folder 8: Blood Groove [Edited galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Various pages, 2007
Folder 9: Blood Groove [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-18, 2008
Folder 10: Blood Groove [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 19-End, 2008
Box 2
Folder 1: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-13, 2009
Folder 2: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 14-26, 2009
Folder 3: Blood Groove [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 27-End, 2009
Folder 4: Burn Me Deadly [Draft, Tom Doherty Associates] Various Pages, no date
Folder 5: Burn Me Deadly [Near final draft, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2006
Folder 6: Lumina (Burn Me Deadly) [Draft with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2006-2007
Folder 7: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-14, 2008
Box 3
Folder 1: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 15-End, 2008
Folder 2: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-9, 2009
Folder 3: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 10-22, 2009
Folder 4: Burn Me Deadly [Copy edited manuscript, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 23-End, 2009
Folder 5: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-15, 2009
Folder 6: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 16-End, 2009
Folder 7: Burn Me Deadly [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Edited Pages, 2009
Folder 8: The Girls with Games of Blood [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-16, 2009
Box 4
Folder 1: The Girls with Games of Blood [Galley proofs, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 17-End, 2009
Folder 2: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Notes, Bantam Books], no date
Folder 3: Night Tides [Edited Galley Proofs, Bantam Books] Various Pages, no date
Folder 4: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Copy edited manuscript, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-13, no date
Folder 5: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Copy edited manuscript, Bantam Books] Chapter 14-End, no date
Folder 6: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Manuscript with notes by Lori Devoti, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-6, 2008
Folder 7: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [2nd manuscript revision, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-End, 2008
Folder 8: The Half-Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides) [Manuscript revisions & notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-27, 2007-2009
Folder 9: Night Tides [Copy edited page proofs, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-12, 2009
Box 5
Folder 1: Night Tides [Copy edited page proofs, Bantam Books] Chapter 13-End, 2009
Folder 2: Night Tides [Galley proofs with edits, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-11, 2009
Folder 3: Night Tides [Galley proofs with edits, Bantam Books] Chapter 12-End, 2009
Folder 4: Night Tides [Edited galley proofs, Bantam Books] Various pages, 2009
Folder 5: Night Tides [Galley proofs with notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 1-15, 2009
Folder 6: Night Tides [Galley proofs with notes, Bantam Books] Chapter 16-End, 2009
Folder 7: The Sword-Edged Blonde [Oregon Arts Festival Flyer, Tom Doherty Associates], 2008
Folder 8: The Sword-Edged Blonde [Galley proofs with edits, Tom Doherty Associates] Chapter 1-End, 2008
Box 6
Folder 1: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs. 1-198, chs. 1-15 [TOR Books], 10/25/2010
Folder 2: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) w/hand edits; pgs. 199-425, chs. 16-35(end) [TOR Books], 10/23/2010
Folder 3: Hardcover page proofs for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), missing pages returned to editor; chs. 1-16, i-178 [TOR Books], 4/8/2011
Folder 4: Hardcover page proofs for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), missing pages returned to editor; chs. 17-35, 179-349(end) [TOR Books], 4/8/2011
Folder 5: "Zombie" prologue for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), written as promo for guest blog of Bledsoe's; 2pgs typescript [TOR Books], 8/24/2011
Folder 6: Typescript of 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); draft pages, unnumbered [TOR Books], 3/5-8/22/2008
Folder 7: Early typescript draft of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa), w/notes from Valette Bledsoe; pgs. 1-120 [TOR Books], 10/2008
Folder 8: Letter from Paul Stevens to Bledsoe re: 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) copyedited manuscript; 3pgs [TOR Books], 10/5/2010
Folder 9: Memo from Jane Liddel re: author notes on 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa) copyedited manuscript [St. Martin's Press], 2/1/2011
Folder 10: Letter from editor Miriam Weinberg to Bledsoe re: 'Hum & the Shiver' hardcover proofs & edits; 1pg (Tales of the Tufa) [TOR Books], 4/15/2011
Folder 11: Style sheets for 'The Hum and the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); 8pgs [TOR Books], 10/2011
Folder 12: Preliminary outline of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); 5pgs total [TOR Books], 10/2008
Folder 13: Copy edited typescript of 'The Hum & the Shiver' (Tales of the Tufa); chs. 1-35, pgs. 1-421 [TOR Books], n.d.
Folder 14: Copy edited typescript of 'Dark Waters' w/hand notes; chs.1-15, pgs.ii-165 [Bantam Books], n.d.
Folder 15: Copy edited typescript of 'Dark Waters' w/hand notes; chs.16-30, pgs.166-341(end) [Bantam Books], n.d.
