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Okay, the guest book is rocking. Enjoy!
Webderland rules! But you *knew* that, didn't you?
Love the page! Up at the top of the list for links, etc. I wish poor Rick had more time for updating news, 'temporary' items, etc., but it's a thankless job anyway, so you can't blame him. By the way, Rick, THANKS. *grin*
Excellent! extensive, interesting...I just discovered an old copy of DEATHBIRD STORIES in the local library, after catching King's rave reviews in DANSE MACABRE...you mean this Ellison's really famous, and he's got tons of books just like (or even better than) the one I've read?!...WOW...more than Irving, King, and Hemingway this side of the Atlantic to stimulate the mind?...I've GOT to find more stuff by this guy...((I'm 27 now, and I've NEVER seen writing that "grabs" me more than DBS has...a revelation, pure and simple...
Hey, what can I say? A great site dedicated to a great man. Keep it up, all.
Wild! Very Wild! Forgive a newbie, if your black heart allows it, but I have to agree with a caterer who once made you White Chocolate Squirrels(forget the Chocolate Bullwinkle)..you are One of a Kind....a Pirate, to the Core. Yes, that means you.
I think I'll have a drink.
A beauty site, Rick. Webderland's where I go when I feel the need to procrastinate -- keep the site this good (and keep it updated), and I may NEVER finish my novel! :Þ
Just proves what I thought - the older things get, the better they get.. Great job Rick.
Very nice work, I come here often
I'm sorry, what was the question?
Harlan is the sensei. He should go on Politically Incorrect more often and kick more ass!
The website is vunderbar...
I am a fan of Mr. Ellison's work. I encourage any that will listen to read him. I also am a fan of many genres of music, including jazz, american popular song, and classical. I am currently working on a masters degree in curriculum and instruction, and have found fascinating evidence of the value of music on the overall education of the child.
Mr Ellison is the greatest writer of the 20th century.
This web page does not live up to that standard. Probably because that would require actual work.
(Ed. note: I'm sure I could type in some apropos saying about candles and darkness, but that would require actual work. So fuck your standard, Steve. Send me an e-mail when YOUR Harlan Ellison page is finished.)
My favorite thing next to friends, family and oxygen. Copernicus was wrong! Webderland is the true center of the universe. Of course this means the Pope will have to hold Rick Wyatt under house arrest until he recants but it's a small price to pay - right Rick?
Anybody with biographical tidbits, pictures [unpublished} or audio/video tapes of Harlan appearances please feel free to contact me at any time. The more obscure the better. I am not a dealer, just a researcher. Thanks, Barney
Nice to find a place that has almost as much attitude as the man himself. This is meant to be a compliment.
Great site for a great guy.
Webderland... the next best thing to being there. Or, if you're on Harlan's bad side, much much much much much much much much better than being there.
AWESOME PAGE MAN!
I love this site!
Harlan, Thank you for not catering to the pablam of crap that the publishers are giving us. And thank you for reminding us that the early imaginative literature is still the best. Keep the light on, some of us are still out here in the dark.
It's great, but you're thinking, 'tell me something I don't already know.' I'm a big fan.
Because of where I live, it is almost impossible for me to get any information on Mr. Ellison's work or his life. In the years that I have lived in this state, I have been able to find only one of Mr. Ellison's books in any bookstore I have visited, and I've been to just about all of them. That book was ANGRY CANDY. That single taste of Mr. Ellison's work was enough to hook me, and I have been a a junkie ever since. This website is the best (and possibly only) way for me to find out about Mr. Ellison's upcoming book releases or television appearences. My sincerest thanks go to both this website's creator and the author to whom it is devoted. I hope both of you keep up the good work.
Finally found ya...Will follow with bated breath...love ya dude!
Errmm. Well, I'm overwhelmed naturally. In fact I'm so bloomin' well bowled over that right now I'm fighting the urge to gush all over the site and *The Man*. It's nigh on irresistible is that old urge (mmm...try not to picture this scene for the sake of your mental health) and I have nothing but bucketfulls of steaming praise for all things Ellisonesque. Only thing that puzzles me is the fact that he says kind things about Neil Gaiman (competent, rather than ethereal type writer). But that's my problem.
Incredible! It's nice to know there are so many other Ellison friends out there. I've been a fan since I stumbled across his resignation speech in STARLOG back in the late 70's. I even had the pleasure of meeting him at a pro- ERA talk he gave in Tampa in 1982(?) where he was gracious enough to sign a couple of books for me. A very enjoyable and memorable evening. I'll be flying into this web on a regular basis. Thank you for the site!
Take care, Ric
Pretty cool, Rick
This is a don't-miss Web site for me. It's thorough, well-written and an excellent place to visit when I need a Harlan-fix. I started reading HE's books 14 years ago. He saved my life when I was a teenager, and his work still fascinates me and makes me think. And of course, All Hail Rick for his hard work!
again dangerous visions, inspired me to name my first born son after you. mahalo and aloha nui loa.
Bored? Not at all. Especially not by your pages. Thank you!
Special thanks for your "Politically Incorrect" and "Sci-Fi Buzz" transcripts.
Harlan, thanks for the entertainment AND the education.
Rick, cool site.
This is truly one of the best sites on the web. I cannot think of a better home for such a great writer. The only thing I would like to see is more updates on what is going in the world of Harlan Ellison. Slippage is coming out this week, Edgeworks is out. Usually I can rely on this site to tell me things like that. But it doesn't matter, I can imagine how much work it is to keep up with this whole thing. Hope this hasn't come across as a downer, I love this site. It is part of the reason I got into Ellison in the first place. Thank you for a great site, Ian
Boffo. Just keen. So, HE, why doncha get some poor sucker to start a Harlan Ellison Brand Science Fiction Magazine, replete with stuff fit to scare the living hell outta people who sit in front of glorified idiot boxes called Pentium or Tele or whathaveyou? Yeah, I'm offerin' . Dat's the way dat go.... (August Wilson- Fences) Thanks for the words and the pain, man.....
I've recently discovered Ellison and would like info on recommended Ellison reading. Novels inparticular.
