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Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction collection: Norman Spinrad

Identifier: SC-06-NS

Scope and Contents

Collection contains story and idea notebooks, working papers for story ideas, published and unpublished stort story manuscripts, published and unpublished novel manuscripts, teleplays for unproduced and produced Star Trek episodes, noteably "The Doomsday machine", and two taped CSUF lectures.


  • 1966 - 1978


Biographical / Historical

Norman Spinrad is the author of over twenty novels, including BUG JACK BARRON, THE IRON DREAM, CHILD OF FORTUNE, PICTURES AT 11, GREENHOUSE SUMMER, and THE DRUID KING.

He has also published something like 60 short stories collected in half a dozen volumes. The novels and stories have been published in about 15 languages.

His most recent novel length publication in English is HE WALKED AMONG US, published in April 2010 by Tor in hardcover and April 2011 in trade paperback.

He's written teleplays, including the classic Star Trek, “The Doomsday Machine,” and two produced feature films DRUIDS and LA SIRENE ROUGE. He is a long time literary critic, sometime film critic, perpetual political analyst, and sometime songwriter.

He's also briefly been a radio phone show host, has appeared as a vocal artist on three albums, and occassionally performs live. He’s been a literary agent, and President of the Science Fiction Writers of America and World SF. He’s posted 30 YouTube videos to date.

He grew up in New York, has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris, and travelled widely in Europe and rather less so in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania.



7 boxes

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Physical Location

Aisle 9A, Shelf 7 - 8

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Patrons of the Library, 1969-01-24.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
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