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Dangerous Visions (ISBN 0-425-06176-0) was a path-breaking science fiction short story anthology edited by Harlan Ellison and published in 1967. Dangerous Visions helped to define the New Wave science fiction movement, particularly in its depiction of sex in science fiction. The list of the authors' names reads like a Who's Who of 1960s science fiction. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (466x714, 60 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (466x714, 60 KB) Summary http://www. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is in need of attention. ... An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems, but in recent years its usage has broadened to be applied to collections of short stories and comic strips. ... Harlan Ellison Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, essays, and criticism. ... See also: 1966 in literature, other events of 1967, 1968 in literature, list of years in literature. ... New Wave science fiction was characterised by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, and a highbrow sensibility. ... Modern science fiction frequently involves themes of sex, gender and sexuality. ... Whos Who is the name of a number of publications, generally containing concise biographical information on a particular group of people. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


The stories and the anthology itself were nominated for and the receipients of many awards. "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber received both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award for Best Novelette, whilst Philip K Dick's submission "Faith of our Fathers" was a nominee for the Hugo in the same category. Philip José Farmer tied for the Hugo Award for Best Novella for "Riders of the Purple Wage." Samuel R. Delany won the Nebula for Best Short Story for "Aye, and Gomorrah..." Harlan Ellison received a special citation at the 26th World SF Convention for editing "the most significant and controversial SF book published in 1967." To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... A novelette (or novelet) is a piece of short prose fiction. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982), often known by his initials PKD, or by the pen name Richard Phillips, was an American science fiction writer and novelist who changed the genre profoundly. ... Faith Of Our Fathers is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in the anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ... A novella is a short novel; a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. ... Riders of the Purple Wage was a science fiction novella by Philip José Farmer. ... Samuel Ray Chip Delany, Jr. ... Aye, and Gomorrah is a famous science fiction short story by Samuel R. Delany. ... Worldcon, or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention, is the longest running science fiction convention, having been held from 1939 to 1941 and, after the interruption of World War II, every year since 1946. ...


Ellison introduced the anthology both collectively and individually while authors provided afterwords to their own stories.


The popular collection was followed by an even larger 1972 sequel, Again, Dangerous Visions. The projected third collection, The Last Dangerous Visions, was started but controversially never finished. It has become something of a legend in science fiction as the genre's most famous unpublished book. Originally announced for publication in 1973, other work demanded Ellison's attention and the anthology has not seen print to date. He has come under criticism for his treatment of some writers who submitted their stories to him, whom some estimate to number nearly 150 (and many of whom have died in the ensuing three decades since the anthology was first announced). In 1993 Ellison threatened to sue New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) for publishing Himself in Anachron, a short story written by Cordwainer Smith and sold to Ellison for the book by his widow,[1] but later reached an amicable settlement.[2] British SF author Christopher Priest critiqued Ellison's editorial practices in a widely-disseminated article titled The Book on the Edge of Forever.[3] Priest documented a half-dozen instances in which Ellison promised TLDV would appear within a year of the statement, but did not fulfill those promises. Ellison has a record of fulfilling obligations in other instances, including to writers whose stories he solicited, and has expressed outrage at other editors who have displayed poor practices. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Dangerous Visions was a path-breaking science fiction short story anthology edited by Harlan Ellison and published in 1967. ... The Last Dangerous Visions was planned to be a sequel to the science fiction short story anthologies Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions. ... The New England Science Fiction Association, NESFA, is a science fiction club, founded in 1967. ... Cordwainer Smith – pronounced CORDwainer Smith – was the pseudonym used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, 1913 – August 6, 1966) for his science fiction works. ... Christopher Priest (born 1943) is an English science fiction writer, whose notable works include Inverted World[1974], Fugue for a Darkening Island[1973] (US title Darkening Island, The Prestige[1975], and The Separation[2002]. His novels have won the BSFA award (three times), the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the...


Contents

Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Leo and Diane Dillon are a husband and wife team of illustrators. ...

  • Foreword 1 - The Second Revolution by Isaac Asimov
  • Foreword 2 - Harlan and I by Isaac Asimov
  • Thirty-Two Soothsayers (introduction) by Harlan Ellison

