Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Preview: Life Hutch

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Here's our first preview from our second volume, coming in December.  Thrilling Wonder Stories, as I like to tell people, is 100 pages of new fiction, 100 pages of classic fiction, and 50 pages of non-fiction.  "Life Hutch" is very much an example of classic fiction, the very first professional publication by Harlan Ellison®, who became such an icon of imaginative fiction, he's had to trademark his name.

And while we're talking about celebrated names, how does Ed Emshwiller grab you?  "Emsh," as he signed himself, was one of the all-time greats in science fiction illustration, and we're delighted to feature four of his distinctive black-and-white illustrations in TWS2.  Here, he helps the story deliver a wallop in more ways than one.

I have to confess something.  I can't see the title "Life Hutch" without singing it to the tune of "Love Shack" by the B52's.

Life hutch, baby, life hutch
Life hutch, baby, life hutch
Life hutch baaay-beee-eee...
(repeat until thoroughly sick of yourself)

Anyway, enjoy the opening spread.  If you'd like to use it in your own blog or website, please leave the file intact.


"Harlan Ellison" is a registered trademark of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. (You thought, maybe, I was kidding?)

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