Dangerous Visions

Dangerous Visions

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Anthologies seldom make history, but Dangerous Visions is a grand exception. Harlan Ellison's 1967 collection of science fiction stories set an almost impossibly high standard, as more than a half dozen of its stories won major awards - not surprising with a contributors list that reads like a who's who of 20th-century SF: Evensong by Lester del Rey | Flies by Robert Silverberg | The Day After the Day the Martians Came by Frederik Pohl | Riders of the Purple Wage by Philip Jose Farmer | The Malley System by Miriam Allen deFord | A Toy for Juliette by Robert Bloch | The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison | The Night That All Time Broke Out by Brian W. Aldiss | The Man Who Went to the Moon - Twice by Howard Rodman | Faith of Our Fathers by Philip K. Dick | The Jigsaw Man by Larry Niven | Gonna Roll the Bones by Fritz Leiber | Lord Randy, My Son by Joe L. Hensley | Eutopia by Poul Anderson | Incident in Moderan and The Escaping by David R. Bunch | The Doll-House by James Cross | Sex and/or Mr. Morrison by Carol Emshwiller | Shall the Dust Praise Thee? by Damon Knight | If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? by Theodore Sturgeon | What Happened to Auguste Clarot?by Larry Eisenberg | Ersatz by Henry Slesar | Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird by Sonya Dorman | The Happy Breed by John Sladek | Encounter with a Hick by Jonathan Brand | From the Government Printing Office by Kris Neville | Land of the Great Horses by R. A. Lafferty | The Recognition by J. G. Ballard | Judas by John Brunner | Test to Destruction by Keith Laumer | Carcinoma Angels by Norman Spinrad | Auto-da-Fe by Roger Zelazny | Aye, and Gomorrah by Samuel R. Delany Unavailable for 15 years, this huge anthology now returns to print, as relevant now as when it was first published.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 42mm | 480.81g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0575108029
  • 9780575108028
  • 78,092

About Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison is a multiple HUGO and NEBULA AWARD winning writer and editor. He wrote the script for the hugely popular STAR TREK episode, The City on the Edge of Forever, the NEBULA AWARD-winning novella, A BOY AND HIS DOG, and many acclaimed stories including 'Shatterday' and 'I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream'. His groundbreaking anthology DANGEROUS VISIONS was instrumental in defining the New Wave movement. Harlan Ellison lives in Los Angeles.show more

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Dangerous Visions is a landmark in science fiction, one that can proudly stand against those literary snobs who look down their nose at the genre -- Antony Jones SFBOOKREVIEWS blogshow more

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Introduction by Adam Roberts Dangerous Visions helped define the New Wave science fiction movement and almost single-handedly changed the way readers thought about science fiction. Included in this collection of 33 stories are 7 winners and 13 nominees for the prestigious Hugo and Nebula Awards, including Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Brian W. Aldiss, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, J.G. Ballard, Samuel R. Delany and Ellison himself. 'There has never been a collection like this before . . . it will entertain, infuriate and reward you for years' James Blish Harlan Ellison (1934-) Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Harlan Ellison has written and edited over 75 books in a career spanning over forty years. He is seen as one of the defining authors of the New Wave SF writing movement in the 1960s and wrote scripts for TV shows such as The Outer Limits and Star Trek, including the renowned episode 'The City on the Edge of Forever'. 978 0 575 10802 8 £8.99show more

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Dangerous Visions is a landmark in science fiction, one that can proudly stand against those literary snobs who look down their nose at the genre Antony Jones SFBOOKREVIEWS blog 20120309show more

Table of contents

-"Evensong" by Lester del Rey -"Flies" by Robert Silverberg -"The Day After the Day the Martians Came" by Frederik Pohl - "Riders of the Purple Wage" by Philip Jose Farmer - "The Malley System" by Miriam Allen deFord - "A Toy for Juliette" by Robert Bloch - "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World" by Harlan Ellison - "The Night That All Time Broke Out" by Brian W. Aldiss - "The Man Who Went to the Moon - Twice" by Howard Rodman - "Faith of Our Fathers" by Philip K. Dick" - The Jigsaw Man" by Larry Niven - "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber - "Lord Randy, My Son" by Joe L. Hensley - "Eutopia" by Poul Anderson - "Incident in Moderan" and "The Escaping" by David R. Bunch - "The Doll-House" by James Cross - "Sex and/or Mr. Morrison" by Carol Emshwiller - "Shall the Dust Praise Thee?" by Damon Knight - "If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" by Theodore Sturgeon - "What Happened to Auguste Clarot?" by Larry Eisenberg - "Ersatz" by Henry Slesar - "Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird" by Sonya Dorman - "The Happy Breed" by John Sladek - "Encounter with a Hick" by Jonathan Brand - "From the Government Printing Office" by Kris Neville - "Land of the Great Horses" by R. A. Lafferty - "The Recognition" by J. G. Ballard - "Judas" by John Brunner - "Test to Destruction" by Keith Laumer - "Carcinoma Angels" by Norman Spinrad - "Auto-da-Fe" by Roger Zelazny - "Aye, and Gomorrah by Samuel R. Delanyshow more

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