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Title: On the Downhill Side Title Record # 56402
Author: Harlan Ellison
Date: 1972-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Universe 2, ed. Terry Carr, Ace, 1972.
Synopsis: After years together, a dead man's unicorn companion helps him find salvation.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974 Dutch Het Laatste Stuk
1982Translated by Eva Malsch
German Bergab
1985Translated by Joachim Körber
German An der Bergab-Seite

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
13 1973 Locus Best Short Fiction
Nomination 1973 Nebula Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Universe 2 1972-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Ace Books 84601 $0.95 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dean Ellis Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Eight 1973-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Harper & Row 0-06-010151-2 $6.95 xx+
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Luba Litwak Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 8 1973-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Gollancz 0-575-01754-6 £2.50 287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
De Man Zonder Hoofd 1974-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Luitingh (Luitingh SF Verhalen #5) 90-245-0224-1   173
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 8 1975-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-04080-3 £0.60 271
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Anthony Roberts Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 8 1975-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-04080-3 £0.95 271
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Anthony Roberts Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1975-02-00 Harlan Ellison Harper & Row 0-06-011176-3 $8.95 xv+
334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 8 1975-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Berkley Medallion 0-425-02951-4 $1.25 xvii+
236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Universe 2 1976-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Dennis Dobson 0-234-77122-4 £3.50 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Deathbird Stories 1976-09-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 $1.75 346
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1976-09-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 C$1.75 346
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1977-03-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 $1.75 346
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1978-04-00 Harlan Ellison Pan Books 0-330-25123-6 £0.80 346
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1980-11-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 0-440-11737-2 $2.50 346
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Unicorns! 1982-05-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85441-9 $2.75 310
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Das Treffen mit Medusa und andere »Nebula«-Preis-Stories 4 1982-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6728) 3-8118-6728-8 DM 6.80 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Don Maitz Checkmark
Unicorns! 1982-11-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85442-7 $2.95 310
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1983-12-00 Harlan Ellison Bluejay Books (Bluejay Special Edition) 0-312-94084-X $6.95 xv+
297
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Best from Universe 1984-02-00 ed. Terry Carr Doubleday 0-385-17512-4 $11.95 ix+
[3]+
209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Julie Linden Checkmark
Unicorns! 1984-06-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85443-5 $2.95 310
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1984-10-00 Harlan Ellison Bluejay Books / SFBC 01100 $5.98 xv+
297
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Unicorns! 1984-10-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85444-3 $2.95 308
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Einhörner 1985-09-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6744) 3-8118-6744-X DM 7.80 188
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Sven Papenbrock Checkmark
Die schönsten Einhorn-Geschichten 1987-00-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3753) 3-8118-3753-2 DM 8.80 188
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Sven Papenbrock Checkmark
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder 1989-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 14784 $7.98 xvi+
656
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Canty Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1990-00-00 Harlan Ellison The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     xviii+
345
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1990-04-00 Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1993-08-00 Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-084745-9 $9.00 xx+
295
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jim Burns  
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder 1993-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Longmeadow Press 0-681-41739-0 $17.95 xvi+
656
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kelvin P. Oden Checkmark
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder 1994-06-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell St. Martin's Press 0-312-11024-3 $25.95 xvi+
656
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Canty Checkmark
Troublemakers 2001-10-00 Harlan Ellison ibooks 0-7434-2398-4 $12.95 293
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll John Ennis Checkmark
Troublemakers 2001-10-00 Harlan Ellison ibooks 0-7434-2398-4   293
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2006-01-00 Harlan Ellison Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #24) 0-7394-6228-8 / 1180866 $10.99 xiv+
288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2009-05-25 Harlan Ellison e-reads.com 978-1-58586-798-1 $19.95 346
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Troublemakers 2009-08-04 Harlan Ellison e-reads.com 978-0-7592-9198-0 $17.95 272
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Deathbird Stories 2011-03-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-085-2 $45.00 xxi +
394
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2011-03-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-084-5 $125.00 xxi+
394
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo  
Shatterday & Other Stories 2011-05-17 Harlan Ellison Audible Frontiers   $19.95  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2012-03-05 Harlan Ellison Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12357-1 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Troublemakers 2012-03-05 Harlan Ellison Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12366-3 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Unicorns! 2013-03-25 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-117-7 $4.99 310
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ron Miller  
Troublemakers 2014-04-01 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-0421-6 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Deathbird Stories 2014-04-29 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-0476-6 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Deathbird Stories 2014-06-03 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-4295-9 $14.99 346
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Troublemakers 2014-06-24 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-4328-4 $13.99 272
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Unicorns! date unknown ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85441-9 $2.75 310
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns  
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $6.00 xx+
296
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
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