Ellison Gallery: Book Covers

These pictures are all thumbnails of larger image files. To view the full image, click on the picture or the accompanying text. The images on this page were all taken from various Ellison publications. Where such information was available I have given the photographer or artist proper credit.
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The Ace Paperback Barclay Shaw Covers

In the early 80's, Ace reprinted much of Ellison's backlist. One of Harlan's favorite artists, Barclay Shaw, did the covers for all of the paperbacks. These were the first HE books I ever bought, and the most expensive one (The Other Glass Teat) was only $3.50. They aren't the best scans you'll see, sometimes faded and creased, but the artwork is wonderful and I wouldn't trade a single one of these much-loved books in on a new copy.


I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream

(20k JPG)


The Deadly Streets

(30k JPG)


Gentleman Junkie (and other stories of the hung-up generation)

(33k JPG)


Love Ain't Nothin' But Sex Mispelled

(25k JPG)


Memos From Purgatory

(31k JPG)


No Doors, No Windows

(30k JPG)


The Other Glass Teat

(21k JPG)


Paingod

(35k JPG)


Partners in Wonder

(22k JPG)


Spider Kiss

(23k JPG)


Web of the City

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Stuart Hughes

Stuart did the covers for two of the UK paperback releases of Ellison's work. Stuart's website can be found at www.paint.mcmail.com.


SHATTERDAY
- Harlan has the original art for this hanging in his house.
(54k JPG)


THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD
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(78k JPG)

Other Paperbacks

The Collier paperback edition of Alone Against Tomorrow. Art by Brad Johannsen.
(45k JPG)

Shatterday, the Berkely Books paperback. Art by Walter Velez.
(45k JPG)

Strange Wine, again from Berkely Books. Art by Leo and Diane Dillon.
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Ellison Wonderland, Signet paperback. Art by Robert Pepper.
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Hardcovers and Softcovers

All the Lies That Are My Life, the beautiful Underwood-Miller hardcover. Art by Kent Bash.
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Angry Candy, Plume softcover. Artist unknown. Can anyone help with this one?
(30k JPG)

Morpheus's softcover, The Essential Ellison. A "must-have" book featuring wonderful cover art by Leo and Diane Dillon.
(67k JPG)

Mefisto in Onyx, the Mark V. Ziesing trade hardcover. Art by Frank Miller (could it be anyone ELSE?).
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Cover drawing from An Edge in My Voice, Donning softcover, by Jane MacKenzie.
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Approaching Oblivion, Bluejay softcover. Art by (yet again) Barclay Shaw.
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Edgeworks Vol I from White Wolf. Art by Jill Bauman
(30k JPG)


The Dream Corridor Comic Books

This excellent series features Ellison stories adapted for the medium by various lauded talents in the field. The lynchpin of the series is a new work of art featured on each cover - an artwork for which Ellison invents and writes an original story featured within the issue.

I have all but the original special produced before the first issue. The book has been converted to a book format, and after a long hiatus will reappear soon as a quarterly publication.

Issue 1, art by Michael Whelan. Inspiration for the story "Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral".
(36k JPG)

Issue 2, art by Leo and Diane Dillon (who, among other Ellison-related work, did the front and back covers to The Essential Ellison). HE wrote "Anywhere but Here, With Anybody but You" based on this cover.
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Issue 3, art by Sam Raffa. Inspiration for HE's "Pulling Hard Time".
(53k JPG)

Issue 4, art by Jane MacKenzie. Ellison took one look at this cover and wrote "Chatting with Anubis", recently nominated for the Bram Stoker award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. Not too dusty!
(45k JPG)

Issue 5, art by Ron Brown, IMHO the best of the covers. Harlan wrote the engaging story "The Museum on Cyclops Avenue" based on this piece.
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