I don't follow Ellison's life, times, and business dealings (except for what he asks me to post here) - I just like what the guy writes. However, I'm counting on YOU to clue me in. So do it. Let me know about clubs, newsletters, appearances, bookstores that have out of print stuff, or even the name of the barber who does Harlan's "do" so you can get it styled just like him!
The Harlan Ellison Recording Collection
I got this from the jacket of the Paladin of the Lost Hour CD. I am not officially affiliated with this organization in any way, and I can't order books for you or take your VISA card number or get your copy of The Juvies signed. However, you can get ordering information and order forms off the Webderland HERC Store Page if you are so inclined.
THE HARLAN ELLISON RECORDING COLLECTION is a membership society recording the spoken word. The eight dollar membership fee brings you four newsletters of the Collection and the privilege of obtaining new, never-before-released, top quality records, cassettes, and CDs of Harlan Ellison reading his award-winning stories. To join The Collection, send $8.00 in check or money order to:
The Harlan Ellison Recording Collection
This nifty little outfit (
three Ellison CDs for
sale: On the Road with Harlan Ellison Volume One,
On the Road with Harlan Ellison Volume Two,
and (yes, wait for it)
On the Road with Harlan Ellison Volume Three. The guy who runs this place is swell
and he worked his ass off going through hours upon hours of Harlan talks to
find these selections. He's even provided some mp3 samples of the CDs which I will dutifully link here:
The Friends of Ellison
This organization was started by noted Writer of Stuff Peter David
in his column But I Digress in Comics Buyers Guide in
January, 1994. The Friends of Ellison, or FOE, was formed in response
to the founding of another organization called the Enemies of Ellison
(later renamed the Victims of Ellison in a fit of politcally-correctness).
White Wolf is best known for their gothic roleplaying games about (among
other things) vampires and werewolves. However, the company also publishes
game-related story collections and novels, and recently expanded to
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Comic Book
It's published by:
Mark V. Ziesing Books
Ziesing runs a small outfit in California which has
previously done a gorgeous trade edition of Ellison's novellete Mefisto
in Onyx. Ziesing is also working on the limited edition of
Slippage, HE's first new story collection in 8 years.
If you're interested in what's between the covers, here is the Table
of Contents, with word counts, for the book.
Sources of EllisoniaBibliofind
I continue to hear so many good things about Bilbiofind from Webderland visitors that I put them on the top of my list. This is an amazing resource for finding rare, used, and out-of-print books of any kind - whether for Ellisonia or harder-to-find authors like HE's favorite, Gerald Kersh.
Mark V. Ziesing
Mark V. Ziesing has done the trade edition of Mefisto in Onyx and the limited edition of Slippage. His shop is also a good source of sale books. Mark's web page is at http://www.bigchair.com/ziesing and he can be reached e-mail as email@example.com. Or, just send him something snail-mail at:
P.O. Box 76
Shingletown, CA 96088
Phone/Fax (916) 474-1580
BiblioBytes is an electronic publisher of works by many authors. You may have seen posts from Glenn Hauman (firstname.lastname@example.org) on alt.fan.harlan-ellison about their Ellison titles. 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 as well.
Darkest Heart Books
Another excellent book-finding resource is Darkest Heart Books. I found out through them via the Internet (where else?) from Bill Bulman, who tells me the store not only gets in rare Ellison volumes and limited editions, but will also look out for such for collectors. And if they don't have it, Bill says they can usually put you in touch with someone who might be able to help. Caveat emptor, of course...but bearing that in mind you can contact them at:
PO BOX 6972
Missoula MT 59807
Darkest Heart Books
693 Dartmoor Dr
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Uncle Hugo's Bookstore.
Webderland contributor Pamela Budge reports: Quite a large collection of used books. They do a hefty mail order business - still haven't been able to locate a copy of The Other Glass Teat, but then again, in theory, it will be reprinted with The Glass Teat soon (which would be very good seeing as I stupidly loaned out my copy of The Glass Teat and never got it back.). Anyway, be glad to go search in person for specific things. Always looking for an excuse to go to Uncle Hugo's - I have to severely limit my Uncle Hugo's trips due to budget considerations. I am constitutionally incapable of leaving there without buying books. Can't be done. Tried. Many many times.
Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore......(612) 824-6347 2864 Chicago Av MPLS MN 55407-1320
Harlan's RecommendationsHarlan recommends the following bookstores:
For the author who needs a map for research or verisimilitude, HE recommends Travel Bookstore, which can get you a map to darned near anywhere on the planet.
1514 North Hillhurst Avenue
Hollywood CA, 90027
For hard-to-find English works, Harlan recommends Firebird Distributors, and says he just obtained an Ian Watson book he has been looking for for a long time from them.
PO Box 1636
Pacifica CA 94044
Of course, no list of bookstores should be without mention of Dangerous Visions, named after the famous anthologies Harlan edited. Arthur Byron Cover is a principal in this store, which has its own web page as well.
13563 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3825
Phone: (818) 986-6963
Fax: (818) 341-7354
HE recommends the following bookstore for finding Latin
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