Browne Popular Culture Library

PCL MS-30: Jeffrey A. Carver Collection

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction  

Jeffrey A. Carver is an author of the science fiction genre. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of this collection.

In 1985, Jeffrey A. Carver first began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. This collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in July 1986, updated in July 1992, and again in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Biographical Sketch  

Jeffrey A. Carver was raised in Huron, Ohio. He graduated from Brown University in 1971 and received a Masters of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 1974. He has been a medal-winning wrestler, a scuba diving instructor, and a word-processing consultant. He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Carver is currently a full-time writer residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Transfers  

The Infinity Link, Panglor, Seas of Ernathe, and Star Rigger's Way have been transferred from this manuscript collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library main stack area. The call numbers for these books may be found in the BGSU Libraries Catalog or by clicking on the titles above.

Scope and Content  

The Jeffrey A. Carver Collection houses the literary manuscripts for his works. Included are related materials such as new book proposals, outlines, author's handwritten notes, publicity packets, character biographies, and motivational outlines. Correspondence concerning a particular manuscript is housed with that manuscript.

Series Description 

Literary Productions

Series
Manuscripts, Literary
1967, 1974-1977, 1978-1982, 1984-1989, 1990, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Included in this series are manuscripts in various stages, proposals, outlines, handwritten notes, publishing correspondence, character biographies, motivational outlines, and a publicity packet for The Infinity Link.

Inventory 

 Box 1
FolderDescriptionDate
1"Call of the Universe"
Photocopy of poetry
1967
2"A Lothlink's Appeal"
Typewritten manuscript. Unpublished
1974
3"Of No Return"
Photocopy of first published story in Fiction, no. 8
1974
4"System's Trial"
Typewritten manuscript. Unpublished
1974
5"Alien Persuasion"
Typewritten manuscript. Included is a photocopy of published story in Galaxy, Sept. 1975. Author's note: Adapted as opening chapters of Star Rigger's Way (1978)
1975
Seas Of Ernathe
6Book published by Laser Books, 1976
Correspondence
1978
7Typed outline, pp. 1-81975
8Typed rough draft manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 1-32n.d.
9Typed rough draft manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 33-82n.d.
10Typed rough draft manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 83-121n.d.
11Typed rough draft manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 12-13n.d.
12Typed rough draft manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 14-17n.d.
13Three pages Of typed manuscriptn.d.
14Printer's manuscript1976
15Folder1976
"Seastate Zero"1977
16Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
First version
 
17Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
First version revised
18Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions Second version
19Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions Second version revised
20Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
Final draft
21Photocopy of story as it appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1978
"Love Rogo"1978
22Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
Early draft
 
23Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
Later (final?) draft
24Photocopy of story as it appeared in Futurelove
"What Wretched Gods ..."1978
25Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
Early draft of "What Gods are These?"
 
26Typewritten manuscript
Early draft.
"What Gods Are These?"1978
27Published in Galileo Magazine, vol. 9
Typed manuscript, pp. 1-23
 
28Published copy (Galileo magazine No. 9, pp. 41-47)
 Box 2
FolderDescriptionDate
Star Rigger's Way n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 1-2 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapter 5
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 5-8, pp. 64-164
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 9-13, pp. 174-272
5Extra pages
6Book published by Dell Publishing Company and Arrow Books Limited
Correspondence
1979
7Printer's manuscript, pp. 1-1101978
8Printer's manuscript, pp. 111-2631978
 Box 3
FolderDescriptionDate
Panglor n.d.
1Book published by Dell, April 1980
Handwritten notes
 
2Explanation of Dementia
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
3Biographies
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
4Motivational outline
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
5Typewritten outline for a proposed novel with corrections and additions
6Typewritten working outline with corrections and additions
7Typewritten working outline with corrections and additions
8Typewritten before "Veti IV" outline with corrections and additions
9Typewritten manuscript outline, pp. 1-3
10Typewritten third to final draft outline with corrections and additions
11Handwritten draft outline
12Typewritten draft outline with corrections and additions
13Second to final draft outline with corrections and additions
14Typewritten outline for chapters 1 and 2 with corrections and additions
15Typed manuscript, chapter III, pp. 48-96
16Chapter III, pp. 48-49
17Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
18Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
19Typed manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
 Box 4
FolderDescriptionDate
Panglor(con't.)1980
1Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions and insert pages, pp. 1-129 
2Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions and insert pages, pp. 130-298
3Folder
4Typewritten final draft manuscript, printer's copy, pp. 1-157
5Typewritten final draft manuscript, printer's copy, pp. 158 to end
6Page proofs, pp. 1-12
7Correspondence to Jeffrey Carver from James FrenkelMarch 28, 1980
"Life-Tides"
8Original title: "Lifesprings"
First revision, typed manuscript, pp. 1-32
Fall 1981
9Second revision.
Later revision was published anthology Habitats, 1984
n.d.
10Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, pp. 1-31n.d.
11Early draft manuscript with handwritten corrections and additionsn.d.
12Photocopy of story as it appeared in the DAW Books anthology, Habitats.
Author's note: Also translated and published in Hungarian science fiction magazine, Galaktika
1984
Daniel's Space Mission: The Daring Space Rescue
13Juvenile (young adult) unpublished novel.
Typewritten first version manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
1981(?)-1982(?)
14Typewritten second version, with handwritten corrections and additionsFall 1984
Daniel Thursgood and The Daring Space Rescue
15Typewritten third version, with handwritten corrections and additionsn.d.
16Typewritten manuscript final revision.
Author's note: In submission as of Spring 1985
1984
 Box 5
FolderDescriptionDate
The Infinity Link
1Background informationFall 1978
2Original proposal
3Additional notes
4Final partial outlinen.d.
5Typewritten second draft manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions.
Some pages typed on the back of correspondence and other material
 
