I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Stories
Open Road Integrated Media, Incorporated, 2014 - 162 sÝur
A Grand Master of Science Fiction and the multiple-award-winning author of A Boy and His Dog presents seven stunning stories of speculative fiction.
Hugo Award winner I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is living legend Harlan Ellison's masterpiece of future warfare. In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against all humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence.
Presented here with six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience, this collection proves why Ellison has earned the many accolades he's received and remains one of the most original voices in American literature.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes "Big Sam Was My Friend," "Eyes of Dust," "World of the Myth," "Lonelyache," Hugo Award finalist "Delusion for a Dragon Slayer," and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist "Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes."
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LibraryThing ReviewUms÷gn notanda - MarkLacy - LibraryThing
I realize I tried to read these stories in a different time, a different era, than when they were written. Having said that, I can be somewhat forgiving. Ellison's style is now dated. But I simply ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUms÷gn notanda - bdgamer - LibraryThing
Ellison is a gifted writer who can make you go from oh-okay to holy-shit-what-did-I-just-read in the span of a few pages. The titular short story is a brilliant exercise in depravity and hatred--the ... Read full review