The Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection is one of the Institute’s most unique resources for research and education. In 1998, Prof. Foote laid the foundation for the science fiction collection by donating his personal book and magazine collection to Georgia Tech Archives, which currently holds over 10,000 science fiction and fantasy novels, anthologies, and more than 1,000 periodical issues. American science fiction printed between 1950 and 1990 is the collection’s strongest coverage area. Other special features include rare first edition works by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, first editions of award-winning contemporary writer David Brin’s major works (both in English and in translation) and a complete run of the Ballantine Fantasy Series. Major contributors to the collection since its inception in 1998 include Brin, science fiction scholar Richard Ehrlich, the Atlanta Science Fiction Society, and Dr. Thomas Patrick Malone, father of Georgia Tech alumni Thomas Patrick Malone II. The Collection is the largest of its kind of the Southeastern U.S. and was recently written up in Science Fiction Studies as one of the top twenty collections of its kind in the world.