Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Wilson Tucker Collection:


Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Tucker, Wilson
Title Inventory of the Wilson Tucker Collection:
Dates undated
Abstract Manuscript of "Wild Talent."
Identification SCIF MSS 00154
Extent .5 linear ft (1 box).
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Wilson Tucker, known to most science fiction fans as Bob, has been a science fiction reader and fan for over 70 years. One of the best known and most popular science fiction fans, Bob is responsible for many of the traditions honored by thousands of science fiction fans and writers around the world.

Wilson Tucker has had over 60 short stories and novels published, and was an active writer from the 1930s on. In addition to science fiction, Wilson wrote successful mysteries. Awards and honors include the 1970 HUGO for Best Fan Writer. His Year of the Quiet Sun won him the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976, a nomination for a NEBULA in 1970, and a HUGO nomination in 1971. Other awards include: First Fandom Hall of Fame Award, 1985; E.E. Smith Memorial Award, 1986. At a ceremony on the Queen Mary in 1996, Tucker was the second person honored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as Author Emeritus. Wilson worked as a projectionist at theatres such as the Castle in Bloomington, Illinois. And as an electrician for touring companies.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of Tucker's novel, Wild Talent.


Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 1 series:
Series 1. Wilson Tucker, undated.



No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

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

Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Tucker, Wilson
Tucker, Bob
Science Fiction
Tucker, Wilson

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in December 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 1. Wilson Tucker, undated.

1/10 Manuscript of Wild Talent.