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STORIES WITH TITLES from A to L HERE

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"The Man Who Was Heavily into Revenge"
© Analog, Aug 1978
Shatterday, 1980
--short story : 1979 AnLab /5
--/ cool sf story

"The Man on the Mushroom" (nf)
© Ellison Wonderland, 1974

"Mealtime"
(also as "A Case of Ptomaine")
© Space Travel, Sep 1958
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"Mom"
© Silver Foxes, 1976
Strange Wine, 1978

"Neon"
© The Haunt of Horror, Aug 1973
Deathbird Stories, 1975
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"The New York Review of Bird"
© Weird Heroes Vol 2, 1975
Strange Wine, 1978
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"Night of Black Glass"
© Beyond, 1981
Stalking the Nightmare, 1982
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Night Vigil"
(also as "Yellow Streak Hero")
© Amazing, May 1957
Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971
--/ cool sf story

"Nothing for My Noon Meal"
© Nebula Science Fiction, May 1958
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"O Ye of Little Faith"
© Knight, Sep 1968
Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled, 1968
--/ cool sf story

"On the Downhill Side"
© Universe # 2, 1972
Deathbird Stories, 1975
--short story : 1973 Nebula
--short fiction : 1973 Locus /13

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"On the Slab"
© OMNI, Oct 1981
The Second Omni Book of SF, 1983
Angry Candy, 1988
--short story : 1982 Locus /28
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty"
© Orbit # 8, 1970
Approaching Oblivion, 1974
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"The Outpost Undiscovered By Tourists"
© F&SF, Jan 1982
Stalking the Nightmare, 1982

"Paingod"
© Fantastic Stories, Jun 1964
Paingod and Other Delusions, 1971
--/ cool sf story

"Paladin of the Lost Hour"
© Twilight Zone Magazine, Nov 1985
Angry Candy, 1988
--novelette : 1986 Hugo W
--novelette : 1986 Nebula
--novelette : 1986 Locus W
--novelette : 1986 SF Chronicle /3
--novelette : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /11 (tie)

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman"
© F&SF, Aug 1962
Approaching Oblivion, 1974
--/ cool sf story

"The Pawob Division"
(also as "The Pittle Pawob Division")
© Worlds of If, 1969
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1976
--/ cool sf story

"Pennies, Off a Dead Man's Eyes"
© Galaxy, Nov 1969
Over the Edge, 1970
--/ fourth place sf story

"Phoenix"
(also as "Phoenix Land")
© IF, Mar 1969
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1976
--/ cool sf story

"The Pittle Pawob Division"
(also as "The Pawob Division")
© Worlds Of If, 1969
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1976
--/ cool sf story

"The Place with No Name"
© F&SF, Jul 1969
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes"
© Knight, May 1967
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, 1967
--novelette : 1968 Hugo
--novelette : 1968 Nebula W

--/ cool f story
--/ idea award

"Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish"
© Shayol # 6, 1982
Angry Candy, 1988
--/ cool sf story

"The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World"
© Dangerous Visions, 1967
Over the Edge, 1970
--/ fourth place f story
--/ style award

"Psycho at Mid-Point"
© Super-Science Fiction, Dec 1956
--/ cool sf story
--/ adventure award

"Quicktime"
© OMNI, Oct 1985
Angry Candy, 1988
--/ cool sf story

"Rain, Rain, Go Away"
© Science Fantasy, 1956
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ cool sf story

"The Region Between"
© Galaxy, Mar 1970
Five Fates, Keith Laumer, 1970
Angry Candy, 1988
--novella : 1971 Hugo
--novella : 1971 Nebula
--short fiction : 1971 Locus W
--international sf : 1971 Ditmar

--/ fourth place f story
--/ style award
--/ wonder award


"Reaping the Whirlwind" (nf)
© Approaching Oblivion, 1974

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"
© Galaxy, Dec 1965
Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965
--short fiction : 1966 Hugo W
--short story : 1966 Nebula W
--short fiction : 1971 Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll /7 (tie)
--short story : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /2

--/ fourth place f story
--/ style award
--/ idea award


"Revealed At Last: What Killed The Dinosaurs" (nf)
© Strange Wine, 1978

"Rock God"
© Coven 13, Nov 1969
Over the Edge, 1970
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Run for the Stars"
© Science Fiction Adventures, Jun 1957
A Touch of Infinity, 1959
novel: Run for the Stars, 1991
--/ cool sf story
--/ adventure award


"Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R"
© F&SF, Jan 1969
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969

"Savage Wind"
(also as "The Wind Beyond the Mountains")
© Amazing, Jan 1957
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ cool sf story

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"Seeing"
© Andromeda # 1, 1976
Strange Wine, 1978
--short story : 1977 Locus /6
--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ adventure award
--/ emotion award
--/ shock value


"Cold waterfall of raw emotion, naked wire of pure decadent shock". Such were the words I've chosen to describe this novella (and another one like it - "Catman") when I first read it in 1987. This "Jack Vance-like baroque space opera" reads like a smorgasbord of delectable (and some detestable) "delights" and a catalogue of gaudy styles and bold colors, in the vein of Russian avantgarde art of the Twenties, such as the paintings of Vasily Kandinsky (see example below). Sometimes I think that if you compress Ellison stories, squeeze "pop-culture sensibilities and selling points" out of it and hang it out to dry (to vanquish some self-indulgent tears and other excesses), then you will end up with... poetry of a strangely familiar kind. Mayakovsky, anyone? I'm partly joking, but... Ellison is an event, not a writer. It "happens to you" at some point in your life, and then you are never free from it. This novella deals with the creepy subject of stealing the mutant eyes of another person to better see (and supposedly enjoy) a decadent society, but in the end one can never satisfy the "lust of his eyes" and only would flood the gates of his heart to further insensitivity. Reading Ellison is quite the opposite of that. He cares, and make you care, even if you did not give the subject a second thought a moment before. Certainly a brightest (and baddest) fiction of the Seventies.
review: 4-Sep-06 (read in 1987)