I am new here. A fresh disciple, wide-eyed and anticipatory. I came across HIM quite by accident, first seeing his name as "conceptural consultant" for Babylon 5, and then his commentaries on the Sci Fi channel. He pissed me off. He made me mad. Then he got me laughing, shaking my head and wishing he'd say more.
Lo and behold, he has lots to say, doesn't he?
I teach a community creative writing course and came across "Strange Wine" in the Norton Book of Sci Fi. The story touched even my most ardent hater of sci fi.
I am a writer of a variety of fiction, sci fi my favorite. Mr. Ellison gave me hope again that writing sci fi can be just as literary as anything Hemingway, Carver or Wharton could shove out.
I found myself in an MFA in Creative Writing Program, with the intent of writing sci fi. BOY WAS I WRONG! I was FORBIDDEN to write "garbage" of that nature. So, I asked why they accepted me, since my entries were of the sci fi genre.
"I saw potential," I was told. "So, now write the real stuff."
Thank God for writers like Ellison.
I Have A Mouth, But I'm Too Lazy To Scream
Great site--it's nice to read more about HE and his recent work. BTW, the site looks great even without using Netscape.
It is really a pleasure to be able to obtain so much info on Harlan.
Excellent site. Harlan is one of a kind. The best kind.
That Harlan is one of the greatest writers of our time. Thanks for sharing your psychosis! <g> But seriously, I really love the writing.
GREAT SITE. ONE OF THE FEW THINGS IN MY LIFE I DON'T HAVE TO LIFT THE SEAT CUSHIONS LOOKING FOR. BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU SEEN MY KEYS?
Ellison Webderland has been an excellant resource page for me for Ellison products and info during the last year or so. Hang in there.
Harlan Ellison is an amazing writer and this page is a fine tribute to the man and his work.
Great Sight! HE's writing is so clear and refreshing. Like Papa, like Steinbeck, like Goldman, he has a style. And like Goldman (as in The Princess Bride) he can write with tongue firmly in cheek, and still get the story and the point across.
God Love you HE. Thank you for not smoking!
And thank YOU Webderland, for hosting this interesting sight. Most of the web IS a wasteland, you've made this little corner worth bookmarking.
After reading the other entries what's left to say? Hail Eris, All Hail Discordia.
We need a true iconoclast once in a while! Thanks!
I first read "The Beast That Shouted Love....."when I was 12yrs old.On that day 28yrs ago my education began.I learned......This is a test so you dam well better know how to think.....Goodguys don't always win;badguys don't always lose;sometimes noone wins....Life is great;life sucks....Even Santa Claus has bad days....When my father was dying he spoke with his eyes,"Don't leave me with strangers"....You don't have to do anything to make them mad....STAND UP!GET PISSED OFF!MAKE NOISE!LET THE DAM WORLD KNOW YOU ARE HERE!DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT! I 'll stop before I get carried away. Thank you HE for preparing me for the real world. Thank you for your Visions,Dangerous that they be. Thank you,Rick for your time and effort!
Now who is this guy who scored the first few pages of my favorite Doctor Who novels? Walden Pond is best viewed a square of stones on the ground that the park rangers get pissed if you move around. The Concord river has some really interesting mutated life forms. Had Thoreau existed within the last thirty years, he would'ah been a Sci-Fi writer!
Very nice...very very nice.. Thank you for letting me get my HE fix on semi-reg basis. This is a wonderful thing you have...
Thanks for asking. I have a peculiar reason for making comments here. I teach high school theatre and oral interpretation. My students have recently (through their slightly nuts teacher--me) about HE's works. They have become almost competitive about who gets which piece to work on. I just wanted to thank Harlan for helping me reach student's from the "who needs to read?" generation, and listen to their daily comments about... "Are these ALL your Ellison books, Mrs. Roller?" Thanks Harlan...
Not bad...enjoyed it. Glad to see input from The Mouth himself. Gotta love the man!
Keep it up!
wandering through webderland beats the hell outta working.
Would take your novels to sea with me when I was in the Navy. They'd make me think, even on the six month cruises. Especially liked your reference to London's Star Rover in Shatterday. For a while I thought I was the only person of late who'd read that.
Cool. One of the first books I bought from SFBC was "Dangerous Visions" . Then I bought "Again, Dangerous Visions". I still re-read them. This web sight is pure Harlan Ellison. Thanks for putting all those words in the order they are in and and on paper.
I love this site. I don't get to do as much surfing as I would like but once in a while the Tide sweeps me here. I especially enjoyed the pictures and the art work. Last time I was here I inquired after Slipage...still haven't been able to keep enough dimes all in on place to buy it, although I thank you for all the information you sent me.
I'll tell you a funny Harlan story. At the Georgia fantasy Convention, Harlan accompanied Micheal Moorecock to the event. My husband and son (then 2yr.s old...I think) had just entered an all too rare empty elevator when we heard voices outside talking about catching an elevator and going to the room to rest. We eld the door and in they all stepped. The Ellisons and Moorecocks. Wow! we had them all to our selves. "THAT is a cute kid." harlan commented. Jouhn pipped up, "We named him after you..in part." Grinning. I must have blushed. "You named your kid 'Harlan"?" "No, sir I named hin Clifford, for my Grand Father, James, for John's father, Ellison, for you and the last name is Moore." "Weird." but he smiled. Later when we were in the autograph line...more just to have a chance to speak, but more to listen, to him again...e remembered us, and Cliff. He turned to Julie schwartz and said "Hey Julie! This is that kid named in part for me." Julie, w/outmissing a beat said "oh,yeah? Which part." well...guess you had to be there but It still gives us the giggles.
