GENTLEMAN JUNKIE

and other stories of the hung-up generation

1961

Among the hundred books written by Harlan Ellison (of whom the great American novelist Howard Fast has said, “He is always original, always exciting…one does not simply read an Ellison story. One experiences it”) this is his rarest. Among those who say it is his best book are the bidders who spent $80 at a West Coast auction to obtain one copy of the original 50¢ first edition. Now, this superlative collection is available again. With an Introduction by the author, a Foreword by Frank Robinson, co-author of THE GLASS INFERNO, and the first book appearance of “Turnpike,” a small gem accessible nowhere else, this is a major collection that will delight and horrify you: stories of the lost, the damned, the helpless, trying to get a handle on life. Tales dealing not merely with the fantasy constructs of other Ellison books, but chillers that slice and rend and tear at the very real nightmare world we move through every day. Stories of racial prejudice, narcotics addiction, juvenile delinquency, anti-Semitism, alienation, violence. If you can cope with it, take a deep breath and plunge into Harlan Ellison’s world: strange and dark…but always your world!

Regency Books, 1961.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Pyramid Books, 1975.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

French Edition, Translated by Guy Casaril.
Les Humanoïdes Associes, 1979.
Cover art by Romain.

Ace Books, 1983.
Cover art by Barclay Shaw.

Subterranean Press, 2013.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Contents

  • Foreword by Frank M. Robinson
  • Preface
  • Final Shtick
  • Gentleman Junkie
  • May We Also Speak? Four Statements from the Hung-Up Generation
  • Daniel White for the Greater Good
  • Lady Bug, Lady Bug
  • Free with this Box!
  • There’s One on Every Campus
  • At the Mountains of Blindness
  • This is Jackie Spinning
  • No Game for Children
  • The Late, Great Arnie Draper
  • High Dice
  • Enter the Fantastic, Stage Center
  • Someone is Hungrier
  • Memory of a Muted Trumpet
  • Sally in Our Alley
  • The Silence of Infidelity
  • Have Coolth
  • RFD #2
  • No Fourth Commandment
  • The Night of Delicate Terrors

Mass Market Paperwork. 160p. ISBN: N/A.
Original cover price: 50¢.

Contents

  • Foreword by Frank M. Robinson
  • Introduction: The Children of the Nights
  • Final Shtick
  • Gentleman Junkie
  • May We Also Speak? Four Statements from the Hung-Up Generation
  • Daniel White for the Greater Good
  • Lady Bug, Lady Bug
  • Free with this Box!
  • There’s One on Every Campus
  • At the Mountains of Blindness
  • This is Jackie Spinning
  • No Game for Children
  • The Late, Great Arnie Draper
  • High Dice
  • Enter the Fantastic, Stage Center
  • Someone is Hungrier
  • Memory of a Muted Trumpet
  • Turnpike
  • Sally in Our Alley
  • The Silence of Infidelity
  • Have Coolth
  • RFD #2
  • No Fourth Commandment
  • The Night of Delicate Terrors

Harlan Ellison Uniform Series #7. Mass Market Paperback, 255p. ISBN: 0515039330.
Original cover price: $1.25.

Trade Paperback, 285p.
ISBN: 2902123809.
Original cover price: N/A.

Contents

  • Foreword by Frank M. Robinson
  • Introduction: The Children of the Nights
  • Final Shtick
  • Gentleman Junkie
  • May We Also Speak? Four Statements from the Hung-Up Generation
  • Daniel White for the Greater Good
  • Lady Bug, Lady Bug
  • Free with this Box!
  • There’s One on Every Campus
  • At the Mountains of Blindness
  • This is Jackie Spinning
  • No Game for Children
  • The Late, Great Arnie Draper
  • High Dice
  • Enter the Fantastic, Stage Center
  • Someone is Hungrier
  • Memory of a Muted Trumpet
  • Turnpike
  • Sally in Our Alley
  • The Silence of Infidelity
  • Have Coolth
  • RFD #2
  • No Fourth Commandment
  • The Night of Delicate Terrors

Mass Market Paperback, 255p. ISBN: 0441279384.
Original cover price: $2.50.

Contents

  • Foreword by Frank M. Robinson
  • Introduction: The Children of the Nights
  • Final Shtick
  • Gentleman Junkie
  • May We Also Speak? Four Statements from the Hung-Up Generation
  • Daniel White for the Greater Good
  • Lady Bug, Lady Bug
  • Free with this Box!
  • There’s One on Every Campus
  • At the Mountains of Blindness
  • This is Jackie Spinning
  • No Game for Children
  • The Late, Great Arnie Draper
  • High Dice
  • Enter the Fantastic, Stage Center
  • Someone is Hungrier
  • Memory of a Muted Trumpet
  • Turnpike
  • Sally in Our Alley
  • The Silence of Infidelity
  • Have Coolth
  • RFD #2
  • No Fourth Commandment
  • The Night of Delicate Terrors

Hardcover, 271p.
ISBN: 9781596065390.
Original cover price: $45.