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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions

Online Catalog Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Martha Wells, 1991-2000.

Series 2. Wheel of the Infinite, undated.

Series 3. The Ships of Air, undated.

Series 4. The Gate of Gods, undated.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Martha Wells Papers:

1991-2000.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Wells, Martha
Title Inventory of the Martha Wells Papers:
Dates 1991-2000.
Abstract Manuscripts of Martha Wells.
Identification SCIF MSS 00152
Extent 9 linear ft (18 boxes).
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She currently resides in Bryan, Texas.

Her first novel, The Element of Fire, was published by Tor in hardcover in July 1993 and was a finalist for the 1993 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award and a runner-up for the 1994 Crawford Award. The French edition, Le feu primordial, was a 2003 Imaginales Award nominee. Her second novel for Tor, City of Bones, was a 1995 hardcover and June 1996 paperback release. Both novels were on the Locus recommended reading lists. Her third novel The Death of the Necromancer (Avon Eos) was a 1998 Nebula Award Nominee and the French edition was a 2002 Imaginales Award nominee. Her fourth novel Wheel of the Infinite (HarperCollins Eos) was a 2000 hardcover and 2001 December paperback release. Her newest novel The Wizard Hunters (HarperCollins Eos/May 2003) is the first book in a fantasy trilogy taking place in the world of Ile-Rien from The Element of Fire and The Death of the Necromancer. As of 2003 her books have been translated into seven languages, including French, German, Russian, Italian, Polish, and Dutch.

She works part time writing documentation for software.

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Scope and Content Note

The Collection consists of manuscript drafts, copyedited manuscripts, and galley proofs of all of Martha Wells' novels.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 4 series:
Series 1. Martha Wells, 1991-2000.
Series 2. Wheel of the Infinite, undated.
Series 3. The Ships of Air, undated.
Series 4. The Gate of Gods, undated.

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Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Wells, Martha.
Titles
Element of fire.
City of bones.
Death of the necromancer.
Charisat.
Wheel of the infinite.
Wizard hunters.
The Gate of Gods.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from Martha Wells.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in December 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. Martha Wells, 1991-2000.

