Books by Harlan Ellison and Complete Book Reviews

Harlan Ellison, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $22 (303p) ISBN 978-0-395-35341-7
The ever-provocative Ellison is at the top of his form in these 21 stories and essays, dynamiting fault lines where the fantastic erupts into the everyday and jolting interfaces between the mythic and the mundane. None of the characters in this...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Severn House Publishers $27.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6105-4
First published as a mass-market paperback under the title The Juvies, Harlan Ellison's 1961 story collection, Children of the Street, gives an unflinching view of New York City gang life. Ellison provides a new general introduction, as well as...
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Harlan Ellison®, Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $45 (416p) ISBN 978-1-59606-085-2
This expanded edition of Ellison's most reprinted collection includes three new myths of "the new gods, the new devils... the gods of the freeway, of the ghetto blacks, of the coaxial cable; the paingod and the rock god and the god of neon; the god...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Nemo Press $29.95 (1019p) ISBN 978-0-914261-01-8
Over a thousand pages, attractively designed, printed and bound, containing 67 stories, essays and odds and ends, graced with several photographs and drawings, this impressive book is as much an homage to the 30-plus-year career of the energetic,...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Mysterious Press $22.45 (417p) ISBN 978-0-89296-239-6
In his 45th book, Ellison, best known for science fiction and mystery, offers a collection of columns, most of which appeared in 1972 and 1973 in Los Angeles counterculture newspapers, principally the Free Press ; there are also a few essays from...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Mark V. Ziesing $16.95 (91p) ISBN 978-0-929480-31-2
Ellison's in-your-face story about telepathy and a serial killer is his most substantial piece in years--though in length it barely qualifies as a novella. Rudy Pairis is a well-educated black man with telepathic abilities and one true friend in the
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Harlan Ellison. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $45 (536p) ISBN 978-1-59606-634-2
Ellison (Slippage) has won so many awards over his six-decade career that this hefty collection only includes the short stories that have won the most prestigious prizes. His greatest hits include “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” (1967), with...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Dark Horse Comics $19.95 (166p) ISBN 978-1-59307-494-4
One of Ellison's major appeals is that he is able to capture so much of his never-ending imagination, his ""dream corridor,"" into well-told tales. This collection of comics, as well as two illustrated prose stories, takes that appeal one step...
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Harlan Ellison. Hard Case Crime, $9.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-78116-420-4
Originally published in 1958 under the title Rumble, Edgar-winner Ellison’s first novel—about a Brooklyn street gang—bears some plot parallels to the musical West Side Story. Rusty Santoro has stepped down as leader of the Cougars, but,...
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Harlan Ellison. Subterranean, $45 (240p) ISBN 978-1-59606-751-6
This hefty and impressive collection from one of SF’s leading authors showcases Ellison’s versatility. Ellison can go from anguished to zany in an instant. The first story, the 2010 Hugo-winner “How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” memorably depicts...
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Harlan Ellison, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $18.95 (324p) ISBN 978-0-395-48307-7
Ellison's first book in six years, a harvesting of previously uncollected stories, is one of his best. The 17 stories are prefaced by ``The Wind Took Your Answer Away,'' a remembrance and homage to the author's friends who have died since 1985and...
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Harlan Ellison. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $45 (232p) ISBN 978-1-59606-538-3
This third reissue of Ellison’s classic 1958 collection about juvenile delinquents, city gang members, and those infected or affected by violence are still potent, even though switchblades and zip guns have been replaced by much deadlier weaponry in
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Harlan Ellison. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $45 (280p) ISBN 978-1-59606-539-0
In his informative introduction to this collection of 22 stories originally published in 1961, Ellison states this is the book that “was most pivotal in changing my life.” Writing these provocative tales led to an awareness of his concern with...
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Harlan Ellison, Author, Bruce Jones, Author, Mark Schultz, Author et al. Insight Studio Group $34.95 (96p) ISBN 978-1-889317-17-5
Williamson, former artist of adventure comic strips like Secret Agent Corrigan and Flash Gordon, might best be described as the Roger Corman of comics art. While his own work has mostly appeared in the medium's pulpier areas, his influence on...
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Harlan Ellison, Author, Richard Corben, Illustrator, Richard Corben, Other . ibooks/Edgeworks Abbey $17.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-7434-5903-7
Admirers of Ellison's Nebula-winning novella A Boy and His Dog (which was the basis of the cult film of the same title) will undoubtedly embrace this perplexing look at the creative process. The author disavows the film's misogynistic...
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Harlan Ellison, Author, Richard Corben, With St. Martin's Press $8.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-312-03471-9
Noted fantasy and science fiction writer Ellison ( Angry Candy ) and Corben (the Den series) form an ideally matched team in this forceful adaptation of Ellison's novella A Boy and His Dog. Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, struggle to endure in...
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Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick. DC, $14.99 (200p) ISBN 978-1-4012-3910-7
Ferociously intelligent and extremely ambitious, this graphic novel adapts the format of Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven to space opera: a wildly diverse assortment of characters must work together to save vulnerable bystanders. As usual,...
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Edited by Gordon Van Gelder. Tachyon (IPG, dist.), $15.95 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-1-61696-163-3
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction—aka F&SF—has been one of the flagships of speculative fiction since its founding in 1949. While similarly lauded magazines, like Galaxy, Galileo, and If, have fallen by the wayside, F&SF steadfastly soldiers
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Edited by Greg Ketter. Prime (www.prime-books.com), $15.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-60701-358-7
Ketter’s collection of fantasy stories celebrating bookstores, first published in 2002, begins with an introduction by Neil Gaiman and contains 15 original stories plus Harlan Ellison’s “The Cheese Stands Alone.” The stories aren’t spectacular, but...
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Harlan Ellison. Subterranean, $40 (232p) ISBN 978-1-59606-868-1
Fans have long hoped that Ellison would expand his 1969 Nebula Award–winning novella, “A Boy and His Dog”—the basis of a cult classic 1975 film starring Don Johnson—into a novel. This volume comes close to realizing that dream; it’s composed of the...
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