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Web of the City

Web of the City


Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 2012

WEB OF THE CITY INTRODUCTION: UNNECESSARY WORDS Theres really no point to writing an introduction to a novel. A book of short stories, sure, okay. A collection of essays, definitely. A scholarly tome, naturally. But what the hell should one have to say about an entertainment, a fiction, a novel Nothing. It should speak for itself. And I intend to let it. Even so, Id like to make one brief statement about the book. Bear with me I wont be long. Theres a story told about HemingwayI dont know if its ...

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Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars


Robert Silverberg
Bernard Malamud
Robert Sheckley
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
William Tenn
Pamela Sargent
Jack Dann
Avram Davidson
Horace L Gold
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Carol Carr
Geo Alec Effinger

ISBN: 9781580230056
Year of publication: 2013

WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann To my mother Edith N. Dann, who still makes the best chicken soup. Acknowledgments The editor would like to thank the following people for their help and ideas: Rabbi David S. Boros George Zebrowski Gardner Dozois Joe W. Haldeman Harry Altshuler and, of course, Victoria Schochet. INTRODUCTION Why Me Isaac Asimov When I was asked to do the introduction to this collection, that was the question I asked. Why me One ...

Keywords: Anthology Jewish anthologies Jewish fantasy Jewish fiction Jewish literature Jewish science fiction Jewish short stories
More Wandering Stars

More Wandering Stars


Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
Barry N Malzberg
Jack Dann
Joe W Haldeman
Phyllis Gotlieb
Horace L Gold
Mel Gilden
Harvey Jacobs
Hugh Nissenson
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Howard Schwartz

ISBN: 1580230636
Year of publication: 2013

MORE WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF OUTSTANDING STORIES OF JEWISH FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann With an Introduction by Isaac Asimov In memory of Edith N. Dann, who taught me everything important. INTRODUCTION The Hebrew Source Isaac Asimov Back in 1974, Jack Yankele Dann edited a book called Wandering Stars, which was a collection of stories of science fiction and fantasy with Jewish themes. When I heard that Yankele had this in his head, I marveled. Where, I asked myself, ...

Keywords: Anthology Jewish anthologies Jewish fantasy Jewish fiction Jewish literature Jewish science fiction Jewish short stories
Deathbird Stories

Deathbird Stories


Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1983

Harlan Ellison DEATHBIRD STORIES WITH SOME WEARINESS, BUT NOT MUCH MORE WISDOM, THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO TRUE LOVE, WHATEVER LOVELY FACE IT WEARS TO COUNT LEO TOLSTOY 14 February 1910 To me God does not yet exist but there is a creative force constantly struggling to evolve an executive organ of godlike knowledge and power: that is, to achieve omnipotence and omniscience and every man and woman born is a fresh attempt to achieve this object. The current theory that God already exists in ...

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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream


Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1967

I HAVE NO MOUTH, AND I MUST SCREAM by Harlan Ellison Limp, the body of Gorrister hung from the pink palette unsupported hanging high above us in the computer chamber and it did not shiver in the chill, oily breeze that blew eternally through the main cavern. The body hung head down, attached to the underside of the palette by the sole of its right foot. It had been drained of blood through a precise incision made from ear to ear under the lantern jaw. There was no blood on the reflective surface ...

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Wonderbird

Wonderbird


Algis Budrys
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1957

Wonderbird by Algis Budrys and Harlan Ellison Time and again the fire had burned down in the fireplace-bowl, and the night had come too close. The cave had flickered dully with the dying light of the fire, and they had shivered. Skilton had cuffed the younglings out into the edge of the dark, to glean the fallen dead arms of the trees, to bring the fire to life again. But the younglings were awkward, and slow, and fearful of the waiting night. And the fuel was scanty, the darkness was close, and ...

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Up Christopher to Madness

Up Christopher to Madness


Harlan Ellison
Avram Davidson

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Year of publication: 1965

Up Christopher to Madness by Harlan Ellison and Avram Davidson GuidedRoman circii toursthose on wheelsof Greenwich Village and the Bowery, invariably include visits to or passing notice of such taverns as The White Horse, McSorleys, Juliuss, Leos, The Jumble Shop. But only Red Freds Village Voyages takes out-of-towners and uptowners to Aunt Annies Ale House. Which is, perhaps, the reason so few out-of-towners and uptowners are found weighted down with old typewriters in the East River. The Ale ...

