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Publication Order of Vic and Blood Books

Vic and Blood (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood's a Rover (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Web of the City (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man with 9 Lives (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Touch of Infinity (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider Kiss (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomsman (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix Without Ashes (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Plays

The City on the Edge of Forever (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
None of the Above (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Paul Chadwick
Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos (With: Paul Chadwick) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Brain Movies Books

Brain Movies, Volume 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 2 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 4 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 5 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 6 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 7 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Movies, Volume 8 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dream Corridor Books

Dream Corridor Special (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Corridor Quarterly (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Corridor 1 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Corridor 2 (By:Gerard Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Books

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

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror 2 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 3 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Andromeda Books

with George R.R. Martin, Brian W. Aldiss, Robert Holdstock, Bob Shaw, , Christopher Priest
Andromeda 1 (With: George R.R. Martin,Brian W. Aldiss,Robert Holdstock,Bob Shaw,,Christopher Priest) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda: An Original SF Anthology (By:) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda 2 (By:) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda 3 (By:) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

with Megan Lindholm, Robin McKinley, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Edward Bryant, Roger Zelazny, Joan D. Vinge, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, , Jane Yolen, Gene Wolfe, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Dickinson, Kelly Link, Marvin Kaye, Kim Newman, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, , Esther M. Friesner, Douglas E. Winter, , Stephen Laws, Christopher Fowler, Michael Marshall Smith, Bentley Little, Adam Roberts, Keith Brooke, Chris Roberson, Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce, Poppy Brite, , , China Miéville, F. Paul Wilson, Lucy Taylor, Patricia A. McKillip, Craig Shaw Gardner, , , , Luis Alberto Urrea, , William Schafer, Stephen Jones, , Haruki Murakami, , Jeffrey Ford, Thomas Ligotti, Kevin Brockmeier, Bruce Sterling, Theodora Goss, , , , James P. Blaylock, , , Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, , , Carlton Mellick III
Cthulhu 2000 (With: Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By:Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By:Kim Newman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By:Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By:William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 14 (By:Stephen Jones) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (By:Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By:Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills (By:Stephen Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By:Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By:Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By:Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Jones) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oz-Story Magazine Books

Oz-Story 1 (By:L. Frank Baum) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz-Story 2 (With: L. Frank Baum,Philip Jose Farmer) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz-Story 3 (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz-Story 4 (By:Eric Shanower) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz-Story 5 (By:Eric Shanower) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz-Story 6 (With: L. Frank Baum,Philip Jose Farmer) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hard Case Crime Books

with Lawrence Block, Robert Bloch, Max Allan Collins
Shooting Star/Spiderweb (By:) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shooting Star / Spiderweb (By:Robert Bloch) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mercenaries (By:) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two for the Money (By:Max Allan Collins) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Beloved (By:Max Allan Collins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gun Work (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch and Release (By:Lawrence Block) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury Books

with Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, , Alice Hoffman, , , , Charles Yu, , , Dave Eggers, , , Matthew Smith, Audrey Niffenegger
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (With: Joe Hill,Neil Gaiman,,Alice Hoffman,,,,Charles Yu,,,Dave Eggers,,,Matthew Smith,Audrey Niffenegger) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Partners in Wonder(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Again, Dangerous Visions(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Again, Dangerous Visions 2(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Science Fiction Plays(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda 1(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Study War No More(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 1(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 13(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medea(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1985(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Zone Magazine, December 1985(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Void(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1988(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borderlands 1(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 1991(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1994(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outer Limits, Volume One(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2001(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Century of Great Suspense Stories(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 41 (2007)(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of Retro Pulp Tales(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucified Dreams(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Wonder(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Abyss(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Is Not Enough(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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