An Edge in My Voice

An Edge in My Voice At the beginning of the s Harlan Ellison 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 This coll

  • Title: An Edge in My Voice
  • Author: Harlan Ellison
  • ISBN: 9780898653410
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the beginning of the 1980 s Harlan Ellison 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 This collection collects what he wrote under those conditions He writes in a conversational voice, but he is impassioned, persuasive, abusive and hilarious by turns.

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  • Harlan Ellison

    Harlan Jay Ellison is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism.His literary and television work has received many awards He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek as well as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour edited the multiple award winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions and served as creative consultant writer to the science fiction TV series The New Twilight Zone and Babylon 5.Several of his short fiction pieces have been made into movies, such as the classic The Boy and His Dog.webmaster harlanellison

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  • This is an collection of the columns Ellison wrote for the LA Weekly in the 80s. They were written with the admonishment that the paper could not edit them in any way. I remember reading most of these when they appeared weekly. I was an ardent fan of the column. So it is great that they now appear in one volume so I can nostalgically peruse them again.The strength, and weakness, of these essays is that they are Harlan Ellison unedited. They exhibit his passion, his social awareness, and his awes [...]


  • This thing doesn't get five stars because it's so astonishingly brilliant or because I agree with Ellison's ideas; sometimes they're half-baked and often he's just totally bizarre. It gets five stars because I don't care HOW half-baked Ellison can get sometimes. Back when I read these opinionated essays packed with pratfalls and brilliant linguistic pirouettes, they affected me so profoundly that for me they completely revised what it means to write nonfiction. To this day whenever I sit down to [...]


  • Much as I enjoy Ellison's writing, I was unimpressed by most of the columns in this book. For some reason, the writing style didn't grab me. I've enjoyed his nonfiction - like The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat - but, for the most part, these fell flat. On a side note, seeing how the political climate has "evolved" from when he was writing (Reagan era) to today is just plain depressing.


  • Harlan Ellison (who is still around at this writing) was as an essayist as vivid and impassioned as his fiction. At the beginning of the 1980s 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 fo [...]


  • Reading Harlan Ellison books always makes me feel like I've learned something important. I'm not just talking about vocabulary (and he sent me to the dictionary quite a few times over the course of this book), but there is a lot to discover about the human condition in these pages. I don't agree with all of Ellison's views (especially when it comes to art), but many of them inspire activism. He wants you all to care about very important issues like gun control and media censorship. You'll also l [...]


  • Harlan Ellison is absolutely hilarious, as well as sharply intelligent, in his opinion-writing, and this book showcases these facts.


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