Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled

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Open Road Integrated Media, Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 378 pages
Tales of love, sex, and relationships as only "one of the great . . . American short story writers" can tell them (The Washington Post Book World).

A one-night stand begins a tragic journey that consumes a man's soul in "Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine."

Afraid to interact with men who would condemn her as ugly, a young woman imagines herself living the love lives of every woman she sees until one daydream becomes a nightmare in "Mona at Her Windows."

On "A Path Through the Darkness," a man struggles to understand his attraction to a cruel, morbid woman.

Multi-award-winning author Harlan Ellison shatters the rose-colored glasses view of romance in these and other stories, coming to understand the elusive power of love about in terms of the primal passions and emotional onslaughts human beings engage. Insightful and devastating, these are realistic depictions of men and women desperate to connect and communicate, only to discover that love doesn't conquer all.

Includes: "The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie," "The Universe of Robert Blake," "G.B.K.--A Many Flavored Bird," "Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine," "Riding the Dark," "Train Out," "Moonlighting," "What I Did on My Vacation this Summer by Little Bobby," "Hirschhorn, Age 27," "Mona at Her Windows," "Blind Bird, Blind Bird, Go Away from Me!," "Passport," "I Curse the Lesson and Bless the Knowledge," "Battle Without Banners," "A Path," "Through the Darkness," "A Prayer for No One's Enemy," "Punky & the Yale Men"

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Harlan Ellison had a pretty hard take on a great deal on life in the sixties and seventies, and this anthology of love? stories has his high quality to prose to recommend them. The Tiajuana abortion story has never left my mind. Read full review

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This is my first book from this author and I'll start by saying I'll definitely read his books again. He has been around for many years but has a refreshing voice if you like sharp wit and a cynical ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Harlan Ellison has been called “one of the great living American short story writers” by the Washington Post. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he has won more awards than any other living fantasist. Ellison has written or edited seventy-four books; more than seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns; two dozen teleplays; and one dozen motion pictures. He has won the Hugo Award eight and a half times (shared once); the Nebula Award three times; the Bram Stoker Award, presented by the Horror Writers Association, five times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996); the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice; the Georges Melies Fantasy Film Award twice; two Audie Awards (for the best in audio recordings); and he was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writers' union. He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the International Horror Critics at the 1995 World Horror Convention. Ellison is the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four times, most recently for “Paladin of the Lost Hour,” his Twilight Zone episode that was Danny Kaye's final role, in 1987. In 2006, Ellison was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Dreams With Sharp Teeth, the documentary chronicling his life and works, was released on DVD in May 2009.

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