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105 books of Harlan Ellison

Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has, for half a century, steadily gathered to himself and his thirty-­seven books an undeniably fanatical readership. Winner of more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer, he is the only scenarist ever to win the Writers Guild of America award three times for outstanding teleplay. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe and Kafka, Ellison resists categorization with a vehemence that alienates critics and reviewers seeking easy pigeonholes for an extraordinary writer. The San Francisco Chronicle writes, "The categories are too small to describe Harlan Ellison. Lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, purveyor of pure horror and black comedy; he is all these and more.­" In this, his thirty-­seventh book, setting down as never before the mortal dreads we all share, Harlan . . .

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Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied-­and sometimes defined-­modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating. E-­Reads is proud to publish over thirty titles in Ellison's brilliant catalog, now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Genius never felt so combustible. - The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison 'The City on the Edge of Forever' has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version—­which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In...

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This modern master of the macabre invites lovers of Poe, Kafka and Borges to a gourmet's sampling of the headiest wine since Montressor's Amontiillado. Strange Wine: the quaffing of deep drafts of imagination...­unsettling visions by the man whom Pete Hamill called "the Dark Prince of American letters.­" Fifteen previously uncollected tales in which the Pied Piper of Hamelin is come again, this time to pipe the Apocalypse for humanity; the spirits of executed Nazi war criminals walk Manhattan streets; the damned soul of a Lizzie Borden-­like murderess escapes from Hell; a horny young man is haunted by the ghost of his Yiddishe Momma; an amoral womanizer seeks his awful destiny among the derelicts and alligators living in the sewers beneath the city; gremlins write the fantasies of a gone-­dry writer; the nephew of The Shadow wreaks terrible vengeance on the New York Literary Establishment; and the exquisite Dr. D'ArqueAngel injects her patients with immunizing doses of the distillate . . .

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"Get it straight right now: these aren't kids playing games of war. They mean business. They are junior-­grade killers and public enemies one through five thousand...­"

In Rusty Santoro's neighborhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks. Broken glass.­  And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead.­  Rusty wants out - but you can't just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price.  

First published more than half a century ago and inspired by the author's real-­life experience going undercover inside a street gang, Web of the City was Harlan Ellison's first novel and marked the long-­form debut of one of the most electrifying, unforgettable, and controversial voices of 20th century letters.  

Appearing here for the first time together with three thematically related short stories Ellison wrote for the pulp...

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Harlan Ellison's masterwork of myth and terror as he seduces all innocence on a mind-­freezing odyssey into the darkest reaches of mortal terror and the most dazzling heights of Olympian hell in his finest collection. Deathbird Stories is a collection of 19 of Harlan Ellison's best stories, including Edgar and Hugo winners, originally published between 1960 and 1974. The collection contains some of Ellison's best stories from earlier collections and is judged by some to be his most consistently high quality collection of short fiction. The theme of the collection can be loosely defined as God, or Gods. Sometimes they're dead or dying, some of them are as brand-­new as today's technology. Unlike some of Ellison's collections, the introductory notes to each story can be as short as a phrase and rarely run more than a sentence or two. One story took a Locus Poll Award, the two final ones both garnered Hugo Awards and Locus Poll awards, and the final one also received a . . .

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Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied─and sometimes defined─modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating. E-­Reads is proud to publish over thirty titles in Ellisonís brilliant catalog, now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Genius never felt so combustible. - Originally published in 1962 and updated in later decades with a new Introduction, ELLISON WONDERLAND contains sixteen masterful stories from the author's early career. This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide-­ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit and an eye for the wonderful and . . .

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Ostensibly, this is a collection of Harlan Ellison’s twenty-­five years of essays and film criticism for various publications. What it is in reality is pure, raw, unapologetic opinion. Star Wars? “Luke Skywalker is a nerd and Darth Vader sucks runny eggs.­” Big Trouble in Little China? “A cheerfully blathering live-­action cartoon that will give you release from the real pressures of your basically dreary lives.­” Despite working within the industry himself, Ellison never learned how to lie. So punches go un-­pulled, the impersonal becomes personal, and the reader is left feeling like they have read something someone actually meant. It is a gauntlet, for sure, but it is also an exhilarating release.

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