Bruce Sterling has donated a collection to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Sterling is donating more than 250 books from his library and 322 serial volumes, many of which are editions of his own work or contain his work. The donation also includes drafts of Sterling’s novels. Sterling graduated from the University of Texas and his collection now joins the collection of L. Sprague and Catherine de Camp and L.W. Currey.
Fantasy author David Eddings, who died earlier this year, has bequeathed approximately $10 million dollars to National Jewish Health, nearly one third of Eddings’s estate. The remaining portion of the estate will go to Reed College. The portion for NJH will be used to pioneer new approaches in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood asthma. Eddings’s wife, Leigh, who died last year, suffered from asthma for most of her life.