If you’re unfamiliar with the man’s quite massive and exceptional body work, Harlan Ellison is one of the great writers of the last hundred years and you simply must drop everything you’re doing and seek out his oeuvre. But his many fans need to be hipped onto a neat-o and thoroughly bodacious event: The Great Harlan Rare Book Purge #3.
According to his lovely (some might say saintly) wife Susan, “It’s been more than two years since the last book purge and we’ve found, acquired, and assembled more Ellison goodies from his personal “underground” archives. HE can’t stand it. He runs off with obscure items I’ve freed from his vault and hides them!”
Up for sale through the Ellisons are a treasure trove of signed books, rare first editions, magazines, comics, CDs, DVDs, Posters, and a myriad of curiosities to pique the interest of any fan.
View the complete catalog of what’s available and ordering details here. Be aware that The Purge only runs through Thursday, July 8th.
Oh, and if you’ve got any scratch left over and are still hankering for more Unca Harlan, may I highly recommend picking up the recent documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD from FPNYC. I screened it in the shop tonight at a volume not normally afforded the litany of flicks and cartoons we play on that big-ass screen of ours and sold a copy within its first 4 minutes.
And ‘cuz it came up in conversation with the next customer after that…
To the young lady to whom I lent my signed and personalized copy of the first edition of Shatterday (my favorite all-time book and one I had previously lent to dozens of appreciative new fans- friends and complete strangers alike- by means of introducing them to the author’s prose) and who then kept/stole it and had the guts to amble back in the shop some years later and remind me of who she was and her transgression, then demand I take her on a dinner date as ransom for the prized tome she still possessed…
You can still bite me. I ain’t calling.