"Don't be alarmed, folks! He can't break those shackles — they're forged of chrome-steel!" — Penultimate words of Carl Denham.
Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best short story collection, this volume by one of the most acclaimed authors of the twentieth century takes an intense look at how the specter of death haunts everyday life. Seventeen astonishing tales include the Hugo Award–winning novelette "Paladin of the Lost Hour" and "Soft Monkey," winner of the 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award for short story fiction. This edition includes a new Introduction by actor/comedian Patton Oswalt.
Harlan Ellison has written and published 120 books and has been lauded by sources as impressive as The New York Times
and The Los Angeles Times,
which noted, "It is long past time to call Harlan Ellison the twentieth-century Mark Twain." His name is a Registered Trademark and impassioned praise comes to him from Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Dean Koontz. Online (harlanellisonbooks.com) and a laudatory YouTube site put up by Ellison's celebrity friends has over 1,000,000 hits on his "Pay the Writer" shout-out. You could look him up: he can't break those shackles.
Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1988 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Harlan Ellison, Patton Oswalt|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|