By Harlan Ellison
As Earth ways Armageddon, a guy embarks on a quest to confront God within the Hugo Award–winning novelette, “The Deathbird.”
In big apple urban, a brutal act of violence summons a malevolent spirit and a starting to be congregation of desensitized worshippers in “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs,” an Edgar Award winner inspired through the real-life homicide of Queens resident Kitty Genovese in 1964.
In “Paingod,” the deity tasked with causing discomfort and agony on each dwelling being within the universe questions the aim of its merciless existence.
Deathbird Stories collects those and 16 extra provocative stories exploring the futility of religion in a faithless global. A mythical writer of speculative fiction whose best-known works comprise A Boy and His Dog and I haven't any Mouth, and that i needs to Scream—and whose significant awards and nominations quantity within the dozens, Harlan Ellison strips away conference and hypocrisy and lays naked the human situation in smooth society as old gods fade and new deities upward thrust to soothe the masses—gods of know-how, medications, playing, materialism—that are as insubstantial because the ideals of these who venerate them.
as well as his Nebula, Hugo, international delusion, Bram Stoker, Edgar, and different awards, Ellison was once known as “one of the nice dwelling American brief tale writers” by way of the Washington Post—and this assortment makes it transparent why he has earned such a rare collection of accolades.
“Introduction: Oblations at Alien Altars”
“The Whimper of Whipped Dogs”
“Along the Scenic Route”
“On the Downhill Side”
“O Ye of Little Faith”
“Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes”
“Shattered Like a tumbler Goblin”
“Delusion for a Dragon Slayer”
“The Face of Helene Bournouw”
“At the Mouse Circus”
“The position without Name”
“Ernest and the computing device God”
“Adrift simply Off the Islets of Langerhans: range 38° fifty four' N, Longitude seventy seven° 00' thirteen" W”
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