Medea: Harlan’s World (Bantam Books, 1985) – BLOOD’S BARGAINS


BLOOD’S BARGAINs  are books that have sustained cosmetic damage but are still readable. From badly aligned spines and miscut covers to serious bumps, bruises, and scuffs, think of these as books Blood salvaged from the post-apocalyptic wastes in an effort to civilize Vic.

Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of high adventure? Want to get away from it all? Escape the four walls of today! Let a dozen bold dreamers take you on a whirlwind tour of


Harlan’s World

A world 5 billion years in the making, a book 10 years in preparation!

Never has there been a book of such scope. Galileo would stand in awe, Einstein would marvel, Carl Sagan may shout with joy…

As the legend becomes reality, as a decade of creativity is gathered in more than 500 pages of unparalleled adventure on a planet more mysterious than Mars, more dangerous than Dune, more beguiling than Barsoom.

Envisioned by award-winning author and anthologist Harlan Ellison, fashioned expressly for your amazmenet and delight by an incomparable team of scientists, futurists, authors, and artists:

Poul Anderson • Hal Clement • Thomas M. Disch • Harlan Ellison • Kelly Freas
Frank Herbert • Larry Niven • Frederik Pohl • Robert Silverberg
Theodore Sturgeon • Kate Wilhelm • Jack Wiliamson

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Introduction: Cosmic Hod-Carriers, by Harlan Ellison

Part I The Specs
Introduction by Harlan Ellison
Basic Concepts: Astrophysics, Geology by Hal Clement
Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Geography, Nomenclature, Biology by Poul Anderson
Biology, Ecology, Xenology by Larry Niven
Xenology, Sociology, Politics, Theology, Mathematics by Frederik Pohl

Part II The Concept Seminar
Participants: Thomas Disch, Frank Herbert, Robert Silverberg, Theodore Sturgeon.
Moderator: Harlan Ellison

Part III The Extrapolations, the Questions
Audience contributions.

Part IV Second Thoughts

Part V The Stories
“Farside Station” by Jack Williamson
“Flare Time” by Larry Niven
“With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole” by Harlan Ellison
“Swanilda’s Song” by Frederik Pohl
“Seasoning” by Hal Clement
“Concepts” by Thomas M. Disch
“Songs of a Sentient Flute” by Frank Herbert
“Hunter’s Moon” by Poul Anderson
“The Promise” by Kate Wilhelm
“Why Dolphins Don’t Bite” by Theodore Sturgeon
“Waiting for the Earthquake” by Robert Silverberg

531p, Trade Paperback.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .875 in