#4 in Pyramid’s uniform Harlan Ellison collection.
Cover by Leo & Diane Dillon.
No matter how many books you’ve read, you’ve never read a book like this one…because there’s never been a book like this one in the history of everything. This is the first collection of collaborative stories ever created; it is unique, like the Abominable Snowperson or the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It is the ungovernable lunatic mind of Harlan Ellison, the most honored writer in the literature of the fantastic, harnessed to the fourteen wild talents of:
JOE L. HENSLEY
A. E. VAN VOGT
SAMUEL R. DELANY
and even one story wholly and totally unassisted. Each deranged vision comes with an introduction in the patented Ellison manner explaining how the story was written and who gets the blame. In the entire canon of Ellison’s work, this volume stands out as a berserk, delightful trip not to be missed.
Introduction: Sons of Janus
I See a Man Sitting in a Chair and the Chair is Biting His Leg (with Robert Sheckley)
Brillo (with Ben Bova)
A Toy for Juliette by Robert Bloch
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison
Scherzo for Schizoids: Notes on a Collaboration
Up Christopher to Madness (with Avram Davidson)
Rodney Parish for Hire (with Joe L. Hensley)
The Kong Papers (with William Rotsler)
The Human Operators (with A. E. van Vogt)
Survivor #1 (with Henry Slesar)
The Power of the Nail (with Samuel R. Delany)
Wonderbird (with Algis Budrys)
The Song the Zombie Sang (with Robert Silverberg)
Street Scene (with Keith Laumer)
Come to Me Not in Winter’s White (with Roger Zelazny)