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Donald J. Bingle Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Donald J. Bingle Papers, 1997- 2009

ID: RBSC/SFWA/007

Primary Creator: Bingle, Donald J.

Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; Series II consists of short stories; Series III consists of novels and novellettes; Series IV consists of correspondence; Series V consists of miscellaneous.

Date Acquired: 11/20/2007. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bingle, Donald J., Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Donald J. Bingle Papers consists of printed (paper-based) manuscripts for a novel by Donald J. Bingle, Forced Conversion, and for his published short stories, novellas, and novellettes. The collection also includes correspondence, research, notes, and some miscellaneous materials related to the publications. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II consists of short stories; Series III consists of novels and novellettes; Series IV consists of correspondence; Series V consists of miscellaneous. Each series is organized by title based on publication date. Within the title, organization is based on original date of work. All other materials are organized within their series based upon original date of work. Dates of publication and reprinting are taken from Donald J. Bingle's notes.

Collection Historical Note

A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Donald J. Bingle plays a corporate lawyer by day and science fiction and gaming writer by night.Forced Conversion, his 2004 debut novel, is set in a world where people live in virtual reality and are threatened by those who refuse to. Derek and his Conversion Force squad must seek out the non-conformers and send them to a virtual world or death. A writer of gaming materials, short fiction, novels, and more; Donald J. Bingle is also an opponent of global warming through the GreensWord organization. Currently, the author is writing his second novel, GreenSword, a dark comedy about the environment and society.

Biographical Note

A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Donald J. Bingle plays a corporate lawyer by day and science fiction and gaming writer by night.Forced Conversion, his 2004 debut novel, is set in a world where people live in virtual reality and are threatened by those who refuse to. Derek and his Conversion Force squad must seek out the non-conformers and send them to a virtual world or death. A writer of gaming materials, short fiction, novels, and more; Donald J. Bingle is also an opponent of global warming through the GreensWord organization. Currently, the author is writing his second novel,GreenSword, a dark comedy about the environment and society.

Subject/Index Terms

Bingle, Donald J.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions by Donald Bingle: Dec 2008, 11/12/2011, 1/3/2014

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: Donald J.Bingle

Acquisition Method: Acquired via direct donation to curator at WindyCon 2007, 2009, 2011.

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.orphyte.com/donaldjbingle//; https://www.donaldjbingle.com/.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Novellas/Novelletes],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Research],
[Series VII: Articles],
[Series VIII: Screen Plays],
[All]

