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Harlan Ellison


(Harlan Jay Ellison)
USA (1934 - )

aka Paul Merchant

As well as acting as sf advisor on important sf series like Babylon 5, and writing memorable episodes of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, Harlan Ellison has had a distinguished career in science fiction and fantasy both as editor and as short story writer--he has never written an sf novel. His two anthologies Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions--a projected third has never appeared--were crucial to the American New Wave by providing a market in which it was possible to say things about sex and politics, and in ways that varied from stylised fabulism to the radically deranged, that could not be said in the SF magazines of the 1960s. His own idiosyncratic short stories are true to the same aesthetic values as his editing--absolute emotional honesty conveyed by any means neccessary. Some of them deal with stock sf themes like the mad computer that tortures throughout eternity the last survivors of humanity--'I have no mouth and I must scream'--or dystopia--'Repent, Harlequin, said the Ticktock Man'; other dramatize philosophical themes like the Death of God--'Deathbird'; while others engage semi-confessionally with the dilemmas of the contemporary male writer--'All the Lies that are My Life.'
 
Novels
Web of the City (1958)
     aka Rumble
The Man with Nine Lives (1959)
     aka The Sound of a Scythe
A Touch of Infinity (1959)
Spider Kiss (1961)
     aka Rockabilly
Doomsman (1967)
     aka The Assassin
Phoenix without Ashes (1975) (with Edward Bryant)
Vic and Blood (1989) (with Richard Corben)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor (1995)
Web of the CityThe Man with Nine LivesA Touch of InfinitySpider Kiss
DoomsmanPhoenix without AshesVic and BloodHarlan Ellison's Dream Corridor
 
Collections
The Deadly Streets (1958)
Sex Gang (1959) (as by Paul Merchant)
Gentleman Junkie: And Other Stories of the Hung-Up Generation (1961)
The Juvies (1961)
     aka Children of the Streets
Ellison Wonderland (1962)
     aka Earthman, Go Home!
Paingod and Other Delusions (1965)
From the Land of Fear (1967)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (1967)
Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled (1968)
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1969)
Over the Edge (1970)
The Time of the Eye (1971)
Alone Against Tomorrow (1972)
All the Sounds of Fear (1973)
Approaching Oblivion (1974)
The Voice From the Edge: Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral (Audio) (1975)
No Doors, No Windows (1975)
Deathbird Stories (1975)
Edgeworks (1976)
Strange Wine (1977)
The Illustrated Harlan Ellison (1978)
The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison (1979)
Edgeworks 2 (1980)
Shatterday (1980)
Stalking the Nightmare (1982)
The Essential Ellison: A 35 Year Retrospective (1985)
Mefisto in Onyx (1987)
Night and the Enemy (1987)
Footsteps (1988)
Slippage (1988)
Angry Candy (1988)
Dreams with Sharp Teeth: A Three-Volume Omnibus (1989)
Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka, the Fiction of Harlan Ellison (1989)
Edgeworks 3 (1997)
Edgeworks 4 (1997)
The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective (2000)
Troublemakers (2001)
The Phantom Chronicles Volume 2 (2010) (with Robin Wayne Bailey and Ed Gorman)
Resistance Front Volume 1 (2012) (with RJ Astruc, Miles Cressman, Alan Dean Foster, Keri Knutson, Laurie Laliberte, Douglas Lane, Mike Lewis, James Conroyd Martin, Dwaipayan Regmi, Richard Roberts, Bernard Schaffer, Joshua Unruh and Natasha Whearity)
Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word (2013)
Rough Beasts: Seventeen Stories Written Before I Got Up To Speed (2013)
The Sound of a Scythe: and 3 Brilliant Novellas (2013)
Getting In The Wind (2013)
Brain Movies (2013)
8 in 80 by Ellison (2014)
Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word (2014)
The Top of the Volcano: The Award-winning Stories of Harlan Ellison (2014)
The Deadly StreetsSex GangGentleman Junkie: And Other Stories of the Hung-Up GenerationThe Juvies
Ellison WonderlandPaingod and Other DelusionsFrom the Land of FearI Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Love Ain't Nothing But Sex MisspelledThe Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the WorldOver the EdgeThe Time of the Eye
Alone Against TomorrowAll the Sounds of FearApproaching OblivionThe Voice From the Edge: Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral (Audio)
No Doors, No WindowsDeathbird StoriesEdgeworksStrange Wine
The Illustrated Harlan EllisonEdgeworks 2ShatterdayStalking the Nightmare
The Essential Ellison: A 35 Year RetrospectiveMefisto in OnyxNight and the EnemyFootsteps
SlippageAngry CandyDreams with Sharp Teeth: A Three-Volume OmnibusMind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka, the Fiction of Harlan Ellison
Edgeworks 3Edgeworks 4The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year RetrospectiveTroublemakers
The Phantom Chronicles Volume 2Resistance Front Volume 1Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a WordRough Beasts: Seventeen Stories Written Before I Got Up To Speed
The Sound of a Scythe: and 3 Brilliant NovellasGetting In The WindBrain Movies8 in 80 by Ellison
Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a WordThe Top of the Volcano: The Award-winning Stories of Harlan Ellison
 
