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Collection Overview

Title: Mary Robinette Kowal Papers, 1983-2016

ID: RBSC/SFWA/031

Primary Creator: Kowal, Mary Robinette (1969-)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Novels; Series II includes Short Stories; Series III contains correspondence; Series IV consists of miscellaneous items; and Series V is digital content. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.  Dates of publication were taken from http://maryrobinettekowal.com/fiction-collectio/bibliography/

Date Acquired: 04/05/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kowal, Mary Robinette, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mary Robinette Kowal Papers consist of printed (paper-based) manuscripts of novels, short stories, short story manuscript critiques, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials from conventions, award ceremonies, and personal notes.

Collection Historical Note

Mary Robinette Kowal was born on February 8th, 1969 in North Carolina.  She is an American science fiction and fantasy author, as well as a puppeteer.  In 2008, she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.  Since then, two of her works have been nominated for Hugo Awards in the Best Short Story category: “Evil Robot Monkey” (2009) and “For Want of A Nail” (2011), "For Want of A Nail" (2011) won a Hugo Award. Kowal’s debut novel “Shades of Milk and Honey” was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Kowal has worked as a professional puppeteer since 1989.  She has performed on Lazytown, the Center for Puppetry Arts and Jim Henson Pictures. She founded her own company: Other Hand Productions.

Mary Robinette Kowal has done voice acting for audio books.  She has also served as Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

Subject/Index Terms

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions from Mary Robinette Kowal: 09/21/2009, 05/31/2010, 04/15/2011, 09/19/2011, 05/12/2012, 11/11/2012, 09/15/2014, 09/12/2016, August 2016, 03/11/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/26/2019, 08/29/2019

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: Mary Robinette Kowal

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
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Series II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: This Little Pig [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 24, no date
Folder 2: This Little Pig [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 23, no date
Folder 3: Scenting the Dark [manuscript critique by Barbara], no date
Folder 4: Jaiden's Weaver [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 22, no date
Folder 5: First Flight [edited manuscript] page 1 to page 13, no date
Folder 6: Consciousness Problem [edited partial manuscript] pages 3-4, 18-22, no date
Folder 7: Consciousness Problem|Scenting the Dark [edited page|excerpt from story] pages 3-4, 18-23, no date
Folder 8: Body Language [manuscript critique by Andrea Kail and edited manuscript], May 2008
Folder 9: Body Language [manuscript notes from critiquing], no date
Folder 10: Body Language [manuscript critique by Chris and edited manuscript], no date
Folder 11: Body Language [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 12: Body Language [manuscript critique by Chris], no date
Folder 13: Body Language [manuscript critique by Barbara and edited manuscript], no date
Folder 14: Body Language [manuscript notes], no date
Folder 15: Body Language [edited manuscript], no date
Folder 16: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique], Dec 2007
Folder 17: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique by Chris], no date
Folder 18: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique by Rick], no date
Folder 19: The Bride Replete [manuscript notes], no date
Folder 20: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique by Bob Howe], no date
Folder 21: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique by Barbara], no date
Folder 22: The Bride Replete [manuscript critique notes], no date
Folder 23: The Bride Replete [misc critiqued page], no date
Folder 24: Beyond the Garden Close [manuscript critique by Dave], no date
Folder 25: Beyond the Garden Close [manuscript critique by Garth], no date
Folder 26: Beyond the Garden Close [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 27: Ring Road [manuscript critique by Andrea Kail], May 2009
Folder 28: Ring Road [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 29: Ring Road [manuscript critique by Justin], no date
Folder 30: Ring Road [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 31: Ring Road [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 32: Ring Road [manuscript critique by Chris], no date
Folder 33: Ring Road [manuscript critique by Jean], no date
Folder 34: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Samuel Bailey], no date
Folder 35: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Laura Benson], no date
Folder 36: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Spencer Ellsworth], no date
Folder 37: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Brad B.], no date
Folder 38: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Julie McKeehan], no date
Folder 39: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Camille], no date
Box 2
Folder 1: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 2: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Ben Zurcher], no date
Folder 3: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Rick Nory], no date
Folder 4: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 5: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 6: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Suzanne], no date
Folder 7: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Bryan Summes], no date
Folder 8: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 9: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Sara Ellis], no date
Folder 10: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Aaron Johnston], no date
Folder 11: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique by Scott Danielson], no date
Folder 12: Salt of the Earth [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 13: An American Changling [manuscript critique], no date
Folder 14: Water to Wine [manuscript critique by Rob] page 1 to page 43, no date
Folder 15: Goodhouse Keeping [critiqued manuscript] page 1 to page 23], no date
Folder 16: Dust Up and Rain Down [manuscript] page 1 to page 22, no date
Folder 17: Dust Up and Rain Down [manuscript critique by Bob Howe], no date
Folder 18: Dust Up and Rain Down [manuscript critique by Chris], no date
Folder 19: Dust Up and Rain Down [manuscript critique notes], no date
Folder 20: Dust Up and Rain Down [manuscript critique], no date
Box 3
Folder 1: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail']  [critiqued manuscript and attached notes], no date
Folder 2: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail'] [edited manuscript and attached notes] page 1 to page 14, no date
Folder 3: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail'] [critiqued manuscript] page 1 to page 14, no date
Folder 4: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail'] [critiqued manuscript by Dave] page 1 to page 27, no date
Folder 5: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail'] [critiqued manuscript] page 1 to page 24, no date
Folder 6: Unthread the Rude Eye [published as 'For Want Of A Nail']  [critiqued manuscript by Garth] page 1 to page 28, no date
Folder 7: Coldmonger's Boy [manuscript critique by Dave] page 1 to page 5, no date
Folder 8: Coldmonger's Boy [manuscript critique by David] page 1 to page 4, no date
Folder 9: Coldmonger's Boy [manuscript critique] page 1 to page 4, no date
Folder 10: Valient Dust [manuscript critique] page 1 to page 10, no date
Folder 11: Valient Dust [manuscript critique by Dave] page 1 to page 10, no date
Folder 12: Valient Dust [manuscript critique] page 1 to page 10, no date
Folder 13: Valient Dust [outline], no date
Folder 14: Valient Dust [outline], no date
Folder 15: Tiger Cat [photocopy of manuscript] page 2 to page 39, no date
Folder 16: Kethrelnie [photocopy of manuscript], no date
Folder 17: The Performer [photocopy of manuscript written by Kowal|art by John Forsythe] page 1 to page 23
Folder 18: Kiss Me Twice [manuscript], no date
Addendum 1: Folders 18-21 are an addendum to Series II: Short Stories
Folder 19: Rockets Red [edited manuscript], no date
Folder 20: Wary of Iguanas [edited manscripts], no date
Folder 21: Weaving Dreams [edited manuscripts], no date
Addendum 1: Folders 6-7 are part of Addendum 1

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