Editor Preston Grassmann has revealed the table for contents for The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellison, an anthology forthcoming from PS Publishing in August 2019.
It was sometime in the mid-nineties at Dangerous Visions Bookstore in Sherman Oaks, when a seismic shift altered the foundations of the room. It wasn’t the Northridge quake, but it was certainly a force of nature—in walked Harlan.
I had told him my dream of putting together an anthology someday, with a table of contents that included some of the very writers in this book. “That’s a pretty nifty list,” Harlan said. “Do it, kiddo.”
As the years passed, I went on to write for Nature Magazine and became a contributing editor at Locus, and the dream kind of fell by the wayside, but Harlan never let me forget. And though I wish Harlan could see it, the dream is finally here—a book full of memories and love—thirty-three international contributors who have joined together to celebrate his life. It’s strong and strange in ways I never expected, full of inspired ideas, anecdotes and stories of Harlan. Of course, to include everyone influenced by Harlan and the work he celebrated would more than fill The Lost Aztec Temple of Mars.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction: Older Than Five, Younger Than Twelve
- Foreword 1 – Second Father/First Child by Josh Olson
- Foreword 2 – Harlan Ellison’s Influence on Me by Ellen Datlow
- Aye, and Gomorrah by Samuel R. Delany
- The Way You Came In May Not Be The Best Way Out by Paul Di Filippo
- A Thin Silver Line by Steve Rasnic Tem
- On an Old Man’s Contemplation of an Archway Sealed with Stones by Adam- Troy Castro
- Hums by Peter Crowther
- The Re-Evolution of Cloud Nine by Nikhil Singh
- The First of Many Shudders by Kaaron Warren
- Break Into Three by Nick Mamatas
- Twelve Letters to My Daughter on the Moon by Ian McDonald
- The Last Shout of the Beast by Bruce Sterling
- Alice’s by Lisa Tuttle
- Digger. Split. by David Gerrold
- The Wedding Gown by Jeffrey Thomas
- And Everywhere That Mary Went by Anna Tambour
- Amniocryptic by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
- Build Your Own Monster by Rumi Kaneko (translated by Preston Grassmann)
- Race Across a Vanishing Landscape by Gio Clairval
- Rave On by Gregory Benford
- The Collaboration by Allen M. Steele
- The Man Who Saw Wakanda by Steven Barnes
- The Starfvcker Dyad by Rich Larson
- With Frank and Lucinda Brewer at the East Pole by Gregory Norman Bossert
- Perfection by John Skipp & Autumn Christian
- Silicon Times e-Book Review by Greg Bear
- The Seer by Chris Kelso
- Live Inside Your Own Sky by D.R.G Sugawara
- Various Kinds of Conceits by Arthur Byron Cover
- Five Years Later by Scott Edelman
- The Fragments of a Hologram City by Preston Grassmann
- Flies by Robert Silverberg
There will be a signed slipcased jacketed hardcover edition, and a hardcover jacketed edition, both with with art by Yoshika Nagata.
Preston Grassmann was born in California and educated at U.C. Berkeley. He began working for Locus in 1998, returning as a contributing editor after a hiatus in Egypt and the UK. His most recent work has been published in Nature Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, and “Futures 2” (Tor). He is a regular contributor to Nature and writes a feature for Locus called “The Cosmic Village”. He currently lives in Japan.
[Thanks to Scott Edelman for the story.]