Seven stunning stories of speculative fiction by the author of A Boy and His Dog.
In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence.
This story and six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience prove why Grand Master of Science Fiction Harlan Ellison has earned the many accolades to his credit and remains one of the most original voices in American literature.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes “Big Sam Was My Friend,” “Eyes of Dust,” “World of the Myth,” “Lonelyache,” Hugo Award finalist “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer,” and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.”
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Amazing SHORT Story
For starters this is a short story, and as such it is not very long. That being said the price is a little high but the content is top notch. I very much enjoyed the bleak look at life for the last humans
Unbelievably, Intensely Great!
There's no "Jeffty is Five" in this book, but every one of the stories is just killer great.
A review based on a sample
Call me weird, but when I see a book is listed as 160 pages, and I get a book sample that clocks in at 38 pages, I expect to see something of the story in the sample.
The sample provided is a forward, an essay, and a small statement. None of the actual story is shared. If my sample is 0% story, then I don't expect much from the actual release.
I will go buy a copy of the actual book somewhere else, but not here.