By Harlan Ellison
3rd printing (1976) paperback. it is a 1971 number of tales from this winner of extra awards for creative literature than the other dwelling writer - together with a number of Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars. CONTENTS: advent: The music of the Soul (1970); i've got No Mouth, and that i needs to Scream (1967); The Discarded (1959); Deeper Than the Darkness (1957); Blind Lightning (1956); all of the Sounds of worry (1962); The Silver hall (1956); "Repent, Harlequin!" stated the Ticktockman (1965); vivid Eyes (1965); Are You Listening? (1958); try out a lifeless Knife (1968); In Lonely Lands (1959); Eyes of dirt (1959); not anything for My midday Meal (1958); O Ye of Little religion (1968); The Time of the attention (1959); existence Hutch (1956); The final Day of a superb lady (1958); evening Vigil (1957); Lonelyache (1964); Pennies, Off a useless Man's Eyes (1969).
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Don’t trust him! ” Bedzyk shouted, stumbling forward to wrest the rasp-pistol from Samswope’s grip. Samswope fired point-blank. First the rasp of the power spurting from the muzzle of the tiny pistol filled the drive room, then the smell of burning flesh, and Bedzyk’s eyes opened wide in pain. He screamed thinly, and staggered back against Curran. Curran stepped aside, and Bedzyk mewed in agony, and crumpled onto the deck. A huge hole had been seared through his huge chest. ” with his bloody lips.
Cut off. Tagged as an oddie. Not even the pleasures of being an acknowledged psioid like the Mindees, the invaluable Drivers, the Blasters, or the Mallaports who could move the atoms of flesh to their design. He was an oddie: a nondirective psioid. Tagged deadly and uncontrollable. He could set the fires, but he could not control them. The molecules were too tiny, too quickly imitative for him to stop the activity once it was started. It had to stop of its own volition-and usually it was too long in stopping.
His eyes were alert, and his manner was brisk and friendly, that of the professional dignitary in the Foreign Service. Bedzyk did not bother with amenities. ” Curran was the perfect model of diplomacy. ” Cool, disdainful, I-may-be-hideous-but-I-stillhave-alittle-pride. “My name is Curran, Mr. Curran, Mr. Bedzyk. Alan Curran of System Central. I’ve been asked to come out and speak to you about-” Bedzyk settled against the bulkhead opposite the lock, not even offering the Attaché an invitation to return to the saloon.
Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction by Harlan Ellison