Troublemakers

By Harlan Ellison

Includes the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning tale, “ ‘Repent, Harlequin!’ stated the Ticktockman.”

 

A specific new choice of Ellison’s brief tales, chosen specially for this quantity by means of the writer, together with the newly revised and extended story “Never ship to grasp for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.” In a profession spanning greater than fifty years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited seventy-five books, greater than seventeen hundred tales, essays, articles, and newspaper columns, dozen teleplays, and a dozen video clips. Now, for the 1st time anyplace, Troublemakers provides a suite of Ellison’s vintage tales that would introduce new readers to a author defined via the New York Times as having “the spellbinding caliber of a very good nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.” comprises the award‑winning tales “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ acknowledged the Ticktockman” and “Deeper Than the Darkness.” 

 

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