Friday, June 6, 2008

Ellison Wonderland by Harlan Ellison

First sentence:

"'Thing' was all I could call it, and it had a million tentacles."


"Classic Ellison collection: Buckle your safety belts for a journey to the wildest wonderland that never existed!

COMMUTER'S PROBLEM--Or what happens when you catch the morning express to somewhere out of this world!
NOTHING FOR MY NOON MEAL--Trapped on Hell, survival was a choice between the impossible and the unbelievable.
ALL THE SOUNDS OF FEAR--He was a man of many faces but the master of none.
THE SKY IS BURNING--Why was Earth good enough for dying?
RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY--But look out for that "other day"!" -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

Great collection of short stories! I especially liked "All the Sounds of Fear" (provocative look at method acting), "The Sky is Burning," (dying aliens in the sky) and "Rain, Rain, Go Away" (what happens when the "other day" arrives).

Date read: 5/24/2008
Book #: 30
Challenge: Celebrate the Author Challenge, Spring Reading Thing Challenge 2008
Rating: 4*/5 = great
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0451077172
ISBN-13: 9780451077172
Publisher: Signet
Year: 1974
# of Pages: 178
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