How Is Sequential Ellison Organized?

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So there is a little more going on with the site than we've had in the past. Sequential Ellison has always been based around a traditional static bibliography, a list of items with various details and the occasional image. Different technologies have allowed us to explore the material in different ways, but it generally has been static text.

The new site is a little more interactive, taking on the form of a relational database. Entries are divided into two sections: Publications and Stories. Publications are the printed objects that contain work by or about Harlan Ellison. The specific issue of Incredible Hulk or the specific collection of Dream Corridor Vol. 1. Stories are just that, the pieces that appear in those publications. So the story "The Brute That Shouted Love At The Heart of the Atom" appears in Incredible Hulk #140, but it also appears in the Essential Avengers Vol. 4 and Hulk: Heart of The Atom.

So when you look at the entry for a Publication you'll see the individual "components" listed, along with some basic info. Click on the Title of a story and it'll take you to a separate entry with more detailed information about that story. And the Story entry will include a list of Publications that it appears in, and you can follow the links to look at those too.

The same is the case with the names of Creators and with many of the descriptive Keywords. Click on an artists name and it'll take you to a page which lists all of the other Publications and Stories where that creator appears. Click on "comic book, black-&-white" and it'll take you to a page that lists all the other black-&-white comics in the database.

Some of these pages are still works in progress, but the hope is that you can follow the links wherever you want, and find new context to the stories and the creators behind them.

Thanks. Be seeing you.