Folder 16: Typescript revision pages of 'Dark Waters'; chs.1-23(end) [Bantam Books], 5/6/2009-5/11/2010
Folder 17: Galley sheets for 'Dark Waters'; 14pgs [Bantam Books], 7/9/2010
Folder 18: Mass-market compostion order, digital Composition make-up sheet, and notes on markups from editor; 'Dark Waters' [Bantam Books], 7/9/2010
Folder 19: Copy edited proof of 'Dark Waters' (1st pass); pgs.i-296 [Bantam Books], 7/26/2010
Folder 20: Text layout sheet for 'Dark Waters'; from Diane Hobbing to Jane Haas Sankner, 1pg [Bantam Books], 8/10/2010
Folder 21: Copy edited proof of 'Dark Waters' (2nd pass); various pages, some missing [Bantam Books], 9/1/2010
Folder 22: Copy-edited page proofs of 'Dark Waters'; pgs.ii-294 [Bantam Books], 9/1/2010
Folder 23: Original setting materials for 'Dark Waters w/letter from D. Pomerico @ Random House to Bledsoe; various edited, typset pages - out of page # order [Bantam Books], 8/5/2011
Folder 24: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.2-15 [TOR Books], 1/29/2011
Folder 25: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; multiple versions of chs.16-24 [TOR Books], 2/28/2011
Folder 26: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.1-19 [TOR Books], 11/3/2011
Folder 27: 2011 draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; chs.20-33(end) [TOR Books], 11/4/2011
Folder 28: Editorial letter to Bledsoe from Paul Stevens, re: 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); 2pgs [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 29: Copy-edited manuscript of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs.1-224, chs.1-16 [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 30: Copy-edited manuscript of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa); pgs.225-441, chs.17-end [TOR Books], 5/30/2012
Folder 31: Partial draft of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa), typescript w/hand edits; pgs.324-444 [TOR Books], 2012
Folder 32: Final author corrections of 'Wisp of a Thing' (Tales of the Tufa) before sending to editor; only pages w/actual corrections in folder [TOR Books], n.d.
Box 7
Folder 1: Blood Groove - letter to Paul Stevens from Iris re: copy edited m/s of 'Blood Groove' [Memphis Vampires Series, TOR Books], 7/2/2008
Folder 2: Burn Me Deadly - copy editor's stylesheets w/letter to Paul Stevens re: copyedit queries & correx [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 12/19/2008
Folder 3: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-34 [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 1/18/2010
Folder 4: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, various chapters ordered by date of edits [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 1/21/2010
Folder 5: Dark Jenny - typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-30 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 12/28/2009
Folder 6: Dark Jenny - typescript w/comments by Valette Piper-Bledsoe; chs.1-35, pgs.1-211 [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 7: Dark Jenny - editorial letter from Paul Stevens [Eddie LaCrosse Series, TOR Books], 4/27/2010
Folder 8: Dark Jenny - copy edited typescript w/notes from editor, chs.1-35, pgs.1-385 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 4/2010
Folder 9: Dark Jenny - original copy edited typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-14, pgs.1-185 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 6/10/2010
Folder 10: Dark Jenny - original copy edited typescript w/hand edits, chs.15-35, pgs.186-407 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 6/20/2010
Folder 11: Dark Jenny - page proofs w/hand edits,  chs.1-15, pgs.1-171 [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 10/13/2010
Folder 12: Dark Jenny - proofs w/hand edits, chs.16-35 pgs. 172-348(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 10/13/2010
Folder 13: Girls With Games of Blood - 1st copy edited m/s w/hand edits for author review, chs.1-35(end) [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 10/23/2009
Folder 14: Girls With Games of Blood - original copy-edited m/s from editors, chs.1-15, pgs.cover-204 [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 7/2010
Folder 15: Girls With Games of Blood - original copy-edited m/s from editors, chs.16-35, pgs.205-426(end) [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 7/2010
Folder 16: Girls With Games of Blood - editorial letter re: 1st copy-edited m/s, 1pg [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], 9/19/2009
Folder 17: Girls With Games of Blood - typescript, pgs.1-89, chs.1-17 [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 18: Girls With Games of Blood - typescript, pgs.90-165, chs.18-end [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 19: Girls With Games of Blood - color cover mock-up [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 20: Girls With Games of Blood - outline w/hand edits, 4pgs. [Memphis Vampires series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 21: Half-Lined Damsels - typescript, chs.1-27(end), n.d
Folder 22: Night Tides - letter from D. Pomerico re: copyedits & editing stylesheets [Bantam Books], 12/1/2008
Folder 23: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript w/hand edits; chs.1-15 (order reversed) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 8/16/2010
Folder 24: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript w/hand edits, chs.1-30 (reverse pagination) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 4/26/2011
Folder 25: Wake of the Bloody Angel - Typescript draft w/hand edits, chs.1-31(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 5/16/2011
Folder 26: Wake of the Bloody Angel - copyedited typescript w/hand notes from editor, chs.1-35, pgs.1-408(end) [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 5/24/2011
Folder 27: Wake of the Bloody Angel - letter from editor to Bledsoe re:copy edits, 1pg [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], 8/9/2011
Folder 28: Wake of the Bloody Angel - nautical review by Steve Osmanski, 2pgs [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], n.d
Folder 29: Wake of the Bloody Angel - notes from Miriam & Paul, 1pg [Eddie LaCrosse series, TOR Books], n.d

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[Series III: Short Stories],
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