George E. Slusser Papers

Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

George Edgar Slusser (July 14, 1939 – November 4, 2014) was an American scholar, professor and writer. Slusser was a well-known science fiction critic who joined University of California, Riverside in 1979. He organized the first J. Lloyd Eaton Conference of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, an academic symposium on the genres of science fiction and fantasy literature rather than the more prevalent fan conventions. Slusser helped publish Bridges to Science Fiction, a journal dedicated to publishing the talks presented at the Eaton conferences. Slusser became curator of the Eaton collection oversaw the radical expansion of the collection's holdings.

This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other material regarding George E. Slusser's role as curator of the Eaton Collection.