Series IV: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: Forced Conversion [email to group he sent notebooks to], 10/28/2002
Folder 2: Forced Conversion [Randall Lemon emails], November 2002
Folder 3: Forced Conversion [Tim White emails], 2002-2003
Folder 4: Forced Conversion [John Helfer emails], 2004
Folder 5: Still Serviceable [Jean E. Rabe email], 1998
Folder 6: Still Serviceable [letter from Randall N. Bills], 10/8/1999
Folder 7: Elemental Conversation [email exchange with Allen Burkman re: short story and personal matters], 10/21/1997
Folder 8: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with James Wall, editor of Christian Century, declining the use of a story], 11/21/1997
Folder 9: Elemental Conversation [letter to Misty Files of Cornerstone Communications re: submission of story for consideration], 11/21/1997
Folder 10: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Andrea Ritze of The Lookout re: declining the use of a story], 11/21/1997
Folder 11: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with James Horsch of Purpose re: declining the use of a story], 11/21/1997
Folder 12: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Stanley Schmidt of Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact re: declining use of story], 11/21/1997
Folder 13: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Susannah West of Hobson's Choice re: declining the use of a story], 11/21/1997
Folder 14: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Julie Innes editor of Evangel re: declining the use of a story], 4/13/1998
Folder 15: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Charles Ryan editor of Aboriginal Science Fiction re: declining the use of a story], 4/13/1998
Folder 16: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Everett Leadingham editor of Standard re: declining the use of a story], 4/13/1998
Folder 17: Elemental Conversation [letters exchanged with Warren Lapine editor of Absolute Magnitude re: declining the use of a story], 4/13/1998
Folder 18: Elemental Conversation [printout of email from Jean Rabe discussing story with handwritten notes by Mr. Bingle re: anthology & story, 8/10/1998
Folder 19: Elemental Conversation [email to Jean Rabe re: screenplay contest, 94, & short story], 8/21/1998
Folder 20: Elemental Conversation [email from Jean Rabe re: short story & writing style], 8/22/1998
Folder 21: Elemental Conversation [email from Jean Rabe re: acceptance of short story for anthology], 9/9/1998
Folder 22: Elemental Conversation [email from Jean Rabe re: story being published in anthology], 9/11/1998
Folder 23: Elemental Conversation [letter to Martin Greenberg of Tekno Books re: executed publication agreement], 10/12/1998
Folder 24: Elemental Conversation [letter from Jean Rabe re: opinion of short story, edits, & suggestions], 1998
Folder 25: Elemental Conversation [email to Jean Rabe re: author bio suggestions], 2/4/1999
Folder 26: Elemental Conversation [email from Jean Rabe re: suggestions for author bio] 2 copies, 2/5/1999
Folder 27: Elemental Conversation [email with Mr. Bingle's author bio], 2/8/1999
Folder 28: Elemental Conversation [email to Jean Rabe re: error in printing of chess game sequence], 11/20/1999
Folder 29: Elemental Conversation [letter to Amy Foundation Writing Awards re: submission on short story for award consideration], 11/26/1999
Folder 30: Elemental Conversation [email from Jean Rabe with contact information for Janet Pack], 11/29/1999
Folder 31: Elemental Conversation [email to Janet Pack re: errors in printing of chess game play sequence], 12/11/1999
Folder 32: Elemental Conversation [email fro Janet Pack re: anthology future publications, 12/12/1999
Folder 33: Stew [email from Benzo re: opportunity for contributing to Civil War anthology by Chameleon Publications, 3/8/1999
Folder 34: Stew [email to John Helfers re: submission of short story], 4/22/1999
Folder 35: Knowing She Would [letter from Martin Greenberg confirming interest in contributing to Historical Hauntings anthology], 12/2/1999
Folder 36: [Writing resume], 1999
Folder 37: Knowing She Would [personal email from Mrs. Bingle including story suggestions], 3/1/2000
Folder 38: Knowing She Would [email from Jean Rabe re: story and personal matters], 3/9/2000
Folder 39: Knowing She Would [email exchange with Melissa Gwen a fan including a postscript he had wanted to include in the story], 4/24/2002
Folder 40: Dragon's Throat [email from Patrick McGilligan and Jean E. Rabe], 3/30/2000
Folder 41: Dragon's Throat [email from Patrick McGilligan], 4/30/2000
Folder 42: Dragon's Throat [email from Mr. Bingle], 5/19/2000
Folder 43: Dragon's Throat [email to Patrick McGilligan], 5/23/2000
Folder 44: Dragon's Throat [letter from Mark Sehestedt], 6/11/2001
Folder 45: Dragon's Throat [email exchange with Mark], 6/18/2001
Folder 46: Dragon's Throat [email from Christina Matthews], 10/18/2001
Folder 47: [letter from Tekno Books], no date
Folder 48: Patience [letter to Jean Rabe re: bio to include with story], 3/22/2001
Folder 49: Artists Only [email from user group Carnival moderator re: inclusion in email group], 11/19/2001
