Friends of Ellison:
As of this update, 67% of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project have received their rewards.
It was my intention to be at 100% by now, but... Read more
27 May 2019
Today would have been Harlan Ellison's 85th birthday.
I took this photo in September 2014, a few weeks before he had a stroke. We shot a little video promoting four... Read more
Friends of Ellison:
I've been shipping out Kickstarter books all week.
Progress is somewhat limited in that I'm stillawaiting large quantities of THIS BOOK NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION... and THE... Read more
At last, EPHEMERAL...
A handful of EPHEMERAL ELLISONs finally arrived today, joining boxes of TREATMENT and DIMENSIONS and a similar handful of NO INTRODUCTIONs. We're still awaiting a number of shipments, which should... Read more
And then there were two...
The first Kickstarter-exclusive books have begun arriving this week (TREATMENT a couple days ago and DIMENSIONS last night), and today sees the first copies of THE ELLISON TREATMENT shipping out.... Read more
All four proofs for the Kickstarter-exclusive books are now in hand.
As mentioned in the previous update, THIS BOOK NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION BY HARLAN ELLISON (bottom left) has already been... Read more
Off to the printer...parts three and four.
DIMENSIONS OF HARLAN ELLISON and THE EPHEMERAL ELLISON are off to the printer today.
Their tables of contents are as follows:
- Green Denouement
- Trapping the Beast
- The Beer Campaign ... Read more
Off to the printer...part two.
NOTE: I wrote this update last week--and have already received the advance copy of the book (and THE ELLISON TREATMENT)--but last Wedensday was a logistically intensive day at The Lost... Read more
Off to the printer...part one.
The first of the four Kickstarter-exclusive books is en route to the printer. The others will follow in rapid succession.
If you backed the Kickstarter at the $60, $100, or... Read more
A Crass, Commercial Interruption
"I often wonder what the Vintners buy one half so precious as the goods they sell."
THE RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
While I finish up work on the four... Read more
Clarification, Elucidation, and Enumeration
Friends of Ellison:
It appears I've caused a bit of confusion with my recent announcements.
Two weeks ago (or so), I told you--the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project backers... Read more
American Cinematheque Tribute to Harlan Ellison
Susan Ellison has asked me to spread the word regarding the American Cinematheque's tribute to Harlan this weekend. It's a two-day affair with A BOY AND HIS DOG headlining Thursday... Read more
WMSE's Mindweb pays tribute to Harlan
A quick note to alert you to this radio broadcast featuring "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman":
It will be available via podcast afterward.
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
I'm sure a lot of you have seen the news.
If not, I apologize for breaking it this way.
I had hoped to get this written before the reality of... Read more
At long last, the answers to the trivia questions posed in update #40:
1) Which Ellison story was briefly titled "Know Thy Neighbor" between its initial publication and first appearance... Read more
Want a chance to read BLOOD'S A ROVER before it's published?
Harlan, Susan, and I want to thank you for making the first two months of the new HarlanEllisonBooks.com/shop a success. And with that in mind, we want to offer you... Read more
"Repent, Jason!" Said the Kickstarters
It's the end of March!
It's been over a month since that worthless, no-account Jason Davis provided you good folk with a proper update. What a reprobate! (Mind you, he does... Read more
Jeffty Is 41...er...Five...Jeffty Is ALWAYS Five
Though Harlan was inspired to write "Jeffty Is Five" while attending Walter Koenig's New Year's party, he began writing the story while visiting Geo. Alec Effinger in New Orleans for... Read more
The Ellisons' mail-order catalog is going online tomorrow!
Good afternoon! Jason Davis of the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project here.
At noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, the Ellisons' store will go online, ushering in the era... Read more
Blood's a Rover
Subterranean Press has just announced BLOOD'S A ROVER, the complete story of a boy and his dog...and a girl. Click on the cover to pre-order this June release.
Happy Winter Solstice
On the eve of the shortest day of the year, Susan Ellison insisted I wear a festive hat while working in Harlan's office. My wife is doing her best to... Read more
Disasters, Natural and Otherwise
I was over at the Ellisons' on Wednesday, the day the Skirball Fire erupted, causing evacuations in their immediate vicinity. The smell of smoke was pungent and the sky looked... Read more
A Timely Note from HarlanEllisonBooks.com
In October 2013, HarlanEllisonBooks.com fled from its original printing/fulfillment partner to CreateSpace, a print-on-demand subsidiary of Amazon.com. At the time, I considered this an excellent move because it would allow... Read more
Fingerprints on the Sky
Despite my not yet having released an Ellison title in 2017 (they're coming...), it's still an excellent year for lovers of Ellisonia:
The trade hardcover of Nat Segaloff's biography, A... Read more
27 May 2017
The Harlan Ellison Books Preservation project wishes its eponymous author a very happy 83rd birthday.
The City on the Edge of Forever
"The City on the Edge of Forever" was broadcast across the NBC television network on 6 April 1967, 50 years ago today.
Since then, Harlan Ellison's original teleplay has won... Read more
Harlan mentioned on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Viewers in the east report that Paul Giamatti and Stephen Colbert discussed Harlan Ellison and other sf notables on tonight's (6 Feb) episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert... Read more
A Look Over the Editor's Shoulder
This morning, during my daily walk, I conceived an image that--if I can execute what's in my head--will serve as the masthead for the monthly Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project... Read more
When I woke up this morning, I was the part-time editor of HarlanEllisonBooks.com, slipping a few books out into the world whenever I could manage it.
This afternoon, I'm the... Read more
The Black Friday Update
Friends of Ellison:
I hope those that celebrate the holiday had good Thanksgivings. After I wrapped up my editorial work for other publishers last night, I turned my attention to... Read more
Unique Harlan Ellison Autographs at the $300 Pledge Level
In the earliest days of HarlanEllisonBooks.com, Harlan entrusted to me an unusual item: a book of New York Timescrossword puzzles. All the puzzles were completed between 2010 and 2011,... Read more
Forgive the brief update, but I just wanted to post this link to the most recent Facebook Q&A. I hope it clarifies a few details regarding this project.
Thanks for your... Read more
Approaching the Core of Unquenchable Perfection...
As I type this, only $63 separates the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project from 71% funding. (I note the foregoing in the hopes that it will be inaccurate by the... Read more
More Brain Movies!
I've just added five more copies of the out-of-print Babylonian Limited Edition of BRAIN MOVIES, Volume One at the $400 pledge level.
In addition to Harlan's scripts (including two WGA... Read more
Thank you, Neil Gaiman
Just before doing today's live broadcast on Facebook, I received word that Neil Gaiman--whose hysterical introduction to Harlan's shortshort story "Loose Cannon, or Rubber Duckies from Space" appears in... Read more
Live Video Q&A with the Editor of HarlanEllisonBooks.com
Thanks to all who watched the video live and supplied questions this morning. I'll be doing a few more live videos, so please check back for a schedule.
In the... Read more
The Half-Way Point is on the Horizon, but There Are Typos Off the Starboard Bow!
Many thanks to all the backers who've pledged since my last update. With nearly nine days down, we are 43% funded.
Tomorrow (Thursday) at 10AM Pacific Time, I'll be doing... Read more
How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away
Three days and ninety minutes in, The Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project is just over 30% funded.
If you've popped by the page in the last 30 hours or so,... Read more
24% in 24 hours
If you'd told me yesterday morning--as my finger hovered over the button--that we'd come this far in such a short time, I'd have declared you mad as a... Read more