of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Harlan Ellison
The Ellisonian column would have been better id [sic] made longer.
‘I See A Man Sitting On A Chair And The Chair Is Biting His Leg’ (the kind of title I categorically refuse to type completely more than once in a review) combines the expected Sheckley grotesque humor with a certain Ellisonian nastiness in seamless fashion.
I stood looking at the bookshelves (stripped of anything Ellisonian, for autographing purposes) and pondered the Ellison Image.
Stylistically, these tales run the gamut from Lovecraftian ultraviolet….to Ellisonian anguish.
A combination of MIT-level blueprint sophistication and Frank Paul gosh-wow panoramas, they succeed admirably in melding the Asimovian and Ellisonian halves of the project.
‘The New Ecology’ speaks to the Ellisonian notion of strange new gods arising to fill vacant niches, but does so in a hopeful rather than despairing fashion.
Of course he promotes her as a singular writer who ‘has her own voice, defies comparison, probes areas usually considered dangerous, and is as close to being the pure artist as any writer I have met’ (211), though it quickly becomes apparent that what he means by ‘pure artist’ is someone who doesn’t let herself be guided by the dictates of the market, so this is an Ellisonian circumlocution for ‘not widely published’.
Lyle Kessler, in a letter to the fanzine Psychotic
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