Folder 50: Artists Only [email from Brian A. Hopkins of Lone Wolf Publications re: progression of Carnival anthology], 11/19/2001
Folder 51: Artists Only [email from Brian A. Hopkins re: revised signature sheet and multimedia], 11/30/2001
Folder 52: Artists Only [email to Jean Rabe & Brian Hopkins re: cigar box painting scan for CD], 12/19/2001
Folder 53: Artists Only [email from Brian Hopkins to Paul Tremblay re: multimedia formatting for Carnival anthology], 1/26/2002
Folder 54: Artists Only [email from Brian Hopkins re: multimedia inclusions and attachment sizes], 1/27/2002
Folder 55: Artists Only [email from Brian Hopkins re: inclusion of multimedia materials], 1/27/2002
Folder 56: Artists Only [letter from Darrell Schweitzer editor of Weird Tales declining use of a story|first page of story], 4/17/2002
Folder 57: Artists Only [email from Bill Hodgson the artist for Carnival re: delay in art submission], 11/7/2002
Folder 58: Artists Only [email from Judi Rohrig of Lone Wolf Publications re: delay of Carnival & replacement of original artist], 12/12/2002
Folder 59: Artists Only [email from Jean Rabe re: Carnival-Circus production ready & last call for additional materials], 6/18/2003
Folder 60: Artists Only [email from Brian Hopkins re: contract extension for Carnival anthology], 12/6/2003
Folder 61: Artists Only [press release by J. Rohrig of Lone Wolf Publications announcing release of Carnival-Circus Double CD anthology], 7/10/2004
Folder 62: Artists Only [email from Jane Yolen re: declining use of story on young adult Anthology], 12/4/2004
Folder 63: Artists Only [letter to Jane Yolen re: submission of story for inclusion in young adult science fiction and fantasy anthology], 11/28/2004
Folder 64: Artists Only [email to editor of Dark Wisdom re: inclusion of short story in magazine], 3/24/2007
Folder 65: Artists Only [letter to CRICKET editor at Carus Publishing re: submission of short story], 3/9/2008
Folder 66: Artists Only [email to Jean Rabe and Brian Hopkins re: bio and short essay on the writing of Artists Only], no date
Folder 67: Artists Only [Lone Wolf Publications announcment requesting story submissions|handwritten notes for initial story concept], no date
Folder 68: Artists Only [letter from Alice Letvin at CRICKET declining use of a story|Mr. Bingle's writing resume|Mr. Bingle's business card], no date
Folder 69: Parts [email from Russell Davis requesting submission for Transformers anthology], 5/26/2004
Folder 70: Parts [email to Russell Davis re: preparations for short story], 6/4/2004
Folder 71: Parts [email from Russell Davis re: preparations for short story], 6/4/2004
Folder 72: Parts [email exchange with Russell Davis re: short story], 7/24/2004
Folder 73: Parts [email from Russell Davis re: acceptance of short story for use in anthology] 2 copies, 8/3/2004
Folder 74: Parts [letter from Steve Roman of iBooks re: contracts for short story], 10/8/2004
Folder 75: Hell to Pay [email from Jean Rabe re: John Helfers' schedule at Windycon], 11/7/2003
Folder 76: Hell to Pay [email exchange with John Helfers re: meeting at Windycon, story, and publishing of anthology], 11/10/2003
Folder 77: Hell to Pay [email to Julia Mandala re: withdrawing short story from consideration], 11/10/2003
Folder 78: Hell to Pay [letter from Julia Mandala re: critique of short story], 11/10/2003
Folder 79: Hell to Pay [email from John Helfers re: meeting at Windycon and anthology publishing details], 11/11/2003
Folder 80: Hell to Pay [letter from Jean Rabe re: time at Windycon and personal matters], 2003
Folder 81: Hell to Pay [email to John Helfers re: prank played by video store clerks], 1/5/2005
Folder 82: Hell to Pay [email exchange with Rick Ernst re: request and denial for use of portion of story], 11/23/2005
Folder 83: Grok [email exchange with Jean Rabe], 3/19/2003
Folder 84: Grok [email from Debra Euler of DAW Books to Jean Rabe], 8/12/2004
Folder 85: Psycho Physics [email from Jean Rabe with contest information and Hellnotes newsletter], 5/13/2004
Folder 86: Psycho Physics [letter to Ellen Datlow editor of scifi.com re:submitting a story for consideration] 2 copies, 8/15/2004
Folder 87: Psycho Physics [letter to Sheila Williams editor of Asimov's re: submission of story for consideration], 10/16/2004
Folder 88: Psycho Physics [letter from Ellen Datlow editor of scifi.com declining use of story], 2004
Folder 89: Psycho Physics [letter from Sheila Williams editor of Asimov's  declining use of story], 2004
Folder 90: Psycho Physics [letter to Gordon van Gelder editor of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction re: submission of story for consideration], 1/16/2005
Folder 91: Psycho Physics [letter from John Joseph Adams editor of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction declining use of story], 1/27/2005
Folder 92: Psycho Physics [email from Dan Lincoln re: feedback on science of a short story], 1/27/2005
Folder 93: Psycho Physics [email to Jean Rabe re: author bio], 3/13/2005
Box 2
Folder 1: Fellow Traveler [letter from William Horner editor of Fantasist Enterprises re: declining the use of a story], 9/6/2005
