The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, ” “crazy as a soup sandwich, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, with anybody but you, surrounded by screenplays, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, an introduction by the author, and such provocatively titled entries as “The Man Who Rowed Columbus Ashore, ” written in collaboration with Robert Silverberg, ” “Pulling Hard Time, ” “Anywhere But Here, ” “Chatting With Anubis, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.
Strange Wine: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - And in the title story—famously written by the author in the storefront window of a Santa Monica bookshop—Willis Kaw is convinced that he is an alien trapped inside an Earthman’s body, only to discover his suffering serves a purpose. American short story writers, ” comes a collection of dark fantastical fiction The Washington Post.
D’arqueangel”. From “one of the great . . . In the locus award–winning “croatoan, ” a man descends into the sewers of New York City to confront the detritus of his irresponsibility. An “emissary from hamelin” presents humanity with an ultimatum, or everyone on Earth will have a dear price to pay the piper.
Strange Wine: Stories #ad - Strange wine includes these three stories and a dozen more unique visions from the writer the Washington Post hails as a “lyric poet, explorer of odd psychological corners, satirist, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy. Includes: “croatoan, in the chocolate alphabet, ” “killing bernstein, ” “in fear of k, ” “strange wine, ” “from a to z, ” “emissary from hamelin, ” “mom, ” “the new york review of bird seeing, ” “The Wine Has Been Left Open Too Long and the Memory Has Gone Flat, ” “Working With the Little People, ” “Hitler Painted Roses, ” “Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time, ” “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, ” “The Diagnosis of Dr.
Ellison Wonderland: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Tales of terror and wonder from a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, Bram Stoker, and many other awards. Among the gems are “all the sounds of fear, ” “the sky is burning, ” “The Very Last Day of a Good Woman, ” and “In Lonely Lands. Though they stand tall on their own merits, they also point the way to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come even now, more than fifty years later.
This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide‑ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit, and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic. Originally published in 1962 and updated in later decades with a new introduction, Ellison Wonderland contains sixteen masterful stories from the author’s early career.
Paingod: And Other DelusionsOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Eight timeless tales from the master of speculative fiction, featuring the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning story “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman. Robert heinlein says, “this book is raw corn liquor—you should serve a whiskbroom with each shot so the customer can brush the sawdust off after he gets up from the floor.
Perhaps a mooring cable might also be added as necessary equipment for reading these eight wonderful stories. They not only knock you down. Touching, gentle, and shocking stories from an incomparable master of impossible dreams and troubling truths. . Passion is the keynote as you encounter the harlequin and his nemesis, the dreaded Tictockman, in one of the most reprinted and widely taught stories in the English language; a pyretic who creates fire merely by willing it; the last surgeon in a world of robot physicians; a spaceship filled with hideous mutants rejected by the world that gave them birth.
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Deathbird StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - In “paingod, ” the deity tasked with inflicting pain and suffering on every living being in the universe questions the purpose of its cruel existence. A legendary author of speculative fiction whose best-known works include a boy and his dog and i have no mouth, Harlan Ellison strips away convention and hypocrisy and lays bare the human condition in modern society as ancient gods fade and new deities rise to appease the masses—gods of technology, drugs, gambling, and I Must Scream—and whose major awards and nominations number in the dozens, materialism—that are as insubstantial as the beliefs of those who venerate them.
Deathbird stories collects these and sixteen more provocative tales exploring the futility of faith in a faithless world. Masterpieces of myth and terror about modern gods from technology to drugs to materialism—“fantasy at its most bizarre and unsettling” The New York Times. As earth approaches armageddon, a man embarks on a quest to confront God in the Hugo Award–winning novelette, “The Deathbird.
Deathbird Stories #ad - In new york city, a brutal act of violence summons a malevolent spirit and a growing congregation of desensitized worshippers in “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs, ” an Edgar Award winner influenced by the real-life murder of Queens resident Kitty Genovese in 1964. Stories include: “introduction: oblations at alien altars” “the whimper of whipped dogs” “along the scenic route” “on the downhill side” “o ye of little faith” “neon” “basilisk” “pretty maggie moneyeyes” “corpse” “shattered like a glass goblin” “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer” “The Face of Helene Bournouw” “Bleeding Stones” “At the Mouse Circus” “The Place with No Name” “Paingod” “Ernest and the Machine God” “Rock God” “Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W” “The Deathbird”.
In addition to his nebula, world fantasy, edgar, hugo, bram stoker, and other awards, Ellison was called “one of the great living American short story writers” by the Washington Post—and this collection makes it clear why he has earned such an extraordinary assortment of accolades.
Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Insightful and devastating, these are realistic depictions of men and women desperate to connect and communicate, only to discover that love doesn’t conquer all. Includes: “the resurgence of miss ankle-strap Wedgie, ” “The Universe of Robert Blake, ” “G. B. K. A many flavored bird, ” “through the darkness, ” “mona at her windows, ” “battle without banners, ” “blind bird, ” “moonlighting, ” “train out, ” “passport, ” “hirschhorn, ” “what i did on my vacation this summer by little Bobby, ” “Riding the Dark, ” “A Prayer for No One’s Enemy, ” “I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge, ” “A Path, Go Away from Me!, Age 27, ” “Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine, Blind Bird, ” “Punky & the Yale Men” .
Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only “one of the great . . . Multi-award-winning author harlan ellison shatters the rose-colored glasses view of romance in these and other stories, coming to understand the elusive power of love about in terms of the primal passions and emotional onslaughts human beings engage.
Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: Stories #ad - A one-night stand begins a tragic journey that consumes a man’s soul in “Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine. Afraid to interact with men who would condemn her as ugly, a young woman imagines herself living the love lives of every woman she sees until one daydream becomes a nightmare in “Mona at Her Windows.
