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Collection Overview

Title: Tobias Buckell Papers, 1994- 2009


Primary Creator: Buckell, Tobias S.

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; Series II includes short stories; Series III contains juvenilia; Series IV is correspondence; Series V contains miscellaneous materials, and Series VI is digital content (electronic mail attachments).

Date Acquired: 10/08/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Buckell, Tobias, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Tobias Buckell papers consist of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts for novels and short stories by Tobias Buckell, along with a small amount of correspondence related to those materials as well as some juvenilia. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; series II includes short stories; series III contains juvenilia; series IV is correspondence; series V contains miscellaneous materials, and series VI is digital content (electronic mail attachments). The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has published stories in various magazines and anthologies. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of The Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist.

For more information about Tobias S. Buckell and his writings, please visit his webpage:  www.tobiasbuckell.com

Subject/Index Terms

Buckell, Tobias
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions by Tobias Buckell: 7/28/2009, 5/31/2012, 6/23/2012, 10/31/2015

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: Tobias Buckell

Acquisition Method: 5/31/2012 Box mailed to RBSC by Buckell

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.tobiasbuckell.com; https://twitter.com/tobiasbuckell.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Juvenilia],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Digital Content: Electronic Mail Attachments],

Series V: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: [handwritten note by Buckell on notebook paper], no date
Folder 2: Crystal Rain [Forge book catalog advertisement] page 13, 2006
Folder 3: The Bluffton News [Author profile of Buckell] volume 129 number 49 (2 copies), 2/2/2006
Folder 4: The Lima News [newspaper clipping of author profile of Buckell], 2/8/2006
Folder 5: Sly Mongoose [advertisement|Tor book catalog] page 42, 2008
Folder 6: [program booklet and gathering program for WisCon], 2008
Folder 7: [novel contracts in foreign language], 2006-2008
Folder 8: [short story contracts], 1999-2008
Folder 9: [novel contracts in the U.S.A.], 2005-2008
Folder 10: [character time tables], no date
Folder 11: [hand drawn maps], no date
Folder 12: Crystal Rain 'The Plot Thickens' [catalog with advertisement], April/May 2006
Folder 13: Crystal Rain [catalog with advertisement|TOR/Forge], Winter 2006
Folder 14: Ragamuffin [catalog with advertisement|TOR], Spring/Summer 2007
Folder 15: Halo [catalog with advertisement|TOR], Fall 2008
Folder 16: Con Jose [World Science Fiction Convetion program with Tobias Buckell autobiography], 8/29/2002
Folder 17: The dot.Con Daily [Hugo Special for Tangent online], 9/1/2002
Folder 18: [envelopes used by author to contain materials in this collection, some with handwritten descriptions], no date
Box 2
Folder 1: The Jordan Rich Show [WBZ Boston interview with Tobias Buckell about Halo], 12/2009
Folder 2: METAtropolis [Data DVD with reading of Tobias Buckell, 9/26/2008
Folder 3: Cult Pop [Data DVD with Tobias Buckell], no date
Folder 4: Cult Pop [Data DVD with Tobias Buckell and Carl Lundgren], no date
Folder 5: Cult Pop [Data DVD with Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder], 1/20/2007
Folder 6: Locus, 2/2001
Folder 7: Locus, 11/2003
Folder 8: Locus [interview with Tobias Buckell], 10/2008
