Mind Fields was originally conceived as a collection of Jacek Yerka's paintings, but when Harlan Ellison was approached to write the introduction, he was so overcome that instead he penned a short story for each piece. The result of this synergistic melding of talents, Mind Fields shows two masters at their best. Each of the nearly three dozen stories in this volume is completely unlike any of the others, and together they contain a rich panoply of pathos, humor, and wonder. Produced in a beautiful cloth edition worthy of the art within, Mind Fields is a unique item and a must for any Ellison fan.
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About the Author
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018) has been called "one of the great living American short story writers" by the Washington Post. Known for his Nebula Award-winning novella "A Boy and His Dog" as well as "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and many other acclaimed stories. As a screenwriter, Ellison also wrote popular television episodes such as "The City on the Edge of Forever" for Star Trek and "Demon with a Glass Hand" for the Outer Limits.
Date of Birth:May 27, 1934
Date of Death:June 28, 2018
Place of Birth:Cleveland, OH
Place of Death:Los Angeles, CA
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a incredible book, I wish that they would have done additional volumes
I'm a huge fan of Harlan Ellison, but I couldn't help feeling that this book was an easy paycheck for the author. The promise of a unique and original 'story' inspired by each painting isn't entirely truthful - some of the stories are no more than a paragraph or two, and feel more like overlong captions than works of prose. Also, to my mind at least, the connections between art and tale are sometimes tenuous at best - of course, inspiration isn't always logical, and a bizarre juxtaposition to me might have been a perfect fit for Mr. Ellison. But there a few wonderful tales here, notably 'Susan' and 'Fever,' and the artwork is uniformly gorgeous.