I am not a "fan" in the literal sense of the word, but rather a seeker of great things and knowlegde. My grandfather, Cliffor L. Chastain; photographer and enwisened soul, and Harlan Ellison are very similar in this resect. They both view the world through worldy and open to the widest of eyes. They different in that my grandfather is less angry but notices the same things and often has the same oppinion and just as often has yet another view on a give subject. He got top billing for the obvious reason, but he and Harlan share an honesty which is rare and well ment and not easily mastered. And I aways consider their adviceand thoughts when they are give. I have more respect for the very well informed opinions of these two gentlemen...and they ARE Gentlemen of the truest tradition...than any one else. Their words inspire and encourage creativity, thought, curiosty, a want for learning, and a need to find out more, and to look deeper and farther, than what is imediate of easily given as reason or fact or "all there is." Your effort of this page is greatly welcomed and appreciated. Harlan has said he abhors the computer, and for good reason, but I hope he gets to see the page once in a while. And I hope you share responses and well wishes. (if you share this one please correct my spelling :) it is a great failing which is a continuous battle which I won't give up.) yours in appreciation. Anita Moore
In October of 1983 my fiancee and I were preparing for our wedding, but it was a very difficult time for the two of us. We were living in a tiny apartment with few luxuries, had very little money as we were both working part time jobs, and had many doubts about our future together. It's easy to say we were just young and confused, but the reality of our meager existence loomed larger every day. With only a week left before the "big event", we were scared and unsure of ourselves. I kept hoping for some sign or portent that everything would be alright, but we were fast running out of time. I will never forget the subtle yet wonderful way my hope was answered,...
We had had custom invitations printed for the wedding, a beautiful gift from one of our talented friends, and were left with about two dozen extra when the mailings were completed. My future wife teased me about it, but on a whim I decided to send several of these to famous people I admired, and, just for laughs, a couple to totally inaccessible VIP's. One of the results, for example, was that we received a congratulatory note from President Reagan! A form letter, of course, but it still blew us away to receive it.
Less than a week before the wedding we were doing a bit of house cleaning when the telephone rang. We both went to answer, but she got there first and picked up. After her hello, the voice on the other end said, "Yea, right, hello. Is this the home of,...David Silver?" She said yes, and the voice then asked, "Then is this,...Ramona,...that I'm talking to?" Again she said yes, and the voice declared, "Well, this is Harlan Ellison and I've got this wedding invitation here,...!" My poor fiancee started gibbering, she looked at me and mouthed his name, and I said, "Oh my gawd, give me the phone!" But not so fast; Harlan wanted to talk to the "dame" first! When I finally got the chance a few minutes later to speak with him, I learned why we had been "honored" with a personal call.
Harlan had received one of our invitations--and they were darn classy looking things, obviously hand printed--but couldn't figure out who we were. He asked his assistant, but she was baffled as well. The RSVP was to be sent to my parent's address, since my fiancee had no family to participate in the wedding, and Harlan had no recollection of their names either. Rather than risk possibly insulting a friend, he got hold of a San Francisco telephone directory and looked up my father's name. No good; the number was unlisted. Then he fiddled with finding my wife's family name, but it's relatively common and there were too many possibilities. So he looked up MY name. Unfortunately, at that time, there were seven entries for David Silver. Since I listed a post office box for my address, I was the last one. Harlan called all seven of them until he found us!
You see, the man cares. He went to all this trouble because he really does care. And that's why he fights so hard and gives so much for his life and art and ethics. He cares enough to be sure. Even when he realized he had wasted his time tracking down a couple of dizzy kids who barely knew where their next meal was coming from, he cared enough to talk, he cared enough to listen, and he stayed on that telephone with us for nearly fifteen minutes! All the way from Sherman Oaks, long distance on his telephone bill, we were important enough for him to care. Or, hey, maybe he realized he had NOT wasted his time, maybe he saw how important that moment was, to us and to our future. I don't know. All I can say is that it was a blessing, and the confidence that incident brought us has propelled us through many years of happiness. So this was a man I treasured, my wife would later note; with values like that, how could we go wrong?
Thank you, Harlan, from the bottom of my heart. You are a man of great ideas and greater ideals. I hope one day to sit and break bread with you and call you a friend. I also hope, in whatever I say and whatever I may share with you on that day, that you will be as proud of what I have grown to become as I was of you all those years ago. Keep caring, keep rocking the boat, keep demanding so much of the world, for many moons to come. Bless you, as you once blessed our future with one cherished memory!
For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time I friggin loved it.
standard for the gnome.
I find it strange that so many are compelled to emulate Harlan Ellison's own style in some attempt to pay tribute to him (or maybe just to be cool). I would find it insulting myself, if I spent my life writing with passion and singular personality, and encouraged folks to think critically, to think for themselves....and then found my fans writing like little four foot Harlan clones. Sorry. But anyway. Thanks for the Webderland. Loving Ellison's work, how could I stay away?
Very clever and nicely done website, Rick.
I just stumbled upon this site yesterday...finally, something decent on the web! All hail the greatest living writer in America, HE.
this page is outstanding and ellison friends(fan is short for fanitic)have a wealth of stuff to peruse to keep us up to date on the man that makes nero look cuddly as a kitten.i notice though u dont mention his apperances on politically incorrect where he almost busted a gasket debating that retch uncletomet about communism. Ellison needs to get out more though. I dont think hes ever done a collage gig in cincy..what gives..we need him and his scaly wit more than ever..and id love to know if harlan got my jello biafra tapes..if not he should go to a record store and purchase them..the equal of ellison rant wise i tell u..i also wish he would not be so elitist when it comes to rock music..oh well we all have our hangups..see ya and peace to the ellison clan of believers..
Webderland rocks! It is the definitive current info source for Harlan Ellison on the web!
I've just skimmed the surface so far, but it is everything & more that I expected on a website devoted to Harlan Ellison. My husband & I have enjoyed Harlan's appearances on Politically Incorrect- hope he keeps them up! The White Wolf collctions are wonderful, am looking forward to more from WW...
Excellent page! Don't have time for a full perusal but I will browse by again. All the best...
So far, very nice 'site.
I wanted to mention that a friend and I have searched (in vain) for copies of "glass teat" I and II as an on-going quest for over 10 years. It's become a habit of ours to check out used book stores and query the proprietor about them.
Whoever bought them has never parted with them as far as we can tell. We found a graduate library with copies (so we've read them...great critical essays!) but have ne'er found them elsewhere. How's that for an off-the-cuff benchmark of how highly his readers regard him?
have a good one
Great Web Site. Mr. Ellison always seemed like a testy jerk to me, but he's still one of the greatest, and my favorite authors, so I guess that's all that really matters in the end. I'll visit often.
