NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS

1975

Feeling trapped? No exits in your life? Confronted by days and nights of shivering fear? Forget it! If you think you have troubles, wait till you meet the men and women…and things in these 16 heart-squeezing suspense stories by the man the Louisville Courier-Journal & Times says “is currently the leading craftsman in the literature of terror and dread.” Gathered together for the first time in a book guaranteed to make your life seem sweet and sensible by comparison, these shuddery thrillers introduce you to: a mad bomber, a hangman, a corrupt PR man, the guy who drives the nitro truck, the demon-god of street violence, assorted murderers and their victims and, in a brand-new story done especially for this collection, an encounter with the tired little old man who wasn’t there. Harlan Ellison, winner of the Mystery Writers of America 1974 award for Best Short Story (included in this book), shows you a frightening world of paranoia and panic, fear and fantasy…with no way out!

Harlan Ellison Uniform Series #9
Pyramid Books, 1975.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Ace Books, 1983.
Cover art by Barclay Shaw.

Borderlands Press, 1991.
Cover art by Dan Couto.

Contents

  • Blood/Thoughts
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
  • Eddie, You’re My Friend
  • Status Quo at Troyden’s
  • Nedra at f:5.6
  • Opposites Attract
  • Toe the Line
  • Down in the Dark
  • Pride in the Profession
  • The Children’s Hour
  • White Trash Don’t Exist
  • Thicker Than Blood
  • Two Inches in Tomorrow’s Column
  • Promises of Laughter
  • Ormond Always Pays His Bills
  • The Man on the Juice Wagon
  • Tired Old Man

Mass Market Paperback, 223p.
ISBN: 0515037990.
Original cover price: $1.50.

Contents

  • Blood/Thoughts
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
  • Eddie, You’re My Friend
  • Status Quo at Troyden’s
  • Nedra at f:5.6
  • Opposites Attract
  • Toe the Line
  • Down in the Dark
  • Pride in the Profession
  • The Children’s Hour
  • White Trash Don’t Exist
  • Thicker Than Blood
  • Two Inches in Tomorrow’s Column
  • Promises of Laughter
  • Ormond Always Pays His Bills
  • The Man on the Juice Wagon
  • Tired Old Man

Mass Market Paperback, 223p.
ISBN: 0441583288.
Original cover price: $2.95.

Contents

  • Blood/Thoughts
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
  • Eddie, You’re My Friend
  • Status Quo at Troyden’s
  • Nedra at f:5.6
  • Opposites Attract
  • Toe the Line
  • Down in the Dark
  • Pride in the Profession
  • The Children’s Hour
  • White Trash Don’t Exist
  • Thicker Than Blood
  • Two Inches in Tomorrow’s Column
  • Promises of Laughter
  • Ormond Always Pays His Bills
  • The Man on the Juice Wagon
  • Tired Old Man

Hardcover, 239p.
Limited to 1,000 copies.
ISBN:
Original cover price: $65.