Sunday, October 2, 2022

Review of "Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Quarterly"

 Review of

Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Quarterly ISBN 1569711690

Five out of five stars

Bizarre as only Ellison can do it

 This collection of short stories in graphic form show Ellison in his most twisted form. They depict people and situations that are most unusual. Some of the basic plot devices are standard science fiction fare, for example, the man that goes back in time and meets himself as a child. Yet, it takes a twist that is pure Ellison.

 My favorite is the love story featuring an elderly man and woman. He is a serial terrorist that plants pipe bombs in the city and he identifies an elderly woman that is apparently stalking him. When he confronts her, she saves him from arrest by killing an officer, she is also a serial killer. The only possible outcome of this meeting is love as they walk away arm-in-arm to what they think will be a happy life together.

 Twisted is as twisted does is a great explanation of the work of Harlan Ellison. These stories are an existence proof of that adage.

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