Great site, great man. Absolutly bugf**k.
I've loved HE's writings since I was a teenager (many moons ago). This a great site - very glad I found it.
Great site! Been checking it out since 10/96. Slow on some updates, but excellent info. Didja get the print??
Nice page, good links. It's a treat to be able to keep up on the latest publications and etc. of one of my favorite writers. Thanks
WOW! This is the best site on the web! I LOVE it!
.. okay, I said it, *now* will you let me leave?!
Excellent web page. I plan to come back and spend more time.
Thanks for feeding my obsession with the written word. Too much is never enough with a great author!
Veddy Interesting. Keep on f*ck, er, truckin. Bye.
Ilike it! So does Aunt Bea, even though she doesn't quite understand the Rant.
Greetings, Fellow Ellisonians. I am a fairly new student of HE, having only begun to live about 2.5 years ago. I was suffering from a slight case of alcoholism...anyway. I was positively elated to find Webderland. I'm devouring as many stories a day as I am able, and have, today, done a thesis on Anywhere but here...Look forward to reading all of you and especially looking forward to greater familiarity with HE, and a deeper understanding of life. Thanks for the chance to speak my piece...Bethe p.s. I have some differing thoughts on Anywhere, however, I think I'll keep them for later. Thanks again.
nice page a question first. I have always wanted to know why the last Dangerous visons never came out . I don't want to ask Harlan and raise his blood presure, or upset him, . I am not against Harlan Ellison, or blaim him just curious and would hope hope someday that book gets published.
Nice Website. I especially like schedule of Harlan's appearences Keep up the good work.
well, what I think is, this is an outstanding, informative, and reliable site. I'm proud to say it's one of the earliest links on my own page. Having read and admired Ellison's work for years, it's an essential part of my daily web-wastin' time. No, seriously, especially since so many of Harlan's works get buried, lost, and ignored, it's good to have a reliable resource like this. hmm. I figure it's best to not take up more time than strictly neccessary here, but I figured "why not give it a go? You only live once!" Gee. Signing an online guestbook. I have GOT to stop being such a wildwoman...
Good stuff. Thanks for doing this.
OUTSTANDING! Thank you for putting your head in the mouth of the hungry lion to bring us information on this enigmatic, caustic, moody genius. He's made me laugh, cry, scream, and sleep with the lights on. He always makes you feel, with intensity few authors can arouse.
Very swank site, Dadeo. It's like smooth, Baby.
I discovered Harlan in my local library when I was around 13 years old. Paperback copy of "Shatterday", complete with a drawing of Harlan on a telephone which was turning into a snake. Suffice to say, enough to get a 13-year-old's attention. Read the book, was duly knocked out. Searched my local (if it ain't Sidney Sheldon it ain't here) bookstore in vain for my very own copy. Like many of us posting here, I couldn't find anything except a blank stare from the clerk at the store when I mentioned his name. And, I suspect, like many of us here, I permanently checked-out that very copy of Shatterday which had so impressed me. Over the years, the guilt of depriving others in my old home town of Ellison's work has diminished, but the impact of his words on me hasn't. Thanks, Harlan.
Ellison enough said,don't you think?
finally! a site befitting a Seer and Prophet of our changing times; also a very scary guy ("the whimper of whipped dogs" gave me insomnia for a week but then "deeper than the darkness" reanimated my peece of mind). great site - keep up the Good Work
Excellent site. I especially love Risk's sartcastic humor. Very cool indeed.
i have an old magazine called IMAGINATION SCIENCE FICTION volume 9 number 5 and dated OCT.1958 there is a complete novel by Harlan Ellison titled THE ASSASSIN
if anyone is interested contact me at e-mail address
It's now 2am on Monday morning and I started browsing through Webderland and its various links late Sunday night! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I've been reading Ellison for over 20 years and I still get excited when I discover a book of his in a bookstore! I have over 30 of his books in my collection and though I've gone through a few SF collections in my time HE's books always stay with me. If I were to choose a book to take with me on a desert island it would definitely be Deathbird Stories - but only if I could have the lights on all the time!!
Keep it up! I got worried a few months back when I couldn't find the site for awhile.
I think that Harlan is the most pompous, annoying, loud-mouthed, opinionated, foul and objectionable genius I've ever had the priviledge of basking in the warm (if offensive) glow of.
As for the fellow running this site, I know very little. But he seems entirely worthy of waving the Webderland flag. Bravo, Mr. Wyatt!!
I am a fan of Harlan's writing but I have crush only on Mass-Market paperback and I don't cheat with Hardcovers or trade paperback. The last one I have is "Stalking the nightmare" (1984). My question is When will there be more paperback release of all his other novels that was published after that one? Is there one coming soon? Anytime? Thank You!
It's really great to get some news on H. Ellison. I was wondering what he was up to. I've been a fan for 20 years, ever since I've read Strange Wine. My one complaint, you can never find any of his books! I hope they are reissued soon.
A few years back, I called Ellison from Kansas City at his home in Sherman Oaks and congratulated him on his adaptation of Stephen King's "Gramma" for the new Twilight Zone series. I kept it short and thanked him for his time, grateful I had a chance to speak with the man who had influenced my own writing career and life so deeply. Well, a few months later, I fucked up and unwittingly sent him a Xmas card, getting it back promptly unopened with a note scrawled across the envelope which read: " I hate Xmas cards! " Kicked myself for being a stupid asshole and never had the balls to apologize for my error. Anyway, thought I'd share that bit of semi-humor. Great job on the website, Wyatt -- keep it going!