Folder 2: Fellow Traveler [email exchanges with Brittiany Koren re: changes to short story for inclusion in anthology], 10/8/2005
Folder 3: Running Free [email to Jean Rabe re: opinion on short story for Fur Fantastic anthology], 9/24/2005
Folder 4: Running Free [email from Jean Rabe re: feedback on story], 9/25/2005
Folder 5: Standing Still [letter from Jean Rabe re: submission for anthology Time Twisters], 6/8/2005
Folder 6: Standing Still [email from Jean Rabe re: she loved the story], 10/3/2005
Folder 7: Standing Still [email to Jean Rabe re: updated bio for Time Twisters anthology], 10/9/2005
Folder 8: [email from Thomas Scott re: questions on copyright], 12/13/2005
Folder 9: Loser Takes All [email to Russell Davis of Morning Storm Books re: submission of story for consideration], 10/26/2005
Folder 10: Loser Takes All [email from Russell Davis re: accepting story for use in anthology] 2 copies, 10/30/2005
Folder 11: Cursory Review [email from Jean Rabe re: topics taken in anthology], 4/27/2006
Folder 12: Cursory Review [email from Jean Rabe re: opinoin in short story], 5/7/2006
Folder 13: Cursory Review [email to Jean Rabe re: controversial content of short story], 5/7/2006
Folder 14: Cursory Review [email to Jean Rabe with author bio], 5/7/2006
Folder 15: Homo [email to Jean Rabe re: idea for short story for Denise L.], 6/15/2006
Folder 16: Homo [email to Denise L. re: progress on short story], 6/17/2006
Folder 17: Homo [email to Denise L. re: submission of story and pitch sheet on latest novel], 6/18/2006
Folder 18: Homo [article from Time magazine What Makes Us Different by Tim O'Brien], 10/9/2006
Folder 19: Attached to the Land [email from Jean Rabe re: submission for anthology], 1/19/2006
Folder 20: Attached to the Land [letter from Paolo Bacigalupi of High Country News declining the use of a story], 4/14/2006
Folder 21: Attached to the Land [email to Intergalactic Medicine Show re: submission of story for consideration], 4/22/2006
Folder 22: Attached to the Land [email from Jean Rabe re: submission for anthology], 8/4/2006
Folder 23: Attached to the Land [email to Michelle of zenfilms re: submission of story for consideration], 8/17/2006
Folder 24: Attached to the Land [letter to Loren Logsdon of Eureka Literary Magazine re: submission of story for consideration], 12/1/2006
Folder 25: Attached to the Land [letter from Loren Logsdon of Eureka Literary Magazine re: declining use of story], 1/31/2007
Folder 26: Attached to the Land [email to editor at blairhippo re: submission of story with submission guidelines], 2/6/2007
Folder 27: Attached to the Land [email to cj at Range Magazine re: submission of story|guidelines & page from The Writer periodical Jan 2007 issue, 3/6/2007
Folder 28: Attached to the Land [email from Christopher East of Futurismic declining use of story], 3/22/2007
Folder 29: Attached to the Land [letters exchanged with editor of Open Space Quarterly re: declining use of short story], 4/5/2007
Folder 30: Attached to the Land [ email from John Helfers re: receipt of story and request for submission for Imaginary Friends anthology, 7/13/2007
Folder 31: Suburban Legend [Review of the Imaginary Friends anthology], 11/19/2008
Folder 32: Eye Witness [email from Jean Rabe re: feedback on cats story and suggestions for name dropping at Tekno Books], 3/17/1999
Folder 33: Eye Witness [exchange with John Helfers of Tekno Books re: declining use of short story], 1/31/2000
Folder 34: Eye Witness [exchange with Lisa Allmendinger of I Love Cats magazine re: declining the use of story], 12/31/2000
Folder 35: Eye Witness [emails from Esther Schrader editor re: declining the use of a story], 6/4/2005
Folder 36: Eye Witness [letter from Martin Greenberg re: contracts for anthology], 2008
Folder 37: Gaming Circle [email to Kerrie Hughes re: submission of story for Gamer Fantastic anthology], 5/3/2008
Folder 38: Gaming Circle [letter from Debra Euler to Martin Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes re: page proofs for Gamer Fantastic anthology, 3/23/2009
Folder 39: Gaming Circle [email to Debra Euler re: edits to galleys], 4/4/2009
Folder 40: Gaming Circle [letter from Martin Greenberg re: contract and bios for Gaming Circle], no date
Folder 41: A Passion for Time Travel [email from Jean Rabe re: story submission for Timeshare & copy of The Authentic Touch by Kevin J. Anderson, 3/9/2009
Folder 42: Perfect [letter to Tom Williams, Mark Hawbecker, Sharon Jordan, Mark Thoman], no date
Folder 43: Perfect [letter from Peter Archer], 10/28/2002
Folder 44: The Quest [letter from Tekno Books re: contracts for short story], no date
Box 3
Folder 1: All Enemies [Acacia Stevens & Linn Prentiss], ND
Folder 2: Greensword, 9/17/2005
Folder 3: Greensword [Tracey Matthews], 2008
Folder 4: www.karmassist.com, 2007-2008
Folder 5: Multiple Correspondences, 2004-2013

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[Series III: Novellas/Novelletes],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Research],
[Series VII: Articles],
[Series VIII: Screen Plays],
[All]


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