HarlanEllisonBooks.com (as HarlanBooks.com) went online in the summer of 2011 with the release of the Babylonian Limited Edition of BRAIN MOVIES: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison® Volume 1, a print-on-demand paperback featuring several of Harlan’s most famous teleplays for The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone. The book was signed by Ellison as well as Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski (who wrote the introduction), and featured a bonus section of material Ellison generated while working as the conceptual consultant on that landmark sf series.
Over the next five years, Ellison and his editor—Jason Davis (that’s who’s writing this, by the way)—have released eight further installments of the BRAIN MOVIES series (featuring scripts from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., unproduced episodes of iconic series like The Rat Patrol and Honey West, and several unfilmed pilots and outlines that never made it past the network bosses, Ellison’s feature-length film script of Norman Spinrad’s BUG JACK BARRON (titled NONE OF THE ABOVE), three books of early short stories (ROUGH BEASTS and the two volumes of HONORABLE WHOREDOM AT A PENNY A WORD), a book dedicated to Harlan’s writing process (HARLAN 101), Harlan’s long out-of-print sf novel (THE SOUND OF A SCYTHE), a follow-up to his film criticism book (HARLAN ELLISON’S ENDLESSLY WATCHING), three all-new essay collections (THE LAST PERSON TO MARRY A DUCK LIVED 300 YEARS AGO, WHY DO YOU CALL ME ISHMALE WHEN YOU KNOW MY NAME IS BERNIE?, and FOE), and—in collaboration with Subterranean Press—the all-new short story collection CAN & CAN’TANKEROUS and the long-awaited complete adventures of a Boy and His Dog: BLOOD’S A ROVER.
In 2016, HarlanEllisonBooks.com launched the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project on Kickstarter. The initiative raised over $100,000 to finance the scanning of Ellison’s copious files to create definitive editions of his works for posterity. The first books financed by this project were released in February 2019, with many more soon to follow.