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Ken Follett Papers: Boxes 122-127 - Hammer of Eden

Materials related to the author Ken Follett. Guide author: Thomas Zantow

Quick Facts

Called “Out of the Mouth of the Dragon” in first draft outline in October 1996 and 2nd draft outline in February 1997.

Correspondence from Al Zuckerman suggests changing title to “From the Dragon’s Mouth” in box 122 folder 9 (February 1997).  Follett doesn’t take the suggestion.  The title is still “Out of the Mouth of the Dragon” for the third draft outline in May 1997.

Correspondence from Candice Delong suggests that Follett change title to “Judy Rules, Kincaid Drools” as a joke.  Box 126 folder 36.

Became “The Hammer of Eden” before its final draft in May 1998.

Published in 1998 by Macmillan UK

Published in French as Apocalypse sur commande Robert Laffont

Published in German as Die Kinder von Eden by Lübbe

Published in Italian as Il Martello del Eden by Mondadori

Published in Spanish as En la Boca del Dragon by Random House Mondadori

Outline Chronology

17 October 1996 (1st draft of Out of the Mouth of the Dragon)
[Box 122 Folder 3]
10pp.
4 February 1997 (2nd draft(
[Box 122 Folder 7]
23pp.
2 May 1991 (3rd draft)
[Box 80 Folder 4]
28pp

Box 122-125

The Hammer of Eden
Box 122 - 123 - 124 - 125 - 126 - 127
BOX 122
(1) Research: Spiral notebook with handwritten notes 10 September 1996 79pp.
(2) Research: Spiral notebook with handwritten notes 8 May / 19 November 1977 89pp.
(3) Outline, 1st draft of Out of the Mouth of the Dragon 17 October 1996 10pp.
(4) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Notes and comments on outline 31 October 1996 3pp.
(5) Outline, 2nd draft?
n.d.  70pp.
(6) Outline, 2nd draft with related notes n.d.  3pp.
(7) Outline, 2nd draft  4 February 1997 23pp.
(8) Comments on 2nd draft outline 18 February 1997 1p.
(9) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on 2nd draft outline 18 February 1997  7pp.
(10) Outline, 2nd draft?
n.d.   37pp.
(11) Outline, 3rd draft  30 May 1997 29pp.
(12) Outline, 3rd draft, notes n.d.   9pp.
(13) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Comments on 3rd draft outline 6 June 1997 2pp.
(14) Correspondence from Ann Patty: Comments on 3rd draft outline 9 June 1997 4pp.
(15) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on 3rd draft outline 9 June 1997 6pp.
(16) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on 3rd draft outline 2 July 1997 1p.
(17) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on 3rd draft outline and plot 10 September 1997   2pp.
(18) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Comments on 1st draft 2 November 1997 3pp.
(19) Handwritten notes… n.d. 5pp.
(20) Correspondence from Ben Butterworth: Comments on psycholinguistics 11 November 1997 1p.
BOX 123
(21-a) 1st draft with handwritten notes and photographs: Chapter 1 - 10, Page 1 - 223 19 November 1997 445pp.
BOX 124
(21-b) 1st draft with handwritten notes and photographs: Chapter 11 - 21, Page 224 - 445 19 November 1997 445pp.
BOX 125
(22) 1st draft 19 November 1997 445pp.

Box 126-127

BOX 126
(23) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Completed first reading…today 26 November 1997 1pp.
(24) 1st draft notes, handwritten n.d.  2pp.
(25) Kim: Comments on the 1st draft n.d.  1p.
(26) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Notes on 1st draft 3 December 1997 1p.
(27) Correspondence from Candice DeLong (F.B.I.): Notes on 1st draft 15 December 1997 18pp.
(28) Correspondence from Ann Patty: Notes on 1st draft 16 December 1997 8pp.
(29) Al Zuckerman: Notes on 1st draft   18 December 1997  4pp.
(30) Ann Patty:  Notes on 1st draft 19 December 1997   2pp.
(31) Editorial notes… n.d. 1p.
(32) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Editorial notes on 1st draft 20 December 1997  11pp.
(33) Correspondence from Jann: Comments on 1st draft 22 January 1998 6pp.
(34) Correspondence from Candice DeLone (F.B.I.): Notes on acknowledgments 24 January 1998  3pp.
(35) Correspondence from Candice DeLone (F.B.I.): Revisions 27 January 1998 4pp.
(36) Correspondence from Candice DeLone (F.B.I.): More revisions 27 January 1998  10pp.
(37) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Comments on draft 28 April 1998 2pp.
(38) Correspondence from Eden Alpert: Copyright permission for Phil Ochs music 29 April 1998 2pp.
(39) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Editorial notes on 2nd draft 5 May 1998  4pp.
BOX 127
(40) Final draft 6 May 1998 502pp.
(41) Correspondence from Suzanne Baboneau: Copy editor’s queries 6 May 1998  4pp.
(42) Correspondence from George…: Copy editor’s questions 12 May 1998   48pp.
(43) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Notes on proper names 19 May 1998 1p.
(44) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Supplement to proper name report 21 May 1998 10pp.
(45) Correspondence from Ann Patty: Editorial comments and style sheet 2 June 1998 8pp.
(46) Correspondence from Kenneth Burrows: Litigation risk 4 June 1998  3pp.
(47) Time line for 2nd draft n.d.  1p.
(48) Correspondence from Nicholas Blake: All corrections have been made… 6 September 1998  2pp.