Edited by Jason Davis, director of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project.
Cover by Jason Davis, with assistance from Bo Nash and respect for Richard Chopping.
The complete table of contents of the 1994 Borderlands Press hardcover of THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD, including later revisions by the author from EDGEWORKS, Volume 4 and subsequent short story appearances.
- Foreword by Neil Gaiman
- Introduction: The Waves in Rio
- The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
- Along the Scenic Route
- Asleep: With Still Hands
- Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.
- Try a Dull Knife
- The Pitll Pawob Division
- The Place with No Name
- White on White
- Run for the Stars
- Are You Listening?
- Worlds to Kill
- Shattered Like a Glass Goblin
- A Boy and His Dog
NEW Edgeworks Abbey Archive Content:
Whatever Happened to “The 90003rd Fantastic Spectacular Windi Maypole Movie?” by Jason Davis
An original essay detailing the history of Ellison’s eleventh short story collection.
Beastly Copy: 1969-1997
A compendium of Ellison-written cover copy for 28 years’ worth of BEAST THAT SHOUTED… reissues.
Story Commentary: 1959-2015
Ellison-written commentary on the stories from an early assembly of A TOUCH OF INFINITY (1959), the unpublished collection CRACKPOTS and Other Delusions (ca. 1962), an early assembly of FROM THE LAND OF FEAR (1967), unpublished introductions from ALONE AGAINST TOMORROW (1971), Heavy Metal (December 1979), BLOOD IS NOT ENOUGH, edited by Ellen Datlow (1989), Absolute Magnitude (Winter, 1996), and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRES, edited by Stephen Jones (2004).
Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R. (previously unpublished)
A deleted scene from Ellison’s Ian Fleming parody that was read to the first audience ever to hear the author read his story aloud.
Worlds to Kill (previously unpublished)
Ellison’s original plot synopsis for the short story.
Kicking the Hobbit or, Why Do Science Fiction Fans Have Fur on Their Feets? (previously uncollected)
Ellison’s 1968 essay on the pleasures of science fiction fandom.
School for Apprentice Sorcerers
Ellison’s 1969 essay on the Clarion Writer’s Workshop, previously collected in THE BOOK OF ELLISON (1978).
DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND (featuring previously uncollected material)
A previously uncollected 1968 introduction and four chapters from Ellison’s unfinished novel that was the basis for The Outer Limits episode “Demon with a Glass Hand.” The novel-in-progress was previously published as OBITUARY FOR AN INSTANT in BRAIN MOVIES, Volume 3.
The Queer File
An abandoned short story and preliminary outline that Ellison adapted into the DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND. Previously collected BRAIN MOVIES, Volume 3.
These Are My Dreams (previously uncollected)
A 1968 essay originally published in Harlan Ellison: The Man, the Writer.
6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 386p. ISBN: 978-1-946542-72-4.