The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World

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"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
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"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."
--Harlan Ellison

15 stories by Harlan Ellison

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759230125
  • Publisher: EReads
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Some of Harlan Ellison's Most Poignant and Derivative Works

    This collection, written by Harlan Ellison are some of his best stories. Containing "Shattered Like a Glass Goblin", I remember reading these stories as a young child, back in the 1960's. Highly recommend you buy this.

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