Deathbird Stories (1993 Collier Books Trade Paperback Edition)


NOTE: The cover of the mass market edition is pictured here. The trade paperback is almost aesthetically identical.

Harlan Ellison, prolific and powerful writer for motion pictures and television, has been one of America’s finest short-story writers for more than 35 years. DEATHBIRD STORIES is his most daring collection of dangerous visions, each tale a gem that peels back layers of human emotion to reveal a dark dream inspired by the madness that finds us in unprotected moments. From the nightmare-stalking that inspires “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” to the glass-and-metal prison of “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes” as well as in seventeen other brilliant tales from the new pantheon of gods, Ellison paints incredibly vivid portraits of the human soul in all its infinite variety of torment and torture, courage and charisma.

“DEATHBIRD STORIES gathers most of this dark and visceral writer’s best short fiction.
It is certainly the Ellison book new readers should start with.”
The Washington Post Book World

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Cover art by Jim Burns. Cover design by Wendy Bass.

Foreword: Oblations at Alien Altars
The Whimper of Whipped Dogs [1974 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Short Story]
Along the Scenic Route
On the Downhill Side
O Ye of Little Faith
Basilisk [1972 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction]
The Face of Helene Bournouw
Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38°54′ N, Longitude 77°00’13” W [1975 Hugo Award, Best Novelette; 1975 Locus Poll Award, Best Novelette]
Rock God
Bleeding Stones
Ernest and the Machine God
Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
Shattered Like a Glass Goblin
Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
At the Mouse Circus
The Place With No Name
The Deathbird [1973 Jupiter Award, Best Short Story; 1974 Hugo Award, Best Novelette; 1974 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction]

First Collier Books Edition. 296p.

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.5 × .7 in