This is great! Thanks for maintaining this Webpage! Having read Mr. Ellison since I was in high school in the late sixties, and corresponded with him twice (to which he graciously responded, and then politely asked me not to write back, since he would then be forced to reply to me, because he is a Mensch and not a smuck, and since such correspondence would cut drastically into his writing time, I silenced myself and proceeded to continue reading everything (well, not EVERYTHING!. . . just what I could lay my paws on. . . )I think keeping up with the most talented writer of our generation is a real treat! Thanks for maintaining this! And also, please thank Susan and Harlan for finally sending me my CD of Paladin of the Lost Hour. What a supurb story,a nd what a great reading. I have been receiving Rabbit Hole for some time, and want to continue doing so. Also, please thank Harlan for signing his special edition of "Dream Corridor" at the Atlanta Comics Con a year or so back. A friend of mine attended, and got Harlan to do this for me as a favor. (My week-ends are usually tied up at church, Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, here in Charlotte. I'm Senior Pastor now. . . hmmmm. wonder what my colleagues would do to me if they knew I was an Ellison fan. . . It's rare enough in these days to find people adhering to high ethical standards, but to have a fantasy authory, who also writes screenplays and teleplays, and lives in L.A., Heavens! (Shamayim!!!) I ahve always been impressed with Mr. Ellison's high moral standards, and still am, over thirty years later. keep it up Harlan!
Harlan Ellison will be reading from and signing copies of his newest books, "Slippage," at the Booksmith in San Francisco on Monday, September 15th beginning at 6:30 pm. The Booksmith stocks a large inventory of Ellison's works - for a complete, illustrated list visit the newest Ellison webpage on the net at http://www.booksmith.com/cosmikdebris/ellison.html Place your order before the event and have your books signed at no extra charge.
The Booksmith stocks many out-of-print and hard-to-find Ellison titles, as well as compact discs, cassettes and even long playing albums of the author reading his own work. Order before September 15 and you will receive a free Ellison trading card. THose who spend $30.00 or more will also receive a free Edgeworks bookplate signed by the author.
Awesome ! Can't get enough of Mr. Ellison. You do a great job letting us into Harlan's world.
so far so good
If I had one request that Harlan could NOT decline, I would ask him to write a how-to book about fiction writing. I have been reading Harlan's work for over 25 years and he is, simply, a genius. No one can write better than him and i wish there were some way to tap into that fountain of talent. A how-to book about fiction writing would do nicely. Thank you for your time.
Great site, but just who is this Harland guy, anyway?
A great page. Now that I am no longer in LA, it's hard to keep-up with HE. This is a great way to do it.
What would HE say if he knew you were refering to "sci-fi" novels, hmm?
Keep up the good work. Jeff
Thanks, Rick. You're doing a great job. I've been an HE fan for about 20 years and have been starved for information. I like the current news litems best and also the news of upcoming publications. Thanks to Webderland, I was able to purchase a copy of Slippage from Ziesing Books, I would never have known about it otherwise.
Well, Rick: You know I like your site -- we've exchanged emails for several years -- but this guestbook appears to be a new item here. I've been an Ellison fan for ... oh, going on about 22 or 23 years now. Over the years I've seen him live a few times, had him autograph a pile of books, chatted with him on the phone several times for various reasons, and got to help him out just a little on _Slippage_ and _Edgeworks 3_ (which is why you'll find my name in the acknowledgements of both books. I'm not at all like Harlan, but I am preparing my own book (not fiction, let alone speculative fiction) that should piss off a few people, too. Like the rest of you, Harlan is an inspiration for me. Oh, yeah -- the web site is terrific, Rick. But you knew that.....
A delightful site! This is one of the first things I have seen on the web that is worth the time and money I spend getting access. Thanks for providing this site for those of us who can't read enough of Ellison's work.
I'm just happy to have this place to visit.
Verry interestink! Goodnight Lucy.
True to the spirit of Harlan, and therefore enjoyable!
Does Harlan Ellison know you've got a web page about him?
Sorry, sorry, I had to do it. Great page. Lot's of interesting items, thoughts and other labors. Thanks so very much for promoting thought. Online even.
Nice page. Just a little rant of my own.
There is no god but man. There is no force but physics. Just because I cant explain it, doesnt make it magic. The pagans are just as deluded as the Jehova sects.
Just a friendly reminder from yor friendly neighborhood scoffer.
More Harlan, less housekeeping.
I'm glad I finally found this. Thanks.
...I think it's kind of funny HE is scheduled to appear on Tom Snyder the same date of my Modern Art class and my Jury Duty summons...Have any idea what this means???...
Love the page. I'ts better than a sharp stick in the eye.
Rick, I love this site. It has a true "Ellisonian" attitude.
I have been reading your stories and material since the late sixties. I was plesently surprised to find you had a short comentary feature on Sci-Fi Buzz. I happy to see you have broken into the big time of basic cable (A joke, not a jab). Your comentary is the man reason I try to make a point of watching the program. I saw you as one of the panelist in the "War Room" on Sci-Fi Vortex this morning (8/30/97). The subject was "sci-fi vs. science fiction",and during the discussion there was mention of an essay you wrote for Newsweek on the subject. I have been on the web this evening , did a search and ended up here. Hows that for future no one would have thought of in 1970, from a writers mind, to the print media, to television, to some work class slob sending you a message on a global computer telecommunications network.
Love it Bookmarked it need more fake bios!! thanks for the expected publish dates...
I have enjoyed your work for more years than I care to admit, thanks for the words.
I think you look good with a mustache. You have the whitest teeth I ever came across.
I knew him when, of course.
I think that this website really rocks! By the way, I look forward to performing for you, O webmaster of Ellison Webderland and Mr. Ellison at Dragon Con 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, September 3rd-6th, 1998 (That is one year from now!) As my way of saying thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, please visit my Danger Music web site at http://www.tronco.com/danger and don't forget the Dragon Con website at http://www.dragoncon.org .
Until we meet on the internet, gentlemen...
I like it.Lots of good information about my favorite author. I also like seeing the commentary from the sci-fi channel- that channel isn't available in my area. You're doing a great job; keep up the good work.
I like it. I admit it, I grew up in ignorance of HE -- it wasn't until I moved in with my now-husband that I was truly exposed to his work. I'm a role-playing gamer -- both a player and a Storyteller -- and HE's work has inspired me considerably. HE has a gift for turning something ordinary inside-out and presenting it to the unsuspecting reader in all its guts and glory with a big, shit-eating grin on his face. This is a *good* thing. The world needs more people like him.
Oh, you meant the *web page*? <innocent grin>
Best HE website I've seen. Of course, it's the *only* HE website I've looked at... I like the way you've managed to give the website a distinctly classic, antiquated air despite its distinctly electronic origins.
