PRE-ORDER: Possibly Impossible (2021 Edgeworks Abbey Archive Trade Hardcover)

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Five years in the making, the Edgeworks Abbey Archive represents Harlan Ellison’s last word on his written legacy. Researched and edited by Ellison’s long-time associate, Jason Davis, under the supervision of Harlan and Susan Ellison, this collection assembles the preferred texts of each story and essay along with previously uncollected and unpublished material to create the definitive edition.

Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS and PEBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAIN—limited-editions from Charnel House and PS Publishing, respectively—these stories were the last published-but-uncollected stories in the Ellison œuvre, finally available in the first of three trade editions.

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Description

Edited by Jason Davis, director of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project.

Cover photo by Rod Searcey.

Where possible, each of the following stories is sourced from Harlan Ellison’s original typescript:

  • Conversation Piece (Caper, Mar. 1957) – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS
  • Satan is My Ally (Fantastic, May1957) – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS
  • The Big Trance (Dream World, Aug. 1957) – Previously collected in PEBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAIN
  • Phoenix Treatment (Fantastic, Aug. 1957) – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS
  • Children of Chaos (Amazing, Nov. 1957) – Previously collected in PEBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAIN
  • Waste (Fantastic, Oct. 1958) – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS
  • Vector: Two Attempts At Story (Tomorrow and…, Jan. 1969)
    The Saddest Lot of All – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS
    Visitation on a Thursday – Previously collected in COFFIN NAILS

“The Big Trance,” “Children of Chaos,” “Phoenix Treatment,” and “Satan Is My Ally” have been set from Harlan Ellison’s original typescript, and feature text and profanity omitted or censored from the stories’ original publications and previous reprints.

NEW Edgeworks Abbey Archive Content:

Coffin Nails, By Any Other Name by Jason Davis
An original essay detailing the history of Ellison’s final published short story collection(s).

6″ x 9″ Trade Hardcover, approx. 200p. ISBN: 978-1-946542-47-2.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 9.25 × 1 in