Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the John Thomas Sladek Collection:

ca. 1976

Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Sladek, John Thomas
Title Inventory of the John Thomas Sladek Collection:
Dates ca. 1976
Identification Sci Fi MSS 00221
Extent .5 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 – March 10, 2000) wrote satirical and surrealistic novels. He was a native of Minnesota. Sladek was involved in the New Wave movement of science fiction. Arachne Rising, the manuscript and working documents in this collection, was a bit of a spoof, purporting to be an account of the thirteenth sign of the Zodiac. A further hoax, Judgment of Jupiter as by Richard A. Tilms, was even less successful.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and notes of Arachne Rising, a supposedly non-fiction account of the thirteenth sign of the zodiac, published under the pseudonym James Vogh; Manuscript of Judgment of Jupiter, as by Richard A. Tilms.


Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into one box: notes followed by manuscript.
Box 1



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.

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.
Sladek, John Thomas
Vogh, James
Tilms, John A.

Administrative Information


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Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in 2005

Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1

Science Fiction Collection
1-10 Sladek, John, writing as Vogh, James. Notes regarding Arachne Rising. Typed, 58 leaves, photocopies.
1-20 Sladek, John, writing as Vogh, James. Manuscript of Arachne Rising. Typed, 189 leaves, combination of original, photocopied and carbon leaves, with some original artwork.
1-30 Sladek, John, writing as Tilms, Richard A. (pseud.) Manuscript of Judgment of Jupiter. Typed, 157 leaves, photocopies.