Isaac Asimov, Ph. ... Evensong is a short story by Lester del Rey from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Lester del Rey (Ramon Felipe Alvarez-del Rey) (June 2, 1915 - May 10, 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. ... Flies is a short story by Robert Silverberg from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions inspired by a quote from King Lear: As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York) is a prolific American author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. ... The Day After the Day the Martians Came is a short story by Frederik Pohl from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions, which shows how humans can (and will) laugh at any minority group. ... Frederik Pohl (born November 26, 1919) is a noted American science fiction writer and editor, with a career spanning over sixty years. ... Riders of the Purple Wage was a science fiction novella by Philip José Farmer. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... A novella is a short novel; a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. ... The Malley System is a short story by Miriam Allen deFord from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions, about a system dealing with homicidal criminals. ... Miriam Allen deFord(1888-1975) Ms deFord worked as a newspaper reporter for a time and spent perhaps the most energy in mystery fiction. ... A Toy for Juliette is a short story by Robert Bloch from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions, about Jack the Ripper, being pulled into the future by a sadistic femme fatale, and her mysterious grandfather. ... Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917, Chicago, Illinois-September 23, 1994, Los Angeles) was a prolific American writer. ... In Harlan Ellisons 1969 anthology, Dangerous Visions, he presents a collection of several different views of science fiction and fantasy, through 34 authors (himself included). ... Harlan Ellison Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, essays, and criticism. ... The Night That All Time Broke Out is a short story by Brian W. Aldiss from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions, in which all Time breaks loose. ... Brian Wilson Aldiss (born August 18, 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk) is a prolific English author of both general fiction and science fiction. ... The Man Who Went to the Moon — Twice is a short story by Howard Rodman from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Faith Of Our Fathers is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in the anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American science fiction writer. ... The Jigsaw Man is a short story from All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven which shows a way in which good intentions can lead to disastrous consequences for society. ... Larry Niven Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is a US science fiction author. ... Gonna Roll the Bones is a short story by Fritz Leiber, in which Joe Slattermill plays craps with Death. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Lord Randy, My Son is a short story by Joe L. Hensley from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Eutopia is a novella by Poul Anderson from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was a prolific science fiction author of the genres Golden Age; some of his short stories were first published using the pseudonyms A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, and Winston P. Sanders. Poul Anderson also wrote fantasy such as the King... Incident in Moderan is a short story by David R. Bunch from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... The Escaping is a short story by David R. Bunch from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... David R. Bunch (1925 - May 29, 2000) was an American poet and a writer, mostly known for his surrealist science fiction. ... The Doll-House is a short story by James Cross from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Bold textJames Richard Cross (born September 29, 1921) was a British diplomat in Canada who was kidnapped by the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) during the October Crisis of October 1970. ... Sex and/or Mr. ... Carol Emshwiller (born 1921) is a writer of avant garde short stories and science fiction who has won prizes ranging from the Nebula Award award to the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Damon Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was a science fiction author, editor, and critic. ... If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? is a short story by Theodore Sturgeon from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Theodore Sturgeon (February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction author. ... What Happened to Auguste Clarot? is a short story by Larry Eisenberg from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Ersatz is a short story by Henry Slesar from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927 - April 2, 2002) was an American author, playwright and copywriter. ... Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird is a short story by Sonya Dorman from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Sonya Dorman is the working name of Sonya Dorman Hess. ... The Happy Breed is a short story by John Sladek from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions (1967). ... John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 - March 10, 2000) was an American science-fiction author. ... Encounter with a Hick is a short story by Jonathan Brand from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... From the Government Printing Office is a short story by Kris Neville from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Land of the Great Horses is a short story by R. A. Lafferty from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Lafferty in a portion of his extensive library. ... The Recognition is a short story by J. G. Ballard from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... J.G. Ballard James Graham Ballard (born November 15, 1930 in Shanghai) is a British novelist. ... Judas is a short story by John Brunner from Harlan Ellisons Dangerous Visions which examines a modern allegory of the Biblical figure of Judas. ... John Brunner John Kilian Houston Brunner (September 24, 1934 – August 26, 1995) was a prolific British author of science fiction novels and stories. ... Test to Destruction is a short story by Keith Laumer from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... A Plague of Demons typifies Laumers fast-paced approach, with a protagonist given super human powers by surgery battling against alien dog-creatures and their apparently human allies. ... Carcinoma Angels is a short story by Norman Spinrad, from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Norman Richard Spinrad (born September 15, 1940) is an American science fiction author. ... Auto-da-Fé is a short story by Roger Zelazny from Harlan Ellisons science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions. ... Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... Aye, and Gomorrah is the first published short story by Samuel R. Delany; it appears in his anthologies Driftglass and Aye, and Gomorrah and other stories. ... Samuel Ray Chip Delany, Jr. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ...

External links

  • Series listing at ISFDB

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Review of Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions (962 words)
Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison, Signet, 1975, 514 pp.
Dangerous Visions was the landmark anthology put together by Harlan Ellison with the express purpose of giving the new writing in science fiction a place of welcome.
However, these last thirty years of science fiction owe a vast debt to Ellison and the contributors in Dangerous Visions, as the book was indeed part of a sea change in the genre.
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