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Randolph "Dilda" Carter

A rant about books, horror, and the weird.  I sometimes take on my love/hate relationship with goodreads and Amazon.

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Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories
Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, William Shatner
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Major Hodgson Donation Announced!




Jane Frank has just confirmed that she and her husband are making a major donation of William Hope Hodgson material!  The donation consists of the Franks’ WHH archive of original typescripts, offprints, correspondence, photographs and ephemera (formerly known as the Sam Moskowitz collection).


It is being donated to the University of California, Riverside, where it will become part of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the UC Riverside Libraries’  Special Collections & University Archives.  A formal announcement will be forthcoming from UC Riverside.


A special reception and panel discussion about Hodgson is planned to commemorate this event and will be held on April 16, 2014, at the Library.


Jane stated that it had always been their intention to donate the material to a college or university and that one of their primary goals when buying the collection at the Moskowitz auction was to keep it whole and complete.  This will mark the first collection of Hodgson material available to the general public for research and edification.


For so long, it has been difficult to do scholarly work on Hodgson due to the lack of primary sources.


see http://eaton.ucr.edu/ for more about the Eaton Collection.