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Published January 1981
Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1966-1970

ISBN-13: 978-0-915368-08-2
ISBN-10: 0-915368-08-0

First edition, first printing of this book was January 1981

Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1966-1970

by NESFA

Martians and Madness contains the complete science fiction and fantasy novels of Fredric Brown as well as, “Gateway to Darkness,” and “Gateway to Glory” which were rewritten to be parts of Rogue in Space. It is a companion volume to From These Ashes, the complete short SF of Fredric Brown.

  • Introduction by William Tenn
  • What Mad Universe
  • Martians Go Home
  • Rogue in Space
  • The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
  • The Mind Thing
  • “Gateway to Darkness”
  • “Gateway to Glory”

The Halcyon Fairy Book is a delightful collection of wry and insightful comments on traditional fairy tales, originally presented in her blog, along with her first collection of fairy-tale inspired original work, Toad Words, previously only available as a self-published eBook.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Blue Light
  • The Master-Maid
  • The Wonderful Sheep
  • The Wonderful Birch
  • The Golden Apple Tree and the Nine Peahens
  • The Deer Prince
  • Two Cinderellas
  • The Story of Log
  • Tatterhood
  • The Seven Doves
  • The King of Love
  • Toad Words – Introduction
  • It Has Come To My Attention
  • Toad Words
  • The Wolf and the Woodsman
  • Bluebeard’s Wife
  • Loathly
  • The Sea Witch Sets the Record Straight
  • Never
  • Bait
  • Night
  • Boar and Apples
  • Odd Season

T. Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of an author from North Carolina. In another life, as Ursula Vernon, she writes children’s books and weird comics, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Mythopoeic, Nebula and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections. This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups.

Publishing information

Original printing, limited edition of 600 copies, $30.00 at Arisia, January 2017.

An unguarded, uncensored, unquiet tour of the life of Harlan Ellison.

In late 2011 Harlan Ellison—the multi-award-winning writer of speculative fiction and famously litigious personality—did two uncharacteristic things. First, he asked biographer Nat Segaloff if he’d be interested in writing his life story. Second, he gave Segaloff full control. The result is the long-anticipated A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison. The expansive biography, which is the first such project in which Ellison has permitted large portions of his varied works to appear.

Segaloff conducted exhaustive interviews with Ellison over the course of five years and also spoke with many of his friends and enemies in an effort to get inside the man and pin down the best-known “Harlan stories.” Their wide-ranging discussions cover his bullied boyhood, his storied marriages, his fabled lawsuits, and his compulsive writing process with more depth and detail than has ever before appeared in print. But it also delves into the man’s deeply held principles, his fears, and the demons that drove him for all of his 84 years. Friends, colleagues, and admirers such as Neil Gaiman, Patton Oswalt, Peter David, Robert Sawyer, Michael Scott, Edward Asner, Leonard Nimoy, Ed Bryant, Alan Brennert, Robert Silverberg, and many other notables add their voices.

Along the way the reader is treated to an analysis of the Connie Willis controversy, the infamous dead gopher story, allegedly pushing a fan down an elevator shaft, and the final word on The Last Dangerous Visions. What emerges is a rich portrait of a man who has spent his life doing battle with his times and himself, always challenging his readers to reach for a higher plane and goading himself to get them there. It’s funny, wise, shocking, and—well, it’s Harlan.

In January 2021, an expanded second edition was released only in ebook form. In May, 2022 the expanded second edition was released in hardcover. The expanded second edition covers events after Harlan Ellison’s death in June, 2018. The additional material also includes interviews with many of Harlan’s friends and a coda covering the death of Harlan’s wife, Susan Ellison. See this YouTube promotional video for the second edition.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Morning in the Sunken Cathedral
  • Chapter 2: First Contact
  • Chapter 3: Harlan in Wonderland
  • Chapter 4: Marriage Ain’t Nothin’ But Love Misspelled
  • Chapter 5: Science Friction
  • Chapter 6: Teats for Two
  • Chapter 7: All the Lies That Are His Life
  • Chapter 8: The Cordwainer Chronicles
  • Chapter 9: Aye, Robot
  • Chapter 10: The Snit on the Edge of Forever
  • Chapter 11: The Voice in the Wilderness
  • Chapter 12: The Collector
  • Chapter 13: Repent, Harlan!
  • Chapter 14: The Rabbit Whole
  • Chapter 15: The Lost Dangerous Visions
  • Chapter 16: The Flight of the Deathbird
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword
  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • The Fuse Extinguished (A Personal Addendum)
  • The Last Word
  • Acknowldgments
  • Appendix A: Harlan Ellison on Writing: A Conversation
  • Appendix B: Unrealized Projects (Unproduced Teleplays, Screenplays, and Treatments)
  • Appendix C: Awards
  • Appendix D: Interviews
  • Selected Bibliography
  • 40 Pages of Photos
  • Index

Author

Nat Segaloff

[Photo by Liane Brandon]

Nat Segaloff is a writer, producer, and film historian. He has written the biographies of Arthur Penn, William Friedkin, and Stirling Silliphant, and produced documentaries on Stan Lee, John Belushi, Larry King, and Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop. He is co-author of the play “The Waldorf Conference,” about the origins of the Hollywood Blacklist (in which Harlan Ellison acted) and, in addition to A Lit Fuse, has also completed a memoir, Screen Saver.

Publishing information

  • 2nd edition Trade hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-61037-344-9
  • 2nd edition Ebook (epub): ISBN: 978-1-61037-325-8
  • 2nd edition Ebook (mobi): ISBN: 978-1-61037-008-0
  • 1st edition Trade hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-61037-323-4
  • 1st edition Limited boxed edition: ISBN: 978-1-61037-322-7