A fabulous rock novel of the Funky Fifties. In the days when Elvis hadn't yet been on the Ed Sullivan Show; when nobody but blacks dug Otis, B. B. and Chuck; Janis and Jimi were 12 years old; & the superstar was a ratfink with a voice like a

SPIDER KISS

1961

If you thought the only thing Ellison writes is speculative fiction, craziness about giant cockroaches that attack Detroit or invaders from space who look like pink eggplant and smell like chicken soup, this dynamite novel of the emergent days of rock & roll will turn you around at least three times. It starts when the Great White Father of the entrepreneurs, Col. Jack Freeport, makes Louisville to judge some rinkydink talent show at a State Fair and comes up with an unknown singer named Luther Sellers. You can’t believe what this kid sounds like. Got a voice that could turn your gut to prune-whip yogurt. Fade out, fade in, and Luther Sellers is renamed Stag Preston, a name that makes you giggle…until you hear that muther work! And from the first note it’s a helluva career, because all little Luther was waiting for was a big bite of the golden apple to permit him to become the kind of bastard he was all the time. It’s not spaceships and robots, but it’s one of Ellison’s best novels, long unavailable, and it’ll bring back the memories of those oldies but goodies you see advertised on the Late Late Show, $7.95 for records, $9.95 for tapes, order now!

ROCKABILLY
Gold Medal, 1961.

Harlan Ellison Uniform Series #6
Pyramid Books, 1975.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Ace Books, 1982.
Cover art by Barclay Shaw.

Armchair Detective Library, 1991.
Cover art by Carolyn Hartman.

Contents

  • Spider Kiss

Mass Market Paperback, 176p.
Original cover price: 35¢.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Spider Kiss

Mass Market Paperback, 191p.
ISBN: 0515038830.
Original cover price: $1.25.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Spider Kiss

Mass Market Paperback, 269p.
ISBN: 0441777937.
Original cover price: $2.25.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Spider Kiss

Hardcover Collector’s Edition, 261p.
ISBN: 0922890544.
Original cover price: $18.95.

COVER COPY

Armchair Detective Library, 1991.
Cover art by Jill Bauman.

EDGEWORKS.2
White Wolf Publishing, 1996.
Cover art by John K. Snyder III.

M Press, 2006.
Cover art by Roger McGinnis.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Spider Kiss

Trade Hardcover, 261p.
ISBN: 0922890544.
Original cover price: $18.95.

Contents

  • Introduction to EDGEORKS.2: Let’s Pretend
  • Author’s Note for SPIDER KISS
  • SPIDER KISS
  • Foreword to STALKING THE NIGHTMARE by Stephen King
  • Introduction to STALKING THE NIGHTMARE: Quiet Lies the Locust Tells
  • Grail
  • The Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists
  • Blank…
  • Scenes from the Real World 1 — The 3 Most Important Things in Life
  • Visionary (written with Joe L. Hensley)
  • Djinn, No Chaser
  • Invasion Footnote
  • Scenes from the Real World 2 — Saturn, November 11th
  • Night of Black Glass
  • Final Trophy
  • !!!The!!Teddy!Crazy!!Show!!!
  • The Cheese Stands Alone
  • Scenes from the Real World 3 — Somehow, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas, Toto
  • Transcending Destiny
  • The Hour That Stretches
  • The Day I Died
  • Tracking Level
  • Tiny Ally
  • The Goddess in the Ice
  • Scenes from the Real World 4 — Gopher in the Gilly

Hardcover, 470p.
ISBN: 1565049616.
Original cover price: $21.99.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Spider Kiss

Trade Paperback, 275p.
ISBN: 9781595820587.
Original cover price: $12.95.