Partners in Wonder (1983 Ace Mass Market)

$15.00

If you mix Ellison with wild talents like Bova, Bloch, Budrys, Davidson, Delany, Laumer, Silverberg, Sturgeon, Zelazny (and more)…you’ve got a book as unique as the Abominable Snowperson. Here is the first collection of collaborative stories ever created, each deranged vision complete with introduction (in the patented Ellison manner) explaining how the story was written and who gets the blame. The lunatic mind of Harlan Ellison strikes again!

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Cover by Barclay Shaw.

No matter how many books you’ve read, you’ve never read a book like this one…because there’s never been a book like this one in the history of everything. This is the first collection of collaborative stories ever created; it is unique, like the Abominable Snowperson or the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It is the ungovernable lunatic mind of Harlan Ellison, the most honored writer in the literature of the fantastic, harnessed to the fourteen wild talents of:
ROBERT BLOCH
JOE L. HENSLEY
BEN BOVA
KEITH LAUMER
ALGIS BUDRYS
WILLIAM ROTSLER
HENRY SLESAR
THEODORE STURGEON
A. E. VAN VOGT
AVRAM DAVIDSON
ROBERT SHECKLEY
ROGER ZELAZNY
SAMUEL R. DELANY
ROBERT SILVERBERG
and even one story wholly and totally unassisted. Each deranged vision comes with an introduction in the patented Ellison manner explaining how the story was written and who gets the blame. In the entire canon of Ellison’s work, this volume stands out as a berserk, delightful trip not to be missed.

Contents:
Introduction: Sons of Janus
I See a Man Sitting in a Chair and the Chair is Biting His Leg (with Robert Sheckley)
Brillo (with Ben Bova)
A Toy for Juliette by Robert Bloch
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison
Scherzo for Schizoids: Notes on a Collaboration
Up Christopher to Madness (with Avram Davidson)
Rodney Parish for Hire (with Joe L. Hensley)
The Kong Papers (with William Rotsler)
The Human Operators (with A. E. van Vogt)
Survivor #1 (with Henry Slesar)
The Power of the Nail (with Samuel R. Delany)
Wonderbird (with Algis Budrys)
The Song the Zombie Sang (with Robert Silverberg)
Street Scene (with Keith Laumer)
Come to Me Not in Winter’s White (with Roger Zelazny)

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Weight .4375 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 4.25 x .875 in