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If this were a really stud web page, and I were a really stud web page
author, there would be this really cool picture here, a result of hours
upon hours of Photoship filtering, with Harlan either composed of or
overlayed by chain links, or maybe himself divided into links. Use your
imagination, I'm sure it's better than anything I would come up with...
If you've got a cool link, tell
me about it. I'll add it, most likely.
* newly updated information.
Even if you think this page sucks, you can go read Harlan's Usenet
Fan Newsgroup, alt.fan.harlan-ellison. I stop in there from time
to time myself. a.f.he was created by Neal Bridges
for which we are all eternal grateful. There is also now a FAQ
for the newsgroup, maintained by James Shearhart (email@example.com),
for which we are all grateful beyond eternity. God,
I hope somebody else doesn't do something to make me top that.
Boring-Ass Notes You're probably better off skipping
Just after Midnight, 08/29/95:
Here is the problem with looking for Harlan Ellison Links. He was, as
you know, involved with a little thing called Babylon
5 (and aside from mentioning the Bab
5 Support Page this is the ONLY link you'll see here to it!), and
since he is a Respected Author and what-not, every dork with a Babylon
5 Toaster Oven homepage has to mention his name. In fact, if
you run a Lycos
Search on "harlan ellison" (and why would you run any
other kind of search?), right now, you'll get 117 hits (actual mileage
may vary). If you run a Lycos
Search on "harlan ellison babylon" you'll get 43. Get
Editor's Note: these numbers are now (10/20/95) 242 and 70, respectively.
Time waits for no man.
Anyway, save your eyeballs and mouse button and just read on. Trust
me, everything worth looking at (except maybe some notes on how Ellison
personally styles the hair of every cast member on Babylon 5) is here.
If you're a glutton for punishment, click on those Lycos searches above.
Other Harlan Ellison Homepages
The Islets of
Langerhans is a page you cannot afford to miss. It is basically
an illustrated bibliography limited to Ellison's books (as opposed to
his appearences in various magazines and collections with other authors),
with the addition of critical commentary and a very well-done biography.
If you take just one link this year, this should be that link.
a homepage which you will be happy to hear takes a LOT less time
than mine to load. It's also shorter than Chris Farley's attention span.
Addendum: The author of this page was good enough to link me and say
nice things about this page. So he gets automatically upgraded from
Chris Farley to Adam Sandler. Zimas all around.
Maybe you can find a better chatroom than mine
in the Yahoo Club Ellison
Looking at the rest the work of this MIT student, I'd say his
Harlan Ellisom Homepage would be pretty cool. Unfortunately, it
looks like he found Webderland and gave up.
homepage, and hey, it's longer than the previous link! This one
comes from Espana N. Sherrif, and can also be found on Espana's
Science Fiction Page, which is 3 points better than my page according
to Point, and which I highly recommend. Espana also has a picture
from the Dream Corridor comic book and two
of Da Man himself.
You can see a couple of pictures of Ellison that I don't have (at least
until I steal them) on Ace's
Ellison Homepage. Ace also has one of the cooler backgrounds around,
but be forewarned, there's a 149k GIF on the opening page... Peter
Murray's Ellison Homepage is kind of short, but it has a nice brief
bio and he was good enough to link me, so he gets a mention.
Ellison Homepage has a good booklist organized by segments of Harlan's
ULTIMAJOCK - Daevid
MacKenzie is a pretty gonzo site with a page
of Ellison links on it. And you shouldn't miss Simply
Jack's HE page, if only for the animated dripping blood separator
The Sci-Fi Channel has their own homepage, The
Dominion, which isn't really an HE homepage, but does have some
information on Sci-Fi
Buzz, which Ellison does commentaries for (and via the "Buzzwords"
link on this page, you can see some of HE's commentaries online!). They
also have a bulletin board, Orbit,
which has a special
section for Ellisonian discussion and chats about specific Ellison
works such as Dream
Corridor. There's a LOT of areas here, be prepared to hunt around
if you are looking for only Ellison-related stuff. And if you need more
to talk about, including things Ellisonian, you might want to check
out this Speculative
fiction discussion Page
They aren't really Ellison homepages, but I did find one dude who had
some HE quotes in a section of his homepage entitled Scattered
Andrew Ho has a
pretty good page with some nice things to say about Harlan (and
of course a link to my page, which always helps!).
Ltd. some _interesting sounds_.
And, of course, there is always my Harlan
Harlan in his Own Voice
This section is dedicated to actual pieces of Harlan's work which may
be found online. Your first starting point should be Webderland's Harlan's
Fictionwise has 20
Harlan Ellison stories online, with 15 more to come!
