Again, Dangerous Visions (17 March 1972) is a science fiction short story anthology, edited by Harlan Ellison. It is the follow-up to Dangerous Visions (October 1967), also edited by Ellison. Cover art and interior illustrations are by Ed Emshwiller.
Like its predecessor, Again, Dangerous Visions, and many of the collected stories, have received awards recognition. "The Word for World is Forest", by Ursula K. Le Guin, won the 1973 Hugo for Best Novella. "When It Changed" by Joanna Russ won a 1972 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Harlan Ellison was recognized with a special Hugo Award for anthologizing, his second special award, in 1972.
Again, Dangerous Visions was released as a two-volume paperback edition by Signet in the United States, and by Pan in the United Kingdom. A sequel was planned, The Last Dangerous Visions, but was never published.
The first edition was a hardback limited release of 6,500 numbered and signed copies.
|Again, Dangerous Visions|
First edition, limited. (17 March 1972)
|Illustrator||Ed Emshwiller, interior|
|Cover artist||Ed Emshwiller|
|17 March 1972|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ1.E473 Ag PS648.S3|
|Preceded by||Dangerous Visions|
|Followed by||The Last Dangerous Visions (unpublished)|
Each story is preceded by an introduction written by Ellison.
Special Awards: Harlan Ellison - for excellence in anthologizing Again, Dangerous Visions.
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