By Harlan Ellison
3rd printing (1976) paperback. it is a 1971 selection of tales from this winner of extra awards for ingenious literature than the other dwelling writer - together with a number of Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars. CONTENTS: advent: The tune of the Soul (1970); i've got No Mouth, and that i needs to Scream (1967); The Discarded (1959); Deeper Than the Darkness (1957); Blind Lightning (1956); the entire Sounds of worry (1962); The Silver hall (1956); "Repent, Harlequin!" acknowledged the Ticktockman (1965); brilliant Eyes (1965); Are You Listening? (1958); test a lifeless Knife (1968); In Lonely Lands (1959); Eyes of dirt (1959); not anything for My midday Meal (1958); O Ye of Little religion (1968); The Time of the attention (1959); lifestyles Hutch (1956); The final Day of a great lady (1958); evening Vigil (1957); Lonelyache (1964); Pennies, Off a lifeless Man's Eyes (1969).
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They called it the rocket field, out here on the Edge, but they didn’t use rockets any longer. Now they rode to space on strange tubes that whistled and sparkled behind the ship till it flicked off into some crazy quilt not-space, and was gone forever. Tarmac clicked under the heels of his boots. Bright, shining boots, kept meticulously clean by polishing, overpolishing till they reflected back the corona of the field kliegs and, more faintly, the gleam of the stars. The Minstrel kept them cleaned and polished, a clashing note matched against his generally unkempt appearance.
Under his thick buttocks the empty trough of the mattressless bunk bowed beneath his weight. He was an extremely tall man, even hunched up that way. He was a gaunt, empty-looking man. His hair fell lanky and drab and gray-brown in disarray over a low forehead. His eyes seemed to be peas, withdrawn from their pods and placed in a starkly white face. Their blankness only accented the total cipher he seemed. There was no inch of expression or recognition on his face or in the line of his body. He seemed to be a man who had given up the Search long ago.
Shock sparkled in the thought. He must be blocked off by trauma-barrier, came the reply from the telepath named Ralph. ” the first Mindee inquired softly, a hand on Gunnderson’s shoulder. The expression never changed. The head swivelled slowly and the dead eyes came to bear on the dark-suited telepath. ” His tones indicated no enthusiasm, no curiosity. The first man looked up at his partner, doubt wrinkling his eyes, pursing his lips. He shrugged his shoulders, as if to say, Who knows? He turned back to Gunnderson.
Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction by Harlan Ellison