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Martha Millard Archive of William Gibson Collection- Fully Processed


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Title: Martha Millard Archive of William Gibson Collection- Fully Processed, 1977-2002Add to your cart.

ID: 00/C000161

Creator: Gibson, William

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder content, and thereunder chronologically.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection was originally assembled by Martha Millard, the literary agent of noted science fiction author William Gibson. The collection contains correspondence between Millard and Gibson, agency business correspondence to and from Millard concerning Gibson's publishing career, assorted photographs, and an agency publicity file that includes publicity materials, files of Gibson's book reviews, interviews with Gibson, and articles about Gibson and/or the cyberspace and cyberpunk phenomenons.

Of particular note are a number of Gibson's original writings, which are also housed in the collection. These writings include such important Gibsoniana as his original 1981 outline for what would become Gibson's first novel Neuromancer; a 1984 outline for a never-completed novel, The Log of the Mustang Sally; an outline for Mona Lisa Overdrive (1986); a chronology and notes for The Difference Engine (1987); and copies of Gibson's screenplays for Alien III (c. 1990, unused) and Johnny Mnemonic (1992, 1994).

The Martha Millard Archive of William Gibson is a important collection for exploring not only the development of Gibson's writing career, but the ways in which an author, his agent, and his publishers interact with one another, working together to create and publicize a final literary product. The collection also provides numerous examples of the cultural impact that Gibson, as the coiner of the term 'cyberspace' and founder of the cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction, has had on his colleagues, fans, and contemporaries.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Method: Acquired by purchase from James Cummins, Bookseller.

Related Materials: The Millard Archive also includes many books autographed by Gibson. Those materials have been moved to the closed stacks of Cushing Library.

Other Note: Fully Processed

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Publicity File (Continued)


Book Covers - Mona Lisa Overdrive, various dates

Book Covers - Neuromancer, various dates

Book Covers - Virtual Light, various dates

Interviews with Gibson, 1986-1987

Interviews with Gibson, 1990-1991

Interviews with Gibson, 1993-1994

Interviews with Gibson, 1995

Interviews with Gibson, 1996-1999

Interviews with Gibson, undated

Interview with Gibson on BBC Radio 4: "Desert Island Discs", November 14, 1999 [Audio Recording]

Neuromancer Film, undated

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