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I guess my two favorite Harlan Ellison stories--the ones I remember the most--are "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and "A Boy and His Dog". Just great stories.

One of my favorite collections is: "The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective". Nemo Press, 1987. A massive collection of great stories.
 
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In no particular order:

Wells
PK Dick
Asimov
Heinlein
Shelley
William Gibson
Stanislaw Lem
Pierre Boulle (sp?)
Frederik Pohl
Matheson
Serling

and the oft over-looked:

STAN LEE!!!


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Good list.

I have to add Robert E. Howard to the list. His Conan and Soloman Kane stories sucked me completely in. I felt I was actually in another world as I read and literally lost all track of time. Fantastic stuff.
 
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Originally posted by Mr. Dark:
I guess my two favorite Harlan Ellison stories--the ones I remember the most--are "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and "A Boy and His Dog". Just great stories.

One of my favorite collections is: "The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective". Nemo Press, 1987. A massive collection of great stories.


Hello Mr. Dark: I own #879 of 1226 signed, numbered and slipcased delux editions of that book. I have often wondered as to the significance of the 1226?
 
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Hmmmm . . . perhaps if I had my own signed, numbered and slipcased delux edition, I might just be able to figure out the significance of that number . . .

Ohhhh haaaa haaaa haaaa . . . (supposed do be a sinister laugh)
 
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Ohhhh haaaa haaaa haaaa . . . (supposed do be a sinister laugh)


Here's how you do a good sinister laugh: "bwa ha ha ha ha!"

It's the "bwa" that does it!


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It's the "bwa" that does it!


What holds up Barbara Walters bosom?

Jeopardy!

(Later on I'll probably regret this bad joke)


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Well, if it's bad jokes you want, the one that's been going around here (though not new) is:

Q: What's the difference between Brussels sprouts and boogers?

A: Kids won't eat Brussels sprouts!


Eeeeeww!
 
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I love Brussel Sprouts!


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I do too. It's definitely one of those things (like liver & onions - my favourite!) that folks either love or hate.
Fortunately, I live near the Brussels Sprouts Capital of the World! We get them in the markets around here still on the stalk.
 
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I guess my two favorite Harlan Ellison stories--the ones I remember the most--are "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and "A Boy and His Dog". Just great stories.

One of my favorite collections is: "The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective". Nemo Press, 1987. A massive collection of great stories.


Thanks Mr. Dark, I just finished the book I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. It was a scream! I loved it. I have The Essential and per your recommendation, I have ordered Deathbird Stories from Amazon. I like him a lot! Lordshen, I also really enjoy reading Gibson's works, you have a great list too.


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Has anyone out there read "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?
How about "Cosmicomics" by Calvino?
 
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hey....gamsa hamnida, that really helped. Are you Korean too?

-amber
 
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Has anyone out there read "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?


Aye - brilliant! And how about Red Dwarf? Hilarious!


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Amber, no, I'm not Korean. I just know a few phrases...Glad I could help, though!
 
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