Edited by Jason Davis, director of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project.
The complete table of contents of the 1984 Bluejay Special Edition of APPROACHING OBLIVION, including later revisions by the author from subsequent short story appearances.
- 1984 Introduction to the Introduction
- Foreword: Approaching Ellison by Michael Crichton
- Introduction: Reaping the Whirlwind
- Cold Friend
- Kiss of Fire
- Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman
- I’m Looking for Kadak
- Silent in Gehenna
- One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty
- Hindsight: 480 Seconds
NEW Edgeworks Abbey Archive Content:
[TITLE TBD] by Jason Davis
An original essay detailing the history of Ellison’s fourteenth short story collection.
Story Introductions: 1974-1979
Ellison-written commentary on the stories from FINAL STAGE, edited by Edward L. Ferman & Barry N. Malzberg (Charterhouse, 1974); THE FUTURE NOW, edited by Robert Hoskins (Fawcett Crest Books, 1978), and GALAXY: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction, edited by Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph Olander (Playboy Press, 1980).
Knox & One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty (previously unpublished)
Ellison’s first drafts of these short story.
RIF (previously unpublished)
A 1971 prospectus for an abandoned novel.
The Song of the Soul
The introduction to Ellison’s 1971 retrospective, ALONE AGAINST TOMORROW.
Thoughts on Turning Eighteen (previously uncollected)
Ellison’s 1973 afterword to Leslie K. Swigart’s Harlan Ellison: A Bibliographic Checklist.
6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, approx. 254p. ISBN: 978-1-946542-75-5.