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1/10 Wells, Martha to Donald Dyal. May 1, 1991, re: donating manuscript of The Element of Fire to Science Fiction Collection. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/20 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 1-9. Pages 1-267. Typed.
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1/30 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 10-20. Pages 268-590. Typed.
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1/40 The Element of Fire by Martha Wells. Manuscript with editor's marks. Typed, 556 leaves, photocopy.
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2/10 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, 570 leaves. Chapters 1-6. First revision after editor's notes. March 7, 1992. Typed.
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2/20 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, 570 leaves. Chapters 7-13. First revision after editor's notes. March 7, 1992. Typed.
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2/30 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, 570 leaves. Chapters 14-20. First revision after editor's notes. March 7, 1992. Typed.
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3/10 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Chapters 1-7. Pages 1-155.
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3/20 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Chapters 8-14. Pages 156-306.
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3/30 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Chapters 15-21. Pages 307-442.
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3/40 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Incomplete.
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3/50 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Incomplete.
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4/10 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Chapters 1-8. Pages 8-163.
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4/20 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of City of Bones, Chapters 9-21. Pages 164-383.
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4/30 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 1-7. Pages 1-227. Typed.
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4/40 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 8-12. Pages 228-385. Typed.
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4/50 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 13-21. Pages 386-641. Typed.
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5/10 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 1-6. Pages 1-188. Typed.
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5/20 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 7-13. Pages 189-425. Typed.
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5/30 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of City of Bones, Chapters 14-21. Pages 426-641. Typed.
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6/10 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 1-4. Pages 1-135. Typed.
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6/20 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 5-11. Pages 136-348. Typed.
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6/30 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 12-17. Pages 349-556. Typed.
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6/40 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 18-22. Pages 557-746. Typed.
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6/50 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 1-8. Pages 1-125. Typed.
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6/60 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 9-16. Pages 126-248. Typed.
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6/70 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Death of the Necromancer, Chapters 17-22. Pages 249-361. Typed.
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7/10 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of Charisat, Chapters 1-6. Pages 1-178. Typed.
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7/20 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 1-6. Pages 1-171. Typed.
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7/30 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 7-12. Pages 172-359. Typed.
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7/40 Wells, Martha. Copyedited manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 13-20. Pages 360-579. Typed.
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8/10 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 1-10. Pages 1-298. Typed.
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8/20 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 11-20. Pages 299-579. Typed.
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8/30 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 1-6. Pages 1-171. Typed.
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8/40 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 7-13. Pages 172-389. Typed.
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8/50 Wells, Martha. Manuscript of The Element of Fire, Chapters 14-20. Pages 390-579. Typed.
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9/10 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Chapters 1-10. Pages 2-220. Typed.
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9/20 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Chapters 11-20. Pages 221-413. Typed.
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9/30 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Incomplete. Typed.
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9/40 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Incomplete. Typed.
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9/50 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Incomplete. Typed.
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9/60 Wells, Martha. Galley proof of The Element of Fire, Duplicate pages. Typed.
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10/1 Wells, Martha. City of Bones, Russian translation, Moscow: ACT, 1997.
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10/2 Wells, Martha. The Element of Fire, Russian translation, Moscow: ACT, 1997.
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10/3 Wells, Martha. The Death of the Necromancer, French translation, Nantes: l'Atalante, 2001.
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10/4 Wells, Martha. Wheel of the Infinite, Dutch translation, Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, 2001.
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11/10 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. Manuscript, t.p.-p. 150.
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11/20 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. Manuscript, p. 151-300.
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11/30 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. Manuscript, p. 301-450.
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11/40 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. Manuscript, p. 451-595.
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12/10 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) First manuscript version, November 2003, t.p.-p.100.
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12/20 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) First manuscript version, November 2003, p. 101-200.
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12/30 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) First manuscript version, November 2003, p. 201-350
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12/40 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) First manuscript version, November 2003, p. 351-450.
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12/50 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) First manuscript version, November 2003, p. 451-543.
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13/10 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited Author Galleys. p. 1-135.
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13/20 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited Author Galleys. p. 136-276.
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13/30 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited Author Galleys. p. 277-394.
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13/40 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Readers Proofs Pages. p. 1-135.
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13/50 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Readers Proofs Pages. p. 136-262.
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13/60 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Readers Proofs Pages. p. 263-394.
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14/10 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited MSS. p. 1-147.
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14/20 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited MSS. p. 148-304.
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14/30 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited MSS. p. 305-439.
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14/40 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited MSS. p. 440-572.
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14/50 Wells, Martha. The Wizard Hunters. (The Ships of Air) Edited MSS. p. 573-624.
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15/10 Wells, Martha. The Fall of Ile-Rien. (The Ships of Air) MSS. p. 1-131.
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15/20 Wells, Martha. The Fall of Ile-Rien. (The Ships of Air) MSS. p. 132-290.
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15/30 Wells, Martha. The Fall of Ile-Rien. (The Ships of Air) MSS. p. 291-419.
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15/40 Wells, Martha. The Fall of Ile-Rien. (The Ships of Air) MSS. p. 420-538.
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15/50 Wells, Martha. The Fall of Ile-Rien. (The Ships of Air) MSS. p. 539-651.

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Series 2. Wheel of the Infinite, undated.

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16/10 Wheel of the Infinite. Copy-edited manuscript, cover letter - p. 200.
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16/20 Wheel of the Infinite. Copy-edited manuscript, p. 201-350.
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16/30 Wheel of the Infinite. Copy-edited manuscript, p. 351-492.

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Series 3. The Ships of Air, undated.

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17/10 The Ships of Air. Copyedited original mss, p. 1-200.
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17/20 The Ships of Air. Copyedited original mss, p. 201-400.
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17/30 The Ships of Air. Copyedited original mss, p. 401-669.
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17/40 The Ships of Air. Copyedited galley proof, p. 1-200.
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17/50 The Ships of Air. Copyedited galley proof, p. 201-409.
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17/60 The Ships of Air. Assorted copy edited galley proof pages with corrections.

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Series 4. The Gate of Gods, undated.

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18/10 The Gate of Gods, MSS, p. 1-200.
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18/20 The Gate of Gods, MSS, p.201-400.
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18/30 The Gate of Gods, MSS, p.401-674.

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