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All the Lies That Are My Life

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Autobiographical novella. Introduction by Robert Silverberg. Afterwords by Norman Spinrad, Vonda N McIntyre, Robert Sheckley, Philip Jose Farmer, Thomas M Disch, and Edward Bryant.
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published January 28th 1991 by Underwood Books (first published November 1980)
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This volume includes Ellison's excellent novella, as well as an introduction by Robert Silverberg, afterwards by a half-dozen famous authors, and wonderful Kent Bash illustrations. It was nominated for awards in the sf field although it has no non-mainstream elements; it's an excellent piece.
Dan Traeger
One of Ellison's best stories. There's a legend that this is actually a thinly veiled account of his relationship with Robert Silverberg which is nicely debunked by Silverberg's introductory essay to this volume.
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Harlan Jay Ellison is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism.

His literary and television work has received many awards. He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek as well as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour; edited the multiple-award-winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions; and served as creative consultant/write
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