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    Harlan Ellison: Two Typed Letters Signed. The first, 8.5" x 11", on his personal letterhead, Sherman Oaks [California], July 31, 1970, to Julia Coopersmith of Doubleday & Company regarding contracts with the publishing company. In part: "Here are your contracts, amended and signed. Please note the changes...I'll explain why each of them, so you won't think I'm being a pain in the ass..." He then goes on to humorously explain each change. Letter two, also to Julia Coopersmith, is three pages, 8.5" x 11", on his personal letterhead, Sherman Oaks, September 20, 1971, complaining about the treatment of his entries in the book "The Hugo Winners, Volume II." Both entertaining reads. Smoothed folds, else fine.

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    In part: "While it makes me unhappy to have to lay this on you, since you asked, I must reply honestly. No, I am not happy...after busting my ass to make sure your office and Isaac had the preferred texts of my three stories..." What follows is a point by point assessment of the mistakes as well as a complaint of the company overall. "Dear, dear Julia. I know full well you didn't need any crap like this dumped on you today. (If I know Doubleday at all, you had a rotten day, and added tsuriss [sic] is something for which you would not lobby.) but you made the error of asking...and someone ought to tell you that Doubleday has once again displayed it production ineptitude. I hold no animosity toward you...you simply happen to be the responsible editor in this deal, so you get the crap."



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