OPUS 159, I Will Fear No Evil, Part 03

OPUS 159, I Will Fear No Evil, Part 03
OPUS 159
I WILL FEAR NO EVIL
 

OPUS Number
159
Box Number
082, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 088, 089
Title
I Will Fear No Evil
Category
Manuscript
Type
Novel
Dates, approximate
written June-September 1969
Pages
4691
Description
Part 1, 200 pages, contains handwritten notes about story.
 
Part 2, 200 pages, contains handwritten notes about story.
 
Part 3, 200 pages, contains handwritten notes about story.
 
Part 4, 232 pages, contains handwritten notes about story, typewritten pages, edited, of notes for a 30,000 word version for Playboy, article about transplants, newspaper article clipping about first black Miss America, newspaper clipping photo of woman twisting in a yoga position, newspaper clipping about yoga, an article titled “The Levels of Life and Semantic Confusion” with a notation that he ran across the article after writing “I Will Fear No Evil” but both reached the same conclusion.
 
Part 5, 138 pages, contains handwritten notes and scattered discarded manuscript pages.
 
Part 6, 200 pages, contains original draft of manuscript, titled “A Dirty Old Man”, pages 1-199.
 
Part 7, 200 pages, contains original draft of manuscript, titled “A Dirty Old Man”, pages 200-400.
 
Part 8, 188 pages, contains original draft of manuscript, titled “A Dirty Old Man”, pages 401 to end.
 
Part 9, 200 pages, contains manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits, pages 1-200.
 
Part 10, 156 pages, contains manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits, pages 201-355.
 
Part 11, 160 pages, contains manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits, pages 356-515.
 
Part 12, 174 pages, contains manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits, pages 516-the end, page 689.
 
Part 13, 250 pages, contains edited manuscript draft with extensive hand-edits only up to page 230. After that it’s uncorrected manuscript copy. Manuscript pages 1-244.
 
Part 14, 249 pages, contains edited manuscript draft, pages 245-494. Hand-edits start again at page 338.
 
Part 15, 196 pages, contains edited manuscript draft pages 495 to end. Extensive hand-edits.
 
Part 16, 300 pages, contains manuscript draft starting at manuscript page 390 to the end of the story. No edits.
 
Part 17, 145 pages, contains pages 1-137 of manuscript with technical publisher’s edits only.
 
Part 18, 172 pages, contains pages 139-305 of manuscript with technical publisher’s edits only.
 
Part 19, 98 pages, contains pages 306-399 of manuscript with technical publisher’s edits only.
 
Part 20, 268 pages, contains pages 307-end of manuscript with technical publisher’s edits only.
 
Part 21, 199 pages, contains pages 1-196 of final  manuscript draft with few edits.
 
Part 22, 200 pages, contains pages 197-396 of final manuscript draft with few edits.
 
Part 23, 264 pages, contains pages 397-end of final manuscript draft with few edits.
 
Publication
serialized in Galaxy magazine, July, August, October, December 1970; published in boards by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1970
Cross References
 
Characters
 
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Notes
Working title: Now I Lay Me
 
Conceived as a 2-part serial for Playboy at about 30,000 words; written at about 165,000 words and cut to 157,400 words for publication. After the initial cutting, Heinlein became seriously ill with peritonitis and was unable to complete the revisions; his wife, as his attorney-in-fact, took a cut in advance rather than allow it to be edited by Putnam’s