For years, Harlan Ellison refused to allow his early amateur work to be collected with very few exceptions (THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON and ROUGH BEASTS among them), but the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project finally provided a suitable venue, and HE relented, authorizing this collection of early fiction and non-fiction (and even a column!) culled from fanzines published between 1952 and 1955.

Published in 2019 exclusively for backers of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project

Edited by Jason Davis

Cover illustration by Harlan Ellison

Contents
Green Denouement
Luna
Trapping the Beast
The Beer Campaign
The Lost Atomic
Abnormality
The Ultimate Fanzine
The Logical Insanity
What S-F Means to Me
Plague Planet
Not That Again!
General Consensus
Birdbath to Bulbofagg
The Annals of Aardvark
Why I Hate Lynn Hickman, Boy Fan
The Long Episode
Is the World Ready?
Situation Scarlet
Surprise Package
The Pot o’ Gold
My Gun Is Rusty
The Attack on Alcidi El Boal
Seven on 53rd
The Game of Chance
Where Was I?
Saboteur Symbiote
Come Back, Little Birdbath…a tragedy
Vista
Swamp Dust
On the Garbage Front
Reminiscences
Cherchez le Message
A Walk Around the Block
Is Science Fiction Literature?
Hardcover
Detour

Edgeworks Abbey / Trade Paperback / 6″ x 9″ / 150p / ISBN: 978-1-946542-02-1