Galaxy Online is running a kinda-weekly
HE commentary called Working
Without a Net. Commentaries come out originally in full video and
transcripts have been appearing later. It's Harlan at his orneriest,
so check it out!
Nardwuar is a living
freak who is DEFINITELY off the medicatin, but his audio interview
with HE at least features a good bit of good ol' Harlan-ranting.
Running an AltaVista search the other month, I found an essay Ellison
wrote about Louis L'Amour called Lunch
With Louis 'n' Me: A Few Casuals by Way of Reminiscence.
A web site called Instant Classics
has a short story of HE's which first appeared in the 1995 Atlanta DragonCon
publication. The story, The
Pale Silver Dollar of the Moon Pays Its Way and Makes Change
is available online in its entirety.
Dave Mullich of Cyberdreams has placed Harlan's
explanation of why he decided to make a computer game online.
Dark Carnival has a great
with Ellison online including video and audio clips. If that ain't
enough for ya, check out a Q&A
with Chris Hudak from Details magazine.
Also a new/old interview from TBR
and a link for news on how to get your very own A Boy and His Dog video.
One of the biggest-ass quotefests is the Writer's
World HE Interview - and yes, I know most of the images came from
this website! It's only slightly shorter than the Onion
Interview with HE. Finally, I've got a fledgling list of Harlan
Ellison Quotes and Anectdotes online. As you can see, it's short,
so please send in your favorite quote or story today!
The Sci-Fi Seeing Ear
Theatre - Harlan reading Wanted in Surgery.
Updated with Brian Smith for the 90's. You need RealAudio 5 to
enjoy this. Well worth it.
with Harlan Ellison at Amazon.com
walk around the park something Harlan wrote for a fanzine
Wolf, most known for their "Gothic "
roleplaying games, is reprinting many of Ellison's works in hardcover
in their Edgeworks series. They also are doing the trade edition of
The City on the Edge of Forever, expected in Fall '96 (Here).
James Hess's column on the On-Line
Comics web site contained this
commentary on I, Robot for its sixth installment.
Aardwolf Publishing recently
put out a story collection, Strange
Kaddish, with fantastic stories concerning the Jewish faith.
Harlan is represented with his short story Go Toward the Light,
and has his own
page on Aardwolf.
Cyberdreams Interactive Entertainment
is the producer of the computer game I
Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, a multimedia adventure
with a strong moral tone which lets you play the part of each of the
protagonists of the original classic short story. The game has won rave
reviews and a number of awards from reputable sources such as Computer
Gaming World. If that's not enough, more
information on the game can be found here on MGM-UA's site. It includes
an interview of Ellison by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon
5. You can also read Harlan's
Essay on why he developed a computer game with Dave Mullich & Cyberdreams
or check out Games
Domain's Review of IHNMAIMS and Mitch
Eatough's Gamezilla review.
If you want more Ellison biographies, the guy from Berkely who made
the first homepage listed above has a
bibliography available. And if you didn't get enough of John Wenn's
bibliography from my bibliography page, here is a real
live link to the original.
You don't read books? Never fear, here is the Harlan
Ellison Comic Book Bibliography, compiled by Christopher Day (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The earlier link is the Webderland text version. The Bibliography in
all it's HTML glory may also be found online here.
You can't even read? Well, have someone run an Internet
Movie Database Search on Harlan Ellison's and read you his filmography.
Speaking of movies, I found this story
about Ellison's brief employment by Disney on some urban legends
is some thing from the Terminator 2 FAQ which explains
what Ellison's connetion with "dah Tuhmeenaytor" is.
You might as well check out this page
dedicated to the TV Show The Starlost while it lasts.
It's got Ellison's "bible" for the show online, and once he
find out it's there it might not be there for long...
section on a compiled list of "transformation" stories
is pretty long. I'm scared to go look at Jack Chalker's. He may have
his own server. SFSite has
some damn good bibliographies, among them ones for both Harlan
The Linköping Science Fiction and Fantasy Archive has a section of Reviews
of Harlan's work, and a List
of works as well. You can also see a pretIt's much faster than the
next link, too!
Finally, via ftp at Rutgers, we have what some call a list
of Ellison short stories. I, on the other hand, call it the the
"Too many anonymous users already on this server" page, or
the "Buy some more bandwith, you academic carpetbaggers!"
You might have better luck with looking up Harlan in Locus Magazine's
Booklists and Storylists, from
an index of the magazine's reviews. I'd point you right to the entry,
but it keeps moving on me, damnit!
This purports to be a Guide
to Twilight Zone episodes featuring a couple of Ellison-written
episodes. Not surprisingly, this site has been no more responsive than
Lenin's corpse. Maybe you can get to it, though.