"Structures" by Vasily Kandinsky (1924)

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"Sensible City"
© F&SF, Oct 1994
also in - Dark Destiny, 1994
Slippage, 1997

"Shatterday"
© Gallery, Sep 1975
Science Fiction Monthly, 1975
Shatterday, 1980
--short story : 1976 Nebula
--short story : 1976 Locus /14

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ idea award
--/ emotion award


"Shatterday" (coll)
© 1981, Harpers
--anthology/collection : 1981 World Fantasy
--single author collection : 1981 Locus /2
--all-time collection : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /17

--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Shattered Like a Glass Goblin"
© Orbit # 4, 1968
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--short story : 1970 Nebula
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Silent in Gehenna"
© The Many Worlds of SF, ed. B. Bova, 1971
Approaching Oblivion, 1974
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Silver Corridor"
© Infinity Science Fiction, Oct 1956
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Sky Is Burning"
© IF, Aug 1958
A Touch of Infinity, 1959
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Sleeper with Still Hands"
(also as "Asleep: With Still Hands")
© IF, Jul 1968
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ cool sf story

"Sleeping Dogs"
© Analog, Oct 1974
Paingod and Other Delusions, 1975
(Third Edition Only)
--short story : 1975 Jupiter
--/ cool sf story

"Soft Monkey"
© Mystery Scene Reader # 1, ed. E. Gorman, 1987
Angry Candy, 1988
Eidolon, Sum 1996
--/ cool sf story

"Soldier"
(also as "Soldier from Tomorrow")
© Fantastic Universe, Oct 1957
From the Land of Fear, 1967
--/ cool sf story

"S.R.O"
(as by Ellis Hart)
© Amazing, Mar 1957
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ cool sf story

"Stalking The Nightmare" (coll)
© 1983, Harpers
--single author collection : 1983 Locus /3
--collection/anthology : 1983 Balrog

--/ cool sf collection

"Strange Wine"
© Amazing, Jun 1976
Strange Wine, 1978
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Strange Wine" (coll)
© 1979, Harper
--single author collection : 1979 Locus /2
--collection/anthology : 1979 Balrog

--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Stuffing"
© Gallery, Jul 1982
Angry Candy, 1988
--/ cool sf story

"The Sword of Parmagon"
(first story)
© The Cleveland News, 1949

"Tiny Ally"
© Saturn SF, Oct 1957
Over the Edge, 1970
--/ cool sf story

"A Toy for Juliette"
(with Robert Bloch)
© Dangerous Visions, 1967
Partners in Wonder, 1974
Fear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Robert Bloch, 1971
--/ cool sf story
--/ shock value

"Tracking Level"
© Amazing, Dec 1956
Stalking the Nightmare, 1982
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

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"Trojan Hearse"
© Infinity Stories, Aug 1956

Typical Ellison's space opera slight tale of his early period. Somebody on the internet remembered what it's about, but I totally forgot. Apparantly comic book episode was also made from that story: "Portals ("orifices") can be opened to controllable locations; the aliens have the portal technology first; an Earthian spy learns about coming invasion and so humans put up a portal of their own in front of the enemy portal." Simple, baby.
review: 24-Jul-06 (read in 2001)

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"Try a Dull Knife"
© F&SF, Oct 1968
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ emotion award


"The Vengeance of Galaxy 5"
© Amazing Stories, Feb 1958

"The Very Last Day of a Good Woman"
(also as "The Last Day")
© Rogue, Nov 1958
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ cool sf story

"The Voice in the Garden"
© Lighthouse, Jun 1967
From the Land of Fear, 1967
--/ humour award

"Wanted in Surgery"
© IF, Aug 1957
Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965
--/ cool sf story

"The Waves in Rio" (intro)
© The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ emotion award

"When Auld's Acquaintance Is Forgot"
© OMNI, Apr 1982
The Best of Omni SF, No. 6, 1983
Angry Candy, 1988
--/ cool sf story

"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs"
© Bad Moon Rising, ed. Thomas M. Disch, 1973
Deathbird Stories, 1975
--World Fantasy Award r-up
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ emotion award

"White on White"
© Knight, Nov 1968
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ cool sf story

"The Wind Beyond the Mountains"
(also as "Savage Wind")
© Amazing, Jan 1957
Ellison Wonderland, 1962
--/ cool sf story

"The Wine Has Been Left Open
Too Long and the Memory Has Gone Flat"
© Universe # 6, 1976
Strange Wine, 1978
--/ cool sf story

"With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole"
(Medea)
© OMNI, Jan 1985
Medea: Harlan's World, 1985
Angry Candy, 1988
--short story : 1986 Locus W
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Working With the Little People"
© F&SF, Jul 1977
Strange Wine, 1978
--/ cool f story

"World of the Myth"
© Knight, Aug 1964
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, 1967
--/ cool f story

"Worlds to Kill"
© IF, Mar 1968
The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Yellow Streak Hero"
(also as "Night Vigil")
© Amazing, May 1957
Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971
--/ cool sf story

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