Plays
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay
 
Graphic Novels
Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos
 
Novellas
All the Lies That Are My LifeLi'l Harlan and His Sidekick Carl the Comet in Danger Land
 
Short Stories
Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman: The Classic Story
 
Series contributed to
The City on the Edge of Forever
 
City On The Edge Of Forever : Fotonovel
 
Anthologies edited
Dangerous VisionsDangerous Visions 2Dangerous Visions 3Dangerous Visions 1
Partners in WonderAgain Dangerous Visions Book 2Again Dangerous Visions Book 1Medea: Harlan's World
Again, Dangerous Visions
 
Non fiction
Memos from PurgatoryThe Glass TeatThe Other Glass TeatThe Book of Ellison
Sleepless Nights In The Procrustean BedAn Edge in My VoiceHarlan Ellison's WatchingThe Harlan Ellison Hornbook
Bugf#ck: The Worthless Wit and Wisdom of Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison's Endlessly Watching
 
Anthologies containing stories by Harlan Ellison
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960)
Nebula Award Stories 1 (1966)
Dangerous Visions 1 (1967)
Nebula Award Stories 3 (1967)
World's Best Science Fiction 1968 (1968)
Worlds of If 128 (1968)
The Freak Show (1970)
Nebula Award Stories 5 (1970)
The Hugo Winners 1968-1970 (1971)
Partners in Wonder (1971)
Doomsman and The Thief of Thoth (1972)
Universe 2 (1972)
The Hugo Winners 1963-1967 (1973)
Into the Unknown (1973)
Nebula Award Stories 8 (1973)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)
Modern Science Fiction (1974)
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974)
Final Stage (1974)
Universe 6 (1976)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)
The First Orbit Book of Horror Stories (1976)
The Ides of Tomorrow: Original Science Fiction Tales of Horror (1976)
Nebula Award Stories 11 (1976)
The Hugo Winners 1971-1975 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 3: 1974-1975 (1977)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6 (1977)
The Year's Finest Fantasy (1978)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8 (1979)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
The Best of New Dimensions (1979)
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four (1981)
Fantasy Annual III (1981)
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
Unicorns! (1982)
Magic for Sale (1983)
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction (1984)
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction (1984)
The Best from Universe (1984)
100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (1984)
Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
Countdown to Midnight: Twelve Great Stories About Nuclear War (1984)
Universe 15 (1985)
Afterlives (1986)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12 (1986)
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the Decade (1987)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection (1988)
Jack the Ripper (1988)
The Great SF Stories 19: 1957 (1989)
Scare Care (1989)
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990)
Best New Horror 2 (1991)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
Midnight Graffiti (1992)
Strange Dreams (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
The Ultimate Zombie (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
Christmas Magic (1994)
The Best New Horror 5 (1995)
Nebula Awards 29 (1995)
Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Dark Destiny (1995)
The Best New Horror 6 (1995)
Dante's Disciples (1996)
Cybersex (1996)
Dark Terrors 2 (1996)
American Gothic Tales (1996)
The Science Fiction Century (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal (1998)
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular Culture (1998)
California Sorcery (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999)
Technohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and Intrigue (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Ten (1999)
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000)
The Fantastic Universe OmnibusNebula Award Stories 1Dangerous Visions 1Nebula Award Stories 3
World's Best Science Fiction 1968The Freak ShowNebula Award Stories 5The Hugo Winners 1968-1970
Partners in WonderUniverse 2The Hugo Winners 1963-1967Into the Unknown
Nebula Award Stories 8The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3Modern Science FictionNebula Award Stories 9
Final StageUniverse 6The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5The First Orbit Book of Horror Stories
The Ides of Tomorrow: Original Science Fiction Tales of HorrorNebula Award Stories 11The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6The Year's Finest Fantasy
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2The Best of New DimensionsThe Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four
Fantasy Annual IIIA Treasury of Modern FantasyUnicorns!Magic for Sale
The First Omni Book of Science FictionThe Second Omni Book of Science Fiction100 Great Fantasy Short Short StoriesRandom Access Messages of the Computer Age
Countdown to Midnight: Twelve Great Stories About Nuclear WarUniverse 15AfterlivesThe Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the DecadeGreat Science Fiction of the 20th CenturyThe Colour of EvilThe Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection
Jack the RipperThe Great SF Stories 19: 1957Scare CareA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989
Best New Horror 2Horror Story Volume 3Midnight GraffitiStrange Dreams
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual CollectionThe Norton Book of Science FictionThe Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary AnthologyThe Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology
The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-MortemThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual CollectionChristmas MagicThe Best New Horror 5
Nebula Awards 29Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian AnthologyThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual CollectionDark Destiny
The Best New Horror 6Dante's DisciplesCybersexDark Terrors 2
American Gothic TalesThe Science Fiction CenturyThe Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time GreatsThe Playboy Book of Science Fiction
The Unexplained: Stories of the ParanormalEternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular CultureCalifornia SorceryThe Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy
Technohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and IntrigueThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume TenBruce Coville's UFOs
 
