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In 1952, Harold Terrence Salive (1939-2012) read one of Groff Conklin’s Science Fiction (SF) anthologies and he was hooked. Two years later, aged 15, he started ‘hoarding’ copies of Astounding Stories, which first appeared in January 1930. A stint in the army (1957) and study at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where in 1972 he graduated with a PhD in experimental psychology, solidified his passion for collecting.

Salive’s collecting got serious in 1967. He began attending SF fairs; he corresponded with various SF book dealers; received numerous catalogues from which he could buy books and magazines; and he joined fan groups such as the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F), and Science Fiction Newsletter.

In 1972 Salive moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he worked as a lecturer (non-medical) in Psychiatry at Auckland Medical School. He was also a consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and started developing graphic programmes for Commodore 64 personal computers under his own company, Kiwisoft Programs Ltd. In 1977 he had married his second wife, Rachel.

Salive continued to attend SF fairs, and extended collecting interests to include gaming, writing SF stories, and teaching courses on the history of science fiction. In 2005, he moved to Waikanae, built purpose-made bookshelves to house his collection of 2500 items, and started to catalogue them.

The Salive Collection consists of both SF and Fantasy. Van Vogt was a favourite, as was Samuel Delany. He collected early issues of Astounding Stories, and the continuance Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Fantasy authors who feature include C.J Cherryh, Jack L. Chalker, Poul Anderson, and Piers Anthony. There is no Tolkien, and only one Ray Bradbury title.

In March 2013 Rachel Salive donated the Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection to Special Collections, University of Otago. It is a lasting legacy to a fine collector.

Exhibition poster (92kb PDF) | Exhibition handlist (2.7mb PDF)

Every effort has been made to trace copyright ownership and to obtain permission for reproduction. If you believe you are the copyright owner of an item on this site, and we have not requested your permission, please contact us at special.collections@otago.ac.nz

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Harold (Hal) Terrence Salive, Waikanae Golf Club
Invaders of Earth
Astounding Stories of Super-Science
The World of Null-A
Slan
Letter to Gerry de la Ree
Five Against Venus
Mars. A Survival Guide
Split Infinity
Android Avenger
Dune
Letter to Janie Lamb
Islands of Space
Letter to John Campbell
The Vortex Blaster
Letter to Science-Fiction and Fantasy Publications
Yandro
Letter to Howard De Vore
Paperback Books
Machineries of Joy
The Cat who walks through Walls
The Einstein Intersection
Acrylic colour sketch for ‘Earth Errant’ by Michael Kurland
Chanur’s Venture
The Lost Era. Well of Souls 2336
Phases of Gravity
Astounding Stories
Manseed
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
Genetic Bomb
The Palace of Eternity
Deathbird Stories
Stardoc
The Planet Wizard
To Control the Stars
Analog Science Fiction
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
T’nT Telzey & Trigger. The Complete Federation of the Hub. Vol. 2.
Trigger & Friends. The Complete Federation of the Hub. Vol. 3
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Eternal Frontier
Echoes of an Alien Sky
Astounding Science Fiction
Apostle 
The Deadly Sky
Unknown
City of a Thousand Suns
Give Warning to the World
First Lensman
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
The Best Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy
Cover sketch in pencil
Illustration in acrylic
Tom Hallman
The Dirdir
Stress Pattern
Grimm’s World
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
Lilith. A Snake in the Grass. The Four Lords of the Diamond, Book I
Prelude to Chaos
Code of the Life Maker
God of Tarot. Tarot Trilogy, Book I
Vision of Tarot. Tarot Trilogy, Book II
Faith of Tarot. Tarot Trilogy, Book III
A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire
Tambu
Thrice Upon a Time
Healer
Healer
City of Illusions
City of Illusions
Dying of the Light
Dying of the Light
Rite of Passage
Rite of Passage
Han Solo at Stars’ End
Conan the Conqueror
Blade Runner. The Edge of Human
The Smuggled Atom Bomb
City
Dragon’s Island
The Space Willies
Pattern for Conquest
Special Feature
Xanthe and the Robots
Who?
The Priests of Psi
The Same to You Doubled
ThigMOO
Nerves
The Skylark of Space
Worlds Without End
1945
Memory
Astounding Science Fiction
Astounding Science Fiction
Astounding Science Fiction
Native Tongue
Acorna’s Triumph
The Web of the Chozen
Windmaster’s Bane
More than Superhuman
Police Your Planet
The Uncertain Midnight
Second Game
Jamie the Red
Dancers in the Afterglow
These Lawless Worlds
Mall Purchase Night
Autumn Angels
The Wizardry Quested
Astounding Science Fiction
Analog Astounding Science Fact and Fiction
Analog Science Fact Fiction
Analog Science Fact Science Fiction
Analog Science Fact Science Fiction
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Astounding Science Fiction
We Can Build You
The Green Planet
Unknown
The Return of Nathan Brazil
Exiles at the Well of Souls
And the Devil Will Drag You Under
A Talent for War
Beyond Fiction, No.9
A Usual Lunacy
The Shockwave Rider
The Survival Game
Analog Science Fiction Science Fact
Midnight at the Well of Souls
The Magic Goes Away
Davy
Through the Reality Warp
Teklords
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vicious Circle
Chaining the Lady
Kirlian Quest
Mute
Address: Centauri
Cuckoo’s Egg
Destiny's Road
Lamarchos
Robots and Empire
The Deceivers
Astounding Stories of Super Science
Astounding Stories of Super Science
Astounding Stories of Super Science
Astounding Stories of Super Science
Astounding Stories
The Complete Checklist of Science Fiction Magazines
‘Hannes Bok’ compilation
‘Chesley K. Bonestell’ compilation
Bug Chase
Writing to the Point
Asimov’s Science Fiction
‘Exploring Science Fiction Course Outline’
The Man Who Loved Mars
Fan into Pro
Fan Clubs U.S.A.
The Purpose of Fandom
World-building
Project Millennium
Star Probe. The Game of Adventure, Conflict and Exploration in Space
Star Probe. The Game of Adventure, Conflict and Exploration in Space
Empire of Light
Hal Salive, Mount Taranaki
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Stories
Astounding Science-Fiction
The Quest for Tanelorn
The Golden Sword
The Humanoids
Echo in the Skull
Dragondrums
Brain Wave
The Lion Game
Cybernia
Secret of the Lost Race
Our Man in Space
Slaves of Sleep
Patternmaster
Arts and Graphics Package for Computer Assisted Design
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