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 very last day of a Good Woman, ” “The Sky Is Burning, ” 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.
Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Twenty-one works from “one of the most brilliant, innovative, and eloquent writers on earth, ” including the award-nominated novella Mefisto in Onyx Publishers Weekly. Harlan ellison celebrates four decades of writing and publishes his seventieth book, wildly imaginative, this critically acclaimed, and outrageously creative collection.
The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, ” “pulling hard time, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, ” “crazy as a soup sandwich, and such provocatively titled entries as “The Man Who Rowed Columbus Ashore, surrounded by screenplays, ” “Chatting With Anubis, an introduction by the author, ” “Anywhere But Here, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, ” written in collaboration with Robert Silverberg, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, With Anybody But You, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.
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 raise you to the stars. 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.
Strange Wine: StoriesOpen Road Media #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. D’arqueangel”. 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. An “emissary from hamelin” presents humanity with an ultimatum, or everyone on Earth will have a dear price to pay the piper. 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.
Strange Wine: Stories #ad - Includes: “croatoan, ” “working with the little people, ” “the boulevard of broken dreams, ” “the wine has been left open too long and the memory has gone flat, ” “from a to z, ” “strange wine, ” “mom, ” “Hitler Painted Roses, ” “The New York Review of Bird Seeing, ” “Emissary from Hamelin, in the Chocolate Alphabet, ” “Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time, ” “In Fear of K, ” “Killing Bernstein, ” “The Diagnosis of Dr.
Approaching Oblivion: StoriesOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Oh yeah, this one is a doozy! A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, Edgar, and Bram Stoker, including the Hugo, Nebula, as well as winner of countless awards, irrepressible as he is infuriating.
Over thirty titles in ellison’s brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. 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.
Approaching Oblivion: Stories #ad - The new york times called him “relentlessly honest” and then used him as the subject of its famous Sunday Acrostic. But in these stories, ” “erotophobia”, eleven‑armed yiddish aliens, harlan ellison outdoes himself, lost childhood “one life, hate “knox, ” “silent in gehenna”, rampaging like a mad thing through love “Cold Friend, and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‑skinned, Furnished in Early Poverty”, ” “Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman”, what it is like to witness the end of the world, ” “Kiss of Fire, sex “Catman, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand.
Genius never felt so combustible. Ellison’s stories punch where it hurts. . .
Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: StoriesOpen Road Media #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. Includes: “the resurgence of miss ankle-strap Wedgie, ” “The Universe of Robert Blake, ” “G. B. K. A many flavored bird, ” “battle without banners, go away from me!, ” “neither your jenny nor mine, age 27, ” “blind bird, ” “what i did on my vacation this summer by little bobby, ” “i curse the lesson and bless the knowledge, ” “moonlighting, ” “Mona at Her Windows, ” “Hirschhorn, ” “Riding the Dark, ” “A Prayer for No One’s Enemy, ” “A Path, ” “Train Out, Blind Bird, ” “Through the Darkness, ” “Passport, ” “Punky & the Yale Men” .
Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: Stories #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. 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.
American short story writers” can tell them The Washington Post Book World. Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only “one of the great . .
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, ” “Along the Scenic Route, ” “Phoenix, ” “Asleep: With Still Hands, ” “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.
An intergalactic conspiracy infects the minds of the most powerful politicians in the Republican Party—and only one jolly old elf can save them in “Santa Claus vs. These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time . . . S. P. I. D. E. R.
Gentleman Junkie: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Pulling from his own experience, Ellison paints vivid portraits of the helpless and downtrodden, blazing forth with the kind of unblinking honesty that would define his career. Bold and uncompromising, gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-up Generation is a watershed moment in Harlan Ellison’s early writing career.
Reviewing this collection, clean writer, putting down what he has seen and known, Dorothy Parker called Ellison “a good, honest, and no sensationalism about it. ”. Rather than dealing in speculative fiction, injustice, bigotry, these twenty-five short stories directly tackle issues of discrimination, and oppression by the police.
Gentleman Junkie: Stories #ad - A remarkably trenchant collection of early stories by “the dark prince of American letters” exploring the injustice and desperation of a forgotten America Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life.
Shatterday: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Martin. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory. 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.
American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “would you do it for a penny?” written in collaboration with haskell barkin, ” “the executioner of the malformed children, ” “jeffty is five, ” “all the lies that are my life, ” “django, ” “how’s the night life on Cissalda?, ” “The Other Eye of Polyphemus, ” “Shoppe Keeper, ” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage, ” “Flop Sweat, ” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time, ” “All the Birds Come Home to Roost, ” “Opium, “The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge, ” “In the Fourth Year of the War, ” and “Shatterday.
Shatterday: Stories #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.
Deathbird StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - In addition to his nebula, hugo, and other awards, world fantasy, bram stoker, Edgar, 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. 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, drugs, 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, materialism—that are as insubstantial as the beliefs of those who venerate them.
Deathbird Stories #ad - 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. 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.
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.
From the Land of Fear: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - As roger zelanzy says in his wonderful Introduction, “He is what he is because of everything he’s been up until the Now. ” . True ellison fans will enjoy this collection as a chance to see the writer’s growth over time. Here you can see a vibrant, imaginative young writer honing his craft and sowing the seeds of what would become his brilliant career, including the standout piece “Soldier, ” a clever antiwar tale included both in short‑story form and as a screenplay for TV’s The Outer Limits.
Eleven side trips to the dark edge of imagination by master storyteller Harlan Ellison, From the Land of Fear presents some of the author’s early work from his start in the late fifties.