Sound of a Scythe, The (2011 Edgeworks Abbey Trade Paperback; 1st Edition, 2nd Printing)


For the first time in 50 years, Ellison’s second novel returns to print in a substantially revised and expanded form. Also included are three of Ellison’s best long-form stories.

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This 336-page paperback features:The Sound of a Scythe, Harlan Ellison’s never-before-republished second novel—appearing for the first time under the author’s preferred title (the original publisher renamed it The Man With Nine Lives without Ellison’s consent)—expanded by 25% from its 1960 publication and extensively rewritten by Ellison for this appearance. Virtually every page has been finessed by the author.”Mefisto in Onyx”—The Bram Stoker Award-winning novel of a telepath who’s asked by his best friend to journey into the mind of a serial killer on death row.”All the Lies That Are My Life”—Ellison’s novella about a world-famous writer who overshadows his best friend from beyond the grave.”The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie”—A Veronica Lake-inspired tale of a rediscovered silver-screen star’s brutal return to Hollywood.

A new introduction by Emmy-nominated tv writer Ronald D. Moore, creator of the reimaginedBattlestar Galactica and writer/producer of Star Trek: The Next GenerationRoswell, and HBO’s critically acclaimed Carnivale.

And a beautiful new cover by World Fantasy Award-nominated artist Jill Bauman.

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Weight 1.625 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 9.25 × 1.25 in