Shatterday: Stories (Paperback)

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

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.

Stories include "Introduction: Mortal Dreads," "Jeffty Is Five," "How's the Night Life on Cissalda?," "Flop Sweat," "Would You Do it For a Penny?" (written in collaboration with Haskell Barkin), "The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge," "Shoppe Keeper," "All the Lies That Are My Life," "Django," "Count the Clock That Tells the Time," "In the Fourth Year of the War," "Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage," "All the Birds Come Home to Roost," "Opium," "The Other Eye of Polyphemus," "The Executioner of the Malformed Children," and "Shatterday."

About the Author


Harlan Ellison (1934-2018), in a career spanning more than fifty years, wrote or edited one hundred fourteen books; more than seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns; two dozen teleplays; and a dozen motion pictures. He won the Hugo Award eight and a half times (shared once); the Nebula Award three times; the Bram Stoker Award, presented by the Horror Writers Association, five times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996); the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice; the Georges Melies Fantasy Film Award twice; and two Audie Awards (for the best in audio recordings); and he was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writers' union. He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics at the 1995 World Horror Convention. Ellison is the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four times, most recently for "Paladin of the Lost Hour," his Twilight Zone episode that was Danny Kaye's final role, in 1987. In 2006, Ellison was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Dreams with Sharp Teeth, the documentary chronicling his life and works, was released on DVD in May 2009. He passed away in 2018 at the age of eighty-four.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781497643215
ISBN-10: 149764321X
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Pages: 302
Language: English
 
 
 

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