I really planned on just browsing through the site (another web site, yippie, let's see what it's got) until I read the sentence next to the Sign The Guestbook link which says, "You might as well, you're obviously bored tonight." Or something to that effect. Okay, so I signed. I'm perpetually bored, and not afraid to admit it. "I LIke youR web sit e. its neet Haroln ellisun es my heero.." It's that slightly askew sense of humor and way of viewing the world that got me interested in Harlan Ellison's works to begin with. My first brush with Ellison's works came in college and was, I believe, "Brain Candy." I was fortunate enough to pick up three paperback novels a few years later-- "The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World," "Strange Wine" and... something else. It'll probably come to me just as I hit "Submit Guest Entry." No, come to think of it, the thought will CERTAINLY strike me as the arrow clicks on that little box. That's just the way things go with me. Favorite stories: Ah, well. "Jeffty," of course. But I latched on to another story of his... and that name escapes me. One about an actor who literally takes on his characters. Good stuff. Real Harlan Ellison enthusiast, here. I can't even remember the name of my favorite story. ;-) I've seen him on television a few times, round table discussions and mentioning the latest sci-fi stuff, and I can honestly say that I don't relate to the man himself. But his writing is one which, if I may be so bold, resembles my own-- though I believe my sense of humor runs a bit more to the absurd and perverse. Well, how's that for boredom? Enough to read? Good. Good night, then... er, good morning. God love the nightcrawlers.
This is a greatsight and I hope one that my students will utilize.I discovered HE years ago and am rediscovering him with my high school students.Keep the pageup. Thanks
This is a greatsight and I hope one that my students will utilize.I discovered HE years ago and am rediscovering him with my high school students.Keep the pageup. Thanks
Thank you for a fun, well-informed site rather than "buy the latest book!".
Thanks for this page. Anyway, although I like it I think that Mr. Ellison maybe ought to write some exclusive essay or story or whatever for this page, as much as he doesn't like computers and the web, maybe he can rant about it here. I attend Marlboro College, which has an odd combination of crackpots and straightedges, like on Kyben. I thank Harlan from the bottom of my heart for stories that really feed my imagination. I wanna illustrate some scenes from "Repent Harlequin", "The Crackpots", or maybe even some scenes that were butchered from "City on the edge of Forever", but I read the first issue of dream corridor, and although I Love comics, and the work on it was pretty damn good and solid, some stories are meant to be written, some stuff gets lost in the translation, or they just don't have the same impact. Like in the Ray Bradbury comics from Topps, the words just seem to take on a different meaning. Some stories are best as comics, not as prose, as well. But anyway, thanks.
early to bed early to rise make a man healthy, whealty and wise
Good page and I think exactly what Harlan would like. I suppose if he didn't like it you'd be knowing it.
How did you react to his comments about the net on sci-fi buzz though? About netheads being a bunch of gossips and rumor mongers?
All Ellison, all the time! I have died and gone to heaven??
This is why the internet was created!
This is THE Harlan Site on the web. I used a ton of stuff here for research for an interview with Harlan.
Thanks Rick and keep up the thankless work.
Sean The Book Report on AOL
Ellison Webederland is the Best website for all things Ellisonian. I just received a note from Susan E. in regards to Harlan's upcoming appearance on the Late Late Show with Tom Snyder; apparently, it's been moved to September 24th (but I'm watching tonight anyway!). Best regards from me, aka the "muffin Lady". (Ask HE.)
THANK YOU MR. ELLISON FOR TURNING A SEARCH LIGHT ON THE DARK AREAS OF OURSELVES AND FORCING US TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES.
GREAT SITE FOR THOSE OF US WHO JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HARLAN! THANKS!
Tell me something I don't know, sell me something I can't use. Push the button .. CONNECT THE GODDAMN TODS!
Oh wait, wrong guest page. For a brief time I was here to find out if there was a market for my signed copy of the Last Dangerous Visions. (and for a brief time this mattered)
Then, I discovered the Ellison-inspired restaurant. While cash-flow prevents me from having sampled every menu item; I am proud to have sampled many, and give this diner two thumbs up for food, decor, and service.
A respectable webpage for a respectable author, my only hope is that the planned mail-order project "Books Without Bindings" will take shape as planned.
Thank you, Jessica Beable Cohen
Fantastic. I started reading Harlan mid-June, after seeing him on the Tom Snyder show, and thinking boy, if he can write half as well as he speaks, I've got to read him. And have I been rewarded! I've read most of the Essential Ellison, and Deathbird Stories. He writes so beautifully. I like the tone and the content of your web site very much. I need all the information I can get. I'm very new at this (reading H's work), and every little bit helps. I live in NYC, and you'd think that I could find his stuff here, but you'd be wrong! Very frustrating. I'm glad they're reprinting his works, cause I can't find much here, I have the feeling I'm living on the wrong coast for this. Are you going to the book-signing on Monday? Thanks again. (And especially thank you for updating the site yesterday with the news about the Tom Snyder Show.) Does Harlan ever get back to the east coast? Sorry for the drivel.....
Ellison has written some pretty amazing things, and is an exceptional talent. However, he needs to lighten up. He seems to be carrying an enormous chip on his shoulder. I can't psychoanalyze him but he can't be mad at the whole world.
The last time here I got Prince Myshkin and no relish
I'm not sure; I haven't seen anything yet. I saw Harlan on Politically Incorrect. I think he got screwed into talking about a shitty topic. Sorry, I missed him on Snyder Monday but my friend's got it on video. . .(Pause for silent prayer of thanks). . . Okay, cover me, I'm going in.
First, how did you ever get Harlan, self-proclaimed luddite that he is, to sanction a website? Did you actually have to drag him kicking and screaming into the very future he's been imagining lo these many years?
Okay, so he's not God...but he's the closest we've got in a world filled with diletantes and mediocre talents.
Nuff spewing from this Joisey Boy.On wit da show...
