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Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, the (1969) [Collection]
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It is wholly inaccurate to categorize what Harlan Ellison writes as "science fiction" even as it is pejorative to call the stories of Edgar Allan Poe "detective fiction" or the novels of A.B. Guthrie "westerns". Poe wrote Poe-stories, Guthrie told Guthrie-stories, and Harlan Ellison's visions are particularly his own. "Fantasies" might be closer, yet no fantasist working today manages to trap the mist of fantasy in the Klein Bottle of contemporary events as well as the author of these fifteen strange and strangely-disturbing stories.

A summary of the wonders in this largest single collection of Mr. Ellison's recent works reads like the itinerary for a trip down a bottomless rabbit hole.

  • The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World won Mr. Ellison his fourth Hugo award at the 1969 World Science Fiction Convention. It is a circular story that begins with a psychopathic killer and ends on the hushed shores of a thought, in the shadow of a sigh.
  • Try a Dull Knife explores the parameters of the terrifying paranoid delusions of a man whose vampirish friends feed on his slow charisma leak.
  • Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R. includes such mind-boggling scenes as the shoot-out that takes place in the men's room of the Camarillo State Mental Hospital between a James Bond Kris Kringle and Ronald Reagan in the form of a 7-headed hydra.
  • The Place With No Name advances the dizzying theory that Christ and Prometheus were homosexual alien lovers.
  • And a major new novella written especially for this volume with the deceptively gentle title A Boy And His Dog.
  • Original title: The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
    Original languages: English

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    Genre: FictionScience Fiction


    The following works are contained within this one:
         S.R.O. (1957) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Run for the Stars (1957) [Novella]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Are You Listening? (1958) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Try a Dull Knife (1968) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Worlds to Kill (1968) [Novelette]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Pitll Pawob Division, the (1968) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Shattered Like a Glass Goblin (1968) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         White on White (1968) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Asleep: With Still Hands (1968) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Along the Scenic Route (1969) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Santa Clause vs. S.P.I.D.E.R. (1969) [Novelette]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, the (1969) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Place with No Name, the (1969) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Phoenix (1969) [Short Story]
          Author: Harlan Ellison
         Boy and His Dog, a (1969) [Novella]
          Author: Harlan Ellison

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    Language: English

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    The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1984)

    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    ISBN: 0312940270
    Pages: 252

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    The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1979)

    Format: Paperback
    Place of publication: London
    Publisher: Pan
    ISBN: 0330255754

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    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1976)

    Format: Hardcover
    Publisher: Millington
    ISBN: 0860000656
    Pages: 215
    Notes: The 1976 Millington edition omits "Along the Scenic Route", "The Place with No Name" and "Shattered Like a Glass Goblin".

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    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1974)

    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Signet
    ISBN: 0451085906
    Pages: 254

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    Publisher: Avon
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    Pages: 245

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    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (1969)

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