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Collection Overview

Title: Alex Bledsoe Papers, 1980- 2009


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],

Series II: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: Note from the office of university relations, no date
Folder 2: Alex Bledsoe responding to a Carmen J. Jones letter regarding The Last Temptation of Christ, no date
Folder 3: Letters between Alex Bledsoe and various publishers organized by date.  Regarding "Rhiannon", 1992-1993
Folder 4: Two letters regarding "Burn Me Deadly", 2008
Folder 5: Two letters regarding "Blood Groove", 2008
Folder 6: Letter to Lynn from Alex, 6/23/2009
Folder 7: Letter to Paus Stevens regarding "The Girls with Games of Blood.", 2009
Folder 8: Letters between Alex Bledsoe and publishers regarding "Half Lined DaSFWAels (Night Tides)", 2008-2010

Browse by Series:

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

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