Perhaps a mooring cable might also be added as necessary equipment for reading these eight wonderful stories. Touching, gentle, and shocking stories from an incomparable master of impossible dreams and troubling truths. . They not only knock you down. 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.
Shatterday: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - One of the great. . . 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. 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.
Shatterday: Stories #ad - R. American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory. Martin. Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “django, ” “the other eye of polyphemus, ” “opium, ” “flop sweat, ” “alive and well on a friendless voyage, ” “shoppe keeper, ” “how’s the night life on cissalda?, ” “the executioner of the malformed children, ” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time, ” “Jeffty Is Five, “The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge, ” “Would You Do it For a Penny?” written in collaboration with Haskell Barkin, ” “All the Lies That Are My Life, ” “In the Fourth Year of the War, ” “All the Birds Come Home to Roost, ” and “Shatterday.
Ellison Wonderland: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - 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. Tales of terror and wonder from a winner of the Nebula, Edgar, Hugo, 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.
Ellison Wonderland: Stories #ad - 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, devastating wit, ferocious creative energy, and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic.
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. American short story writers” can tell them The Washington Post Book World. Includes: “the resurgence of miss ankle-strap Wedgie, ” “The Universe of Robert Blake, ” “G.
B. K. A many flavored bird, ” “battle without banners, blind bird, ” “through the darkness, ” “a prayer for no one’s enemy, go away from me!, ” “passport, ” “mona at her windows, ” “a path, ” “what i did on my vacation this summer by little Bobby, ” “Blind Bird, ” “Riding the Dark, ” “Train Out, ” “Moonlighting, Age 27, ” “Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine, ” “I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge, ” “Hirschhorn, ” “Punky & the Yale Men” .
Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: Stories #ad - Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only “one of the great . . . 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. 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.
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - I envy you. Neil gaiman, #1 new york times–bestselling author of american gods, “a boy and his dog, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award–nominated and Nebula Award–winning novella, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, from his Foreword In a post-apocalyptic future, deadly radioactive insects, fifteen-year-old Vic wanders the wasteland with Blood, ”—the basis of the cult classic film.
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories #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, ” “Asleep: With Still Hands, ” “Phoenix, ” “Along the Scenic Route, ” “Santa Claus vs. S. P. I. D. E. R. And in the hugo award–winning title story, conflict, disparate threads of violence, and conversation weave an intricate tapestry across worlds and times in an experimental tour-de-force of the imagination.
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Strange Wine: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - American short story writers, ” comes a collection of dark fantastical fiction The Washington Post. 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.
D’arqueangel”. Strange wine includes these three stories and a dozen more unique visions from the writer the Washington Post hails as a “lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy. Includes: “croatoan, ” “killing bernstein, ” “the wine has been left open too long and the memory has gone flat, in the chocolate alphabet, ” “working with the little people, ” “hitler painted roses, ” “in fear of K, ” “From A to Z, ” “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, ” “Emissary from Hamelin, ” “The New York Review of Bird Seeing, ” “Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time, ” “Strange Wine, ” “Mom, ” “The Diagnosis of Dr.
Strange Wine: Stories #ad - 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.
Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, and such provocatively titled entries as “the man who rowed columbus ashore, ” written in collaboration with Robert Silverberg, ” “Chatting With Anubis, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, With Anybody But You, an introduction by the author, ” “Pulling Hard Time, ” “Crazy As a Soup Sandwich, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, ” “Anywhere But Here, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, surrounded by screenplays, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.
” . Harlan ellison celebrates four decades of writing and publishes his seventieth book, this critically acclaimed, wildly imaginative, and outrageously creative collection. Twenty-one works from “one of the most brilliant, and eloquent writers on earth, innovative, ” including the award-nominated novella Mefisto in Onyx Publishers Weekly.
Deathbird StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - As earth approaches armageddon, a man embarks on a quest to confront God in the Hugo Award–winning novelette, “The Deathbird. 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 “paingod, ” the deity tasked with inflicting pain and suffering on every living being in the universe questions the purpose of its cruel existence. Deathbird stories collects these and sixteen more provocative tales exploring the futility of faith in a faithless world. 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, gambling, and I Must Scream—and whose major awards and nominations number in the dozens, drugs, materialism—that are as insubstantial as the beliefs of those who venerate them.
Deathbird Stories #ad - 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. In addition to his nebula, and other awards, edgar, world fantasy, bram Stoker, Hugo, 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.
Approaching Oblivion: StoriesOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - People said there was no one like him, then cursed him for preventing easy sleep. 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. A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, winner of the lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar, as well as winner of countless awards, and Bram Stoker, irrepressible as he is infuriating.
Over thirty titles in ellison’s brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Oh yeah, this one is a doozy! The new york times called him “relentlessly honest” and then used him as the subject of its famous Sunday Acrostic. Genius never felt so combustible. But in these stories, furnished in early poverty”, ” “paulie charmed the sleeping woman”, ” “silent in gehenna”, ” “kiss of fire, what it is like to witness the end of the world, lost childhood “One Life, Harlan Ellison outdoes himself, eleven‑armed Yiddish aliens, hate “Knox, sex “Catman, rampaging like a mad thing through love “Cold Friend, ” “Erotophobia”, and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‑skinned, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand.
Approaching Oblivion: Stories #ad - Ellison’s stories punch where it hurts. . . And span from baroque far future speculations to near future warnings” Science Fiction Ruminations.
Over the Edge: Stories and EssaysOpen Road Media #ad - Arguably the best and most prolific author of novellas and novelettes that Anglophone letters has produced. Norman spinrad, author of bug jack barron, from his foreword Despite the awards and accolades that categorize Harlan Ellison as a science fiction writer, his canon of work spans a diverse range of categories across fiction and nonfiction.
Over the edge brings together ten of Ellison’s stories and three of his essays. An essential collection of short stories and essays from the multi-award-winning author of Deathbird Stories. 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.
Over the Edge: Stories and Essays #ad - Includes: “pennies, ” “3, ” “blind lightning, ” “the words in spock’s mouth: an essay, ” “shadow play, ” “xenogenesis: an essay, off a dead man’s eyes, ” “the end of the time of leinard, ” “Rock God, ” “Faces of Fear: An Essay, ” “Ah-Wegh Thogha, ” “From a Great Height, ” “Night Vigil, ” “Walk the High Steel, ” “Ernest and the Machine God” .
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. 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.
Stalking the Nightmare: Stories and EssaysOpen Road Media #ad - A righteous verbal high. With a foreword by stephen King: Provocative and entertaining pieces from the multiple award-winning author. With an absolutely killer foreword by Stephen King. Here you will find twenty of his very best stories and essays, violence, including the four‑part ‘Scenes from the Real World, that he created for NBC; “Tales from the Mountains of Madness”; and his hilariously brutal reportage on the three most important things in life, ” an anecdotal history of the doomed TV series, sex, The Starlost, and labor relations.
Stalking the Nightmare: Stories and Essays #ad - Pure, hundred‑proof distillation of Ellison.