I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM

1967

By law, one cannot copyright a title. If someone were stupid enough to do it, novels could be written and published with such titles as MOBY DICK, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, or GONE WITH THE WIND. But also, by law, ownership of a title can be guaranteed if it can be proved that the original author has established such a connection with the title that any duplication would infringe that linkage. How famous is this most famous of all Harlan Ellison’s books? Well known enough that an English film company was stopped in its attempt to make a movie called I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream. It’s Ellison’s title, the company was told. For more than sixteen years this work has been considered a classic of imaginative fiction. Isn’t it about time you found out why? Discover why no one who has read this story has ever been able to forget it!

Pyramid Books, 1967.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Pyramid Books, 1974.
4th Printing.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

THE FANTASIES OF HARLAN ELLISON
Gregg Press, 1979.

Ace Books, 1983.
Cover art by Barclay Shaw.

DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH
Quality Paperback Book Club, 1991.
Cover art by Sam Raffa.

Contents

  • Introduction: The Mover, the Shaker by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Foreword: How Science Fiction Saved Me from a Life of Crime
  • Story Note: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Story Note: Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Story Note: Eyes of Dust
  • Eyes of Dust
  • Story Note: World of the Myth
  • World of the Myth
  • Story Note: Lonelyache
  • Lonelyache
  • Story Note: Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Story Note: Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes

Mass Market Paperback, 175p.
Original cover price: 60¢.

Contents

  • Introduction: The Mover, the Shaker by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Foreword: How Science Fiction Saved Me from a Life of Crime
  • Story Note: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Story Note: Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Story Note: Eyes of Dust
  • Eyes of Dust
  • Story Note: World of the Myth
  • World of the Myth
  • Story Note: Lonelyache
  • Lonelyache
  • Story Note: Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Story Note: Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes

Mass Market Paperback, 175p.
ISBN: 0515035211.
Original cover price: 95¢.

Contents

  • Foreword to THE FANTASIES OF HARLAN ELLISON by Michael Moorcock
  • Introduction to THE FANTASIES OF HARLAN ELLISON: Linch Pins and Turning Points
  • Introduction to PAINGOD and other delusions: Your Basic Crown of Thorns
  • Introduction to the First Edition of PAINGOD and other delusions: Spero Meliora: From the Vicinity of Alienation
  • Story Note: Paingod
  • Paingod
  • Story Note: “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman
  • “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman
  • Story Note: The Crackpots
  • The Crackpots
  • Story Note: Sleeping Dogs
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Story Note: Bright Eyes
  • Bright Eyes
  • Story Note: The Discarded
  • The Discarded
  • Story Note: Wanted in Surgery
  • Wanted in Surgery
  • Story Note: Deeper Than the Darkness
  • Deeper Than the Darkness
  • Introduction to I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM: The Mover, the Shaker by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Foreword to I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM: How Science Fiction Saved Me from a Life of Crime
  • Story Note: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Story Note: Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Story Note: Eyes of Dust
  • Eyes of Dust
  • Story Note: World of the Myth
  • World of the Myth
  • Story Note: Lonelyache
  • Lonelyache
  • Story Note: Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Story Note: Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Afterword to THE FANTASIES OF HARLAN ELLISON by Robert Thurston

Hardcover, 316p.
ISBN: 0839824114.
Original cover price: $15.

Contents

  • Echoes of Screams, 1983
  • Introduction: The Mover, the Shaker by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Foreword: How Science Fiction Saved Me from a Life of Crime
  • Story Note: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Story Note: Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Story Note: Eyes of Dust
  • Eyes of Dust
  • Story Note: World of the Myth
  • World of the Myth
  • Story Note: Lonelyache
  • Lonelyache
  • Story Note: Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • Story Note: Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes

Mass Market Paperback, 152p.
ISBN: 0441363946.
Original cover price: $2.95.

Contents

  • Introduction to DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH: Tossing a Brick Through Franz Kafka’s Window
  • Special Note to the Omnibus Edition
  • Introduction to I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM: Echoes of Screams, 1983
  • Introduction to I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM: The Mover, the Shaker by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Foreword to I HAVE NO MOUTH & I MUST SCREAM: How Science Fiction Saved Me from a Life of Crime
  • Story Note: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Memoir: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • Story Note: Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Big Sam Was My Friend
  • Story Note: As Another Sees Us
  • As Another Sees Us
  • Story Note: A Friend to Man
  • A Friend to Man
  • Story Note: Eyes of Dust
  • Eyes of Dust
  • Story Note: The Sky Is Burning
  • The Sky Is Burning
  • Story Note: Lonelyache
  • Lonelyache
  • Introduction to DEATHBIRD STORIES: Oblations at Alien Altars
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
  • Along the Scenic Route
  • On the Downhill Side
  • O Ye of Little Faith
  • Neon
  • Basilisk
  • Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
  • Corpse
  • Shattered Like a Glass Goblin
  • Delusion for a Dragon Slayer
  • The Face of Helene Bournouw
  • Bleeding Stones
  • At the Mouse Circus
  • The Place with No Name
  • Paingod
  • Ernest and the Machine God
  • Rock God
  • Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54′ N, Longitude 77° 00′ 13″ W
  • The Deathbird
  • Introduction to SHATTERDAY: Mortal Dreads
  • Story Note: Jeffty Is Five
  • Jeffty Is Five
  • Story Note: How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?
  • How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?
  • Story Note: Flop Sweat
  • Flop Sweat
  • Story Note: Would You Do It for a Penny? Would You Do It for a Penny? (written with Haskell Barkin)
  • Story Note: The Man Who Was Heavily into Revenge
  • The Man Who Was Heavily into Revenge
  • Story Note: Shoppe Keeper
  • Shoppe Keeper
  • Story Note: All the Lies That Are My Life
  • All the Lies That Are My Life
  • Story Note: Django
  • Django
  • Story Note: Count the Clock That Tells the Time
  • Count the Clock That Tells the Time
  • Story Note: In the Fourth Year of the War
  • In the Fourth Year of the War
  • Story Note: Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage
  • Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage
  • Story Note: All the Birds Come Home to Roost
  • All the Birds Come Home to Roost
  • Story Note: Opium
  • Opium
  • Story Note: The Other Eye of Polyphemus
  • The Other Eye of Polyphemus
  • Story Note: The Executioner of the Malformed Children
  • The Executioner of the Malformed Children
  • Story Note: Shatterday
  • Shatterday

Trade Paperback, 1017p.
ISBN: N/A.
Original cover price: $12.95

COVER COPY