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The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World Free Author Harlan Ellison Polishdarling.co.uk It Crouches Near The Center Of Creation There Is No Night Where It Waits Only The Riddle Of Which Terrible Dream Will Set It Loose It Beheaded Mercy To Take Possession Of That Place It Feasts On Darkness From The Minds Of Men No One Has Ever Seen Its Eyeless Face When It Sleeps We Know A Few Moments Of Peace But When It Breathes Again We Go Down In Fire And Mate With Jackals It Knows Our Fear It Has Our Number It Waited For Our Coming And It Will Abide Long After We Have Become Congealed Smoke It Has Never Heard Music, And Shows Its Fangs When We Panic It Is The Beast Of Our Savage Past, Hungering Today, And Waiting Patiently For The Mortal Meal Of All Our Golden Tomorrows It Lies Waiting This Fantastic Short Story Collection Features Two Of Ellison S Most Famous, The Nebula Award Winner A Boy And His Dog And The Hugo Award Winning Short Story That Lends The Collection Its Title These And The Entire Book Will Knock You Off Your Feet.


10 thoughts on “The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

  1. says:

    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World is a collection of short stories by Harlan Ellison I mostly picked it up to read A Boy and His Dog, to experience the post apocalyptic story as it was originally intended and to see if this version was as rapey as the movie starring Don Johnson Here are my thoughts on some of the stories contained within.The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World I have no idea how to summarize this story I m not sure what it was actually about Something something time travel, releasing insanity across the multiverse, possibly an allegory of Lucifer s fall I m still trying to digest this one.Along the Scenic Route When another motorist insults him on The Freeway, George challenges him to a duel Which of the drivers and his tricked out vehicles will come out of the confrontation the winner This dystopian death race was a pretty cool story, two men and their weaponized cars battling it out Phoenix Travelers cross a red desert, searching for a lost city that has risen from the sands.This one was interesting with a Twilight Zone ending The concepts were a little out there but it was a pretty satisfying read.Asleep With Still Hands Deep beneath the Sargasso Sea, a team of men go to slay The SleeperThis was a bizar...


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    On the mauve level, crouched down in deeper magenta washings that concealed his arched form, the maniac waited He was a dragon, squat and round in the torso, tapered ropy tail tucked under his body the small, thick osseous shields rising perpendicularly from the arched back, running down to the end of the tail, tips pointing upwards his taloned shorter arms folded across his massive chest He had the seven headed dog faces of an ancient Cerberus Each head watched, waiting, hungry, insane Who is The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World He is the omniscient and omnipresent mad demiurge who sees everything and understands nothing senile and demented creator of universe.The anthology is shattering but A Boy and His Dog is the biggest diamond in this royal crown of stories It is the bleakest post apocalyptic tale I ever read I was out with Blood, my dog It was his week for annoying me he kept calling me Albert He thought that was pretty damned funny Payson Terhune ha ha.I d caught a couple of water rats for him, the b...


  3. says:

    A depressingly large amount of old science fiction exhibits something of a misogynistic attitude, but rarely is it as skin crawlingly blatant as it is here.


  4. says:

    This is one of the few books I had to buy multiple copies of because I read it and loaned it so many times it fell apart Ellison was My Guy, and this was one his best collections It contains some classic works, like the title story and A Boy and His Dog, and some older works from the 1950 s that are the best representatives of the decade, and some works that defy easy pigeon holing, such as Santa ...


  5. says:

    The BasicsA collection of speculative fiction by the one and only Harlan Ellison Many of the stories here, including the title tale, were award winners Should make for a strong outing Does it My ThoughtsThis was a somewhat strong collection The title story sets the pace with some very strange, almost impenetrable imagery and Ellison spinning some of his best poetry among prose Shattered Like a Glass Goblin has a good bit of that, too, so if you love the title story it s so much easier to say that than to type it over and over, much as it s a unique title that I love , you ll love that one, too.Among my favorites here are Along the Scenic Route , which I ve seen a lot of people mention It was quirky, funny, exciting, and saying all that, it has the recipe to be a great movie if someone were so inclined The Pitll Pawob Division was short and very amusing, made all the punchy for its quickness S.R.O has a wonderful twist that s parts both funny and chilling And I have to mention Run for the Stars as a wonderfully paced action science fiction story that forces you on with white knuckles.But there s a downside I hate that there is, because so many of these stories...


  6. says:

    This collection by Harlan Ellison, the bad boy of science fiction, is a bit uneven at times Still, Ellison at his best even if his spark plug fires only a fourth of the time is awesome In particular, I loved A Boy and His Dog, which had been made into a movie Other stories I liked are the title story, Along the Scenic Route, and Santa Claus vs S.P.I.D.E.R T...


  7. says:

    The Hugo short story award winning title piece, The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, is strange, even for Ellison And that s saying a lot I m sure there s than one way to interpret it, but essentially it seems to be about the casting out of evil from heaven to the...


  8. says:

    This collection is extremely good, Ellison is an epic writer, no doubt True Science Fiction creative imagination and presentation Unexpected, thought provoking stories Highly recommended You can t beat Ellison No aliens appearing to save the day Sometimes the day isn t sa...


  9. says:

    Harlan Ellison Is A Genius DONE or maybe not May have full review later.I am giving this one a a 4 out of 5 stars.


  10. says:

    My appreciation of Ellison is time specific, in that I read them in the early Seventies, while the country was still spinning from recent events, some of them chemical I think I can understand why Ellison characterized his stuff as speculative fiction, rather than science fiction At the same time, he and his stories came out of American science fiction and show the conventions and devices of science fiction in every paragraph His stuff appeared to me at the time wild, iconoclastic, far out, sometimes just weird, and almost always very, very, entertaining and thought provoking I found Glass Goblin, moving and frightening The fictional setting for the story was close to where I lived in Southern California at the time and the subject matter found a sensitive nerve I ve read that Ellison can be difficult I wouldn t know I don t think I ve met any of the writers that I ve re...


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