6Prologue and outline.
Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material
7Excerpts. Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
8Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
9Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material
10Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material
11Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material
12Typed manuscript. Some pages typed on the back of other material
13Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. First rewrite of part 2
14Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
15Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
16Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions
 Box 6
FolderDescriptionDate
The Infinity Link (con't.)n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material, pp. 56-440 
2Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Chapter 35, pp. 1-9
3Typewritten manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material, pp. 411-511
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 6, pp. 511-562
5Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 6, pp. 563-611
6Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 6, pp. 587-659
 Box 7
FolderDescriptionDate
The Infinity Link (con't.)
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 6, pp. 660-701n.d.
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 7, pp. 703-746
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Part 7, pp. 747-817
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 790-818
5Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, Prefatory material pp. 1-41984
6Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 1-5n.d.
7Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 6-11A 
8Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 13-17
9Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, part three, "Father Sky"
10Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, prefatory material, final draft1984
11Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, chapters 1-9 
 Box 8
FolderDescriptionDate
The Infinity Link (con't.)
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, chapters 10-191984
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, chapters 20-29
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, chapters 30-46
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, part 6, prelude to chapter 56
5Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, chapters 57-64
6Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, part 7, prelude to end
7Outlinen.d.
8Synopsis and partial manuscript used for submission 
9Galley sheets1984
10Publicity packet. Includes photographs of the author, black and white print of the book jacket, inside flaps of the book jacket is a printed conversation with the author, and three magazine reviews of the book. The front and back cover of the book jacket cover is attached to the front and back of the packet
11The Infinity Link Publishing correspondence1984, 1985
 Box 9
FolderDescriptionDate
The Rapture Effect n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 1 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 1
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 1
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 2
5Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 2
6Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 2
 Box 10
FolderDescriptionDate
The Rapture Effect (con't.)n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 3 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 3
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 4
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draft no. 4
 Box 11
FolderDescriptionDate
The Rapture Effect (con't.)
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, part 4n.d.
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 40-50
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, pp. 1-269
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, final draft, pp. 270-507
5Publishing correspondence and typewritten manuscript, printer's copy, chapters 1-221988
6Typewritten manuscript, printer's copy, chapters 23-38
7Typewritten manuscript, printer's copy, chapters 39-50
8Tor Publishers advertisements (2 copies)n.d.
 Box 12
FolderDescriptionDate
From a Changeling Star
1Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 1-91989
2Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 10-19
3Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 20-37
4Added material1988
5Original draft manuscript, chapters 1-32n.d.
6Original draft manuscript, chapters 33-36
7Earliest draft manuscript with corrections and additions
 Box 13
FolderDescriptionDate
From a Changeling Star (con't.)n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway--Book 1 (series)
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, rough draftn.d.
5Speedway to the Stars
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
n.d.
6Clypsis
Photocopy of page proofs
1987
7"Selection: From A Changeling Star" in The Spectral/Foundation Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, vol. 1, no. 1Winter 1989
 Box 14
FolderDescriptionDate
1Jeaves on the War of the Starstream
Changeling Sequel. Second Book
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 13-15
n.d.
2To Ride the Stream of Stars
Notes on the Bantam Book 2
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 1-4
3Along the Stream of Stars
Notes.
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 1-5
Down the Stream of Stars n.d.
4Notes.
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
 
5Characters notes.
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
6Changes to different chapters.
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 1-14
7Chapter lists and major plot events.
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions
8Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 1-2
9Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 7-9
10Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapter 12
11Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 9-20
12Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 25-26
13Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 31-33
14Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp 1-3, 1-20, 355-389
15Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, pp. 400-444
16Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 1-5
17Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 6-10
18Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 11 (12)-15
19Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 16-20
20Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 21-25
21Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 26-30
22Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 31 to end
 Box 15
FolderDescriptionDate
Down the Stream of Stars (con't.)n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, introduction-chapter 5 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, chapters 6-10
3Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, chapters 11-15
4Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, chapters 16-20
5Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, chapters 21-26
6Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, second draft, chapters 27 to end
7Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 1-5
8Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 6-10
9Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 11-15
10Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 16-20
11Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 21-26
12Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, third draft, chapters 27 to end
 Box 16
FolderDescriptionDate
Down the Stream of Stars (con't.)n.d.
1Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, various drafts, chapter 1 
2Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, chapters 28-34
3Book jacket and typewritten manuscript for jacket blurb
4Publisher's notesAug. 1990
5Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 1-5n.d.
6Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 6-10
7Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 11-15
8Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 16-20
9Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 21-26
10Printer's copy manuscript, chapters 27 to end
11The World-Gate
Typewritten manuscript, early draft
Author's note: Later drafts called The Demon Gates
n.d.
12The Demon Gates
Proposal for a "Choose Your Own Adventure."
Typewritten manuscript, first version, pp. 1-28
13The Dragon And Jael
Typewritten manuscript, first version
14The Dragon and Jael
Published as Though all the Mountains Lie Between
Photocopy first version manuscript, pp. 1-33
15The Legend of the Ghost Rigger
Typewritten outline with corrections and additions
16A Stranger Kind of Chaos
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions, Some pages typed on the back of other material
17A Stranger Kind of Chaos
Typewritten manuscript with corrections and additions. Some pages typed on the back of other material

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