Mr. Ellison, You are far better than a breath of fresh air, in your commentaries on everything. I am a believer in the reading arts, and I applaud you in getting others interested in life again. One comment on your views of Disneys stories. I have always thought it odd that Disney would put his name on everything he put on film. Specially when it was written under someone elses hand. But have you noticed in very tiny print the originators name toward the bottom of the page or under the title. I assume that he rewrote it or had others rewrite it to suit his needs on film. Therefore, his name in large type above the title of a story he had little to do with. Thank you for bringing this up best health to you s.shoda
I like your web page, its very impressive and is extremely valuable when looking up information on Mr. Ellison. However, I found one place where I believe it would be interesting for you to leave open an opprotunity for us webbers to interact with you and the great masses of others out there. That would be, the rant. I do see that there obviously is an opprotunity to submit one and have you post it, but I'm not exactly sure how. Perhaps you would be so kind as to leave myself an e-mail telling me how. Or even telling me to write my own damned rant, mail it to you and have ya put it up there. Thank you, thats all. Patrick Cooper
SICK! Twisted! Very nearly Perverse! I like it! :)
i like what you have done with b5 and keep up the good work
1 I loved your show thisweekend. Thanks for fixen Star Trooper. I,m a comic book nut. Iam also a Doctor Who fan and I saw your piont clearly. Just wanted to say Don,t change, your perfect for Sci fi. My Personal opinion your a highly intelligent exsteamly Atrtactive stimulateing man! Who not only can write but is his worst critic. I think you would be great company. You stimulate my mind and make me think. Any way to the Point, Opinion , What do you thinkabout Up to date version of "Dark Sadows " Continuance in The future. Bringing back some old faces and some newer. Thats all for now thanks for time. Ann
I'm been a Harlan fan for over 20 some years and am considered rather neurotic by some friends because of the love I have for his work. I don't always agree with Harlan politically, but have to admit that he has made me think about topics on several occasions... ...which is what I believe he really wants us to do, besides buy his works and spread their greatness!
If/when you're in Chicago, be a guest on my talk-show--"Point of View" on WNUA 95.5 FM.
Charlie Meyerson WNUA-FM News Director
B5 rocks! You'll all brill! Esp JMS. Bye.
Damn, haven't read the website enough to comment. The restaurant bit was good. THere's a persistant scenario in my mind of Harlan Ellison on the Howard Stern show which would either lead to bloody violence or utter agreement, either way it would be a wild show. I thought of this when Howard went on and on and on about B5 and then mistakenly said that Harlan wrote all the episodes.
It is GREAT!!!
Since Internet is still quite uncommon and VERY expensive here, I was forced to wait till I had the chance to put my hands on my university's computer and try locate Harlan. I hoped at least I got an address, but there over four thousand pages about the guy! I should have waited such thing. I'm glad there IS an official site like this. This way I can express my admiration for Harlan. Live long! Every time I get a chance, I read one more of his works, and every time that happens I become a little more of an adicted fan. So I wouldn't be upset at someone (perhaps Harlan Himself( sending me a copy of every book and short story he's written since... when? And by the way, Babylon 5 was a great job. Cheers! See you some time, hopefully.
Repent, Harlequin! is the best short story I've ever read, and certainly the best speculative work of short fiction. I'm currently writing an english paper on it. As far as this web site goes, I like it. I'd like to see more on Harlan the man, though.
Excellent web site, anything with about Ellison should be site of the year.
One night after watching, quite by accident, Harlan Ellison speaking about his heart attack on the SCI-FI Channel, I wondered if there was anywhere on the internet I could get more information because...well, I liked what he said and how he said it. Something about the slightly pissed-off tone in his voice that made me raise my head up from a newspaper and take note of an actual feeling, hurting, human being speaking all by himself in front of a camera without the benefit of someone elses words spilling out of their mouth.
As I listened, I remember being impressed with his sharp wit; not so much what he was saying but how it was being said. At the end of his monologue, instead of signing off like most scripted announcers do with a "and that's the way it is blah, blah, blah," Mr. Ellison just stopped in mid sentence and said something like, "Go away. I don't want to talk to you anymore." Then he placed his hand on his forehead, shielding his eyes and looked moody as hell.
That was my first impression of Harlan Ellison. I liked him. Later I read his stories, all that I could find, and now I like him and respect him.
I also found out that all of the shows I watched and liked and remembered as a kid were written by Mr. Ellison. Go figure. Life's funny like that.
I only recently discovered Harlan Ellison's work because Steven King wrote so highly of him in Danse Macabre. Since then I've been hooked. His stuff is hard to find around here, but it's always riveting. Enjoyed him on aol live the other night. On top of being a crack, top-notch writer, he seems like an all-around neat guy. Wish I had something cooler to say, but, Christ, you caught me off guard.
I think we all need a Harlan Ellison's Watching Volume II!
Useful material, as I am in process of free-lancing an article for local publication on "Harlan Ellison Isn't Homesick for Ohio, and It's a Damn Shame for Us." Harlan knows about the project - I've written and spoken with him a few times already about it. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions on same.
Long live White Wolf publishing. I can finally learn what it means when someone really knows how to write. (No, I'm not sucking up, I'm just in awe of true gifts.)
i like, is good site, can i download cheesecake? i'd like a mochaccino with that please. and no skimping on the cherries and sauce topping (on the cheesecake, not the mochaccino). and no i don't want fries with that.
Cool idea. Glad Harlan is okay with it. Keep up the great work!
Well, I haven't had time to look at everything yet, but I like it all so very much. But I still hate the internet.
Hello, Mr. Ellison. Been sometime since I've written and first time on one of these things. I'm a virgin, so to speak. On the internet, I mean. Sorry to hear abour your pain and suffering, but that's pretty much how life is. i'm not sure what I'm doing so please bear with me. I may bobble everything. Hell, who knows? I'm not even sure how to call up what I've written so far, so be prepared for anything. Have you published anything new lately? As I'm pretty much out of the loop lately, I wouldn't know. Yes, I think you're still cute, my pardons to your wife. Please don't hate me for my abberations!Hope to hear from you at some point or another. I was, am, and shall remain a faithful and devoted fan. Later Days.
I think I screwed uo. Thought I was writing to the man himself. So Sorry. Please disregard previous message. (I feel so bloody STUPID, but I'm new at this and am just wandering around, trying to get the hang of it. I am functionally disabled now and I don't get out much, living in the boonies as I do. So...., I'm really sorry and I shant bother you again. Thank You. M.A.B.
