Harlan Ellison talks about his October stroke, its effects, and the progress he’s making with his recovery in this video promoting his new collection Again, Honorable Whoredome at a Penny a Word. Harlan even gives a short reading from one of the stories.
What’s inside the covers is explained by this blurb from Harlan Ellison Books:
You will not find “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” in this book. Nor will you find “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream,” “A Boy and His Dog,” or “The Deathbird,” or any of Harlan Ellison’s myriad masterpieces. What will you find herein? The front cover might give you a nasty clue: stories of crime and amorality, of sex and violence. What the cover might not have conveyed was that the award-winning tales enumerated above were forged in an imagination stoked for the preceding decade by the need to trade tales to the pulps and slick men’s magazine to make the rent ($7 a week). You hold in your hands the work of a writer painfully crawling forward, tale by tale, honing his craft in an industry where every word counted…of course, you knew all that; you got it from the title.