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Harlan Ellison's masterwork of myth and terror as he seduces all innocence on a mind-freezing odyssey into the darkest reaches of mortal terror and the most dazzling heights of Olympian hell in his finest collection. Deathbird Stories is a collection of 19 of Harlan Ellison's best stories, including Edgar and Hugo winners, originally published between 1960 and 1974. The collection contains some of Ellison's best stories from earlier collections and is judged by some to be his most consistently high-quality collection of short fiction. The theme of the collection can be loosely defined as God, or gods. Sometimes they're dead or dying, some of them are as brand-new as today's technology. Unlike some of Ellison's collections, the introductory notes to each story can be as short as a phrase and rarely run more than a sentence or two.

©2020 Harlan Ellison (P)2020 Recorded Books

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wonderful and brilliantly written

I love Ellison's work. He was a great writer. He wrote brilliant imaginative fiction. That's all there is to it I guess. Oh, and though he was a good narrator, I personally like his stories better when someone else besides him narrates them. Like this one. I thought this narrator, Luis Moreno I reckon, did a very good job.

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Waste of a credit

Out of the dozen or so stories maybe 3 held my attention. I looked for the this author's work after seeing a credit thanking him at the end of the original The Terminator movie. Every story seemed to be a drawn out word salad.