Dangerous Visions

(1) A Original Anthology Series

Dangerous Visions was a very influential anthology series edited by Harlan Ellison. The first volume, Dangerous Visions, was published in 1967 and was an anthology of stories with themes and/or content which was "dangerous" by contemporary sf standards. It included major introductions by Ellison, along probably worth the price of the book. It was followed in 1972 by Again, Dangerous Visions with Last Dangerous Visions a projected third volume.

LDV was planned to be massive — it may well have had more than 100 stories — and along with Ellison's enormous introductions may have been unpublishable as a single volume. In any event, it was never published and became a bone of contention between Ellison and nearly everyone else. See Last Dangerous Visions for more.

(2) A Bookstone

Dangerous Visions was an sf bookstore in LA. (It's use of the name was sanctioned by Ellison.) It was founded by Lydia Marano and Authur Byron Cover in 1981 and closed its physical store in around the end of November in 2002 and continued online thereafter at www.readsf.com, but that appears to be defunct as of 2017. In 2006 it lost the right to use the "Dangerous Visions" name.

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