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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 III: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: On the Count of Z. [Manuscript], no date
Box 2
Folder 1: 3 typescripts of "Time of the Season" w/hand edits (title story for anthology); 2pgs each, 7/25/2012
Folder 2: 3 typescripts of "Cold Wind" w/hand edits (for 'Time of the Season' anthology); 5pgs each, 9/9/2012
Folder 3: 2 typescripts of "Time of the Season" w/hand edits (title story for anthology); 15pgs, n.d.
Folder 4: 2 typescripts of "Hunter and Bagger" w/hand edtis (story for sidekick anthology); 2pgs each, n.d.
Folder 5: 2 typescripts of "The Rider" w/hand edtis (story for work anthology); 3pgs each, 9/12/2012
Folder 6: 3 typescripts of "The Chill in the Air" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #1 [collection #1], 42pgs total, 3/18/2012
Folder 7: Research materials re: Lilith & Eve for "Lost & Found"; Firefly Witch Story #2 [Collection #1], 7 xerox pages & envelope, 7/21/1997
Folder 8: 1 typescript of "Lost & Found" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #1], 4pgs, 3/18/2012
Folder 9: 2 typescripts of "Lost and Found" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #2 [collection #1], 43pgs total, n.d.
Folder 10: 1 handwritten manuscript of "Lost and Found"; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #1], 26pgs, n.d.
Folder 11: 2 typescripts of "The Darren Stevens Club" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #3 [collection #1], 3pgs each, 3/19/2012
Folder 12: 5 typescripts of "the Darren Stevens Club" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Story #3 [collection #1], 53pgs total, n.d.
Folder 13: 3 typescripts of "The Taped-Down Box" w/hand edtis; Firefly Witch story #1 [collection #2], 3pgs each, n.d.
Folder 14: 1 typescript of "The Taped-Down Box" w/hand edtis; Firefly Witch story #1 [collection #2], 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 15: 2 typescripts of "Croaked" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #2], 34pgs total, n.d.
Folder 16: handwritten notes & parts of draft of "Croaked"; Firefely Witch story #2 [Collection #2], 4pgs, n.d.
Folder 17: 2 typescripts of "Croaked" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch story #2 [collection #2], 4pgs each, n.d.
Folder 18: 3 typescripts of "Same Ol' Song" w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Story #3 [collection #2], 19pgs total, n.d.
Folder 19: 4 typescripts of "The Devil You Know" w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 56pgs total, 7/8/2012
Folder 20: 3 typescripts of "Pen-Tackle Blues" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 3pgs each, 7/8/2012
Folder 21: handwritten draft notes on "Pen-Tackle Blue"; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 2pgs, n.d.
Folder 22: 3 typescripts of "Pen-Tackle Blues" w/hand edits; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 43pgs total, n.d.
Folder 23: 2 typescripts of "Back Atcha" w/hand notes; Firefly Witch collection #3, 4pgs each (10pgs total), 6/29/2012
Folder 24: 2 typescripts of "Back Atcha" (working title: "Harm None") w/hand edits & notes; Firefly Witch Collection #3, 42pgs total, n.d.
Folder 25: "Sprig" - revision pass; 1pg, 7/12/2012
Folder 26: 2 typescripts of "the Cut" w/author's hand edits & notes; 2pgs for repring in 'Dark Light' anthology 2012, 2/23/2012
Folder 27: Fall/Winter 1996 issue of 'Gaslight' containing "The Chill in the Air, fall/winter 1996
Folder 28: Chapbook '(000)000-0000' by Andre Villanueva; feat. Bledsoe's "The Cut" on pg.3, 1998
Folder 29: Typescript of "The Cut" edited by Mehitobel Wilson; 4pgs, 1998
Folder 30: 2 typescripts of "The Cut" w/hand edits; 4pgs each, n.d.

Browse by Series:

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


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