PRE-ORDER Foe: Friends of Ellison (Edgeworks Abbey, 2018 1st Edition)
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“Friendship is a nice thing.
It helps mortar up the chinks in one’s wearying soul.”
Harlan Ellison valued friendship highly, and any of his friends–appreciated or memorialized in this collection of essays–could offer up stories of how far the man would go to help out those individuals who represented that most precious of interpersonal commodities. FOE: Friends of Ellison, named for the organization created by Peter David to combat The Enemies of Ellison, assembles previously uncollected essays on Harlan’s pals. Some were written for books by the subjects, some were written for convention programs honoring the subjects, and far too many were written to lament the loss of the subjects.
Contents (not in final sequence):
Anne McCaffrey: The Naked Truth; an appreciation albeit an expose
Concerning David Gerrold
The Eternal Curmudgeon: a few words anent Michael Moorcock
Faster than the Speed of Bester
Fer Chrissakes, Schwartz, Get Outta My Face
A Few Words of Tribute about Frank Herbert
The Final Adventure of Harlan in Avramland
Grandmaster Robert Silverberg: A Revised, Updated, Expanded Appreciation, with Some of the Schmaltz Stains Still On It
In Praise, in Awe of Jack Vance
Introduction to CHEKOV’S ENTERPRISE by Walter Koenig
Introduction to SANDMAN: Seasons of Mist by Neil Gaiman
Introduction to “The Howling Man” by Charles Beaumont
Introduction to THE RETURN OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS by Isaac Asimov
Introduction to THE SHRINKING MAN by Richard Matheson
Li’l Harlan and His Sidekick Carl the Comet in Danger Land
The Monarch of the Best of All Possible Worlds: an appreciation of J. Michael Straczynski
On the Vanishment of an Old Friend
Peter David: Of Thee I Sing
Philip José Farmer Portrait of the Artist as the Great Wall of China
She Was Estelle
Van Is Here, Yet Van Is Gone
The Universe, According to Laumer
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