A “Twilight Zone”-type anthology
A “Twilight Zone”-type anthology
UPDATE: This contest is now CLOSED — big thanks to everyone who participated!
We’re giving away signed box sets of the disturbing PC classic, I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream, courtesy of the fine folks at GOG.com. Released in 1995, I Must Scream is a super creepy point-and-click adventure game based upon Harlan Ellison’s short story of the same name. It was co-designed by Ellison, who co-authored the expanded story-line and dialogue, and even provided the voice for the supercomputer “AM”.
The prizes we have are two box sets, which include the game, its strategy guide and a mouse pad signed by Ellison himself. All you need to do take home this bounty is comment on the awesome image I have waiting for you after the jump.
You know that old saw, how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? How about when the cover both does and doesn’t tell you what the book is about? Since December 2012, DC Entertainment has provided pictures of the cover to “7 Against Chaos”, depicting three disparate people–a robot, a woman, and a scarred man–in the foreground, with toppling statues, crashing subway trains, nuclear explosions, and people running in panic crowding the back. While the picture–drawn by the redoubtable Paul Chadwick (“Concrete”) and colored by Ken Steacy (“Astro Boy”)–is jarring and interesting, it doesn’t really tell the scope of the story, the magnitude in which Harlan Ellison, Chadwick, and Steacy bring in this 200+ page opus. READ MORE
It’s hard to begin any piece on Harlan Ellison without spending half of the allotted word count re-enumerating everything the man has done since hitting the publishing world in the 1950s. The number of awards he’s won is higher than a lot of modern Americans can count (says this writer, half-facetiously). He’s written some of the most memorable episodes of television (Star Trek’s “City on the Edge of Forever”; The Outer Limit’s “Demon with a Glass Hand”). He’s launched and won landmark cases on plagiarism and intellectual piracy (watch the end of The Terminator sometime, for example). Others.
This July, DC Comics is publishing 7 Against Chaos: an epic story of seven individuals joined to stop the unraveling of reality, created by Ellison, Paul Chadwick, and Ken Steacy. Ellison spoke with this writer in April about 7 Against Chaos…but talking with Harlan isn’t a matter of simple Q & A. On the morning of the interview, Harlan’s friend Robert Morales (creator of the controversial and acclaimed miniseries for Marvel Red, White & Black) had passed. The interview went on as scheduled, but the events of earlier affected the conversation somewhat. READ MORE
Since the 1980s, Paul Chadwick, detailed, naturalistic style of art has been brought to the public through Marvel’s Dazzler series, his work on Alan Moore’s “Tom Strong” and, most famously, his celebrated series “Concrete”.
In July, Chadwick, along with legendary writer Harlan Ellison and celebrated colorist Ken Steacy, will appear in “7 Against Chaos”. This is a massive one-shot graphic work from DC Comics that defines the term “epic”. So much so that, at times, Chadwick admits to being pushed out of his comfort zone with the story (“Concrete”, beside the basic premise, is not an SF or superhero story. There are no supervillains and, much of the time, “Concrete’s” actions are due to him wanting to please people).
This writer spoke to Chadwick, discussing “7 Against Chaos”, writing dialogue with the man who once wrote “Demon With a Glass Hand” for The Outer Limits, the look of the principle figures, and how many people call Ken Steacy “Kenny.” READ MORE
Remember the stellar Lovecraft-themed anthology “Torn Realities” (review here) from a few months back? Well, the publisher, Post Mortem Press, is back with another horror fiction anthology, packed with stories from veterans and up-and-comers alike. Fear The Abyss meshes horror with sci-fi as a means to explore the terrors and thrills of modern science. Included in “Fear The Abyss” are stories from Jack Ketchum, Harlan Ellison, Michael Arnzen, and plenty others. Check out the full details below. READ MORE