It seems Clifford Meth’s new position at IDW is already yielding fruit: a new prose collection of Harlan Ellison’s writing entitled Yr. Pal, Harlan is due for spring of 2008 from IDW.
IDW Publishing is proud to announce its intention to publish Harlan Ellison’s Yr. Pal, Harlan, which is scheduled for release in May, 2008. Yr. Pal, Harlan collects more than a decade of the Grand Master’s selected digital letters and postings from Ellison Webderland (www.harlanellison.com), Ellison’s official home on the Internet.
“Harlan Ellison is one of the greatest writers of the last half century,” said Clifford Meth, IDW’s EVP of Editorial. “While he is recognized internationally as a master storyteller spanning multiple genres, his essays have also received the highest accolades and awards. We felt it was high time that someone collected Harlan’s digital letters, which reveal another 313 equally entertaining and controversial sides of this important world author.”
Yr. Pal, Harlan will contain more than 80,000 words of original, never-before-published Ellison material: Ellison on courtesy; Ellison on Star Trek; Ellison on the Horrors of the Internet; Ellison on the First Amendment; Ellison on Television and Film; Ellison on Everything. He just won’t shut up, and apparently cannot be contained.
“For five decades, legions of readers have been enlightened, inspired and outraged by the unique voice that is Harlan Ellison,” said Meth. “As one of those readers, I guarantee this collection will more than entertain those legions… it will be a new favorite.”
Ellison’s response to this hyperbole: “It’s an okay book, I suppose. Better than a poke in the eye with a flaming ingot.”