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Guide to the Barbara Hambly papers
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Description
This collection contains novels and short stories written or edited by Barbara Hambly, an American science fiction, fantasy, and mystery writer. Also includes novels and short stories written by George Alec Effinger, an American science fiction writer, and short stories written by O. Niemand, Effinger's best known pseudonym. Formats include manuscripts, sketches, diaries, notes, story fragments, poems, correspondence, and other material.
Background
Barbara Hambly, American novelist, short story author, and screenwriter within the genres of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction, was born August 28, 1951 in San Diego, California and grew up in Montclair, California. In her early teens, Hambly read and was transfixed by J. R. R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings. Hambly has a Masters in Medieval History from the University of California at Riverside, completing her degree in 1975. Her first novel to be published was Time of the dark in 1982 by Del Rey. Previous to becoming a writer, Hambly chose occupations that allowed her time to write; all of her novels contain a biography paragraph with a litany of jobs familiar to her readers—high school teacher, model, waitress, technical editor, all-night liquor store clerk, and Shotokan karate instructor. Hambly served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 1994 to 1996. Her works have been nominated for many awards in the fantasy and horror fiction categories, winning a Locus Award for Best Horror Novel Those who hunt the night (1989) (released in the UK as Immortal Blood) and the Lord Ruthven award for fiction for its sequel, Travelling with the dead (1996). Hambly has been a multiple Nebula award nominee, and Guest of Honor at many conventions over the years.
Extent
10.5 linear feet (8 record storage boxes, 1 document box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
This collection is open for research.