On “a path through the darkness, ” a man struggles to understand his attraction to a cruel, morbid woman. American short story writers” can tell them The Washington Post Book World.
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - One of the great living American short story writers. The washington post includes: “the beast that shouted love at the heart of the world, ” “Phoenix, ” “Along the Scenic Route, ” “Asleep: With Still Hands, ” “Santa Claus vs. Fifteen masterpieces of speculative short fiction, including Hugo and Nebula Award–winning stories from the acclaimed author of Shatterday.
I envy you. Neil gaiman, deadly radioactive insects, fifteen-year-old vic wanders the wasteland with blood, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of American Gods, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award–nominated and Nebula Award–winning novella, from his Foreword In a post-apocalyptic future, “A Boy and His Dog, ”—the basis of the cult classic film.
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories #ad - S. P. I. D. E. R. And in the hugo award–winning title story, disparate threads of violence, conflict, and conversation weave an intricate tapestry across worlds and times in an experimental tour-de-force of the imagination. This groundbreaking collection brings together some of Harlan Ellison’s most innovative and intriguing stories, frightening and funny visions of human nature that can only come from the peerless Grand Master of Science Fiction.
Shatterday: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - One of the great. . . A five-year-old boy never ages, living as an immortal in a past that no longer exists while the world encroaches upon his innocence, in the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning “Jeffty Is Five. An alien attack leaves earth on the brink of armageddon, as humans find themselves unable to resist the sexual allure of their invaders in “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?” In the Nebula Award–nominated “Shatterday” subsequently adapted into the pilot episode of the second Twilight Zone series, a man fights for his life against a relentless enemy who knows his darkest secrets—his own doppelganger.
American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. R. In these and other thought-provoking stories, legendary author Harlan Ellison dissects the primal fears and inherent frailties common to all people and gives voice to the thoughts and feelings human beings bury deep within their souls.
Shatterday: Stories #ad - Martin. Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “opium, ” “in the fourth year of the war, ” “flop sweat, ” “the other eye of polyphemus, ” “would you do it for a penny?” written in collaboration with haskell barkin, ” “all the lies that are my life, ” “jeffty Is Five, ” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time, ” “Django, ” “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?, ” “Shoppe Keeper, ” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage, ” “All the Birds Come Home to Roost, “The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge, ” “The Executioner of the Malformed Children, ” and “Shatterday.
”. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory.
Vic and Blood: StoriesOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Three stories set in the post-apocalyptic world of a boy and his telepathically linked dog—inspiration for the Fallout video games and Mad Max movies. The story continues in “run, spot, ” the first part of Ellison’s promised novel of the cycle, Run, Blood’s a Rover. Here vic and blood find surprising new ways to get into trouble—but getting out of it may be beyond even their combined talents.
. The cycle begins with “eggsucker, ” which chronicles the early years of the association between fourteen‑year‑old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog. The saga continues and expands in “a boy and His Dog, ” in which Blood shows just how much smarter he is than Vic, and Vic shows how loyal he can be.
Approaching Oblivion: StoriesOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Genius never felt so combustible. Oh yeah, this one is a doozy! People said there was no one like him, then cursed him for preventing easy sleep. The new york times called him “relentlessly honest” and then used him as the subject of its famous Sunday Acrostic. But in these stories, furnished in early poverty”, lost childhood “one life, and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‑skinned, ” “kiss of fire, eleven‑armed Yiddish aliens, hate “Knox, Harlan Ellison outdoes himself, what it is like to witness the end of the world, ” “Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman”, rampaging like a mad thing through love “Cold Friend, sex “Catman, ” “Erotophobia”, ” “Silent in Gehenna”, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand.
Ellison’s stories punch where it hurts. . . And span from baroque far future speculations to near future warnings” Science Fiction Ruminations. A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, winner of the lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, Nebula, including the Hugo, Edgar, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, as well as winner of countless awards, and Bram Stoker, irrepressible as he is infuriating.
Approaching Oblivion: Stories #ad - Over thirty titles in ellison’s brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied—and sometimes defined—modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him.
Over the Edge: Stories and EssaysOpen Road Media #ad - He is, a writer of the human condition, first and foremost, whether he’s richly imagining characters’ experiences and adventures or commenting on the foibles and follies of those he had the misfortune to meet and observe. An essential collection of short stories and essays from the multi-award-winning author of Deathbird Stories.
Meanwhile, his commentary about topics such as writing for Star Trek and interactions with fans captures real human behavior more bizarre and horrifying than anything his imagination can conjure. Arguably the best and most prolific author of novellas and novelettes that Anglophone letters has produced. Norman spinrad, from his foreword despite the awards and accolades that categorize Harlan Ellison as a science fiction writer, author of Bug Jack Barron, his canon of work spans a diverse range of categories across fiction and nonfiction.
Includes: “pennies, ” “rock god, ” “shadow play, ” “walk the high steel, ” “3, ” “faces of fear: an essay, ” “ah-wegh thogha, ” “the end of the time of leinard, off a dead man’s eyes, ” “The Words in Spock’s Mouth: An Essay, ” “From a Great Height, ” “Night Vigil, ” “Blind Lightning, ” “Xenogenesis: An Essay, ” “Ernest and the Machine God” .
Over the Edge: Stories and Essays #ad - Over the edge brings together ten of Ellison’s stories and three of his essays. From a sheriff’s ignoble end in an old west town to a conspiracy on the steel beams of a construction site and an astronaut’s lonely existence and descent into madness, Ellison’s fiction resides in a genre of his own creation.