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The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year…

The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective (edition 1991)

by Harlan Ellison

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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. Essential Ellison includes contains 74 unabridged works, including such classics as "A Boy and His Dog," "Xenogenesis," and "Mefisto in Onyx." Includes black-and-white photos.… (more)
Title:The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective
Authors:Harlan Ellison
Info:Morpheus Intl (1991), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover
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A nearly complete oeuvre of Ellison's work. Particularly chilling were I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and A Boy and His Dog-- both epitomes of post-apocalyptic horror and science fiction. Ellison weaves many of his stories with masterful strokes, but some fall short of their mark. Nonetheless, it is a memorable collection and I am all the better for reading it.

Recommended for those interested in Ellison or the genres he falls into.

Additionally, Ellison viewed himself as a story writer instead of a genre writer. You might be surprised at what you find. It's worth a read. ( )
  DanielSTJ | Dec 17, 2018 |
I skipped too many stories to be able to claim I read this. Iirc there were articles and/or memoirs, too, which I didn't read.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
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A Prayer For No One's Enemy by Harlan Ellison

The Time of the Eye [short fiction] by Harlan Ellison

Grail [short story] by Harlan Ellison

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream [short story] by Harlan Ellison

Corpse [short fiction] by Harlan Ellison

Erotophobia [short story] by Harlan Ellison

Mom [short fiction] by Harlan Ellison

Ecowareness [short fiction] by Harlan Ellison

The Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists by Harlan Ellison

The Very Last Day of a Good Woman [short fiction] by Harlan Ellison

The Voice in the Garden [vignette] by Harlan Ellison

The Other Eye of Polyphemus [short story] by Harlan Ellison

Valerie: A True Memoir [essay] by Harlan Ellison

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The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World [novelette] by Harlan Ellison

Along the Scenic Route by Harlan Ellison

The Song the Zombie Sang [short fiction] by Robert Silverberg

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The Night of Delicate Terrors by Harlan Ellison

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Because they have always been there for me, as superlative spinners of dreams, and as steadfast friends, this big one is for the Big Ones, ALFIE BESTER and RAY BRADBURY.
– H.E.
To my parents Marie and Bill, who will never forget the afternoon Harlan dropped by.
– T.D.
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Please do not combine with the revised and expanded 2002 edition (subtitled "A 50 Year Retrospective), as that volume covers an additional 15 years and greatly increases the amount material contained within.
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