Folder 9: Crystal Rain [MacLean, April/May 2006
Folder 10: Out of Jame, 7/2006
Folder 11: Romantic Times Book Review [review of Sly Mongoose], 8/2008
Folder 12: Comic-Con [magazine with review of Sly Mongoose], Fall 2008
Folder 13: Crystal Rain [review|New York Review of Science Fiction], 2/2006
Folder 14: Science Fiction Book Club [2 catalogs with advertisement for Crystal Rain], 2/2006
Folder 15: Write! Gulf Coast Writers Association Newsletter [interview with Tobias Buckell], 4/2006
Folder 16: [list of publishers, no date
Folder 17: Scope [Bluffton College alumni magazine with article on Tobias Buckell], 3/2001
Folder 18: The Bluffton College Witmarsum [newspaper article of Crystal Rain], 2/6/2004
Folder 19: The Lima News [newspaper clipping of Buckell, 11/8/2000
Folder 20: Northern Review [Ohio Northern University newspaper clipping on Buckell, 10/16/2006
Folder 21: Bluffton News [newspaper clipping about Tobias Buckell], 10/30/2008
Folder 22: [newspaper clipping about Tobias Buckell], no date
Box 3
Folder 1: The Shackles of Freedom [Alexander Books/Farthest Star contract], 12/17/2001
Folder 2: Fish Merchant, In Orbite Medievali, Spurn Babylon & Trinkets [Fictionwise, Inc contract for multiple works], 1/30/2002
Folder 3: e-book agreement [Fictionwise, Inc.], 8/25/2003
Folder 4: Crystal Rain [TOR Books publishing contract], 1/12/2004
Folder 5: Her, Smooth Talking, & Deaths Dreadlocks [Fictionwise e-book contract], 6/18/2004
Folder 6: Toy Planes [Dragon Press contract], 1/31/2006
Folder 7: Her, A Green Thumb, & Smooth Talking [3 Escape Artists contracts for Escape Pod podcast], 8/1/2006
Folder 8: Sly Mongoose, Duppy Conqueror & Desolation Gap [TOR/Forge Books contract], 1/3/2007
Folder 9: Waiting for the Zephyr [Nightshade books - memorandum of agreement to reprint story in "Wastelands" anthology], 2/13/2007
Folder 10: The Prisoner [Pitch Agreement with American Movie Classics], 1/6/2008
Folder 11: Locus [v.61 no.4 - featuring interview w/Buckell, pg. 68], 10/2008
Folder 12: Official Xbox Magazine [no.91 - interview w/Buckell on pg. 40 (re: Halo - Cole Protocol)], winter 2008
Folder 13: Contract [Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency], 6/18/2009
Folder 14: Metatropolis anthology [contract with Tom Doherty & Associates/TOR Books]
Folder 15: Bluffton: A Magazine for Bluffton Alumni & Friends [v.6 no. 4, alumnus profile of Buckell, pg.15 (4 copies)], Fall 2009
Folder 16: The Executioness [Audible.com contract], 11/23/2009
Folder 17: Shared Worlds [copy of Wafford College, S.C. 2009 Sci-Fi anthology], 2009
Folder 18: Metatropolis [2 copies of Audible.com contract], 1/20/2010
Folder 19: Crystal Rain [Kessler Agency - letter from Andreea Focsaneau to Bogdan Hrib re: reversion of copyright (2 copies)], 4/9/2010
Folder 20: Laptop Magazine [interview with Buckell, pg. 13], 5/2010
Folder 21: The Executioness [contract w/Subterranean press], 6/17/2010
Folder 22: Crystal Rain [Bastei lubbe GMBH & Co. KG - rights reversion notice (Paul & Peter Fritz AG)], 7/20/2010
Folder 23: Ragamuffin [Bastei lubbe GMBH & Co. KG - rights reversion notice (Paul & Peter Fritz AG)], 7/20/2010
Folder 24: "Love Comes to Abyssal City"  [letter of acceptance of story for 'Hot & Steamy' anthology; Tekno Books], 12/17/2010
Folder 25: The Universe Reef [contract w/Nature Publishing Group], 4/2/2011
Folder 26: Convention program book [MilleniCon 26/2012], 3/16/2012
Folder 27: Publisher's stylesheet for unknown book by Buckell, n.d.
Envelope 28: 3 Molskine journals containing some writing notes & to-do lists, n.d.

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[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Juvenilia],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Digital Content: Electronic Mail Attachments],

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