Short stories
Django
Moth on the Moon
The One Word People
Snake in the Mind
Blind Lightning (1956)
The Crackpots (1956)
Gnomebody (1956)
Hadj (1956)
Life Hutch (1956)
Nedra at f:5.6 (1956)
Rain, Rain, Go Away (1956)
The Silver Corridor (1956)
Tracking Level (1956)
White Trash Don't Exist (1956)
Blank... (1957)
Commuter's Problem (1957)
Deeper Than the Darkness (1957)
Final Trophy (1957)
Invasion Footnote (1957)
Night Vigil (1957)
Opposites Attract (1957)
Ormond Always Pays His Bills (1957)
Passport (1957)
Run for the Stars (1957)
S.R.O. (1957)
Shadow Play (1957)
Soldier (1957)
Thicker than Blood (1957)
Tiny Ally (1957)
Toe the Line (1957)
Transcending Destiny (1957)
Wanted in Surgery (1957)
'We Mourn for Anyone...' (1957)
Wonderbird (1957) (with Algis Budrys)
Are You Listening? (1958)
Back to the Drawing Boards (1958)
Battlefield (1958)
Big Sam was My Friend (1958)
The Children's Hour (1958)
The End of the Time of Leinard (1958)
In Lonely Lands (1958)
Mealtime (1958)
My Brother Paulie (1958)
Nothing for My Noon Meal (1958)
The Sky is Burning (1958)
Status Quo at Troyden's (1958)
The Very Last Day of a Good Woman (1958)
The Wind Beyond the Mountains (1958)
The Discarded (1959)
Eyes of Dust (1959)
A Friend to Man [short story] (1959)
Survivor 1 (1959) (with Henry Slesar)
The Time of the Eye [short story] (1959)
Visionary (1959) (with Joe L Hensley)
Deal from the Bottom (1960)
The Face of Helene Bournoup (1960)
Daniel White for the Greater Good (1961)
Do-It-Yourself (1961)
Enter the Fanatic, Stage Center (1961)
Riding the Dark Train Out (1961)
All the Sounds of Fear [short story] (1962)
G.B.K. - A Many Flavored Bird (1962)
Mona at Her Windows (1962)
A Path Through the Darkness (1962)
Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman (1962)
Rodney Parish For Hire (1962) (with Joe L Hensley)
The Universe of Robert Blake (1962)
Blind Bird, Blind Bird, Go Away from Me! (1963)
The Man on the Juice Wagon (1963)
Battle Without Banners (1964)
Lonelyache (1964)
Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine (1964)
Paingod (1964)
Walk the High Steel (1964)
What I Did on My Vacation This Summer, By Little Bobby Hirschhorn, Age 27 (1964)
World of the Myth (1964)
Bright Eyes (1965)
Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman [ss] (1965)Hugo
Nebula
Two Inches in Tomorrow's Column (1965)
Up Christopher to Madness (1965) (with Avram Davidson)
Delusion for a Dragon Slayer (1966)Hugo (nominee)
A Prayer for No One's Enemy (1966)
Pride in the Profession (1966)
Punky and the Yale Man (1966)
Down in the Dark (1967)
The Goddess in the Ice (1967)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream [short story] (1967)Hugo
Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes (1967)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World (1967)
The Voice in the Garden (1967)
Would You Do It for a Penny? (1967) (with Haskell Barkin)
Asleep: With Still Hands (1968)
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World [short story] (1968)Hugo
Ernest and the Machine God (1968)
I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair is Biting His Leg (1968) (with Robert Sheckley)
O Ye of Little Faith (1968)
The Pitll Pawob Division (1968)
The Power of the Nail (1968) (with Samuel R Delany)
The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie (1968)
Santa Claus vs S.P.I.D.E.R. (1968)
Shattered Like a Glass Goblin (1968)Nebula (nominee)
The Sleeper with Still Hands (1968)
Street Scene (1968) (with Keith Laumer)
!!!The!!Teddy!Crazy!!Show!!! (1968)
Try a Dull Knife (1968)
White on White (1968)
Worlds to Kill (1968)
Along the Scenic Route (1969)
A Boy and His Dog (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Come to Me Not In Winter's White (1969) (with Roger Zelazny)
The Kong Papers (1969) (with William Rotsler)
Pennies, Off a Dead Man's Eyes (1969)
Phoenix (1969)
The Place with No Name (1969)
Promises of Laughter (1969)
Rock God (1969)
Brillo (1970) (with Ben Bova)Hugo (nominee)
The Human Operators (1970) (with A E van Vogt)