Harlan Ellison deserves his own home page, especially in light of some of the dirty tricks he has pulled on other authors (Issac Asimov, notably). Ask him some time, it's a terrific joke. Any author that has remained as notably strange as Harlan has, really deserves some type of reward.
Thanks- Mike T
Very Interesting. I've heard, from various sources, that Harlan was...well...a bit extreme on all issues. I find, after reading his comments, from many sources, that he is direct and forceful in his opinions. A breath of fresh air. Thanks,
Top notch site!
For someone like me (and I'm sure I'm only one of many) who is a fan of Harlan's work, this website is a fantastic resource. Keep up the good work!
It's very nice
this is a great page but needs more esoteria.....from the Great One, himself I 'd like him to teach me how he types 128 wpm... I need this like I need air.. love ya
needs regular updating but a good start at an interactive forum.
I was recently thinking that it has been 19 years since I met the H man at the World Con here in Phoenix. I was on the ConCom and handled Media Relations. Harlan was a bundle of laughs. It was a fun time.
Dammit, Harlan, your speed is still a little faster than I can run. Saw you once on the tube with a picket sign on your back...I can identify with that. Glad you're ok, if a tad less sane. Did you ever get out of the hole Donald Wollheim claimed you were standing in? I don't care, you're 12 feet tall these days. Yeh, writers own their stories and can burn them if they want. Otherwise, we'd have to put archive chutes on the bottom of the trash cans (oops, thats old age)... make that, library links to our delete keys. No offense, but I ain't eating here. Good luck.
About what? I haven't seen anything else in the site yet. I loved Harlan's appearance on Snyder last Wed. Great story about the G-men. Happy to hear about The Last Dangerous Visions aand am anxiously awaiting next volume of Edgeworks. Be well, friends.
About what? I haven't seen anything else in the site yet. I loved Harlan's appearance on Snyder last Wed. Great story about the G-men. Happy to hear about The Last Dangerous Visions aand am anxiously awaiting next volume of Edgewborks. Be well, friends.
Thank you for your wonderful stories, Mr. Ellison! Without your depth of imagination, science fiction would be bedtime stories for the elderly.
I am looking forward to your continued input on Babylon 5.
Hope you are doing well,
Thank you for all the work you have done. It looks as if there has not been an update in a while. Is everyone O.K.?
Well, I was going to submit my novel here, but I can see you're not interested.... Meanwhile, keep up the good work. I know Harlan isn't a big fan of the internet, but I think he'd like this site. (what am I saying, of course he'd like this site. I mean, you've included everything. You know his shoe size, for Crissakes. If that isn't flattery, I don't know what is.) I would like to know more about the wordcounts of his stories, though. Just curious, I guess.
Love the page. Harlan is along with Vonnegut, the best and most insightful fiction writer in the craft today. Keep writing as long as you can. We need it.
I think that Harlan would roll over in his grave if he saw this. What!?! He's still alive? Well,color me read.
I met Mr. Ellison at the University of Kansas around '80 or '81. I was struck by a puerile case of hero worship at the time, and the older and crankier I get the more I like him. The web site is lotsa laffs, although technically I guess it brings us that much closer to The Twilight of the World.
I love Harlan Ellison.
(pretty damn original, huh?)
Moi? I think you've done a great job. Been reading Mr. Ellison with deep pleasure since I was a wee lad of 16 and stumbled across a whole row of Pyramid Ellison editions with Leo and Diane Dillon covers at this local bookstore owned by Mary Higgins Clark's former milkman (a true story) That was 22 years ago. I hope your website is around for at least that long. It's informative, entertaining, and very professionally designed. I'm working these days for an internet company -- c/net -- and your site is at least as good as anything those guys are designing.
Keep up the good (although probably exhausting) work!
Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm what to say. Ellison blew me away in the 70's, warped my mind with the idea of whatif, suppose so. Always found his shit disturbing. Later went to Clarion! found him there - nobody would talk about it.... what the fuck was going on? Inquiring minds want to know.
Harlan's the Best!
I've been looking for a decent Ellison webpage but haven't found any. That is until now. Very thourough and easy to navigate. Keep it up.
Harlan is one of the few beings brave enough to rip the blinders off. I only wish he got half the recognition he deserves. Fantastic work, Rick!
I have found this web site to be very informative. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Harlan Ellison --is an INTENSE WRITER!!!! GREAT!!!
I like the pages, very informative. Thanks for taking the time to make them.
Harlen Ellison: Cool Write Ellison Wonderland: Cool Page A cool page for a cool writer, now that is cool! :)peace!!
I think this is the best website I've ever seen...of course, to be perfectly honest, this is one of the only ones I've ever seen. Keep up the good work!!
I think that Harlan Ellison is one of the world's greatest writers and that his preface to one particular book still guides me in my opinion of television and how it is used to keep the sheep in line.
Harlan Ellison is pretty swell. I had a fun time reviewing your page. It took my mind off my troubles when trouble was brewing. (For the record, Bessie Smith was right: Nobody Knows You When You're Down.) Thanks for the trouble, and update that current events section. If Harlan ever comes to Miami, I want to know about it.
I have enjoyed watching your appearances on the Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.
I think that the more information you can give me about Mr.Ellison, the better. I think that this web sight should be up-dated more often. If I could, I would help you with that. (but I can't so I won't.) I think what I have seen so far is great!
I splendid site. Ellison's work has impacted my writing for over 20 years.
Nice links. Glad you're doing it. Thank you. Are you "apologizing" for not having bells and whistles because somebody complained about it? I've seen sites with bells and whistles that were interesting for not a percent of the time it took to load them. This one of yours is worth coming back to.
Again, thank you.
Ja, Gott in himmel, I like it.
I nearly said, "I must scream". But then I realized I would have to kick myself in the nads for saying that...a second revelation reminded me that I am female and in fact do not physically own a set of nads. And the search for his books goes on...I think I'll dress up like a big hairy elephant with a bomb and sit in a bookstore until I am able to buy ALL of Harlan's books. Whaddya think?
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