Harlan Ellison

On the first of November, Edgeworks Abbey
will release a set of new Harlan Ellison books:

None of the Above book cover

NONE OF THE ABOVE is Ellison's 238-page, unproduced screenplay adaptation of Norman Spinrad's Hugo Award-nominated novel BUG JACK BARRON that was to have been directed by Costa-Gavras (Z) for Universal Pictures in the early 1980s. Respected film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has written an insightful introduction with input from Ellison on why the film has never been made.
Rough Beasts book cover

ROUGH BEASTS assembles seventeen never-before-collected pulp stories from the 1950s, including the Stephen King-lauded "Invulnerable," which eluded collection despite a prominent mention 30 years ago in STALKING THE NIGHTMARE. Every story has been revised by the author specifically for this collection.

Stories include: Invulnerable (1957), Like Father, Like Son (1957), Walk the Ceiling (1957), The Kissing Dead (1956, with Henry Slesar), Across the Silent Days (1958), Star Route (1955), Backlash! (1956), Machine Silent, Machine Yearning (1957), Way of an Assassin (1958), Fool's Mate (1958), The Untouchable Adolescents (1956), The Little Boy Who Loves Cats (1954), Parasite (1955), Up the Down Escalator (1955), Glug (1958), Hit-Skip (1957), and Why Did Wallace Crack? (1956).
The two-book set will be available for pre-order only at HarlanBooks.com starting at 10am Pacific Time on 1 November 2012. Both books are 7.5" by 9.25" paperbacks. ROUGH BEASTS (running 200 pages) will be signed by Ellison.
Any two-book sets ordered through 6 November 2012 may have the signature on ROUGH BEASTS personalized upon request.
The set will sell for $75. Books are expected to begin shipping by mid-November, after Ellison has completed personalizing the pre-orders.
Get yours now before they're gone forever!

Brain Movies Babylon 5 Edition
BRAIN MOVES Volume 1 - Babylonian Limited Edition
A small stock of the dual-signed (by Harlan Ellison and J. Michael Straczynski), Babylonian Limited Edition of BRAIN MOVES Volume 1 (featuring 17 pages of Babylon 5-related material not featured in the standard edition) remains in stock for $75, but we don't expect the supply to last long; order now, before they're gone forever.

Still available for $39.95 each at HarlanBooks.com:
Brain Movies Volume 1

Brain Movies collects Harlan Ellison's television work. Reproduced from Ellison's private files (and occasionally featuring his hand-written alterations), these scripts appear exactly as they did when the writer pulled them from his Olympia manual typewriter.

This 438-page paperback features: "Touching Magic"-An introduction by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of the Clint Eastwood-directed film Changeling, in which he describes the importance of seeing actual script pages as the author originally wrote them.
Brain Movies Volume 2
The second in the ongoing Brain Movies series collects six more of Harlan Ellison's teleplays. Once again, the scripts are reproduced from Ellison's private files, exactly as he typed them.

This 476-page paperback features a new introduction by Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy in Ratatouille, Grammy-nominated comedian, and author of the New York Times bestseller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. 
Harlan 101: Encountering Ellison
Designed as both an introduction to Harlan Ellison's vast body of work and as a manual for would be writers, Harlan 101 collects the best of the author's short fiction, seven essays on the craft of writing, and a collection of rarely seen oddities from Ellison's extensive archives.

This 406-page paperback features a new introduction by New York Times bestseller Neil Gaiman, author of the Hugo Award-winning novels American Gods and The Graveyard Book, and creator of Vertigo Comics' Sandman series.
The Sound of a Scythe
For the first time in 50 years, Ellison's second novel returns to print in a substantially revised and expanded form. Also included are three of Ellison's best long-form stories: Mefisto in OnyxAll the Lies That Are My Life, and The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie.

This 336-page paperback features a new introduction by Emmy-nominated tv writer Ronald D. Moore, creator of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and writer/producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roswell, and HBO's critically acclaimed Carnivale.

Remember, the two-book set of NONE OF THE ABOVE and ROUGH BEASTS will be available for pre-order only at HarlanBooks.com starting at 10am Pacific Time on 1 November 2012. ROUGH BEASTS (running 200 pages) will be signed by Ellison.

If you order the set of both books by 6 November 2012 you may have the signature on ROUGH BEASTS personalized upon request.


Personalization Offer Expires: 6 November 2012
Header artwork by Arnie Fenner