One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty (1970)
The Region Between (1970)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Runesmith (1970) (with Theodore Sturgeon)
The Song the Zombie Sang (1970) (with Robert Silverberg)
At the Mouse Circus (1971)
Erotophobia (1971)
Silent in Gehenna (1971)
Basilisk (1972)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Corpse (1972)
Kiss of Fire (1972)
On the Downhill Side (1972)Nebula (nominee)
Valerie (1972)
Bleeding Stones (1973)
Cold Friend (1973)
The Deathbird (1973)Nebula (nominee)
Hugo
Hindsight: 480 Seconds (1973)
Neon (1973)
The Whimper of Whipped Dogs (1973)
Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 54' N, Longitude 77 00' 13" W (1974)Hugo
Catman (1974)
Ecowareness (1974)
I'm Looking for Kadak (1974)
Knox (1974)
Sleeping Dogs (1974)
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1975)
Croatoan (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Eddie, You're My Friend (1975)
In Fear of K (1975)
The New York Review of Bird (1975)
Shatterday [short story] (1975)Nebula (nominee)
Tired Old Man (1975)
From A to Z, in the Chocolate Alphabet (1976)
I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge (1976)
Killing Bernstein (1976)
L is for Loup-Garou (1976)
Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time (1976)
Mom (1976)
Seeing (1976)
Strange Wine [short story] (1976)
When I was a Hired Gun (1976)
The Wine Has Been Left Open Too Long and the Memory Has Gone Flat (1976)
Z is for Zombie (1976)
Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage (1977)
The Diagnosis of Dr D'arqueangel (1977)
Emissary from Hamelin (1977)
Flop Sweat (1977)
Hitler Painted Roses (1977)
How's the Night Life on Cissalda (1977)
Jeffty is Five (1977)World Fantasy (nominee)
Hugo
Nebula
Opium (1977)
The Other Eye of Polyphemus (1977)
Shoppe Keeper (1977)
Working with the Little People (1977)
All the Birds Come Home to Roost (1978)
Count the Clock That Tells the Time (1978)Hugo (nominee)
The Executioner of Malformed Children (1978)
The Man Who was Heavily into Revenge (1978)
In the Fourth Year of the War (1979)
All the Lies That Are My Life [short story] (1980)Hugo (nominee)
Footsteps [short story] (1980)
The Cheese Stands Alone (1981)
Grail (1981)
Night of Black Glass (1981)
On the Slab (1981)
The Outpost Undiscovered By Tourists (1981)
Djinn, No Chaser (1982)
Gopher in the Gilly (1982)
The Hour That Stretches (1982)
The Outpost Undiscovered By Tourists: a Tale of Three Kings And a Star for This Sacred Season (1982)
Laugh Track (1984)
Paladin of the Lost Hour (1984)Nebula (nominee)
Hugo
Soft Monkey (1987)
The Function of Dream Sleep (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Hugo (nominee)
She's a Young Thing and Cannot Leave Her Mother (1988)
The Avenger of Death (1989)
The Harlan Ellison Hornbook [short story] (1990)
Jane Doe #112 (1990)
Harlan Ellison's Movie (1991)
The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore (1991)Nebula (nominee)
Where I Shall Dwell in the Next World (1992)
Mefisto In Onyx [short story] (1993)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Hugo (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Susan (1993)
Fever (1994)
The Pale Silver Dollar of the Moon Pays Its Way and Makes Change (1994)
Sensible City (1994)
Chatting with Anubis (1995)Bram Stoker
From a Great Height (1996)
Anywhere But Here, With Anybody But You (1997)
Crazy As a Soup Sandwich (1997)
Darkness Upon the Face of the Deep (1997)
The Dragon on the Bookshelf (1997)
The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams (1997)
The Few, the Proud (1997)
Go Toward the Light (1997)
Jane Doe No. 112 (1997)
Keyboard (1997)
The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke (1997)
Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral (1997)
Moonlighting (1997)
The Museum on Cyclops Avenue (1997)
Pulling Hard Time (1997)
Scartaris, June 28th (1997)
Objects of Desire in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (1999)
A Lot of Saucers (2000)


