Sound of a Scythe, The (2011 Edgeworks Abbey Trade Paperback; 1st edition PROOF)


This is one of THREE proofs printed and bound circa October/November 2011, the FIRST COPIES of the book manufactured. One copy resides in Harlan’s archive, a second in collection of the editor, and this third is offered here.

As you can see from the photographs, the copyright pages, Ron Moore’s bio, the works list, and even the headers were still in flux. As originally conceived, this book was to be part of a series titled HARLAN 101, planned to run parallel to the BRAIN MOVIES series. That branding was abandoned after the first edition of SCYTHE.

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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.

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 reimagined Battlestar 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.

Additional information

Weight 1.625 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 9.25 × 1.25 in