You may not know that Arvi Nikkarev, Our Man in Finland, got an HE
book published in Estonian. Here is Arvi
Nikkarev's HE Bibliography and information on his Skarbeus
Estonian edition of The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart
of the World.
CyberSpace Spinner has
a listing of
Ellison short fiction.
As you may know, Ellison's original script to this much-lauded Star
Trek episode , with his comments, has just come out in a limited edition.
The trade edition is still in the pipe, but hopefully we will see it
Sci-Fi Weekly's online site has a
review of the limited edition.
You can also look up information on the episode on Astra's Original
Series Episode List, where you can also lookup episode ratings by
Internet users and see that City is 2nd on the list.
I also found information on the original episode in Hack-Man's
Episode Guide, and there's even an
excerpt from the introduction on some site called Sector 001, where
you can read some of Ellison's thoughts about the series and about Gene
A list of the Nebula
Awards, 1965-1994 is not strictly an Ellison link, but since he
has so many of the dang things I'm including it anyway.
The same could be said for the Hugo
Awards, except that linking them gives me an opportunity to relate
that Ellison expressed a desire to see the utilitarian and streamlined
shape of the Hugo be used to best effect as a rectal suppository for
a certain author who had a certain book (see the section on the Book
on the Edge of Forever below) which was nominated for the Hugo
for best non-fiction work for 1995. Thankfully for the author, the trophy
itself, and some hapless ER doctor, Isaac Asimov won the Hugo by four
The Science Fiction Writer's Assocation, which sponsors the Nebula,
also has this site with
commentary and statistics on the Nebulas. It's pretty cool, with
some interesting and wry commentary.
Finally, we have the Bram
Stoker Awards. Like, Ellison won one, okay? (Correction: He's
won THREE. -Ed)
I'm sure Harlan has piles of other awards, so many they are used as
doorstops or are stuffed in the attic like high-school bowling trophies.
Some of these are mentioned in the a.f.he FAQ
and/or on my own awards page. If you know of
any others, contact me with the link way, way, way at the top of this
The Last Deadloss Visions
alternatively known as The Book on the Edge of Forever
Well, I had to lose this section, since both HE and the author asked
me to remove the links. All I will say about the work here is that it
is a self-admittedly polemic essay inquiring into the status of The
Last Dangerous Visions and that it paints a very unflattering
portrait of Harlan which is quite at odds with my experiences with the
man. Harlan refuses to respond to this work on the grounds that the
very act would lend some credence to the charges and because he can
see no good coming of such an effort other than to heighten what has
become a ridiculous controversy.
* If you persist, you might check out Paul
Riddell's excellent column
on the Enemies of Ellison from Tangent magazine or look into
the Friends of Ellison on Webderland's Resources
Page. If you really want the poop on the Enemies, Rick
Cusick's article BUGFUCK!, from GAUNTLET
magazine is required reading.
Reviews and Commentary
The Bookweb featured an Internet
chat session with Harlan on June 3, 1995 - and of course The
entire transcript is available. If this goes away, let me know:
I've got the textfile saved as well.
Andrew Farrel wrote reviews of the Dark Horse Comic Books Harlan
Ellison's Dream Corridor #1 and Dream
Corridor #2. I'm not much into comics, but I read these and loved
them. Of course, I'd probably love a book on how the Amish grow those
delightful beards if Ellison wrote it, so I am not the most objective
And hey, Dark Horse Comics has their
own homepage now. There is quite a bit of stuff on Dream
Corridor here, including information
on specific issues.
A guy named Eric Rountree wrote this Review
of City on the Edge of Forever, and you can also read a Review
of Edgeworks I by Kevin Lauderdale.
Another entrant in the Gallery of the Weird, this tabulation
of votes on Harlan Ellison books apparently is part of a larger
survey for which I'm sure Piers Anthony ballots numbered in the septillions.
of Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor
A detailed discussion
of Ellison's involvement with L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology
Paul Riddell's latest Scf-Fi
rant #4 covers B5 and mentions Harlan.
has, on their site, reviews of A
Boy and His Dog and Seeing
Ear Theater Volume 1 and Volume
Eidolons has a nice
on HE article on their site.
Ain't It Cool's Harry
Knowles details some con experiences involving Harlan (peripherally)
in his DragonCon article part one
Mark V. Ziesing has an outfit called Ziesing Books which has published
Mefisto in Onyx and which is doing the limited edition
of Slippage. There's more about him on my resources
page, but if you want the real poop, you'd better
go to his web site.
Lately, I have been hearing good things about Amazon.com
Books, and on checking them out they do have a pretty good Ellison
selection. Check them out yourself.
Booksmith is another internet-ordering
shop, and they even have their own Harlan
Ellison Page. Sounds like a good bet to me.