Awards
Hugo Best Short story winner (1966) : Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman [ss]
Nebula Best Short story winner (1966) : Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman [ss]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1967) : Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
Hugo Best Short story winner (1968) : I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream [short story]
Hugo nominee (1968) : Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
Nebula nominee (1968) : Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
Hugo Best Short story winner (1969) : The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World [short story]
Hugo nominee (1970) : A Boy and His Dog
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1970) : Shattered Like a Glass Goblin
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1971) : Brillo
Hugo nominee (1971) : The Region Between
Nebula nominee (1971) : The Region Between
Hugo nominee (1973) : Basilisk
Nebula nominee (1973) : Basilisk
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1973) : On the Downhill Side
Hugo winner (1974) : The Deathbird
Nebula nominee (1974) : The Deathbird
Hugo winner (1975) : Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 54' N, Longitude 77 00' 13" W
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1976) : Croatoan
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1976) : Shatterday [short story]
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1976) : Deathbird Stories
Hugo Best Short story winner (1978) : Jeffty is Five
Nebula Best Short story winner (1978) : Jeffty is Five
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1978) : Jeffty is Five
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1979) : Count the Clock That Tells the Time
Hugo nominee (1981) : All the Lies That Are My Life [short story]
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1981) : Shatterday
Hugo winner (1986) : Paladin of the Lost Hour
Nebula nominee (1986) : Paladin of the Lost Hour
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (1988) : The Essential Ellison: A 35 Year Retrospective
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1989) : Angry Candy
Bram Stoker nominee (1989) : The Function of Dream Sleep
Hugo nominee (1989) : The Function of Dream Sleep
World Fantasy Best Collection winner (1989) : Angry Candy
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1993)
Bram Stoker nominee (1994) : Mefisto In Onyx [short story]
Hugo nominee (1994) : Mefisto In Onyx [short story]
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1994) : The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore
World Fantasy nominee (1994) : Mefisto In Onyx [short story]
Nebula nominee (1995) : Mefisto In Onyx [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Short story winner (1996) : Chatting with Anubis
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2002) : The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective


