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Harlan Ellison Opens The Cartons and….

E-Reads has issued a handsome matched collection of over thirty major works by multiple award winning fantasist Harlan Ellison.

Over the course of his legendary career, Ellison has defined–and defied–modern fantasy literature, yet has refused to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, and winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating.

E-Reads is proud to publish over thirty titles in Ellison’s brilliant catalog, now available in this elegant new package. Included are such deathless works as Shatterday, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Strange Wine and Deathbird stories. For the complete list visit his author page.

Here’s an entertaining video of Harlan “discovering” the books on his doorstep…

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First Volume of Dave Duncan’s New Fantasy Duet Released by 47North

With Dave Duncan’s King of Swords, 47North releases the first volume of Starfolk, a fantasy duet of breathtaking beauty and complexity. But Duncan’s hallmark swashbuckle makes King of Swords as exciting to read as it is elegant.

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Rigel has always known he is not quite human, but the only clue to his origin is the otherworldly bracelet he has worn since childhood.

His search for his parentage leads him to the Starlands, where reality and fantasy have changed places. There he learns that he is a human-starborn cross, and his bracelet is the legendary magical amulet Saiph, which makes its wearer an unbeatable swordsman. Fighting off monsters, battling a gang of assassins seeking to kill him, Rigel finds honorable employment as a hero. He knows that he must die very soon if he remains in the Starlands, but he has fallen hopelessly in love with a princess and cannot abandon her.

Through the imaginative landscape of the Starlands, Rigel’s quest leads him to encounter minotaurs, sphinxes, cyclops, and more fearsome creatures in Dave Duncan’s latest fantasy series.

Dave Duncan is a prolific writer of fantasy and science fiction, best known for his fantasy series, particularly The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word, and The King’s Blades. E-Reads carries these among its 31 vintage backlist Duncan titles. Visit his author page to see them on display. And check out Duncan’s blog and webpage: www.daveduncan.com

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Are Medications Behind School Shootings?

In a recent television interview Dr. Peter Breggin, author of Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications, told stories of people driven to violence because of medications, but also because their medications had been discontinued.

In debates over gun control the influence of powerful mood-altering drugs has not been adequately covered. Ray Garton, whose novel Meds was inspired by Breggin’s book, thinks it’s time for the role of pharmaceutical manufacturers to be examined as a principal cause of shooting sprees. In Meds, Garton goes even further than Breggin, ascribing lethal medication madness to a conspiracy perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry.

Anyone interested in curbing shooter violence is obliged to read both books and urge extending the national debate to examination of the psychoses caused by pharmaceutical drugs.

For details read Huffington Post‘s coverage of Dr. Breggin and his book.
Richard Curtis

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Meds by Ray Garton:

One hot summer day, a man in a business suit running wildly down a busy street attacks a woman and her toddler, neither of whom have ever seen him before.

… As he waits in his pickup truck for his wife to finish shopping, a man decides to take the shotgun off its rack, go inside the mall and open fire on total strangers.

… While waiting to see her doctor, a woman takes a knife from her purse and begins stabbing others in the waiting room.

Something is making people become violent and murderous…something they all have in common. When Eli Dunbar discovers what it is, he becomes afraid, because it’s something he has in common with them–a drug prescribed to him by his psychiatrist. And now Eli is a ticking time bomb.

Do you know all of the risks your prescription drugs might pose? Does your doctor? Or has the manufacturer hidden them from the public in the interest of profits?

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Brian Aldiss: Challenging Readers’ Minds for Fifty Years

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As Detectives Scrutinize Death-Ship, 48 Hours Examines Natalie Wood Case

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If You Can’t Follow Your Own Bliss, Follow Elizabeth Gundy’s

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Messiah or Charlatan, She Was One of a Kind

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Everyday Heroines and Heroes: Emergency Medical Technicians

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Why Geralyn Lucas Visited a Strip Club

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Ereads Promotion: Doctor Rat by William Kotzwinkle

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