Partners in Wonder: Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - E. The lunatic mind of Harlan Ellison strikes again. Here is the first collection of collaborative stories ever created, each deranged vision complete with introduction in the patented Ellison manner explaining how the story was written and who gets the blame. Van vogt, roger zelazny, and Harlan Ellison, unassisted.

Robert bloch, ben bova, Algis Budrys, Avram Davidson, Samuel R. If you mix ellison with wild talents like those names listed above, you have got a book as unique as the Abominable Snowperson. Hensley, robert silverberg, robert Sheckley, Henry Slesar, Keith Laumer, William Rotsler, Theodore Sturgeon, A. Delany, Joe L.

Partners in Wonder: Stories #ad - A unique anthology of stories written by Harlan Ellison in collaboration with the sci-fi masters of his time.

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Approaching Oblivion: Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - The new york times called him “relentlessly honest” and then used him as the subject of its famous Sunday Acrostic. 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, what it is like to witness the end of the world, ” “kiss of fire, ” “silent in gehenna”, hate “knox, eleven‑armed yiddish aliens, harlan ellison outdoes himself, sex “Catman, Furnished in Early Poverty”, and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‑skinned, rampaging like a mad thing through love “Cold Friend, ” “Erotophobia”, ” “Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman”, lost childhood “One Life, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand.

Approaching Oblivion: Stories #ad - A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, Nebula, including the Hugo, and Bram Stoker, Edgar, as well as winner of countless awards, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, irrepressible as he is infuriating.

Over thirty titles in ellison’s brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Genius never felt so combustible. Ellison’s stories punch where it hurts.  .  . And span from baroque far future speculations to near future warnings” Science Fiction Ruminations.

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Paingod: And Other Delusions

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

Paingod: And Other Delusions #ad - . They not only knock you down. 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. Touching, gentle, and shocking stories from an incomparable master of impossible dreams and troubling truths.  .

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Ellison Wonderland: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Tales of terror and wonder from a winner of the Nebula, Edgar, Hugo, Bram Stoker, and many other awards. 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. 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.

Ellison Wonderland: Stories #ad - 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.

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From the Land of Fear: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - From the Land of Fear: Stories #ad - 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.

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.

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Gentleman Junkie: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Bold and uncompromising, gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-up Generation is a watershed moment in Harlan Ellison’s early writing career. Rather than dealing in speculative fiction, these twenty-five short stories directly tackle issues of discrimination, injustice, bigotry, and oppression by the police.

Gentleman Junkie: Stories #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. Reviewing this collection, honest, dorothy Parker called Ellison “a good, clean writer, putting down what he has seen and known, and no sensationalism about it.

”. 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.

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Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories

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Open 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, this critically acclaimed, wildly imaginative, and outrageously creative collection.

The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, ” written in collaboration with robert silverberg, with anybody but you, ” “pulling hard time, and such provocatively titled entries as “The Man Who Rowed Columbus Ashore, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, an introduction by the author, surrounded by screenplays, ” “Anywhere But Here, ” “Crazy As a Soup Sandwich, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, ” “Chatting With Anubis, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.

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Vic and Blood: Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - The story continues in “run, spot, run, ” the first part of Ellison’s promised novel of the cycle, Blood’s a Rover. 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 cycle begins with “eggsucker, ” which chronicles the early years of the association between fourteen‑year‑old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog.

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 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.

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No Doors, No Windows: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Stories of fear in all its forms, from “the leading craftsman in the literature of terror and dread” Louisville Courier Journal & Times. The only trouble is, the threat of impending nuclear holocaust, fear comes in so many different shapes and sizes these days—the rejection by a beautiful woman, the erratic behavior of wackos walking the streets who only need a wrong word and there they go to the top of an apartment building with a sniperscope’d rifle.

No Doors, No Windows: Stories #ad - Like the special fears generated in these sixteen incredible stories. You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear described as it has never been described before, by the startling imagination of Harlan Ellison, master fantasist, tour guide through the land of dreadful visions, unerring observer of human folly and supernatural diabolism.

Fear is all around you, and the minute you get all the rational fears taken care of, all battened down and secure, here comes something new.

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Shatterday: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. R. 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.

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. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory.

Shatterday: Stories #ad - Martin. Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “in the fourth year of the war, ” “the executioner of the malformed children, “the man who was heavily into revenge, ” “count the clock that tells the time, ” “jeffty is five, ” “all the lies that are my life, ” “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?, ” “Django, ” “The Other Eye of Polyphemus, ” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage, ” “Shoppe Keeper, ” “Flop Sweat, ” “Would You Do it For a Penny?” written in collaboration with Haskell Barkin, ” “Opium, ” “All the Birds Come Home to Roost, ” and “Shatterday.

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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. Includes: “the resurgence of miss ankle-strap Wedgie, ” “The Universe of Robert Blake, ” “G. B. K. A many flavored bird, ” “blind bird, ” “train out, ” “neither your jenny nor mine, ” “hirschhorn, ” “a prayer for no one’s enemy, go away from me!, ” “battle without banners, ” “moonlighting, ” “mona at her windows, ” “a Path, ” “What I Did on My Vacation this Summer by Little Bobby, ” “I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge, ” “Through the Darkness, ” “Passport, ” “Riding the Dark, Blind Bird, Age 27, ” “Punky & the Yale Men” .

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. 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.

Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only “one of the great .  .

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