Books about Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison: The Edge of ForeverFingerprints on the Sky: The Authorized Harlan Ellison Bibliography
 
Harlan Ellison recommends
Past Master
Past Master (1968)
R A Lafferty
"As with everything the man writes, the wind of imagination blows strongly, with the happy difference that in a novel he can reach full gale-force...this is a great galloping madman of a novel, drenched in sound and color."
The Two-timers
The Two-timers (1968)
Bob Shaw
" A stunning novel of parallel worlds. If anyone needed incontrovertible proof that the fiction of wonder has come of age, Bob Shaw has provided it in one extraordinary novel of power, warmth, ideas and imagination. The Two-Timers says something fresh and memorable about the monomania of love, about the way we wear our universe, about a few of the eternal verities that suddenly seem less secure. Aside from the sheer impetus of the story, which grasps and won't release till the unexpected conclusion, the writing is exquisite. It knocked me cold: painfully good. "
Tower of Glass
Tower of Glass (1970)
Robert Silverberg
"In Tower of Glass Silverberg surpasses himself. This is a multi-levelled work of high adventure, considerable tension and social consciousness."
The Iron Dream
The Iron Dream (1972)
Norman Spinrad
"Disturbingly fascinating - the stunned reader can only gasp in wonder!"
The Platypus of Doom: And Other Nihilists
The Platypus of Doom: And Other Nihilists (1976)
(Autumn Angels, book 2)
Arthur Byron Cover
"Zany, witty science fiction from a fresh invigorating talent."
Down Here in the Dream Quarter
Down Here in the Dream Quarter (1976)
Barry N Malzberg
"Barry Malzberg is one of the few writers in the world whom I will gladly, happily, loudly declare is a better writer than I am."
Meanwhile
Meanwhile (1977)
Max Handley
"Max Handley is a deranged comic genius. The book is a killer. A lunatic literary event not to be missed!"
The Dragon Lord
The Dragon Lord (1979)
David Drake
"The first sword-and-sorcery novel I've read in years that made me want to cheer, rather than toss the book in the dustbin. T H White would have loved this new view of that ancient, wondrous fable."
Heroics
Heroics (1979)
George Alec Effinger
"This is the best Effinger yet."
Kindred
Kindred (1981)
Octavia E Butler
"Octavia Butler is a writer who will be with us for a long, long time and Kindred is that rare, magical artifact...the novel one returns to, again and again, through the years, to learn, to be humbled, and to be renewed."
Strength of Stones
Strength of Stones (1981)
Greg Bear
"An excellent novel. It knocked me out!"
Slob
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Slob really smokes. Its got muscle it hasn't even used yet. It's the place where old John D used to work before Travis McGee got winded."
Random Walk
Random Walk (1988)
Lawrence Block
"Larry Block has always been at least three steps ahead of most writers in originality and readability. With this book he goes over the horizon and readers are urged to follow him."
Lost Souls
Lost Souls (1992)
Poppy Z Brite
"Big Talent gives off thermonuclear vibes, I can feel them ... This is the voice we're going to be hearing for a long time."
The Alternative Detective
The Alternative Detective (1993)
(Hob Draconian, book 1)
Robert Sheckley
"If the Marx Brothers had been literary rather than thespic fantasists ... they would have been Robert Sheckley."
Green Candles
Green Candles (1997)
Tom de Haven
"Tom De Haven is a great American author.... I enjoyed the hell out of GREEN CANDLES."
Psychoshop
Psychoshop (1998)
Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny
"ALfred Bester was, and remains, long after his passing, the preeminent Class Act of imaginative literature. Bester was the mountain all the rest of us merely clambers toward that peak."
Time's Hammers: The Collected Short Fiction of James Sallis
Time's Hammers: The Collected Short Fiction of James Sallis (2000)
James Sallis
"It is quite possible that speaking of Jim Sallis in the same tone as Poe and Dostoevski is not overblowing on my part. His early work indicates a mind and a talent of uncommon dimensions... He may well be one of the significent ones."
The Other End
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