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Publication Order of Vic and Blood Books

Vic and Blood (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood's a Rover (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Web of the City (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with 9 Lives (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Infinity (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider Kiss (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doomsman (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix Without Ashes (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Boy and His Dog (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Region Between (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deathbird (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeffty Is Five (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Lies That Are My Life (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paladin of the Lost Hour (in Twilight Zone Magazine) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soft Monkey (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Function of Dream Sleep (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Function of Dream Sleep (in Asimov's) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chatting with Anubis (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
She's a Young Thing and Cannot Leave Her Mother (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run for the Stars (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlan Ellison's Movie (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Li'l Harlan and His Sidekick Carl the Comet in Danger Land (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Deadly Streets (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting in the Wind (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sex Gang (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Streets / The Juvies (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentleman Junkie (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ellison Wonderland (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paingod and Other Delusions (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Land of Fear (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Edge (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time of the Eye (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone Against Tomorrow (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Sounds of Fear (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Approaching Oblivion (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Doors, No Windows (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathbird Stories (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illustrated Harlan Ellison (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Wine (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterday (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalking the Nightmare (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essential Ellison (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mefisto in Onyx (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night and the Enemy (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angry Candy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Footsteps (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harlan Ellison Hornbook (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider Kiss / Stalking the Nightmare (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slippage (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troublemakers (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Chronicles, Volume 2 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulling a Train (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Beasts (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word (With: Jason Davis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Top of the Volcano (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can & Can'tankerous (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ephemeral Ellison (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ellison Treatment (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dimensions of Harlan Ellison (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greatest Hits (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

The City on the Edge of Forever (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
None of the Above (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 11 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contains contributions from other creators.

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Thinking Machine (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memos From Purgatory (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glass Teat (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Glass Teat (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Edge in My Voice (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlan Ellison's Watching (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlan 101 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Working Without a Net (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brain Movies Books

Brain Movies, Volume 1 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 2 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 4 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 5 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 6 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 7 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brain Movies, Volume 8 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dream Corridor Books

Dream Corridor Special (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Corridor Quarterly (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Corridor 1 (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Corridor 2 (By: Gerard Jones) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Books

The City on the Edge of Forever (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Tribbles (By: David Gerrold) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Our Yesterdays (By: Jean Lissette Aroeste) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste of Armageddon (By: Robert Hamner,Gene L. Coon) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Metamorphosis (By: Gene L. Coon) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Galileo 7 (By: Oliver Crawford,S. Bar-David) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Piece of the Action (By: Gene L. Coon,David P. Harmon) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Dove (By: Jerome Bixby) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amok Time (By: Theodore Sturgeon) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (By: Alan Dean Foster,Harold Livingston,Richard J. Anobile) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (By: Richard J. Anobile) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Big Countdown: Amazing Stories, December 1958(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Wonder(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Again, Dangerous Visions(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Vol. 2(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Science Fiction - October 1973(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Again, Dangerous Visions 2(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Science Fiction Plays(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weird Heroes Volume 2(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Andromeda 1(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Universe(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Study War No More(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis 1(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy, November 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Came from Outer Space: 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales That Became Major Motion Pictures(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 13(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Fantasy(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Medea(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Zone Magazine, December 1985(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Void(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1988(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 1(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Sex(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dante's Disciples(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Destiny II: Proprietors of Fate(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Plus(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Undead(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Destiny(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Tales(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 5(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 6(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hanukkah Lights of Stories and Narrative About Hanukkah(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outer Limits, Volume One(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2001(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Great Suspense Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Balm in Gilead - Salves from the Souk of Imagination(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 41 (2007)(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Chills(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Son of Retro Pulp Tales(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucified Dreams(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lore: A Quaint and Curious Volume of Selected Stories(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season of Wonder(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Abyss(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weasels Ripped My Flesh!: Two-Fisted Stories From Men's Adventure Magazines of the 1950s, '60s & '70s(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darker Terrors 7(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 15, Milton Lessor and Others(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Is Not Enough(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Dangerous Visions(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Harlan Ellison was a prolific American writer of speculative fiction, science fiction, mystery, thriller, fantasy, and horror novels. He was known for his influential work and his combative, outspoken personality. Harlan was particularly famous for his successful collaborations with authors like Richard Corben, John M Ford, Diane Duane, Edward Bryant, Jack Dann, Jack Haldermann II, Alan Dean Foster, Richard Roberts, Keri Knutson, Bernard Schaffer, Miles Cressman, etc. The published works of author Harlan include over 1,700 short stories, comic book scripts, essays, novellas, teleplays, screenplays, and a wide variety of criticism work that covered literature, print media, film, and television. Some of the best-known works of Harlan include a Star Trek episode called The City on Edge of Forever, A Boy & his Dog cycle, and several widely popular short stories.

