essayist who also writes fiction? Or a fantasist who can't resist
who has read a collection of Harlan Ellison's short stories has also
sampled his work as an essayist; he almost always supplements such
collections with introductions, individual prefaces and explanatory
notes that sometimes constitute up to half the book's length. To get a
true taste for Ellison's supreme talent as a nonfiction writer,
however, one must plunge into one of the volumes listed here.