Strange Wine

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Ibooks, 2004 - Fiction - 262 pages

From Harlan Ellsion, whom The Washington Post regards as "lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, one-line comedian, purveyor of pure horror and black comedy,"comes Strange Wine. Discover among these tales the spirits of executed Nazi war criminals who walk Manhattan streets, the damned soul of a murderess escaped from Hell, gremlins writing the fantasies of a gone-dry writer and the exquisite Dr. D(c)¨arque Angel who deals her patients doses of deathú Anything and everything that is good about short story collections is condensed into this one book, the scope of which ranges from satire ("The New York Review Of Bird") to humor ("Working With The Little People") to outright horror (the devastating "Croatoan").

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

“And reading is the drinking of strange wine.” “Drinking strange wine pours strength into the imagination.” “The dinosaurs had no strange wine.” All the above quotes are from the Introduction, which ... Read full review

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(Original Review, 1980-11-07) I was reading a book by the name of 'Strange Wine' by Harlan Ellison recently. The book is very good, but that is not what I want to talk about. He has an introduction ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Harlan Ellison, 1934 - Harlan Ellison was born in 1934. He was first published professionally at the age of 15 in the Cleveland News. Ellison has written over 1700 short stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns. He was the first to receive the Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics in 1995. In 1987, a 35 year retrospective of Ellison's work was published as "The Essential Ellison." Over the course of his career, Ellison has written for "The Outer Limits," "The Starlost" and "The Twilight Zone." He is a co-creator of the "Star Trek" series and is in his fifth season as Conceptual Consultant for "Babylon Five." Ellison is the only author in Hollywood to ever win the Writer's Guild of America's award for Most Outstanding Teleplay four times, the last time being "Paladin of the Hour" in 1987. He has won the Hugo Award 8 1/2 times, the Nebula Award 3 times, the Bram Stoker Award 5 times, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writer's Association, the Edgar Allen Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America Award twice, the Georges Meilies Fantasy Film Award twice and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by the PEN International Writer's Union. In March of 1998, the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University awarded Ellison the 1998 Wit, Words and Wisdom Award. He is the editor of "Dangerous Visions" anthologies as well as "Medea: Harlan's World," and has received the Milford Award for for Lifetime Achievement in Editing. Ellison is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild with voice credits and adapted a short story, "The Face of Helen Bournow" for a Showtime series.

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