Jason Davis, the editor that's released sixteen all-new Harlan Ellison collections for www.HarlanEllisonBooks.com
since 2011, has launched a Kickstarter to preserve all of Ellison's work:
At the end of 2017, I hope to hand Harlan Ellison not just 44 new books (35 reissues, five new volumes, plus the four UNCOLLECTED ELLISONs), but also a hard drive containing the totality of his life's work, ready to weather the ages.
..Iíll be able to take a holistic, big-picture approach to the work that will allow for more efficient and economized process than doing two to four books at a time, as Iíve done in the past.
The rewards so far focus on the 4 new "Uncollected Ellison" editions, which will only be available to Kickstarter backers and those who later purchase the complete 44-volume set. Also, while he's editing all the books at once, they're not going to be released all at once. The release schedule is unclear, although the Kickstarter rewards are set to ship by the end of next year, but some of the titles to be re-issued are currently licensed to other publishers, and so they'll have to wait until those licenses lapse before re-issuing them.
I've backed it because Harlan Ellison is one of my favorite authors. I remember a previous, aborted, attempt to create a single collection of all his works with the "Edgeworks" series that publisher White Wolf backed out of after 4 volumes. I'm hopeful for this new attempt though, especially since the editor at hand already has a track record of editing and releasing several new Ellison collections over the past few years.