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Collection Overview

Title: Michael Z. Williamson Papers, 1989-2010

ID: RBSC/SFWA/054

Primary Creator: Williamson, Michael Z.

Extent: 1.35 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; Series II consists of short stories; Series III contains correspondence; Series IV is made up of miscellaneous materials.

Date Acquired: 12/05/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Williamson, Michael Z.

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Michael Z. Williamson Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts, along with a small amount of correspondence associated to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II consists of short stories; Series III contains correspondence; Series IV is made up of miscellaneous materials. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication and the dates on the various works. Dates of publication and reprinting are generally taken from the author’s webpage, http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/bibliography.html

Collection Historical Note

Michael Z. Williamson was born in Birkenhead, England in 1967.  His family traveled extensively during his youth, and he lived all over England and North America, including in places such as Toledo, Newark, Mississauga in Ontario and the Isle of Wight.  In 1985, at age 18 he joined the USAF, and was posted in bases all over America, including San Antonio, Wichita Falls and Urbana-Champaign.  He has also traveled extensively all over the world, including in Europe and the Middle East.  His hobbies include writing, reading, historical re-enactments, blacksmithing, sky-diving, martial arts, shooting and archery.  In 1991 he met his wife, Gail, at a science fiction convention, and they currently have two children, Morrigan and Eric.

Subject/Index Terms

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
Williamson, Michael Z.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions from Michael Williamson: January 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: Michael Z. Williamson

