Later this year Subterranean Press will issue Harlan Ellison’s collection Can & Can’tankerous, ten previously uncollected tales from the fifth and sixth decades of Ellison’s career. The volume is available now for preorder.
Table of Contents
- How Interesting: A Tiny Man
- Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts
- Objects of Desire in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear
- Introduction to “Loose Cannon” by Neil Gaiman
- Loose Cannon, or Rubber Duckies from Space
- From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet
- The Toad Prince, or, Sex Queen of the Martian Pleasure-domes
- Incognita, Inc.
- Goodbye to All That
- He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes
Bonus Material (Limited Edition Only)
- Who Wilts the Lettuce? (The original 1957 typescript)
- Blonde Cargo (The original 1958 typescript)
- Weariness (The original 2005 typescript)
- Sensible City (The 2009 revised version)
Can you match the titles with the publisher’s descriptions?
- a written-in-the-window endeavor that invites re-reading from the start before you’ve even finished it;
- a second entry in his (now) ongoing abcedarian sequence;
- a “lost” pulp tale re-cast as a retro-fable;
- a melancholy meditation for departed friend and fellow legend, Ray Bradbury;
- a 2001 revision of a 1956 original;
- an absurdist ascent toward enlightenment (or its gluten-free substitute);
- a 200-word exercise in not following the directions as written (with a special introduction by Neil Gaiman that weighs in at four times the word count of its subject);
- a fantastical lament for a bottom-line world;
- the 2011 Nebula Award-winning short story; and
- Ellison’s most recent offering, a fusion of fact and fiction
I knew you could.