Tom Deitz collection

Tom Deitz collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Deitz, Tom
Title: Tom Deitz collection
Dates: 1988-1998
Quantity: 4.2 Linear feet 4 document boxes, 8 half boxes, 1 flat box
Coll. Number: ms2528

Biographical/Historical Note

"Thomas Franklin Deitz was an American novelist from Georgia. He had a B.A. and M.A. in medieval English from University of Georgia. He was the author of the Soulsmith Trilogy, comprising of the books Soulsmith, Dreambuilder, and Wordwright. He also wrote a popular series consisting of Windmaster's Bane, Fireshaper's Doom, Darkthunder's Way, Sunshaker's War, Stoneskin's Revenge, and The Gryphon King. Deitz also recently won the Phoenix Award (2007). This award is given at the annual DeepSouthCon to a professional who has done a great deal for Southern Fandom." -- "About Tom Deitz" from the Tom Deitz web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

"Josepha Sherman is an American author. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon." -- "About Josepha Sherman" from the Josepha Sherman web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

"Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series: Jason Cosmo, Royal Chaos and Dirty Work. (...) Dan is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America; Novelists, Inc.; the American Automobile Association (for the free towing); and the National Geographic Society (for the magazine)." -- "About Me" from the Dan McGirt web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of manuscripts and drafts of many of Tom Deitz's works. Included are the manuscripts of Windmaster's Bane; the original manuscript for Fireshaper's Doom; the original manuscript for Sunshaker; a typescript draft of The Stolen Country (which was eventually published as The Gryphon King); a typescript draft of The Gryphon King; a copyedited typescript draft of Darkthunder's Way; a copyedited version of Stoneskin's Revenge; the manuscript for Soulsmith, a Tale of Becoming; a manuscript for Wordwright; a manuscript for Dreambuilder; and manuscripts of Above the Lower SKY, Ghostcountry's Wrath, Dreamseeker's Road, The Demons in the Green, and Landslayer's Law. Also included are copies of Shining Falcon by Josepha Sherman and Jason Cosmo by Dan McGirt.

Index Terms

Drafts (documents)
Fantasy fiction, American.
Manuscripts (documents)
Manuscripts for publication.
McGirt, Dan, 1967- -- Shining falcon

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Tom Deitz collection, ms2528, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1 The Gryphon King (rev)
2 The Gryphon King
3Manuscript of Sunshaker
4 Windmaster's Bane and Fireshaper's Doom
5 Stoneskin's Revenge and Soulsmith, a Tale of Becoming (rev)
6 Woodwright
OS Box
7 Dream Builder
8Other Authors - Jason Cosno
9Other Authors - The Shining Falcon
10 Ghostcountry's Wrath
11 Dreamseeker's Road (rev)
12 The Demons in the Green (rev II)
13 Landslayer's Law (draft two)