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To create definitive versions of all Harlan Ellison’s writings, fiction and non-fiction, to preserve in print for posterity.
To create definitive versions of all Harlan Ellison’s writings, fiction and non-fiction, to preserve in print for posterity.
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    Our Sincere Thanks

    Every dollar counts, and for one dollar, you will receive the sincere thanks of Harlan, Susan, and I; as well as updates on the work in progress; plus a pat on the back (that you’ll have to administer yourself) for your help in preserving Harlan's legacy.

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    A Taste of Harlan Ellison Books

    Thus far, HarlanEllisonBooks.com has released 17 Ellison collections since 2011. If you're new to our work, this is an opportunity to see what we've already done with an e-book sampler containing representative Ellison works from our catalog.

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    A Look Over the Editor's Shoulder

    While all backers will receive bimonthly updates via Kickstarter, backers at this level and above will get a monthly downloadable PDF newsletter with photos, notes, and commentary on the work in progress. It's also my hope to publish a few interviews with prominent Ellison associates.

    For those of you who've been members of HERC, it'll be rather like a digital issue of the Rabbit Hole.

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    The Edith Keeler Memorial

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harlan Ellison's Writers Guild Award-winning teleplay "The City on the Edge of Forever" and read the lengthy essay the author wrote to explain the troubled birth of the original STAR TREK's most famous episode.

    NOTE: Only 40 backers at THIS level will receive the White Wolf paperback edition of this book, donated to the Kickstarter by the Ellisons. It WILL NOT be included at higher levels.

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    The Grand Master Portrait

    Photographer and Friend of Ellison Rod Searcey has donated 20 prints of the black&white Harlan Ellison portrait seen toward the top this page.

    I'll let Mr. Searcey fill you in:

    "The photo was taken in Tempe, Arizona, on May 6, 2006--the day Harlan accepted his Grand Master title at the Nebula Awards. He told me he was not going to remove his sunglasses, and I told him I didn't care (a few
    shots later, the shades came off, but I like the earlier pictures better).

    "The photo for the Kickstarter will be printed on Ilford Portfolio, a silver gelatin, resin-coated paper. I use a Leitz Focomat IIc enlarger. In an actual darkroom, just like in the olden days, with trays of developer and fixer. To further increase the value of the prints beyond all human ken, they will be signed by the photographer."

    These 20 prints will ONLY be available at this pledge level.

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    Uncollected Ellison - One Volume

    The Uncollected Ellison Volume 1 (final title to be determined) will be a paperback collection created specifically for backers of this project. The contents of this book—material not collected in any existing Ellison volume—will be determined during the archiving work this Kickstarter intends to finance.

    After the Kickstarter, only those subscribers who purchase the entire 40-volume Edgeworks Abbey Archive series from HarlanEllisonBooks.com will receive this rare volume.

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    Uncollected Ellison - Two Volumes

    The Uncollected Ellison Volumes 1 & 2 (final titles to be determined) will be paperback collections created specifically for backers of this project. The contents of these books—material not collected in any existing Ellison volume—will be determined during the archiving work this Kickstarter intends to finance.

    After the Kickstarter, only those subscribers who purchase the entire 40-volume Edgeworks Abbey Archive series from HarlanEllisonBooks.com will receive these rare volumes.

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    Uncollected Ellison - Three Volumes

    The Uncollected Ellison Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (final titles to be determined) will be paperback collections created specifically for backers of this project. The contents of these books—material not collected in any existing Ellison volume—will be determined during the archiving work this Kickstarter intends to finance.

    After the Kickstarter, only those subscribers who purchase the entire 40-volume Edgeworks Abbey Archive series from HarlanEllisonBooks.com will receive these rare volumes.

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    Uncollected Ellison - Four Volumes

    The Uncollected Ellison Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4 (final titles to be determined) will be paperback collections created specifically for backers of this project. The contents of these books—material not collected in any existing Ellison volume—will be determined during the archiving work this Kickstarter intends to finance.

    After the Kickstarter, only those subscribers who purchase the entire 40-volume Edgeworks Abbey Archive series from HarlanEllisonBooks.com will receive these rare volumes.

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    A Piece of the Puzzle, signed by Harlan

    This backer level is the same as the $200 Uncollected Ellison — Four Volume level, but adds a New York Times Crossword Puzzle page, completed, signed and dated by Harlan Ellison in 2010 or 2011.

    See Update #9 for the full story on these puzzle pages.

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    The Babylonian Level

    In addition to ALL FOUR volumes of The Uncollected Ellison, this level includes a copy of the out-of-print Babylonian Limited Edition of Brain Movies, Volume 1 signed by Harlan Ellison and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, which includes 17 bonus pages of material generated by Harlan while he served as Conceptual Consultant on the series.

    NOTE: Only five backers at THIS level will receive the Babylonian Limited Edition of Brain Movies, Volume 1. It WILL NOT be included at higher levels.

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    Uncollected Ellison for You and a Friend

    TWO SETS of the following four-volume set mailed to one address, so you and a friend can enjoy The Uncollected Ellison!

