Again, Dangerous Visions

Again Dangerous Visions Again Dangerous Visions first published in is the sequel to the sf short story anthology Dangerous Visions It was edited by Harlan Ellison illustrated by Ed Emshwiller Like its predecessor A

  • Title: Again, Dangerous Visions
  • Author: Harlan Ellison John Heidenry Ross Rocklynne Ursula K. Le Guin Andrew J. Offutt Gene Wolfe Ray Bradbury Chad Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780385079532
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Again, Dangerous Visions, first published in 1972, is the sequel to the sf short story anthology Dangerous Visions It was edited by Harlan Ellison, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller Like its predecessor, Again, Dangerous Visions and the 46 stories within it received many awards The Word for World Is Forest, by Ursula K Le Guin, won a Hugo for Best Novella When It Changed bAgain, Dangerous Visions, first published in 1972, is the sequel to the sf short story anthology Dangerous Visions It was edited by Harlan Ellison, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller Like its predecessor, Again, Dangerous Visions and the 46 stories within it received many awards The Word for World Is Forest, by Ursula K Le Guin, won a Hugo for Best Novella When It Changed by Joanna Russ won a Nebula Award for Best Short Story For a 2nd time, Ellison received a special Hugo for editing the anthology Again, Dangerous Visions was to be followed by a 3rd anthology, The Last Dangerous Visions At this point, Ellison has said that it will probably never see the light of day.Introduction An Assault of New Dreamers by Harlan Ellison The Counterpoint of View by John Heidenry Ching Witch by Ross Rocklynne The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K Le Guin For Value Received by Andrew J Offutt Mathoms from the Time Closet 1 Robot s Story, 2 Against the Lafayette Escadrille, 3 Loco Parentis by Gene Wolfe Time Travel for Pedestrians by Ray Nelson Christ, Old Student in a New School poem by Ray Bradbury King of the Hill by Chad Oliver The 10 00 Report Is Brought to You by by Edward Bryant The Funeral by Kate Wilhelm Harry the Hare by James B Hemesath When It Changed by Joanna Russ The Big Space Fuck by Kurt Vonnegut Bounty by T.L Sherred Still Life by K.M O Donnell Barry N Malzberg Stoned Counsel by H.H Hollis Monitored Dreams Strategic Cremations 1 The Bisquit Position, 2 The Girl with Rapid Eye Movements by Bernard Wolfe With a Finger in My I by David Gerrold In the Barn by Piers Anthony Soundless Evening by Lee Hoffman by Gahan Wilson The Test Tube Creature, Afterward by Joan Bernott And the Sea Like Mirrors by Gregory Benford Bed Sheets Are White by Evelyn Lief Tissue At the Fitting Shop 53rd American Dream by James Sallis Elouise and the Doctors of the Planet Pergamon by Josephine Saxton Chuck Berry, Won t You Please Come Home by Ken McCullough Epiphany for Aliens by David Kerr Eye of the Beholder by Burt K Filer Moth Race by Richard Hill In re Glover by Leonard Tushnet Zero Gee by Ben Bova A Mouse in the Walls of the Global Village by Dean R Koontz Getting Along by James Blish Judith Ann Lawrence Totenb ch by Parra y Figu redoThings Lost by Thomas M Disch With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama by Richard A Lupoff Lamia Mutable by M John Harrison Last Train to Kankakee by Robin Scott Empire of the Sun by Andrew Weiner Ozymandias by Terry Carr The Milk of Paradise by James Tiptree, Jr.

    • Again, Dangerous Visions By Harlan Ellison John Heidenry Ross Rocklynne Ursula K. Le Guin Andrew J. Offutt Gene Wolfe Ray Bradbury Chad Oliver
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  • Harlan Ellison John Heidenry Ross Rocklynne Ursula K. Le Guin Andrew J. Offutt Gene Wolfe Ray Bradbury Chad Oliver

    Harlan Jay Ellison is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism.His literary and television work has received many awards He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek as well as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour edited the multiple award winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions and served as creative consultant writer to the science fiction TV series The New Twilight Zone and Babylon 5.Several of his short fiction pieces have been made into movies, such as the classic The Boy and His Dog.webmaster harlanellison

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  • Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is to be successful. Because your next thing has to surpass your first success. Just ask the guy who came up with the idea of pet rocks.Harlan Ellison probably knows what I am talking about. Dangerous Visions was a raging success. It is still the definitive sci-fi anthology of the last half of the 20th century. It was a risk and a risk well taken. So of course there had to be a sequel.But in Again, Dangerous Visions the writers know the score. Be ground- [...]


  • I watched a TV documentary on Harlan Ellison recently, a larger-than-life writer who seems to put Hemingway and Hefner to shame. His science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions was often mentioned in the program. I could not get the book at the library by instead found "Again, Dangerous Visions" - the sequel ( I believe even a third anthology was compiled due to its popularity at the time). I read a dozen stories from the 46 presented in the sequel, and it gave me my dose of speculative, edgy fi [...]


