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Elizabeth Bear Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Elizabeth Bear Papers, 2005- 2012

ID: RBSC/SFWA/002

Primary Creator: Bear, Elizabeth

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

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

Date Acquired: 04/18/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bear, Elizabeth, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, The Jenny Casey Trilogy

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elizabeth Bear Papers consist of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts for poems, short stories, and novels, along with a small amount of correspondence related to those materials. In addition, the collection contains a limited number of items, such as handmade books, school publications, from the author’s childhood, and a variety of hand drawn maps. The collection is divided based upon format and consists of novels and short stories. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Elizabeth Bear (Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky) is an American Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist, short story and poetry author, primarily of speculative fiction. She was born and raised in Hartford, Conneticut and attended the University of Conneticut. Her first novel Hammered was published in January 2005, followed by Scardown in July and Worldwired in November of the same year. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005, the Locus Award for Best First Novel (The Jenny Casey trilogy) in 2006, Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award for Carnival, and the Hugo Award for Best Short Story for Tideline. Bear is also proud to share her birthdate with Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

For more information on Elizabeth Bear or her writings, please visit her webpage: http://www.elizabethbear.com/

Biographical Note

b. 1971. Elizabeth Bear (Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky) is an American Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist, short story and poetry author, primarily of speculative fiction. She was born and raised in Hartford, Conneticut and attended the University of Conneticut. Her first novel Hammered was published in January 2005, followed by Scardown in July and Worldwired in November of the same year. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005, the Locus Award for Best First Novel (The Jenny Casey trilogy) in 2006, Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award for Carnival, and the Hugo Award for Best Short Story for Tideline. Bear is also proud to share her birthdate with Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

Subject/Index Terms

Bear, Elizabeth
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
The Jenny Casey Trilogy

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions by Elizabeth Bear on 08/18/2008, 10/2008, 04/2011, 08/05/2011, 11/09/2012

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: Elizabeth Bear

Acquisition Method: Personal contact w/author; papers mailed to NIU.

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.elizabethbear.com/index.html.; https://twitter.com/matociquala.


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Series III: Correspondence
Box 13
Folder 10: Letter from Jessica Wade to Lynne Thomas Re: manuscript materials for rare books department, 4/19/11
Folder 11: Letter to Lynne Thomas re: Elizabeth Bear papers, 8/5/11

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