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Shatterday (1980) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas. Harlan Ellison has, for exactly a quarter of a century, steadily gathered to himself and his thirty-seven books an undeniably fanatical readership. Winner of more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer, he is the only scenarist ever to win the Writers Guild of America award three times for most outstanding teleplay. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe and Kafka, Ellison resists categorization with a vehemence that alienates critics and reviewers seeking easy pigeonholes for an extraordinary writer. The San Francisco Chronicle writes, "The categories are too small to describe Harlan Ellison. Lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, purveyor of pure horror and black comedy; he is all these and more. In this, his thirty-seventh book, celebrating twenty-five years of setting down the mortal dreads we all share, Harlan Ellison has put together his best work to date: sixteen uncollected stories (half of which are award-winners), totaling a marvel-filled 105,000 words and including a brand-new novella, his longest work in over a dozen years.

Contents:

  • Introduction: Mortal Dreads
  • Jeffty Is Five
  • How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?
  • Flop Sweat
  • Would You Do It For a Penny? [with Haskill 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 and on a Friendless Voyage
  • All the Birds Come Home to Roost
  • Opium
  • The Other Eye of Polyphemus
  • The Executioner of the Malformed Children
  • Shatterday

Original title: Shatterday
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Would You Do It for a Penny? (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Shatterday (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Shoppe Keeper (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     How’s the Night Life on Cissalda? (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Flop Sweat (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Opium (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Jeffty is Five (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Other Eye of Polyphemus, the (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Django (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Count the Clock that Tells the Time (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Man Who Was Heavily into Revenge, the (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Executioner of the Malformed Children, the (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     All the Birds Come Home to Roost (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     In the Fourth Year of the War (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     All the Lies that Are My Life (1980) [Novella]
      Author: Harlan Ellison

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Shatterday (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Introduction by: Harlan Ellison
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Shatterday (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 9781892391483
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.9 in
Pages: 318

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Shatterday (1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780425053706
Pages: 282

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Shatterday (1980)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780395285879
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 332

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