Five of my all-time favorite stories by Harlan Ellison:
- “The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore”: not only my all-time favorite Ellison story, but one of the best pieces of short fiction I have ever read.
- “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs”: one of only two stories that have ever really scared me. (Ray Bradbury has the other.) The scene in the elevator is absolutely remarkable.
- “Susan”: a humble Ellison love story. Yes, humble and a love story!
- “‘Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman”: this one can be described in one word: brilliant.
- “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes”: Isaac Asimov once described his story, “The Last Question” as the computer story to end all computer stories. “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes” is the Vegas story to end all Vegas stories.