I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - Harlan Ellison2018-08-23 #books #harlan ellison #reviews #scifi #stars:4 #published:1967
GoodReads Summary: First published in 1967 and re-issued in 1983, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream contains seven stories with copyrights ranging from 1958 through 1967. This edition contains the original introduction by Theodore Sturgeon and the original foreword by Harlan Ellison, along with a brief update comment by Ellison that was added in the 1983 edition. Among Ellison's more famous stories, two consistently noted as among his very best ever are the title story and the volume's concluding one, Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.
For a long time, I've only heard about "Have No Mouth", but never actually read it -- and, to be completely honest, didn't even know it was a story.
And then I got a fiction humble bundle and there it was.
I must say I'm impressed with Harlan writing style. It's easy to read, not too messy and straight -- a thing that reminds me of the way Asimov writes, which allowed me to read whole books in a couple of days.
The stories are all over the place, though: One is scifi, another is hallucinogenic, another is modern fiction... So all tastes should be satiated in the end.