    The Uncollected Ellison Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4 (final titles to be determined) will be paperback collections created specifically for backers of this project. The contents of these books—material not collected in any existing Ellison volume—will be determined during the archiving work this Kickstarter intends to finance.

    After the Kickstarter, only those subscribers who purchase the entire 40-volume Edgeworks Abbey Archive series from HarlanEllisonBooks.com will receive these rare volumes.

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    Babylonian Prototype

    Amongst the Babylonian Limited Editions of BRAIN MOVIES Volume 1 that were shipped to me when our original printers closed down their book manufacturing operation were a handful of copies featuring a redder prototype cover with the incorrect "$39.99" price printed on the back. The interior content is the same as the released edition, though there's some strangeness with the headers on each page. Just like the released edition, these books are SIGNED BY HARLAN ELLISON and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.

    Backers at this level will receive the four Uncollected Ellison books plus this signed prototype. These prototypes WILL NOT be available at other levels.

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    Donor Credit

    In addition to receiving the four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, you will be listed among the donors on a special page at the back of each Edgeworks Abbey Archive Edition.

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    Two Pieces of the Signed Puzzle

    This is the same as Uncollected Ellison for you and a friend, but adds two New York Times crossword pages signed and dated by Harlan Ellison, for you and your friend.

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    The One-of-a-Kind, One-Out-of-Five

    In addition to all four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, you will receive two rare Ellison books that exist in editions of only FIVE COPIES. Five sets of proofs for Brain Movies Volume 5 and Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word were printed before HarlanEllisonBooks.com changed printers in 2013, slightly redesigning the covers at the same time.

    The other four sets are in the collections of Harlan Ellison (author), Jason Davis (editor), Bo Nash (designer), and a private collector who won them in a 2015 eBay auction which help financed the completion of our most-recent Ellison books.

    NOTE: Only one backer at THIS level will receive the proofs of Brain Movies, Volume 5 and Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word. They WILL NOT be included at higher levels.

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    Can & Can'tankerous SIGNED BY HARLAN

    In addition to the four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, ten (10) backers at this level will receive slipcased, leather-bound edition of Harlan's latest short story collection CAN & CAN'TANKEROUS. This limited edition of 324 copies was printed in two colors, included many pages of bonus content not in the trade edition, and is SIGNED BY HARLAN ELLISON. (It can also be signed by the editor, if you'd like.)

    There are only ten (10) copies, which have been donated by the Ellisons for this cause, so they will NOT be included at higher pledge levels.

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    Hardcover Prototype

    As part of this year-long archiving/publishing project, HarlanEllisonBooks.com will be investigating hardcover printing options by creating a handful of prototypes with various vendors. To sweeten the deal, we'll be using out-of-print editions of some of our titles as test subjects.

    In addition to the four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, backers at this level will receive one of the hardcover prototypes created as part of this R&D.

    NOTE: Only backers at this level will receive hardcover prototypes; they are not available at other levels. Title preference will be awarded according to the backer number assigned by Kickstarter.

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    Edgeworks Abbey Archive Proofs

    In addition to all four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, you will receive paperback proofs for all 40 Edgeworks Abbey Archive editions. Only the author (Harlan Ellison), the editor (Jason Davis) and three other individuals will have copies of these proofs.

    NOTE: Only three backers at THIS level will receive the 40 Edgeworks Abbey Archive proofs. They WILL NOT be included at higher levels.

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    Presentation Credit - One Book

    In addition to all four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, backers at this level will receive a presentation credit in the front matter of one Edgeworks Abbey Archive book. Something like:

    This Edgeworks Abbey Edition of
    DEATHBIRD STORIES
    was made possible by a donation from
    JANE & JOHN DOE

    You will also receive ten contributor copies of the book containing your presentation credit.

    NOTE: The choice of volume for presentation credits will be awarded first to $10,000 donors, then to $5,000 donors, and finally to $2,500 donors with final determinations made at the discretion of the editor.

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    Presentation Credit - Two Books

    In addition to all four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, backers at this level will receive a presentation credit in the front matter of two Edgeworks Abbey Archive books. Something like:

    This Edgeworks Abbey Edition of
    DEATHBIRD STORIES
    was made possible by a donation from
    JANE & JOHN DOE

    You will also receive ten contributor copies of each book containing your presentation credit.

    NOTE: The choice of volume for presentation credits will be awarded first to $10,000 donors, then to $5,000 donors, and finally to $2,500 donors with final determinations made at the discretion of the editor.

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    Presentation Credit - Four Books

    In addition to all four volumes of the Uncollected Ellison, backers at this level will receive a presentation credit in the front matter of four Edgeworks Abbey Archive books. Something like:

    This Edgeworks Abbey Edition of
    DEATHBIRD STORIES
    was made possible by a donation from
    JANE & JOHN DOE

    You will also receive ten contributor copies of each book containing your presentation credit.

    NOTE: The choice of volume for presentation credits will be awarded first to $10,000 donors, then to $5,000 donors, and finally to $2,500 donors with final determinations made at the discretion of the editor.

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