Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Gene Wolfe Collection:


Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Wolfe, Gene
Title Inventory of the Gene Wolfe Collection:
Dates n.a.
Identification Sci Fi MSS 00225
Extent .83 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Gene Rodman Wolfe was born May 7, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York. Wolfe attended Texas A&M University from 1949-1952, and attained a B. S. degree from the University of Houston in 1956. Wolfe worked as a product engineer from 1956 to 1972, and as senior editor for Plant Engineering Magazine from 1972 to 1984, before turning to full-time writing. Wolfe is regarded as one of the major contemporary writers of science fiction. Wolfe has been honored with Nebula Awards, a Rhysling Award, British Science Fiction Award, British Fantasy Award, World Fantasy Awards and other awards.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts and correspondence relating to The Boy Who Hooked the Sun and Gene Wolfe’s Book of Days.


Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into two boxes. Materials are arranged by book title.
Box 1
Box 2



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.
Wolfe, Gene

Administrative Information


Received from n.a. - purchased.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in 2005

Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1

1-10 Wolfe, Gene. Original autographed manuscript of The Boy Who Hooked The Sun. August 14, 1988. Typed, 5 leaves.
Lit S 33
Wolfe, Gene to Stephen Buhner. August 14, 1988, re: dealing with the manuscript. TLS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
1-20 Wolfe, Gene. Gene Wolfe's Book of Days. 1981.
Lit S 34
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days. Proof, 64 leaves.
Lit S 34
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days, original galley proof. 72 leaves, with handwritten corrections.
Lit S 34
Memo from Doubleday & Co. to Typesetter & Printer's Proofreader. 1 leaf, with carbon copy.
Lit S 34


Box 2

2-20 Final draft manuscript of Gene Wolfe's Book of Days. 259 leaves.
Lit S 34