Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Want the world's best Science Fiction And Fantasy Library? Come to LA... The Eaton Collection @ UC Riverside

CBS Los Angeles - The Eaton Collection: The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Library

Science fiction and fantasy fans rejoice and take some time to visit the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yes, this impressive collection is the world’s largest collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature. Housed in the UC Riverside Library’s Special Collection and Archives, it is publicly accessible and a wonderful destination for any literature fan.

Just what will you find here? More than 100,000 hardcover and paperback books as well as almost 100,000 fanzines. You’ll find full runs of a lot of pulp magazines and more than 500 shoot scripts from many science fiction films. Add to all of that a huge collection of comic books, manga and anime as well as trading cards, posters, action figures and pins – and you’ve got one of the most exciting collections for any fan of pop culture and science fiction.


The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy is the largest publicly-accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature in the world. It is housed in the UC Riverside Libraries' Special Collections & Archives in the Tomás Rivera Library.

The collection is a major resource for research and is visited by scholars from around the world for both its American and international holdings. It features over 300,000 holdings including:

  • Over 100,000 hardback and paperback books.
  • Full runs of many pulp magazines.
  • Nearly 100,000 fanzines.
  • Film and visual material, including 500 shooting scripts from science fiction films.
  • Comic books, anime and manga.
  • Collectible ephemera and realia, including cards, posters, pins and action figures.


COLLECTIONS OF Authors' archives

The Eaton Collection is made up of a variety of smaller collections, including the archives (manuscripts and papers) of a variety of SF writers.

The collection is constantly growing with new items donated regularly. Here is a list of selected collections. Clicking on the link will take you to the main library website which features specific details on the collection.

To see the complete collection of all Special Collections holdings, please visit our Special Collections Archive Index page.


Lived in the greater Los Angeles area all my life and reading Science Fiction most of it too and never heard about this. Must plan a trip to see this...

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