THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK

1990

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Mirage Press, 1990.

Penzler Books, 1990.

EDGEWORKS.3.
White Wolf, 1997.
Cover art by Jill Bauman.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Foreword: The Cricket Beneath the Hammer by Robert Crais
  • Introduction: The Lost Secrets of East Atlantis
  • 46 columns, dated 26 October 1972 to June-July 1977
    • 1: Everything I Know About My Father
    • 2: Valerie, Part One
    • 3: Valerie, Part Two
    • 4: Valerie, Part Three
    • 5: Getting Stiffed
    • 6: The Tyranny of the Weak, and Some Foreshadowing
    • 7: With Bloch and Bormann in Brazil
    • 8: The First of Three Culinary Comments
    • 9: No Offense Intended, but Fuck Xmas!
    • 10: The Day I Died
    • 11 though 20: Harlan Ellison’s Movie, a Complete Screenplay (not included in this edition)
    • 21: Fair Weather Friends, Summer Soldiers, and Sunshine Patriots
    • 22: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part One
    • 23: Bless That Pesky Wabbit
    • 24: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part Two
    • 25: Where Shadow Collides with Reality: A Preamble
    • 26: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part One
    • 27: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part Two
    • 28: A Rare, Kindly Tought
    • 29: 3 Small Pleasures for a More Endurable Existence
    • 30: Varieties of Venue
    • 31: Why I Fantasize About Using an AK-47 on Teenagers
    • 32: In Which the Imp of Delight Tries to Make the World Smile
    • 33: I Go to Bed Angry Every Night, and Wake Up Angrier the Next Morning
    • 34: Ahbhu
    • 35: Death Row, San Quentin, Part One
    • 36: Death Row, San Quentin, Part Two
    • 37: College Days, Part One
    • 38: The Death-Wish of a Golden Idea
    • 39: College Days, Part Two
    • 40: College Days, Part Three
    • 41: The Last of Three Culinary Comments, Gonzo-Style
    • 42: Out of the Mail Bag
    • 43: Oh, Dear, He’s Not Going to Do Xmas Again, Is He?
    • 44: The Death of My Mother, Serita R. Ellison
    • 45: Enormous Dumb
    • 46: Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don’t Look So Terrific Yourself
    • Appendix A: Comic of the Absurd
    • Appendix B: Dogging It in the Great American Heartland
    • Appendix C: Darkness Falls in the City of the Angels
    • Appendix D: Lenny Bruce is Dead
    • Appendix E: Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?
    • Appendix F: The Song the Sixties Sang
    • Appendix G: The Dingbat Appendix

Limited-Edition Hardcover, 418p.
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Original cover price: $100.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Foreword: The Cricket Beneath the Hammer by Robert Crais
  • Introduction: The Lost Secrets of East Atlantis
  • 46 columns, dated 26 October 1972 to June-July 1977
    • 1: Everything I Know About My Father
    • 2: Valerie, Part One
    • 3: Valerie, Part Two
    • 4: Valerie, Part Three
    • 5: Getting Stiffed
    • 6: The Tyranny of the Weak, and Some Foreshadowing
    • 7: With Bloch and Bormann in Brazil
    • 8: The First of Three Culinary Comments
    • 9: No Offense Intended, but Fuck Xmas!
    • 10: The Day I Died
    • 11 though 20: Harlan Ellison’s Movie, a Complete Screenplay (not included in this edition)
    • 21: Fair Weather Friends, Summer Soldiers, and Sunshine Patriots
    • 22: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part One
    • 23: Bless That Pesky Wabbit
    • 24: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part Two
    • 25: Where Shadow Collides with Reality: A Preamble
    • 26: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part One
    • 27: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part Two
    • 28: A Rare, Kindly Tought
    • 29: 3 Small Pleasures for a More Endurable Existence
    • 30: Varieties of Venue
    • 31: Why I Fantasize About Using an AK-47 on Teenagers
    • 32: In Which the Imp of Delight Tries to Make the World Smile
    • 33: I Go to Bed Angry Every Night, and Wake Up Angrier the Next Morning
    • 34: Ahbhu
    • 35: Death Row, San Quentin, Part One
    • 36: Death Row, San Quentin, Part Two
    • 37: College Days, Part One
    • 38: The Death-Wish of a Golden Idea
    • 39: College Days, Part Two
    • 40: College Days, Part Three
    • 41: The Last of Three Culinary Comments, Gonzo-Style
    • 42: Out of the Mail Bag
    • 43: Oh, Dear, He’s Not Going to Do Xmas Again, Is He?
    • 44: The Death of My Mother, Serita R. Ellison
    • 45: Enormous Dumb
    • 46: Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don’t Look So Terrific Yourself
    • Appendix A: Comic of the Absurd
    • Appendix B: Dogging It in the Great American Heartland
    • Appendix C: Darkness Falls in the City of the Angels
    • Appendix D: Lenny Bruce is Dead
    • Appendix E: Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?
    • Appendix F: The Song the Sixties Sang
    • Appendix G: The Dingbat Appendix

Trade Hardcover, 418p.
ISBN: 0892962399.
Original cover price: $22.95.

Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Foreword: The Cricket Beneath the Hammer by Robert Crais
  • Introduction: The Lost Secrets of East Atlantis
  • 46 columns, dated 26 October 1972 to June-July 1977
    • 1: Everything I Know About My Father
    • 2: Valerie, Part One
    • 3: Valerie, Part Two
    • 4: Valerie, Part Three
    • 5: Getting Stiffed
    • 6: The Tyranny of the Weak, and Some Foreshadowing
    • 7: With Bloch and Bormann in Brazil
    • 8: The First of Three Culinary Comments
    • 9: No Offense Intended, but Fuck Xmas!
    • 10: The Day I Died
    • 11 though 20: Harlan Ellison’s Movie, a Complete Screenplay (not included in this edition)
    • 21: Fair Weather Friends, Summer Soldiers, and Sunshine Patriots
    • 22: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part One
    • 23: Bless That Pesky Wabbit
    • 24: Troubling Thoughts About Godhood, Part Two
    • 25: Where Shadow Collides with Reality: A Preamble
    • 26: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part One
    • 27: When I Was a Hired Gun, Part Two
    • 28: A Rare, Kindly Tought
    • 29: 3 Small Pleasures for a More Endurable Existence
    • 30: Varieties of Venue
    • 31: Why I Fantasize About Using an AK-47 on Teenagers
    • 32: In Which the Imp of Delight Tries to Make the World Smile
    • 33: I Go to Bed Angry Every Night, and Wake Up Angrier the Next Morning
    • 34: Ahbhu
    • 35: Death Row, San Quentin, Part One
    • 36: Death Row, San Quentin, Part Two
    • 37: College Days, Part One
    • 38: The Death-Wish of a Golden Idea
    • 39: College Days, Part Two
    • 40: College Days, Part Three
    • 41: The Last of Three Culinary Comments, Gonzo-Style
    • 42: Out of the Mail Bag
    • 43: Oh, Dear, He’s Not Going to Do Xmas Again, Is He?
    • 44: The Death of My Mother, Serita R. Ellison
    • 45: Enormous Dumb
    • 46: Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don’t Look So Terrific Yourself
    • Appendix A: Comic of the Absurd
    • Appendix B: Dogging It in the Great American Heartland
    • Appendix C: Darkness Falls in the City of the Angels
    • Appendix D: Lenny Bruce is Dead
    • Appendix E: Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?
    • Appendix F: The Song the Sixties Sang
    • Appendix G: The Dingbat Appendix
  • Harlan Ellison’s Movie

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Original cover price: $21.99.

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