The Virtual Bookshop has a fairly extensive collection
of Harlan Ellison books available. They also have an anthology out
called Writers of the Present, Writers of the Future, for
which they have a page
A bookstore in Los Angeles called Dangerous Visions
has this homepage.
Since Arthur Byron Cover is one of the founders, I'm gonna assume that
either (a) they have Ellison's blessing and he gets a dime for every
book they sell, or (b) they use that dime to call him up and laugh with
maniacal glee. Either way, it's good press. Plus, it's got some really
cool backgrounds. (A followup note: Ellison is a 1% partner in
the store, the profits derived from this share to be divided amongst
all writers featured in the Dangerous Visions books.
So far the store has run the jagged edge and Harlan has not seen penny
one, so for Chrissake order something from them! - Ed.)
Another bookstore of note is Darkest
Heart Books, which is also mentioned in more detail on the Webderland
Enchantments asked me
to add their page here, so what the heck. They are a SF/Fantasy speciality
bookstore in Lexington, MA. They carry as much Harlan Ellison as in
commonly in print, do a lot of B5 stuff, and also carry role-playing
games, toys, and "random cool stuff".
BiblioBytes offers Macintosh and Acrobat
versions of Love
Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled, The
Glass Teat, and The
Other Glass Teat. The two Teat books are also available together
as The Complete
Glass Teat. Make no mistake, these versions are authorized by Ellison
and Bibliobytes is a legitimate concern. You can get previews of many
of their works online (including LANBSM) in ASCII or Acrobat format
Bibliofind is an internet book
search service which is a good place to look for that hard-to-find bit
Other reader-suggested bookstores that are good at having Ellison material:
www.abebooks.com (a combined search
engine for *many* bookstores)
www.powells.com (the largest used
bookstore in North America or so do the locals claim)
(may be included in abe now)
Amazon Books (they do out of print
searches now but you pay up front)
Ellison's attempts to set up Tom Galloway is an amusing tale about
an LA newcomer asking Harlan for help in jumpstarting his local social
Harlan would love for you to support The
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Check out Event Horizon,
a great e-zine site run by Harlan's friend Ellen Datlow.
Since Harlan once asked Bjo Trimble to marry him, I've been asked to
link to Bjo Trimble's Sci-Fi Spotlite,
maybe you can find more about this there...
Harlan has often expressed admiration for the works of Fritz
Leiber. If he were surfing, I'm sure he would check this page out.
You should, too - it's a class site.
Internet Australia did a great
on Ellison and the Internet. I'd probably link it even if they didn't
A student site, None of the Above, features a GIF of a work named Impressions
on Harlan Ellison's "The Whimper of Whipped Dogs".
of fanzines produced by HE may interest those who know Harlan was
once one of the more rabid fans out there.
Harlan would want you to support the Comic
Book legal defense fund.
Here is an amusing anecdote entitled Harlan
Ellison's attempts to set up Tom Galloway.
Ellison had this
response in White Wolf's Inphobia magazine to something or other
someone or other said to or about him. I'd tell you more, but the site
ain't being nice and responding to me right now.
Some band named Jazz Butcher wrote a song called Harlan
which manages to trivialize Ellison's work in much the same way Billy
Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire trivializes most of
the history I and my parents lived through. They also put
the lyrics on the Net. If you listen closely, you can actually hear
the individual bits used to store this data crying out in pain.
about the song. (This link is fluky - I've kept it in case it works)
about our patron.
The "underground" band Borgia Popes has this
homepage, which mentions a song called A Boy and His Dog
based on the Harlan Ellison novella. Actually, they call ABAHD a "short
story", so I wouldn't harbor much hope for the song...
(Update: After getting an e-mail from a band member, I downloaded
an excerpt from the song, and it sounded okay in a grunge kinda way.
So I take it back - I'm allowed to do that once in a while.)
with Harlan Ellison about L. Ron Hubbard probably won't win any
Pulitzers. But what they hey, it's a link, and I get two points for
each one regardless of how lame it is.
You might enjoy this HE
Writing Parody. Maybe.
some kinda thingie about Ellison and Babylon-5. If you are an editor
and can get this readable to the point where I can understand what the
hell they are talking about, I'll be happy to put your version up here.
(Yes, I know I lied about not having any more Babylon-5 links. Believe
me, I'm more worried right now about the publishers of the books I scanned
pictures from suing me than you.)
The Esquire article Frank
Sinatra Has a Cold by Gay Talese just resurfaced on the web, so
we dutifully link it here, as we do every time it reappears.
The Movie is some serious weirdness. I linked to the "reaction"
page since the main movie page's links are all futzed up.
A Film version
of Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman was supposedly filmed
in April of 1999.
is on the Celebrity
Atheist List. No surprises here.