Novels, novellas, double novels and chapbooks
Short stories, lots of 'em
Essays, film reviews and television criticism
Graphic novels, comic books and illustrated stories
Other Ellison appearances, books about Ellison and stuff that doesn't belong elsewhere

Frequently asked questions
A bibliography in brief
A biographical essay
Ellison on the screen, big and small
A survey of Ellison spoken-word recordings

A simple Ellison story finder
A surreal survey of Ellison's alter ego
The topopgraphy of the islets
What is this place?
Ellison books for sale

About this site

I undertook this survey of Harlan Ellison's literary output in 1995, having forgotten just how bloody many books bear the guy's name. In the years since, it has been a bit of a challenge for me to keep Islets of Langerhans up to date as Ellison's bibliography has sent shoots and runners in every direction.

A major revamp of the site in late 2002 included the site's first FAQ and the Islets sale table, featuring used Ellison first editions and reading copies.

I'm indebted, first and foremost, to Harlan Ellison himself for his enormous patience answering questions, offering suggestions and giving me an opportunity to get to know the generous spirit behind the cyclone. Huge thanks also to David Loftus and Phil Nichols, whose surveys of Ellison's spoken word and film/television work, respectively, added new dimensions to this site. Finally, much appreciation to Rick Wyatt, curator of the official Harlan Ellison Web site, and Christopher Harris Day, mastermind behind the Web's best survey of Ellison's comic and graphic work, for demonstrating that my obsession, if odd, is not exactly unique.

In real life, I'm an assistant to the mayor of Boise, Idaho; husband to the beautiful and talented Cynthia Tank, graphic designer and singer/actress; father to Toby, German shepherd and furniture deconstructor; a guitarist, bassist, music lover and movie buff, a home brewer, backpacker and fly fisher.


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