PAINGOD

and other delusions

1965

Robert Heinlein says: “This book is raw corn liquor—you should serve a whiskbroom with each shot so the customer can brush the sawdust off after he gets up from the floor.”

Pyramid Books, 1965.
Cover art by Jack Gaughan.

Pyramid Books, 1969.
Cover art by Jack Gaughan

Harlan Ellison Uniform Series #2
Pyramid Books, 1975.
Cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon.

THE FANTASIES OF HARLAN ELLISON
Gregg Press, 1979.

Ace Books, 1983.
Cover art by Barclay Shaw.

Contents

  • Introduction: 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: 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

Mass Market Paperback, 157p.
Original cover price: 50¢.

Contents

  • Introduction: 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: 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

Mass Market Paperback, 157p.
Original cover price: 60¢.

Contents

  • New Introduction: Your Basic Crown of Thorns
  • 1965 Introduction: 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

Mass Market Paperback, 176p.
ISBN: 0515036463.
Original cover price: $1.25.

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

  • 1975 Introduction: Your Basic Crown of Thorns
  • 1965 Introduction: 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

Mass Market Paperback, 178p.
ISBN: 0441645763.
Original cover price: $2.95.