Harlan has also been the anthologist and editor for Dangerous Visions and its sequel called Again, Dangerous Visions, which were released in 1967 and 1972 respectively. The list of awards won by him includes some of the prestigious awards such as Nebula, Edgar, and Hugo. He won each of them multiple times. Author Harlan was born on May 27, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio as Harlan Jay Ellison. He belonged to a Jewish family and had an elder sister named Beverly. The two were not on talking terms since the death of their mother in 1976. When Harlan was younger, his family had relocated to Painesville, Ohio, but came back to Cleveland in 1949 when his father died. Harlan had run away from his home multiple times. He had also taken up odd jobs during his teenage years, including working as a fisherman near the Galveston coast at the age of 18.

The other jobs that he was involved in at that time include being a crop picker, hired gun, truck driver, cook, lithographer, floorwalker, cab driver, book salesman, door-to-door salesman, etc. His first published writing was a fan letter that he wrote to the Real Fact Comics in 1947. Harlan studied at Ohio State University between 1951 and 1953 before he was expelled on the grounds of indiscipline and bad behavior. Harlan had hit a professor for denigrating his ability to write and was subsequently expelled. Over the course of the next twenty years, Harlan sent a copy of each short story he published to the professor to prove to him that he had good writing skills. In 1949, he wrote a couple of serialized stories and published them in the Cleveland News. In the early 1950s, Harlan sold a story to the EC Comics. He had become an active member of the science fiction fandom at this time. Harlan used to publish his own fanzines based on the science fiction genre.

In 1955, he relocated to New York City to pursue a career in the field of writing science fiction. Within a period of just 2 years after his relocation, Harlan published over a hundred articles short stories. Between 1957 and 1959, Harlan served in the United States Army. In 1958, he published his first full-length book called Web of the City while he was still serving in the army. A major part of the story was written when Harlan was undergoing training in Georgia. After he left the army, Harlan moved to Chicago and joined the Rogue as an editor. His relocation to California in 1962 opened the doors for writing screenplays for Hollywood films. Harlan started selling his scripts to noteworthy directors of that time. He even co-wrote the screenplay of the 1966 movie called The Oscar. His scripts were also sold to TV shows, including The Flying Nun, The Outer Limits, Loretta Young Show, Route 66, Star Trek, Cimarron Strip, Burke’s Law, etc. Throughout the course of his writing career, Harlan used many pen names. Some of the prominent ones among them include Cordwainer Bird, Sley Harson, Paul Merchant, Jay Charby, Pat Roeder, Ellis Hart, Harlan Ellis, John Magnus, Ivar Jorgenson, Jay Solo, Derry Tiger, etc.

Harlan had married for a total of five times and each of his relationships did not last for more than a few years. His last wife was Susan Toth, whom he married in 1986. They remained together until Harlan’s death in 2018. Harlan died on June 28, 2018, at his Los Angeles home due to complications arising out of a stroke that he had suffered in 2014. He was suffering from speech & cognition impairment and paralysis and was undergoing physical therapy several times a week. Harlan’s excellent writing skills and his mind-blowing works have kept him alive in the hearts of his fans and will remain so for many more years to come.

A popular book written by author Harlan Ellison is entitled ‘Web of the City’. It was originally titled Rumble and was published in 1958 by Pyramid Books. This novel follows the story of a teenage boy named Rusty Santoro, who becomes a member of a street gang of Cougars in Brooklyn, New York. Harlan has set the story in the 1950s. In researching this novel, Harlan actually spent some time in one of the street gangs of Brooklyn. He has given an account of his experience in staying in the Barons in his 1961 book called Memos from Purgatory. Rusty Santoro’s story begins by depicting that he is faced with the dilemma of choosing between the obligations of his street gang and the meager prospects of his neighborhood. As the story moves ahead, Rusty Santoro is seen struggling with the idea of leaving his gang life and his neighborhood behind. Harlan has mentioned various aspects of street gang life in this novel, including murders, street fights, and various other aspects.

Another exciting book penned by Harlan is called ‘Spider Kiss’. It was released in 1961 by Gold Medal Books. This book is based on the life of a humble and shy country boy called Luther Sellers. He finds that he possesses a mesmerizing stage presence and a magnificent voice. Luther gets the stage name as Stag Preston and goes on to become a big rockabilly star. He is helped by a helpful manager, who is patterned after the manager of Elvis Presley, Tom Parker. As time passes, Luther Sellers’ success goes into his mind. In trying to live up to his name and fame, Luther plays gimmick to keep his followers interested, but despises them secretly. Later, Luther gets entangled in a controversy and could not help but see his downfall before his eyes.

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