Title: John K. Diomede manuscript
Call Number: Coll179
Creator: Diomede, John K.
Dates: circa 1980s
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of one photocopy of the typescript for "Twisted Cross" by John K. Diomede. Diomede's real name, George Alec Effinger, is printed at the top. The original/alternate title for the story, "Wehrmacht Cris Cris," is printed on the internal folder and first page of the manuscript, The manuscript is 26 pages, is undated, and bears editor marks.
Citation: John K. Diomede manuscript, Science Fiction Literary Manuscripts, Collection 179, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

George Alec Effinger (1947-2002) was a science fiction writer from Cleveland, Ohio. He wrote under many different pen names, including John K. Diomede. Effinger received a Nebula award and a Hugo Award for his work.

Scope & Content


Manuscript is organized by page number.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Includes MSS-0008. Accession information unknown.

Processing Note

Manuscript was housed in an acid-free folder as part of the Rosenfeld Manuscripts collection. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #18 and MSS-0008.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll179.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Diomede, John K.

Effinger, George Alec


Science fiction

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