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An Edge in My Voice (Starblaze Editions) Paperback – October, 1985


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Product Details

  • Series: Starblaze Editions
  • Paperback: 548 pages
  • Publisher: Walsworth Pub Co; 2 Revised edition (October 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089865341X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898653410
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,993,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Harlan Ellison has been called “one of the great living American short story writers” by the Washington Post. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he has won more awards than any other living fantasist. Ellison has written or edited seventy-four books; more than seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns; two dozen teleplays; and one dozen motion pictures. He has won the Hugo Award eight and a half times (shared once); the Nebula Award three times; the Bram Stoker Award, presented by the Horror Writers Association, five times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996); the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice; the Georges Melies Fantasy Film Award twice; two Audie Awards (for the best in audio recordings); and he was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writers’ union. He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics at the 1995 World Horror Convention. Ellison is the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four times, most recently for “Paladin of the Lost Hour,” his Twilight Zone episode that was Danny Kaye’s final role, in 1987. In 2006, Ellison was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Dreams With Sharp Teeth, the documentary chronicling his life and works, was released on DVD in May 2009. 
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Algernon D'Ammassa on January 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
Harlan Ellison has a tremendous gift as an essayist and columnist. At the beginning of the 1980's he agreed to do a regular column for the LA WEEKLY on the condition that they publish whatever he wrote, without revising it or suggesting rewrites. He demanded, and got, the freedom to choose any target, no matter how sensitive to the paper's interests or its readership. A wise editor agreed. The results are collected in this volume.
His columns are not formally structured, but don't be misled into thinking these columns were easy. He writes in a conversational voice, but it is that of a brilliant, nimble conversationalist. Ellison cajoles, caresses, eulogizes, and excoriates. The columns are witty and passionate, and evoke the tensions, the hopes and the lies, of the Reagan Era; of Hollywood, advertising, and journalism in that time; of Ellison's advocacy of the Equal Rights Amendment and gun control. By turns, he is riotously funny, righteously indignant, and capable of issuing a devastating, fatwa-like call to outrage and democratic retribution.
Ellison contends that we should dispense with the notion that every common person is entitled to an opinion; but that every person should be entitled to an informed opinion and the means to express it, as befits a citizen of this nation. In this, it is call not only to outrage but to excellence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Winchester on June 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
A collect series of columns running the gamet of movie criticisms to automobiles, from friends to foes. This is Ellison at his very best. An absolute must for fans of the written word.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Konczewski on May 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
For those of you who only know Harlan Ellison from his fiction, you'll enjoy this collection of essays written for the LA "Weekly" newspaper. A very eclectic collection of subjects, from critiques of local restaurants, to an emotional account of his early life, to a hilarious recounting of pranks he's pulled.
Seldom have I been as engaged by a writer's views as I was with Ellsion. I found myself engaged in a mental debate with Ellison on many issues. Don't miss out on this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Konczewski on May 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
For those of you who only know Harlan Ellison from his fiction, you'll enjoy this collection of essays written for the LA "Weekly" newspaper. A very eclectic collection of subjects, from critiques of local restaurants, to an emotional account of his early life, to a hilarious recounting of pranks he's pulled.
Seldom have I been as engaged by a writer's views as I was with Ellsion. I found myself engaged in a mental debate with Ellison on many issues. Don't miss out on this book!
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