Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:12 pm

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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:57 pm

Thanks for giving me a good idea Mark. Starts the book.

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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:19 pm

It's the subtitle that's sparked my interest - "Memoir In Stories". Which in its way implies something along the lines of what David proposes; then again, a 1995 FAQ for Harlan identified an alleged release date of 2000 for the book, so as always, all dates subject to change. Of course, you win a Grand Master award, you slay AOL - new pages are kinda necessary.

The book does appear in the "TKO" episode of Babylon 5, being read by Susan Ivonova.

So if we take HarperCollins Canada at their prospective word, that's the other potential 2010 release, along with Fish-head.

And there's still a fiction collection to be gathered, and Tim's bibliography. Some good stuff out in the weeds.

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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:22 pm

FinderDoug wrote:P.S. Steve, wanna borrow a burqa? You can put your fedora on over it and kinda look like "The Shadow". I know, I've tried it on MUNI. :twisted: It was really easy to get an empty seat that day.

No, thanks Gwyn -- I'd probably looked a great deal more like Cousin Itt in a dress. Well, okay, some fat guy in a burqa, wearing a fedora.


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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby Anthony Ravenscroft » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:00 pm

There's always the dust-jacket bio snippets to serve as a basis for the book:

...and let us NOT overlook "The New York Review of Bird" to explain in plain language many gaps in this "Ellison" guy's story.

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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:02 pm

I wouldn't have any interest in writing about HE's life. I suppose I'm still enough of an english teacher to want to write about his work.
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Re: Mr. Ellison's autobiography?

Postby Complex » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:51 am

Well thanks for the info but it seems to me that if Harlan Ellison doesn't write his autobiography that someone will unavoidably write his biography one day.

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