By Deb Flomberg
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.
Some of the most rare objects in the collection include the 1517 edition of Thomas More’s “Utopia” as well as first editions of such notable classics as Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”
You are welcome to visit the Eaton Collection at the UC Riverside campus. If you are doing some research or have some very specific needs, then be sure to get in touch with an archival specialist prior to your visit. The Eaton Collection is the perfect destination for anyone with a true appreciation for literature and the historical significance of pop culture, science fiction and fantasy.
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Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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