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The Deadly Streets by Harlan Ellison

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Trade Edition -- Deadly Streets Only $45.00
Limited Edition Matching Set SOLD OUT
  • ISBN: 978-1-59606-538-3
  • Length: 232 pages


Dust jacket by Leo and Diane Dillon

Muggers, slashers, street gangs, lurkers in the shadows: no need to read Lovecraft to be thoroughly terrified. Just read these 16 violent tales…or take a walk in the park tonight.

Limited: Limited: 250 signed numbered sets including one copy of Gentleman Junkie and one copy of The Deadly Streets, bound in leather, the two volumes housed in a custom slipcase.
Trade: 750 fully cloth bound hardcover copies

Table of Contents:

  • New Introduction: Avoiding Dark Places
  • Introduction to First Edition: Some Sketches of the Damned
  • Rat Hater
  • “I'll Bet You a Death”
  • We Take Care of Our Dead
  • The Man with the Golden Tongue
  • Johnny Slice's Stoolie
  • Joy Ride
  • Buy Me That Blade
  • The Hippie-Slayer
  • Kid Killer
  • With a Knife in Her Hand
  • Sob Story (written with Henry Slesar)
  • Look Me in the Eye, Boy!
  • The Dead Shot
  • Ship-Shape Pay-Off (written with Robert Silverberg)
  • Made in Heaven
  • Students of the Assassin

From Publishers Weekly:
“This third reissue of Ellison’s classic 1958 collection about juvenile delinquents, city gang members, and those infected or affected by violence are still potent, even though switchblades and zip guns have been replaced by much deadlier weaponry in the hands of their present-day counterparts… Ellison’s prose remains satisfyingly sharp and his insights into the fears and longings that drive his characters are even sharper and more satisfying.”