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For more than three decades this singular collection of stories in which the New Gods of freeways and slot machines, internal combustion deities and evil so enormous that it swallows the streets in shadow has compelled the attention of not only readers of imaginative bent, but the praise of hard-line literary critics. One cannot codify modern literature of the fantastic without including a reference or selection from this dark book of godly and troubling stories that will not be ignored.Show more
The enemy of her enemy is...still her enemy. All Cyn wants is justice. Kolya Kurev murdered her family in cold blood and got away with it. Single-minded in her determination, Cyn becomes the killer she needs to be. Until she meets Lee, a man also deeply wronged by Kurev. Cyn's new problem? Lee. Lee is stealing her revenge and screwing with the carefully carved life she’s made for herself. As if his mere presence and counter-productive ambitions weren’t enough, he’s going to get her caught. The FBI has been on her tail for several years now, but they haven’t even come close to finding her. Cyn has been leaving fake evidence at her crime scenes and counting on the one thing the FBI hasn’t figured out yet: Their most-wanted criminal is just a girl. Vengeance is the first book in the Vendetta Trifecta. While it can be listened to as a stand-alone, be prepared to reach for book two as you finish this oneShow more
Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest-Cynthia-came up fighting. Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared. Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the 'Grudge Ninja'-only all the evidence is false and the profilers can't get their heads around anything except the obvious fact that the Ninja is extracting a deadly revenge for an old wrong. As the Ninja gets bolder and far more dangerous, Owen is forced to recognize that he hasn't always made the best decisions. Even as he questions whether bringing in the Ninja is the right thing to do, the voice in the back of his head is telling him it will make his career. A 2011 Audie Award Finalist. Winner of a 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award.Show more
"The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten...For some time past, vessels had been met by 'an enormous thing,' a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale." When Professor Aronnax agrees to investigate a series of attacks by a mysterious sea monster, he begins an incredible underwater journey that leads him from Atlantis to the South Pole. Through unforeseen dangers, surprise encounters, and exotic settings, this epic adventure is a tour-de-force of imagination and narrative grandeur. Jules Verne was remarkably successful in foretelling the wonders science held for the future. This, his most famous novel, earned him the title of "Father of Science Fiction."Show more
The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, The City on the Edge of Forever has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version-which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, The City on the Edge of Forever won the 1966-67 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay. As aired, it won the 1967 Hugo Award. The City on the Edge of Forever is, at its most basic, a poignant love story. Ellison takes the listener on a breathtaking trip through space and time, from the future, all the way back to 1930s America. In this harrowing journey, Kirk and Spock race to apprehend a renegade criminal and restore the order of the universe. It is here that Kirk faces his ultimate dilemma: a choice between the universe-or his one true love. This edition makes available the astonishing teleplay as Ellison intended it to be aired. The author's introductory essay reveals all of the details of what Ellison describes as a "fatally inept treatment" of his creative work. Was he unjustly edited, unjustly accused, and unjustly treated? "Ellison's numerous fans along with the general clamoring for all things Trek are bound to put this book in high demand."-Library JournalShow more
Untouched by Human Hands consists of thirteen stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen—but haven’t yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some—perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories—open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves. This classic collection consists of the following short stories: “The Monsters,” “Cost of Living,” “The Altar,” “Shape,” “The Impacted Man,” “Untouched by Human Hands,” “The King’s Wishes,” “Warm,” “The Demons,” “Specialist,” “Seventh Victim,” “Ritual,” and “Beside Still Waters.” “Sheckley has long been considered one of the genre’s leading humorists.”—New York Times, praise for the authorShow more
For the oddball in you, flights into the sinister and fantastic The stories in this third collection from a master of speculative fiction are at once playful and dark, but each is wonderfully told. Contents include The Music of the Yellow Brass A Classic Affair The New People Buck Fever The Magic Man Father, Dear Father Perchance to Dream Song for a Lady The Trigger The Guests of Chance (with Chad Oliver) The Love-Master A Death in the Country The Neighbors The Howling Man Night Ride “Charles Beaumont was a genius…and one hell of a storyteller.”—Dean KoontzShow more
Imagine … Ghosts, gods, and devils—heavens and hells—cities in the sky and cities beneath the sea. Time machines, spaceships—certainly you can imagine Martians, but what about interplanetary vampires? Or a mouse that isn’t a mouse? Honeymoon in Hell proves that Fredric Brown has a special vision, a sight beyond our wildest nightmares, a perception of things we couldn’t even begin to imagine.Show more
Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living author, but only aficionados of Ellison's singular work have been aware of another of his passions...he is a great oral interpreter of his stories. His recordings have been difficult to obtain...by his choice. In 1999, for the first time, he was lured into the studio to record this stunning retrospective. Contents include: "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," "Laugh Track," "Grail," "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman," "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman," "Paladin of the Lost Hour," "The Time of the Eye," "The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke," and "A Boy and His Dog." Copyright on all content as follows: Introduction by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1999 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1967 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1995 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Laugh Track" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1984 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Grail" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1981 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1965 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1993 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1958 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "The Time of the Eye" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1959 by Harlan Ellison. Revised version, copyright © 1971 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1987 and 1999 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Paladin of the Lost Hour" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1985, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1996 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "A Boy and His Dog" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1969 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1997 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. "Harlan Ellison is arguably the finest short story writer in science fiction today, and this collection includes some of his best (certainly his most popular) work. His writings are mature, intense, and deeply affecting...Ellison, an Audie winner for narration, skillfully reads all of the stories himself, providing the boundless energy that makes this collection a complete success."-AudioFileShow more
This original audio collection, featuring much newly recorded material, is a stunning realization of some of the writer's best and edgiest work, as well as a fiery visit to some of his more secret stories. His words, his voice, what the New York Times has called "liquid lava." Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living author, including the Edgar, Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards. Contents include: "Jeffty is Five" (Hugo and Nebula winner) and brand new performances of "The End of the Time of Leinard," "The Function of Dream Sleep," "In Lonely Lands," the rare "Rat Hater," the title story, and other previously unrecorded gems. Copyright on all contents as follows: "The Voice from the Edge, Volume 2: Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral." Sound recording, text and compilation: copyright © 2001 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "In Lonely Lands" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1958 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "S.R.O." by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1957 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1985 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "The End of the Time of Leinard" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1958 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Pennies, Off a Dead Man's Eyes" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright 1969 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1997 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1995 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Rat Hater" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1956 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1984 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Go Toward the Light" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1994 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "The Function of Dream Sleep" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1988 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. Postscript by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 2001 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Jeffty is Five" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1977 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 2005 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Soft Monkey" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1987 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish" by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1982 by The Kiliminjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. "Eleven spine-chilling, super creepy short stories are read by the Master of Science Fiction and the Supernatural, Harlan Ellison. In his deep, hard voice, Ellison weaves tales dating from 1956 through 1995, including the title story and 'Rat Hater' and 'Go Toward the Light.' Ellison's incredible imagination and vocal manipulation of words and emotion create an entire world and atmosphere with the very beginning of each tale and enthusiastically and dynamically maintain them to the very end of each story....These tales are rife with dramatization and emotional suspense."-AudioFileShow more
For the third time, down that multi-colored rabbit hole to the unpredictable, singular, frequently disturbing Ellison Wonderland of the writer the New York Times summed up thus: 'Harlan Ellison has the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker with a cultural warehouse for a mind.' And this third expedition comes not a moment too soon. . . at exactly the moment a brilliant new film documentary, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, a film of the life and work of Harlan Ellison is beginning it's premieres across America. Here, in eleven stories, a true memoir, five brand-new commentaries, and a linked horror story of Jack the Ripper by Ellison's great friend, the late Robert Bloch, the mesmerizing audio performance by the Author provides full measure of reason why Ellison has won Listen Up, Audio, and a shelf full of other awards including investiture as one of the few Grand Masters of the literature of the fantastic. This one is the best yet. “Harlan Ellison has the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker with a cultural warehouse for a mind.”—New York TimesShow more
In this genre-bending novel, among the first to have launched sci fi into literature, a group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover that their combined powers render them superhuman. There's Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people's thoughts; Janie, who moves things without touching them; and the teleporting twins, who can travel ten feet or ten miles. There's Baby, who invented an antigravity engine while still in the cradle, and Gerry, who has everything it takes to run the world except for a conscience. Separately, they are talented freaks. Together, they may represent the next step in evolution-or the final chapter in the history of the human race. As they struggle to find whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it, Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging.Show more
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