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The Power of the Nail

The Power of the Nail


Harlan Ellison
Samuel R Delany

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Year of publication: 1968

The Power of the Nail by Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison Coffins, on Saquetta, are round. The natives, on Saquetta, are round. When they die violently, the sound they make rises up into the ultrasonic and an Earthers liver tightens inside him. But on Saquetta there is very little violent death. It is a peaceful world there are very few Saquettes and unless they are violently killed, they are reincarnated almost immediately. That was the way it had always been on Saquetta, till the Earther, ...

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The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World

The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World


Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1967

The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison First there was the city, never night. Tin and reflective, walls of antiseptic metal like an immense autoclave. Pure and dust-free, so silent that even the whirling innards of its heart and mind were sheathed from notice. The city was self-contained, and footfalls echoed up and aroundflat slapped notes of an exotic leather-footed instrument. Sounds that reverberated back to the maker like yodels thrown out across mountain ...

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The Human Operators

The Human Operators


A E Van Vogt
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1971

The Human Operators A. E. Van Vogt and Harlan Ellison To be read while listening to Chronophagie, The Time Eaters: Music of Jacques Lasry, played on Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet Columbia Masterworks Stereo MS 7314. Ship: the only place. Ship says Im to get wracked today at noon. And so Im in grief already. It seems unfair to have to get wracked three whole days ahead of the usual once-a-month. But I learned long ago not to ask Ship to explain anything personal. I sense today is different ...

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Survivor #1

Survivor #1


Henry Slesar
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1959

Survivor 1 by Henry Slesar and Harlan Ellison What would have been called a nose on anyone else, on the green man would have been called a blob. Its shape was not remarkable for its definition, but rather for its lack of it. The nostrils seemed to dash startledly from the sides of the putty-blob, as though they were tunnels dug without destinations in mind. Aside from the nose, and the Kelly-green skin color, there was nothing particularly outstanding about the visitor. It was to Milt Klowitzs ...

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Street Scene

Street Scene


Keith Laumer
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1969

Street Scene by Keith Laumer and Harlan Ellison Very much like a dead bird, the pteranodon fell out of the sky at 4:18 of a Wednesday, fell whistling, end-over-end, landing squarely in the middle of Sixth Avenue and 47th Street. It fell flat-out, wings spread, and crushed a Mustang, two Cadillacs, a Buick Riviera, three VWs, the front end of a Peugeot, and a Greyline Tours sightseeing bus. The fall of the beast killed eighty-seven people, but it was not that, precisely, that caught the attention ...

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Runesmith

Runesmith


Theodore Sturgeon
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1970

Runesmith by Harlan Ellison and Theodore Sturgeon Dedicated to the Memory of Cordwainer Smith Crouching there in the darkness on the 102nd floor, Smith fumbled for the skin-bag of knucklebones. Somewhere down below in the stairwellprobably the ninety-fifth or -sixth floor by now, judging from the firefly ricochets of their flashlight beams on the walls, coming upthe posse was sniffing him out. Soundlessly he put his good shoulder against the fire door, but it was solid. Probably bulged and ...

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Rodney Parish for Hire

Rodney Parish for Hire


Harlan Ellison
Joe L Hensley

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Year of publication: 1962

Rodney Parish for Hire by Harlan Ellison and Joe L. Hensley There was going to be a sorry boy on Farrow Street, and Rodney Parish knew who it would be. It would be Rodney Parish, and he could already feel his Daddys strap across his fanny. He hurried on through the twilight. He mumblingly darned the kids who had urged him to join them, illicitly swimming in the condemned pond behind the Chesapeake Lumber Company. He darned and double-darned them, because he had missed dinner, and Daddy got ...

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I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair Is Biting His Leg

I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair Is Biting His Leg


Robert Sheckley
Harlan Ellison

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Year of publication: 1968

I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair Is Biting His Leg by Robert Sheckley and Harlan Ellison Behind him lay the gray Azores, behind the Gates of Hercules the sky above, the goo below. Screwin goo Screwin goo Pareti yelled at the fading afternoon sunlight. It came up garbled, around the stump of cigar, and it lacked the vigor Pareti usually brought to the curse, because it was nearly shifts end, and he was exhausted. The first time he had yelled it had been three years before, when he ...

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