Short stories by Harlan Ellison

Harlan Jay Ellison was 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".

Listing 7 stories.

A teenage boy and his genetically-modified, telepathic dog struggle to survive in a wasteland that resulted from the Third World War. The pair encounters obstacles of love and bloodshed that puts their symbiotic realtionship to the test.

A young man who has wasted his life finds himself sucked into a non-human world — a gray, ghostly landscape to which those who don't make use of their time are drawn, potentially forever.

A mysterious old man becomes a father figure to a young man and shows him how to protect the world through time using a special clock.

A man happens upon unexpected luck in a casino, but the reason for his winnings seems mysteriously tied to a beautiful woman’s death at a slot machine.

A man who is chronically late in a society where lateness is fatal takes up an alter ego that seeks to convince people that you shouldn't be a slave to your schedule.

A man wakes up from a disturbing dream about there being a tooth-filled mouth on his torso, which he interprets to be real; those around him point to the fact that it might be a representation of his grief, as he has lost many friends in recent years.

A mysterious man able to travel through time and space on a whim has a simple job: he must do one good deed every day. What exactly a "good deed" is, however, remains unclear; the bolder his interference becomes, the less sure he is that he's leaving the world better off.