Strange Wine: Stories

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Open 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. In the locus award–winning “croatoan, ” a man descends into the sewers of New York City to confront the detritus of his irresponsibility.

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, ” “lonely women are the vessels of time, ” “emissary from hamelin, ” “hitler painted roses, ” “mom, ” “strange wine, ” “in fear of k, ” “from a to z, ” “the boulevard of broken Dreams, ” “The Wine Has Been Left Open Too Long and the Memory Has Gone Flat, ” “The New York Review of Bird Seeing, ” “Killing Bernstein, ” “Working With the Little People, in the Chocolate Alphabet, ” “The Diagnosis of Dr.

Strange Wine: Stories #ad - American short story writers, ” comes a collection of dark fantastical fiction The Washington Post. D’arqueangel”. From “one of the great .  .  . An “emissary from hamelin” presents humanity with an ultimatum, or everyone on Earth will have a dear price to pay the piper.

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Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, with anybody but you, ” “anywhere but here, ” “crazy as a soup sandwich, ” written in collaboration with Robert Silverberg, an introduction by the author, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, ” “Chatting With Anubis, ” “Pulling Hard Time, and such provocatively titled entries as “The Man Who Rowed Columbus Ashore, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, surrounded by screenplays, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.

” . Harlan ellison celebrates four decades of writing and publishes his seventieth book, wildly imaginative, this critically acclaimed, and outrageously creative collection. 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.

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The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories

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Open 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, ” “Asleep: With Still Hands, ” “Phoenix, ” “Santa Claus vs. 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.

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. I envy you. Neil gaiman, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, fifteen-year-old vic wanders the wasteland with blood, from his foreword   In a post-apocalyptic future, deadly radioactive insects, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of American Gods, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award–nominated and Nebula Award–winning novella, “A Boy and His Dog, ”—the basis of the cult classic film.

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Shatterday: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “flop sweat, “the man who was heavily into revenge, ” “shoppe keeper, ” “the other eye of polyphemus, ” “all the birds come home to roost, ” “would you do it for a penny?” written in collaboration with haskell barkin, ” “Opium, ” “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?, ” “All the Lies That Are My Life, ” “The Executioner of the Malformed Children, ” “Jeffty Is Five, ” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage, ” “Django, ” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time, ” “In the Fourth Year of the War, ” and “Shatterday.

”. American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. One of the great.  .  . Martin. 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 - R. 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.

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Ellison Wonderland: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - 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.

Ellison Wonderland: Stories #ad - Tales of terror and wonder from a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, Bram Stoker, and many other awards.

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Deathbird Stories

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Open Road Media #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. A legendary author of speculative fiction whose best-known works include a boy and his dog and i have no mouth, drugs, gambling, and I Must Scream—and whose major awards and nominations number in the dozens, 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, 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. In addition to his nebula, world fantasy, bram stoker, hugo, and other awards, 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.

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.

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.

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Paingod: And Other Delusions

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - 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.

Touching, gentle, and shocking stories from an incomparable master of impossible dreams and troubling truths.  . 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.

Paingod: And Other Delusions #ad - Perhaps a mooring cable might also be added as necessary equipment for reading these eight wonderful stories. They raise you to the stars.

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Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: Stories

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Open 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. Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only “one of the great .  .  . American short story writers” can tell them The Washington Post Book World.

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.

Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled: Stories #ad - 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, go away from me!, ” “riding the dark, ” “passport, ” “a path, ” “moonlighting, age 27, ” “hirschhorn, ” “mona at her windows, ” “battle without banners, blind bird, ” “blind bird, ” “what i did on my vacation this Summer by Little Bobby, ” “Through the Darkness, ” “I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge, ” “Train Out, ” “A Prayer for No One’s Enemy, ” “Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine, ” “Punky & the Yale Men” .

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.

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Over the Edge: Stories and Essays

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Open Road Media #ad - 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. Includes: “pennies, ” “walk the high steel, ” “the words in spock’s mouth: an essay, off a dead man’s eyes, ” “ah-wegh thogha, ” “night vigil, ” “the end of the time of leinard, ” “shadow play, ” “3, ” “Blind Lightning, ” “Xenogenesis: An Essay, ” “From a Great Height, ” “Faces of Fear: An Essay, ” “Rock God, ” “Ernest and the Machine God” .

Over the edge brings together ten of Ellison’s stories and three of his essays. 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.

Over the Edge: Stories and Essays #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.

An essential collection of short stories and essays from the multi-award-winning author of Deathbird Stories.

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Approaching Oblivion: Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Genius never felt so combustible. People said there was no one like him, then cursed him for preventing easy sleep. Ellison’s stories punch where it hurts.  .  . And span from baroque far future speculations to near future warnings” Science Fiction Ruminations. 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.

A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, and bram stoker, nebula, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, Edgar, as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, 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. But in these stories, ” “kiss of fire, sex “catman, harlan ellison outdoes himself, lost childhood “one life, ” “paulie charmed the sleeping woman”, ” “silent in Gehenna”, rampaging like a mad thing through love “Cold Friend, ” “Erotophobia”, eleven‑armed Yiddish aliens, what it is like to witness the end of the world, and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‑skinned, Furnished in Early Poverty”, hate “Knox, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand.

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"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Marm flouts convention, masquerading as the anarchic Harlequin, disrupting the precise schedule with bullhorns and jellybeans in a world where being late is nothing short of a crime. The bonus essay included in this volume, ” is a hard-to-find Harlan Ellison masterwork, “Stealing Tomorrow, an exploration of the rebellious nature of the writer’s soul.

Repent, harlequin!’ said the ticktockman” is set in a dystopian future society in which time is regulated by a heavy bureaucratic hand known as the Ticktockman. The perfect complement, “stealing tomorrow” is a hidden gem that reinforces Ellison’s belief in humankind’s inner nobility and the necessity to buck totalitarian forces that hamper our steady evolution.

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman #ad - Waxing poetic on humankind’s intellectual capabilities versus its emotional shortcomings, assuring us that the intent of his soul is to “come lumbering into town on a pink-and-yellow elephant, the author depicts an inner self that guides his words against the established bureaucracies, fast as Pegasus, and throw down on the established order.

Winner of the prometheus hall of fame award, “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” has become one of the most reprinted short stories in the English language. But when his love, pretty alice, betrays everett out of a desire to return to the punctuality to which she is programmed, he is forced to face the Ticktockman and his gauntlet of consequences.

 . Winner of the hugo and nebula Awards: A science fiction classic about an antiestablishment rebel set on overthrowing the totalitarian society of the future. The rebellious Everett C.

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