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  • Harlan Ellison

    The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, The City on the Edge of Forever has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version-which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, The City on the Edge of Forever won the 1966-67 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay. As aired, it won the 1967 Hugo Award. The City on the Edge of Forever is, at its most basic, a poignant love story. Ellison takes the listener on a breathtaking trip through space and time, from the future, all the way back to 1930s America. In this harrowing...read more

  • Harlan Ellison

    “Get it straight right now: these aren’t kids playing games of war. They mean business. They are junior-grade killers and public enemies one through five thousand.” In Rusty Santoro’s neighborhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks, and broken glass. And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead. Rusty wants out—but you can’t just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price. First published more than half a century ago and inspired by the author’s real-life experience going undercover inside a street gang, Web of the City was Harlan Ellison’s...read more

  • Harlan Ellison

    From one of the most highly celebrated and dynamic American writers of our time, comes Spider Kiss, Harlan Ellison’s electrifying novel of the early years of rock and roll. If you think the only thing Ellison writes is speculative fiction, craziness about giant cockroaches that attack Detroit, or invaders from space who look like pink eggplant and smell like chicken soup, this dynamite novel of the emergent days of rock and roll will turn you around at least three times. No spaceships, no robots, just a nice kid from Louisville named Stag Preston with a voice like an angel, seductive moves like the devil, and an invisible monkey named Success riding him straight to hell. “One of...read more

  • Harlan Ellison

    Originally published in 1962 and updated in laterdecades with a new introduction, EllisonWonderland contains sixteen masterful stories from the author's earlycareer. This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide-rangingimagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit, and an eye for thewonderful and terrifying and tragic. Among the gems are "All the Sounds ofFear," "The Sky Is Burning," "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman," and "InLonely Lands." Though they stand tall on their own merits, they also point theway to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come evennow, more than fifty years...read more

  • Harlan Ellison

    In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Vic wanders the wasteland with Blood, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, deadly radioactive insects, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award-nominated and Nebula Award-winning novella, "A Boy and His Dog,"-the basis of the cult classic film. An intergalactic conspiracy infects the minds of the most powerful politicians in the Republican Party-and only one jolly old elf can save them in "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R." And in the Hugo Award-winning title story, disparate threads of violence, conflict, and conversation weave an intricate tapestry...read more

  • Harlan Ellison

    The Deadly Streets Raw, vital, uncompromising-here are portraits of the lost, the damned, the helpless, trying to get a handle on life. A startling collection of "hip" stories by an impressive young writer, torn from the shadows of the twilight world. Muggers, slashers, street gangs, lurkers in the shadows: no need to read Lovecraft to be thoroughly terrified. Just read these 16 violent tales ... or take a walk in the park tonight. No Doors, No Windows You have nothing to fear but fear itself. The only trouble is, fear comes in so many different shapes and sizes these days-the rejection by a beautiful woman, the threat of impending nuclear holocaust, the erratic behavior of wackos...read more