  • Man, most of these stories are extremely bad. Some of the standouts include the Le Guin and the Tiptree and the Hollis and perhaps the Vonnegut, but even then, man, I don't know. There is one fun bagatelle about the legal implications of cryogenics that reads like droll sci-fi Thackeray, and H.H. Hollis' story about LSD lawyering was also spry, but these do not justify the many many bad stories you will read. Really, the only reason to read this collection is if you have any kind of fascination [...]


  • I have to say that this massive anthology of science fiction novellas and short stories completely blew me away in the early 1970's. I read this one before the original "Dangerous Visions." Editor/author Harlan Ellison encouraged contributing writers to cut loose with their most daring and provocative ideas. In so doing, he not only pushed the boundaries of what was being published in those days, he expanded his readers' ideas of what was possible in the genre. This book helped to kick off what [...]


  • Man, this was extremely disappointing. Now, I know it's been a lot of years, but I have a hard time believing most of these stories were particularly dangerous or compelling even at the time. There are a few standouts, but most of the stories are just vague, boring, or (worst) standard. And Harlan Ellison drives me absolutely batty with his introductions--there are a lot of sci-fi writers I would love to hear talk about things, but I've never read someone so full of grandiosity and empty promise [...]


  • This book has stories from several of my favorite authors- so it pains me to say that it was absolutely awful.Harlan Ellison's introductions are snarky, pompous, and condescending; and he wrote several page intros for each one. I was thinking about reading some of his own books after this, but now I'm not so sure.Everything about this sounds like it was written on panes of acid; and not in a good or fascinating way. The stories in here were previously unpublished, and it's clear why. All good au [...]



  • While the first DV was visionary yet accessible, the stories in this sequel seem less of the latter and only arguably more the former. Science fiction as a genre functions through alienating the reader to some degree and forcing him or her into foreign environments. In novels, the reader can grow accustomed, while in short stories the alienation is often not surmounted. Which is to say that the reader should expect a certain amount of strangeness and discomfort in reading science fiction, especi [...]




  • Opinions: Generally stronger than Volume 2. Highlights include:“Ching Witch!” by Ross Rocklynne: All style, and loads of it. (Note to self: Must find more Rocklynne.) Basically about an Earthman who escapes Earth as it destructs, coming to the more highly evolved human outworld colonies, where he believes he’s a celebrity but is actually a pet.“The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. LeGuin: LeGuin is a master (mistress?) and this is a nice bit of anthropological fiction about man [...]


  • I read this collection a long, long time ago, as a teenager, checking it out of a very small-town public library. Harlan Elllison’s bragging about providing a place for things that couldn’t be published elsewhere because it’s too intelligent for hicksville libraries, the mass of fandom, and the publishers who cater to them is no worse than it was in the first Dangerous Visions. But it’s a lot more annoying because along with his praising of the pieces in the first volume that received aw [...]


  • I read “Dangerous Visions” when I was 20 or 21 and Harlan Ellison’s introductions impressed upon me. As an aspiring writer it was educational to read of how the writers came up with their ideas and of course there were the stories that were of a remarkable quality. “Again, Dangerous Visions” impresses for completely different reasons.“Again, Dangerous Visions” was published in 1971 and these stories impress for their explorations of changing moralities which demonstrate that if the [...]


  • Once, I really liked short stories, but now, not so much, I guess. Or maybe it was just these particular short stories. I read Dangerous Visions not too long ago and it was okay. I got Again, Dangerous Visions mostly because it contained Ursula K. Le Guin's novella The Word for World is Forest, which is wonderful. But on the whole, Again, Dangerous Visions missed its mark.Again, Dangerous Visions is a voluminous anthology. It contains stories by many well known science fiction writers of the day [...]


  • As with the first volume, there are some very good stories, some average ones, and a whole lot that made me wonder what Ellison had in his pipe when he was assembling this anthology.I'll just talk about some of the ones I liked.A pair of stories by Bernard Wolfe, under the collective title "Monitored Dreams and Strategic Cremations." The first of these, "The Bisquit Position," is probably the most dangerous story in the volume, even today. Just try criticizing the military and see what happens. [...]


  • nhwvejournal/987086ml[return][return]This is the famous follow-up volume to the even more famous Dangerous Visions; an anthology of 41 stories, mainly by the leading lights of sf as it was in 1972, with vast amounts of prefatory material by editor Harlan Ellison and an afterword from each author, and nice art from Ed Emshwiller introducing each story.[return][return]But what is striking is how unmemorable and self-indulgent most of the stories are (also true of Ellison's long-winded prefaces). T [...]


  • I won't lie, I only read several of the short stories in this collection. When I heard that it contained Bradbury and Vonnegut, I knew I had to pick up this bad boy! If I had time I would have read many more of the awesome stories in here, but since I had to get this inter-library loaned I can't renew it (sad panda). I really enjoy that the editor, Harlan Ellison, wrote a nice little introduction about each author and story, it was a nice little touch. The cover art is also trippy and totally co [...]


