"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman"

Title"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman"
Year for Search1965
AuthorsEllison, Harlan [Jay](1934-2018)
Secondary TitleGalaxy Magazine
Volume / Edition24.2
Pagination135-45
Date PublishedDecember 1965
ISSN Number0016-4003
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which everyone is controlled by the clock.

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Rpt. in his Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction (New York: Macmillan, 1971), 130-44 [The first eight stories in Alone Against Tomorrow, including this story, rpt. as All the Sounds of Fear (London: Panther, 1973), 129-43]; in Above the Human Landscape. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publ. Co., 1972), 87-96; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 199-208; in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 257-661; and in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 492-99 with an editors’ note on 491. Edition as “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman. The Classic Story by Harlen Ellison illustrated by Rick Berry. Designed by Arnie Farmer. Grass Valley, CA: Underwood Books, 1997 with a “Foreword Stealing Tomorrow” continued as an “Afterword Stealing Tomorrow” by Ellison (unpaged).

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(1934-2018)

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1965 Ellison, Harlan [Jay] (1934-2018). “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” Galaxy Magazine 24.2 (December 1965): 135-45. Rpt. in his Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction (New York: Macmillan, 1971), 130-44 {The first eight stories in Alone Against Tomorrow, including this story, rpt. as All the Sounds of Fear (London: Panther, 1973), 129-43]; in Above the Human Landscape. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publ. Co., 1972), 87-96; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 199-208; in The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010), 367-78 with an editors’ note on 367-68; in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 257-66; 2nd ed. as Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 257-661; and in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 492-99 with an editors’ note on 491. Edition as “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman. The Classic Story by Harlen Ellison illustrated by Rick Berry. Designed by Arnie Farmer. Grass Valley, CA: Underwood Books, 1997 with a “Foreword Stealing Tomorrow” continued as an “Afterword Stealing Tomorrow” by Ellison (unpaged). Merril, PSt

Dystopia in which everyone is controlled by the clock.