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Harlan Ellison is one of the all-time greats of science fiction

Harlan Ellison is one of the all-time greats of science fiction. He has that genius for finding the right word that makes the hair on the back of the reader's neck stand up. His writing has mostly been in short formats, which makes it hard to assemble a good selection without looking for dozens of odd paperbacks it weighs at least 5 pounds and it's as thick as one of those dictionaries you get at the public library! portable it's not

Harlan Ellison, 1934 - Harlan Ellison was born in 1934. He was first published professionally at the age of 15 in the Cleveland News. Ellison has written over 1700 short stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns

Harlan Ellison, 1934 - Harlan Ellison was born in 1934. Ellison has written over 1700 short stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns. He was the first to receive the Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics in 1995. In 1987, a 35 year retrospective of Ellison's work was published as "The Essential Ellison. Over the course of his career, Ellison has written for "The Outer Limits," "The Starlost" and "The Twilight Zone.

Harlan Ellison, Terry Dowling (Introduction). Harlan Ellison is probably best known as a script writer for sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV series such as the original Outer Limits, The Hunger, Logan's Run, and Babylon Five. Feb 25, 2009 Gil rated it really liked it.

THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON In April of 1949, Harlan Ellison was a lonely little kid living in Painesville, Ohio

THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON In April of 1949, Harlan Ellison was a lonely little kid living in Painesville, Ohio.

Robert Heinlein says, ?This book is raw corn liquor ? you should serve a whiskbroom with each shot so the customer can brush the sawdust off after he gets up from the floor. Since Ellison himself strongly resists categorization of his work, we won't call them science fiction, or SF, or speculative fiction or horror or anything else except compelling reading experiences that are sui generis.

The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective. by Harlan Ellison · Terry Dowling. From Harlan Ellison, whom The Washington Post regards as a "lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy," comes Strange Wine. Discover among these tales the spirits of executed Nazi war criminal. Paingod and Other Delusions.

The ultimate Harlan Ellison book is reborn, rejuvenated, and expanded, with more then .

The ultimate Harlan Ellison book is reborn, rejuvenated, and expanded, with more then 200 additional pages and 15 more years of surreal fiction by the master of th. .Taken from the introduction, "Sublime Rebel," by Terry Dowling: "In Egyptian mythology, Iai is a fascinating character. The Essential Ellison does more than provide a retrospective of the author's work: it allows the reader to appreciate the social influences that infiltrate the fabric of the prose. Clearly, Ellison's great talent is marrying cultural and personal significance to the most arcane subject matter.

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Harlan Ellison is probably best known as a script writer for sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV series such as the original Outer Limits, The Hunger, Logan's Run, and Babylon Five. But his range is much broader than that, encompassing stories, novels, essays, reviews, reminiscences, plays, even fake autobiographies. The Essential Ellison, a special limited edition personally signed and numbered by Ellison, contains 74 unabridged works, including such classics as "A Boy and His Dog," "Xenogenesis," and "Mefisto in Onyx."

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Saberdragon
Harlan Ellison is one of the all-time greats of science fiction. He has that genius for finding the right word that makes the hair on the back of the reader's neck stand up. His writing has mostly been in short formats, which makes it hard to assemble a good selection without looking for dozens of odd paperbacks. Hence, this massive tome, which makes it possible to grab most of the best stuff at a single stroke. I was amazed to find that one of the first stories in the book was one I remembered reading as a kid when it was first published. Thanks, Harlan, you've never let me down. And thanks particularly for busting up that joint in College Station!
Twentyfirstfinger
Few writers are able to craft prose like Harlan Ellison. There's an economy to his writing that is as striking now as it was 50 years ago. My only complaint is that I would have preferred a simple comprehensive chronological reprint of his library without so many long and repetitive introductions. I will read the stories over and over but the intros quickly become something just to flip through to get to the meat.

The "essence" is there but many of my favorite stories, regrettably, are not.

But since so most of his work is out of print and he exercises such tight control over distribution, I'm very happy to have this collection.

Absolutely worth it. Can't wait for 60 year edition!
inetserfer
This truly is a godsend for those folks who always heard about Ellison's work, but were thwarted upon realizing that 90% of his written output is out-of-print. This tome was long-delayed [...] but thankfully delivered into the eager hands of any who wish to experience the vivid freedom of HE's pen. Ellison remains the classic "angry young man" of speculative fiction, even after all these years, and this compendium harbors so many of the highlights that make him, quite possibly, America's greatest living short-story writer.
There really is no way to put an exacting finger on what Ellison writes. It is certainly not your run-of-the-mill sci-fi, not cheap-shock horror, and not suspense dreck. It's thoughtful, highly engaging, sometimes allegorical, and always thought-provoking stuff that you just don't find in modern writers anymore. Almost like a prickly cross between George Orwell and Lewis Carroll. He is most certainly still ahead of his time, and will most likely require decades after his passing for the world to truly catch up to him and realize what a treasure he is.
So start here if you're curious about Ellisonia, then after your appetite is whetted and your curiosity piqued, track down the stuff in its original form so you can experience all of the good stuff, not merely highlights from a superb & lengthy career.
This is vital American literature.
Shalinrad
Expensive but totally worth it.
invasion
I've waited forever to get my hands on a copy, and this is in excellent shape--highly recommended collection from one of my inspirations!
Samugul
This is one of the best collections of Harlan Ellison's writings I've ever read, or started to read. That is, I'm savoring my way through the book, as I write this review. I'm enjoying stories I haven't read in years, as though for the first time, as well as stories that are wonderfully new to me.

I would recommend this anthology to anyone: from a long-term and devoted fan, to someone who's only recently discovered the wonderful diversity of his work.
Huston
I bought this book initially so I'd have a copy of the essay 'Xenogenesis', which scared seven shades of pea soup out of me when I first read it in IASFM. Further perusal gave me a thorough glimpse of the work of an author I'd been skipping, as I considered him a product of the 'second wave' of science fiction/science fiction-influenced authors (first wave involving Heinlein, E. E. 'Doc' Smith, and so on). Good to have been proven so wrong, and now it's a book I'll recommend to those of my friends who see 'Harlan Ellison' and only think 'that guy from Babylon 5'.
Incredible edition of Harlan's work. Wonderful stories. Highly recommend.
The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective (Ellison, Harlan) download epub
Humanities
Author: Terry Dowling,Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 1883398622
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Morpheus International; Signed, Limited edition (October 6, 2005)
Pages: 1249 pages