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Jack McDevitt Papers

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Biographical Note

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Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Miscellaneous

Series V



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Collection Overview

Title: Jack McDevitt Papers, 1967- 2010

ID: RBSC/SFWA/011

Primary Creator: McDevitt, Jack

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Novels, Series II consists of Short Stories, and Series III consists of correspondence, Series IV are miscellaneous materials, and Series V is Digital Content (files stored on NIU server or CD-ROM).  All materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication or donation.

Date Acquired: 12/13/2003. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Academy Series, Alex Benedict Series, McDevitt, Jack, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jack McDevitt Papers consists of printed (paper-based) for short stories, and novels by Jack McDevitt, along with a small amount of correspondence related to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Novels, Series II consists of Short Stories, and Series III consists of correspondence, Series IV are miscellaneous materials, and Series V consists of Digital Content.  All materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Jack McDevitt, a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award nominee, has been publishing science fiction short stories and novels since 1980. His novels often deal with attempts to make contact with alien life forms, and archaeology. McDevitt has served in the Navy, in addition to working as a cab driver, an English teacher, and a customs inspector.

Biographical Note

b. 1935

Subject/Index Terms

Academy Series
Alex Benedict Series
McDevitt, Jack
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions by Jack McDevitt: 8/19/2008, 6/17/2009, 1/8/2010, 2/12/2010, Jan 2011, 11/28/2011,12/7/2012, 012/10/2012, 2/13/2014, 07/27/2015, 8/07/2015, 02/03/2017

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: Jack McDevitt

Acquisition Method:

07/27/2015- Sent via e-email from donor

08/07/2015- Sent via e-mail to curator from donor

02/03/2017- Sent via e-mail attachment from donor

Related Materials: For more information please see http://jackmcdevitt.com/default.aspx.


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Series II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: The Far Shore [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 28, 1982
Folder 2: Black to move [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 12, [1982]
Folder 3: Black to move [typescript] page 1 to page 11, [1982]
Folder 4: Cryptic [original edited manuscript] page 1 to page 28, [1983]
Folder 5: Cryptic [typescript] page 1 to page 26, no date
Folder 6: Cryptic [printed out proof] page 239 to page 252, no date
Folder 7: Melville on Iapetus [original edited manuscript] page 1 to page 18, [1983]
Folder 8: Translations from the Colosian [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 25, [1984]
Folder 9: Translations from the Colosian [typescript] page 1 to page 27, no date
Folder 10: Promises to Keep [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 31, [1984]
Folder 11: Promises to Keep [typescript] page 1 to page 31, no date
Folder 12: Tidal Effects [typescript] page 1 to page 10, [1985]
Folder 13: Combinations [typescript] page 1 to page 21, [1986]
Folder 14: Dutchman [original edited manuscript] page 1 to page 37, [1987]
Folder 15: To Hell With the Stars [original edited manuscript] page 1 to page 7, [1987]
Folder 16: To Hell With the Stars [typescript] page 1 to page 4, no date
Folder 17: To Hell With the Stars [typescript] page 1 to page 8, no date
Folder 18: To Hell With the Stars & Infinity Beach [chapter additions] various pages, no date
Folder 19: In the Tower [typescript] page 1 to page 64, [1987]
Folder 20: Sunrise [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 35, [1988]
Folder 21: Last Contact [final edited manuscript] page 1 to page 26, [1988]
Folder 22: Last Contact [photocopy of edited manuscript] page 1 to page 25, no date
Folder 23: Last Contact [typescript] page 1 to page 27, no date
Folder 24: The Fort Moxie Branch [edited manuscript] page 48 to page 70, [1988]
Folder 25: The Fort Moxie Branch [photocopied manuscript from Full Spectrum] page 48 to page 70, [1988]
Folder 26: The Fort Moxie Branch [typescript] page 1 to page 21, no date
Folder 27: Whistle [original manuscript] page 1 to page 10, [1989]
Folder 28: Whistle [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 11, no date
Folder 29: Leap of Faith [typescript] page 1 to page 12, [1989]
Folder 30: Time's Arrow [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 16, no date
Folder 31: Time's Arrow [copyedited manuscript] page 1 to page 16, no date
Folder 32: Tracks [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 19, no date
Folder 33: Tracks [typescript] page 1 to page 20, no date
Folder 34: Leap of Faith [edited manuscipt] page 1 to page 11, no date
Folder 35: Happy Birthday [cowritten with Mark L. Van Name] [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 31, no date
Folder 36: Date with Destiny [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 35, no date
Box 2
Folder 1: Date with Destiny [typescript] page 1 to page 35, no date
Folder 2: Tyger [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 11, no date
Folder 3: Lake Agassiz [manuscript] page 1 to page 24, no date
Folder 4: Gus [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 20, no date
Folder 5: Gus [photocopy of copyedited manuscript] page 1 to page 50, 1991
Folder 6: Gus [photocopy of manuscript] page 1 to page 34, no date
Folder 7: Valkyrie [edited version of manuscript] page 1 to page 14, 1991
Folder 8: Valkyrie [manuscript] page 1 to page 14, no date
Folder 9: Valkyrie [manuscript] page 1 to page 14, 1991
Folder 10: Auld Lang Boom [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 20, no date
Folder 11: Auld Lang Boom [photocopy of manuscript] page 1 to page 19, no date
Folder 12: Auld Lang Boom [photocopy of manuscript] page 1 to page 19, no date
Folder 13: Ships in the Night [two copies as it will appear in Amazing Stories mangazine|one edited and one not edited] page 72 to page 94, 1993
Folder 14: Naves en la Noche [Ships in the Night] [manuscript translated into Spanish] page 1 to page 88, no date
Folder 15: Ships in the Night [printout of manuscript] page 1 to page 93, no date
Folder 16: Talk Radio [manuscript] page 1 to page 24, no date
Folder 17: Standard Candles [galley proof] page 1 to page 17, no date
Folder 18: Standard Candles [printout of manuscript] page 1 to page 24, no date
Folder 19: Ellie [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 31, no date
Folder 20: Lighthouse [manuscript] page 1 to page 28, 2005
Folder 21: Holding Pattern [typeset copy] page 1 to page 7, 11/7/1995
Folder 22: Dead in the Water [Not a Woman Born] [corrected photoopy] 6 pages, no date
Folder 23: The Cassandra Project [final edit copy] page 1 to page 22, no date
Folder 24: Eternity Road [manuscript] 7 pages, no date
Folder 25: The Mission [manuscript] page 1 to page 13, Aug 2004
Folder 26: World's End [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 26, no date
Folder 27: A Taste for the Apocalypse [manuscript] page 1 to page 8, no date
Folder 28: WindRider [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 22, no date
Folder 29: The Jersey Rifle [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 22, no date
Folder 30: Where Do Things Go Wrong [A 12 Point Checklist for New Writers][edited manuscript] page 1 to page 27, no date
Folder 31: It's A Long Way To Alpha Centauri [manuscript] page 1 to page 31, no date
Folder 32: Indomitable [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 9, no date
Folder 33: Why We Should All Be Reading Science Fiction [manuscript] page 1 to page 6, no date
Folder 34: Lucy: 2nd draft w/hand edits; pgs 1-23; donated 11/28/11, n.d.

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