  • This volume follows Dangerous Visions, Ellison's earlier anthology, with the same mission statement: to allow writers to spread their wings and write something too dangerous to be published in the mainstream SF publications of the day. This volume was even bigger than the first one, containing 46 stories, each preceded by a foreword by the editor and followed by an afterword by the author, meaning you certainly get value for money.There were fewer big names in this volume, suggesting that some o [...]


  • If you read my review of Dangerous Visions, than you know what my main problems with the book were. That continues here but I managed to lessen my annoyance by skipping all the intro/post intro/outro/post outro stuff and just read the stories- that totally helped.It is hard to rate this book, and I have to admit I came away a bit disappointed. Maybe it's a case of sequalitis, but I just found myself a bit bored with this one. Most of the stories didn't have much impact on me, and I am having a h [...]


  • First published in 1972, this sequel to Ellison's landmark first collection contains some of science fiction's biggest names, with mixed results. Among the standouts are Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Word for World is Forest" and "When it Changed," by Joanna Russ, along with numerous other stories that vary from the relatively straightforward attempts to be controversial to the experimental. (One of my own personal favorites is Gahan Wilson's ".", a funny little horror short.) The second volume took [...]


  • Harlan Ellison is pretty gross, but he has an eye for talent. With that being said, this isn't proof of it, because this collection doesn't hold a candle up to it's predecessor. The comparison isn't fair, but at the same time is. I bought it for the Gene Wolfe's story which are all great, but the rest is mostly crap. Especially that Piers Anthony story, man that was just gross.The Wolfe story is actually 3 short-short stories in one. There's one in play format about parents having their first ch [...]


  • Very good anthology but a little dated. What was edgy in 1972 is sometimes a bit quaint today. However, much of the material in this book is more timeless, and all of it is still worth reading. Stories range in quality from fair to excellent. Hugo Award winner "The Word for World is Forest" by Ursula K. LeGuin and Nebula winner "When It Changed" by Joanna Russ are especially worth noting; they were probably my favorite pieces and worthy of a five-star rating. In the four-star range are stories b [...]


  • I read the original Dangerous Visions many years ago, so maybe my memory of it is a little hazy, but this sequel seems unnecessarily long (over 800 pages) and with a larger proportion of opaque, pretentious nonsense. Plus, editor Harlan Ellison's introductions to each story all seem determined to convinve us that every writer is the Greatest Writer IN THE WORLD, and the we should be honoured to have the privilege of reading their story.Having said that, there is some good stuff here, notably the [...]


  • This book is probably why I read so much science fiction and fantasy. I remember being twelve and sitting on the floor of my school's library shocked and entranced by it's stories, unlike anything else I'd ever read (mainly that one where the guy goes to the planet and finds out that their main export, milk, is produced by genetically altered women-cows. That left a mark).Years latter I found a copy to own in a second hand store. Oddly enough I've never found, in library or shop, the first volum [...]


  • Oh what a beast. It took me forever to get through this book. I am a big Harlan Ellison fan but this is not Harlan Ellison. Dangerous Visions was very good enjoyed it a lot, this seemed more of a sequel for sequel sake. I cannot in good conscience recommend this book to anyone since it would seem like assigning them a chore or a work program. I'm not saying it is all bad, but there is more bad than good. One was so bad I could not finish it. Dangerous Vision broke new ground when it was released [...]


  • If you know who Harlan Ellison is, and if you can imagine the types of stories he'd choose for an anthology, then you'll love this. If you don't know Ellison or don't like him, and if you don't enjoy reading stories that are Right Out There On The Edge, then you may want to stay far, far away. He doesn't call them "Dangerous Visions" for nothing. It's been too long since I read it (I hope I still have my copy in a box somewhere), so I can't point to any specific stories that really hit me. But i [...]


  • Read this many years ago when it was new and cutting edge. However, most these are illustrative that SF as a genre or community of writing is capable of more than space opera and gadget stories. My favorite from the collection is "Funeral" by Kate Wilhelm. It's a definitive collection of US 'new wave' writers. My copy lacks a bookcover, hangs head ashamed. Rereading in 3014 for the LeGuin story.


  • Ah yes. These must have been what they set out to be. They're a legend, so never mind, except, I think I found James Tiptree Jr here, who was my number one sf writer for ages (along with Delany, also championed by Harlan Ellison in these books: he tells you the stories he has from those two are Great stories and he isn't wrong, so there).I seem to have been much more enthusiastic about the stories in 'Again, Dangerous' - I think the books got better, bolder (aside from Delany, in the earlier).


  • Still one the best original sf anthologies ever, with terrific stories by Ursula K. LeGuin and many others. My favorite is still Richard Lupoff's "With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama." Ellison's long introductions are the best thing about it. In the introduction it is promised that THE LAST DANGEROUS VISIONS will appear six months after this volume; many people remain hopeful.


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