For the third time, down that multicolored rabbit hole to the unpredictable, singular, frequently disturbing Ellison Wonderland of the writer the New York Times summed up thus: “Harlan Ellison has the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker with a cultural warehouse for a mind.” And this third expedition arrived not a moment too soon—at exactly the moment a brilliant film documentary, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, a film of the life and work of Harlan Ellison, premiered across America.
Here, in eleven stories, a true memoir, five brand-new commentaries, and a linked horror story of Jack the Ripper by Ellison’s great friend, the late Robert Bloch, this mesmerizing audio performance by the Author provides the full measure of reason why Ellison has won Listen Up, Audio, and a shelf full of other awards, including investiture as one of the few Grand Masters of the literature of the fantastic. This one is the best yet.
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A decent collection of stories, wonderfully narrated by the authorMarch 30, 2013A decent collection of stories by Ellison. Most of them are pretty good, taken as pure entertainment, though the ones in which he tries to make some kind of point are typically pretty bad thematically. But Ellison's narration of his own work is really fantastic. A special treat is Robert Bloch's reading of his story "A Toy for Juliette" from the Ellison-edited Dangerous Visions sci-fi anthology, included here as context for Ellison's story "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World" which is a direct sequel to Bloch's.
Harlan Ellison has written or edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He has won numerous awards, including the Edgar Award, Hugo Award, an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration, and his fifth Nebula Award, breaking genre records. Ellison was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2006. He lives in California.
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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Fiction
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-9530-5