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: Freehold [Draft] page 1-172
Circa Jan, 2004
Folder 2: Freehold [Draft] page 173-348
Circa Jan, 2004
Folder 3: Freehold [Draft] page 349-500
Circa Jan, 2004
Folder 4: Freehold [Draft] page 501-665
Circa Jan, 2004
Folder 5: Freehold [Draft] page 666-End
Circa Jan, 2004
Folder 6: Freehold [Constitution w/edits and letter from Steve White
27-Feb-03
Folder 7: Freehold [Draft x2] page 1-32
NO DATE
Folder 8: Freehold [Draft w/attached letter from Jim Baen, some pages missing] page 2
NO DATE
Folder 9: The Scope of Justice [Edited Manuscript] page 1-144
2003
Box 2
Folder 1: The Scope of Justice [Edited Manuscript] page 145-End
2003
Folder 2: The Scope of Justice [Proof, Avon Books] page i-229]
4-Jul
Folder 3: The Scope of Justice [Proof, Avon Books] page 230-End
July, 2004
Folder 4: The Scope of Justice [Style Sheet]
NO DATE
Folder 5: [Targets of Opportunity] Killshot [Draft, Avon Books] page 1-160
5-Mar
Folder 6: [Targets of Opportunity] Killshot [Draft, Avon Books] page 161-End
5-Mar
Folder 7: [By The Book] Confirmed Kill [Edited Draft]
NO DATE
Folder 8: The Weapon [Manuscript, Baen Books] 1-75
5-Aug
Folder 9: The Weapon [Manuscript, Baen Books] 76-End
5-Aug
Folder 10: Sulawan [Unpublished Draft by Williamson and Leo Champion] page 1-130
NO DATE
Box 3
Folder 1: Sulawan [Unpublished Draft by Williamson and Leo Champion] page 131-End]
NO DATE
Series II: Short Stories
Box 3
Folder 2: Naught But Duty in Crossroads [Proof w/letter to authors] page 304-322
12-Sep-05
Folder 3: Sword Dancer in Moving Targets [Proof, Daw Books] page vi-195
2008
Folder 4: Port Call [Draft]
NO DATE
Series III: Correspondence
Box 3
Folder 5: Contract w/EMI Communications
30-Jan-00
Folder 6: John Joseph Adams to Williamson [re rejected story]
14-Jun-01
Folder 7: Gordon Van Gelder to Williamson [re rejected story]
24-Sep-01
Folder 8: Gordon Van Gelder to Williamson [re rejected story]
29-May-01
Folder 9: Tom Vander Neut to Williamson [re rejected story]
2-Jan-02
Folder 10: John Joseph Adams to Williamson [re rejected story]
1-Feb-02
Folder 11: Tony Weisskopf to Williamson [re Freehold]
25-Apr-02
Folder 12: Eleanor Wood to Williamson [re Heinlein]
25-Jun-02
Folder 13: Eleanor Wood to Williamson [re Heinlein]
25-Jun-02
Folder 14: Michael Stohl to Williamson [re editing Scope of Justice]
19-Nov-03
Folder 15: Alison Lingane to Williamson [re Booskshare]
6-Jan-04
Folder 16: To Williamson [re editing Scope of Justice]
4-Feb-04
Folder 17: Michael Stohl to Williamson [re The Scope of Justice]
6-Feb-04
Folder 18: Michael Stohl to Williamson
4-Mar-04
Folder 19: To Michael Williamson [re The Scope of Justice]
4-Mar-04
Folder 20: Michael Stohl to Williamson [re Killshot editing]
6-Apr-04
Folder 21: Joshua Bilmes to Williamson [re The Weapon]
12-Aug-04
Folder 22: Michael Stohl to Williamson [re Confirmed Kill]
12-Nov-04
Folder 23: Michael Stohl to Williamson [re Confirmed Kill]
12-Nov-04
Folder 24: Bob Metzger to Williamson [re The Weapon]
3/28/2005
Folder 25: Mark Owings to Williamson [re Compton Crook Award]
10-Apr-05
Folder 26: Maya Rock to Williamson [re Sulawan]
19-Mar-06
Folder 27: Michael Z. Williamson to Ms. Millard
19-Dec-06
Folder 28: Chuck Coffin to Williamson
14-Jan-08
Folder 29: Debra Euler to Mercedes Lackey [re Moving Targets]
25-Aug-08
Folder 30: Alexander Pirchl to Williamson
NO DATE
Folder 31: Dreams of Decadence Rejection Letter
NO DATE
Folder 32: Aurealis Rejection Letter
NO DATE
Folder 33: Gardener Dozois to Williamson [re rejected manuscripts x4]
NO DATE
Folder 34: Century Rejection Letter
NO DATE
Folder 35: Richard Curtis to Williamson
NO DATE
Folder 36: [Tim Zahn] to Williamson
NO DATE
Folder 37: Edward J. McFadden to Williamson [re rejected story]
NO DATE
Series IV: Miscellaneous
Box 3
Folder 38: The Pacesetter Newspaper
1-Dec-89
Folder 39: Prospectus-Parkland College Newspaper [Students Turn Medieval Hobby Into Bu
1-Feb-95
Folder 40: The Darker Side of Sex [unaffiliated with author comic w/letter to Williams
27-Sep-95
Folder 41: Crapicon 18 Ad
Feb 19-22, 1998
Folder 42: Minicon 34 Ad
April 9-11, 1999
Folder 43: Article by Williamson [What You Must Believe To Believe In Gun Control]
1999-2000
Folder 44: America's 1st Freedom Magazine
3-Mar
Folder 45: Racer Flyer Air National Guard Magazine
Mar/Apr 2003
Folder 46: Torcon 61 Book
August 28-Sept 1st, 2003
Folder 47: Baen Science Fiction and Fantays catalog
October 2003-Jan 2004
Folder 48: Locus Bestsellers list
4-Apr
Folder 49: Westchester Book Composition [for Scope of Justice]
2-Apr-04
Folder 50: Avon Books catalog
July, 2004
Folder 51: Johnson County A.M. newspaper [with Williamson article]
5-Feb
Folder 52: Avon Books Catalog
5-Sep
Folder 53: Film Festival Booklet
Feb 22-23, 2008
Folder 54: Moving Targets Book Cover
8-Dec
Folder 55: InConJunction XXIX booklet
July 3-5, 2009
Folder 56: Conglomeration Booklet
April 9-11, 2010
Folder 57: Bill for Williamson signing event
Oct 7-9
Folder 58: Map of the Planet for The Hero
NO DATE
Folder 59: John Ringo books ad pamphlet
NO DATE
Folder 60: Foreword from Old Bible
NO DATE

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[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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