I was introduced to Harlan Ellison by a high school English/Literature teacher almost 25 years ago and have thanked her in my mind many times. There is no author who has challenged me, entertained me, and frightened me as much and as often as Mr. Ellison. This collection should be owned by anyone who is interested in science fiction, imaginative fiction (Ellison's term), or contemporary literature. Ellison is to the modern short story what Vincent Van Gogh was to Impressionist visual art (disturbing, yet real). Buy this volume and help make this man the star he should have been years ago when he published "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" or "Deathbird".