Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories

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With Slippage, his most outrageous and wildly imaginative collection to date, Harlan Ellison celebrates the fortieth anniversary of his career (now in its forty-second year), confirming his position as "the dark prince of American letters" (as Pete Hamill put it). With characteristic fits of brilliance and irreverence, Ellison writes like an angel - or possibly a certifiable demon - crosscutting the political and humorous, the domestic and cosmic, and commingling ancient history, modern morality, and the surreal. Displayed here are the centerpiece showstopper "Mefisto in Onyx," a major, award-winning novella, in which a black mindreader pays a singular and terrifying call on a white serial killer on an Alabama death row; the tour de force "The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore," selected for The Best American Short Stories 1993; and "Keyboard," a sardonic commentary on our uneasy alliance with the toys of technology, based on a theme provided by Robin Williams. Introducing the

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Harlan Ellison is undoubtedly one of the most audacious, infuriating, brazen characters on the planet. Which may help explain why he is also one of the most brilliant, innovative, and eloquent writers on earth. Slippage simply presents recent, typical Ellison. In a word, masterful. The 21 stories in this 1997 collection, which is encased in black boxes, show Ellison at the height of his powers, with several of the stories (no surprise here) major award-winners. Highlights include a black mind reader who pays a visit to a white serial killer, a husband who falls prey to a vampiric personal computer, and a love affair between a young man and a woman who may be more undead than alive. Perhaps even more fascinating are the painfully candid snapshots of autobiography running throughout the volume. Even if Ellison's unsettling fictions are not enough to dazzle you, his often bizarre life experiences as an author will still keep you compulsively turning the page like a polite voyeur. --Stanley Wiater

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Harlan Ellison has won countless awards in his literary career, including the Edgar, the Hugo, and the Nebula. He lives in California.

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