Ellison Buyer’s Guide

If you want to get in the spirit of Harlan Ellison’s latest releases you ought to pay for them with pictures of Presidents. As, of course, you’ll want to do after reading these reviews:

Paul Anderson rates 7 Against Chaos, the new graphic story written by Harlan Ellison with art by Paul Chadwick and Ken Steacy, 4.5 skulls out of 5:

Together, Ellison, Chadwick, and Steacy create an epic story that feels both progressive but also a callback to any fan who started reading comics prior to the 1990s, when computers helped shape the look and feel of books. But, in spite of this, it is not a homage to those comics, nor “retro”.

Clay Stafford reviews the Subterranean Press reissue of Harlan Ellison’s The Deadly Streets, first published in 1958.

[The] writing, the characters, the plotting, and the situations still hold true.  The “daddy-o’s” didn’t bother me a bit and the prose goes down like a teenager in a log flume.

Judge Darryl Loomis at DVD Verdict approves the Blu-Ray of A Boy and His Dog:

It may not be the best piece of science fiction ever made, but A Boy and His Dog is one of the best genre adaptations out there. It has its problems and, for a time, seems like two different movies, but its humor and cynicism make up for any missteps. It’s a great time, one of my favorites of the genre, and it finally, after all these years, gets a proper home video release.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

7 thoughts on “Ellison Buyer’s Guide

  1. …saw it there as well, The film was loaded reel by reel, and between rewinding and reloading reels, Ellison lovingly and engagingly talked and talked. It might have been the first film that had commentary with its premier showing. I don’t think this kind of experience could ever be repeated, and I’ve largely avoided seeing the film again. I sat close enough to watch Ellison and hear him, while a former girlfriend of mine tried her best to flirt with Harlan…

    Long night, yes. A unique showing.

  2. Mr. Ellison once again screws the contributors to Last Dangerous Visions by engaging in finishing more projects of his own while breaking all of his promises to LDV’s contributors to finally get the anthology out. And we’re supposed to celebrate this, enable him, and profit him?

  3. Discon II was my first convention, and seeing A Boy & His Dog and Ellison in person was one of the highlights for this young neofan. Ah, memories.

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