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  Review of Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions
Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison, Signet, 1975, 514 pp.
Dangerous Visions was the landmark anthology put together by Harlan Ellison with the express purpose of giving the new writing in science fiction a place of welcome.
However, these last thirty years of science fiction owe a vast debt to Ellison and the contributors in Dangerous Visions, as the book was indeed part of a sea change in the genre.
www.challengingdestiny.com /reviews/dangerousvisions.htm   (962 words)

 Amazon.ca: Dangerous Visions : The 35th Anniversary Edition: Books: Harlan Ellison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are some quite good stories in here, typically these stories are where the author didn't feel the need to try to be "edgy", or "dangerous" or "relevant" and let the pushing of the mores come from the story, not the other way around.
This is Harlan Ellison's ground-breaking 60s SF anthology for which he invited writers to explore "dangerous" themes that were generally considered taboo at that time.
These stories were indeed dangerous for their era, and most of them have proven to be well ahead of their time, retaining the power of expanding your literary horizons even today.
www.amazon.ca /Dangerous-Visions-Anniversary-Harlan-Ellison/dp/0743452615   (1430 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Dangerous Visions, 35th Anniversary Edition
It's amusing, then, to note immediately upon re-encountering Dangerous Visions that some of the best stories in the volume were written not by radical New-Wavers, but by such mainstream SF stalwarts as Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, and Larry Niven.
And since Dangerous Visions was successful and influential, the literary experimentation, sexual imagery, and graphic violence in some of the stories is not going to be experienced as new and shocking to someone reading them for the first time now.
For Dangerous Visions was part of an attempted revolution in science fiction.
www.sfsite.com /03b/dv148.htm   (1044 words)

 Dangerous Visions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dangerous Visions (ISBN 0-425-06176-0) was a path-breaking science fiction short story anthology edited by Harlan Ellison and published in 1967.
Dangerous Visions helped to define the New Wave science fiction movement, particularly in its depiction of sex in science fiction.
The projected third collection, The Last Dangerous Visions, was started but controversially never finished.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dangerous_Visions   (589 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Dangerous Visions' returns, unblinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Visions of mankind's future, conceived in the past, are back to shake up the present.
Thirty-five years after Dangerous Visions was published, the multi-award-winning science-fiction anthology is back in print.
The quality and content of the stories were paramount, Ellison says; he did not want any sociology lessons.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/reviews/2002-12-18-visions_x.htm   (371 words)

The church's "larger vision is to create a living environment which is conducive to families-where crime is minimal, where youth have wholesome recreational alternatives, where parents can find jobs to sustain family life, and where neighborhoods possess the commercial establishments necessary for daily living."
It is when we embrace a vision of the best we can imagine that our hopes and flaws combine to make us greater than we are.
These are dangerous visions, because they require effort, and passion, and love.
www.rruc.org /sermons/sermon33.htm   (3284 words)

 Bookwarp - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comic Book & Graphic Novel Reviews
OBLIVION, THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD, DANGEROUS VISIONS Harlan Ellison These books are all short story collections; the first three are by Ellison alone, while the latter is a magnificent collection, the first scream of the American new wave of the mid to late 1960s.
Deathbird, Oblivion and Beast show the ferocious, precocious thunderer at the top of his form (Deathbird and Beast both contain Hugo Award-winning short stories), while Dangerous Visions (edited by Ellison and also containing more than its share of award-winning stories) is one of the best sci-fi anthologies of all time.
Erickson's vision is bleak and violent, but there is surprising power and even beauty in his writing.
www.bookwarp.com /reviews_e.htm   (381 words)

 Locus Online: F. Brett Cox reviews Redshift
First, the historical moment from which Dangerous Visions emerged is, as Sarrantonio admits in his introduction, long past.
It’s smoothly written but somewhat sentimental and melodramatic (e.g, the protagonist’s mother reluctantly divorces the frozen father but marries an abusive man who drives her to drink and, eventually, death in a drunk driving accident).
Hand maintains a compelling narrative pace even as she allows herself to linger on the evocative details of Camden Town and Janie’s equally evocative (to say the least) sexual journeys, all the while never losing focus on either her main character or on the fantasy scenario at the heart of the story.
www.locusmag.com /2002/Reviews/Cox02_redshift.html   (2269 words)

 Visions & Superpowers : Dangerous Gifts : The Icarus Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's striking how much overlap there is between the tendencies and behaviors our society attributes to the "seriously mentally ill" and the tendencies and behaviors that shamanic and mystical cultures view as prerequisite for someone to take on visionary roles.
While medical authorities usually write off people's visions as mere delusions and recommend higher levels of medication, quite often the things we see and hear are evidence of a heightened sensitivity and of the thin skin that comes with madness.
Like all the classic superheroes, our superpowers are dangerous gifts that intensify the struggle of our lives.
theicarusproject.net /gifts/visions   (412 words)

 Bradbury's dangerous, unforgettable visions - The Boston Globe
When I was a child, many moons and a couple of fl holes ago, we had a screen porch where of an evening and most summer days I'd sit listening to cicadas trill or to the tap of rain's fingers on the roof, reading.
Years after that screen porch was gone, writing my own first stories, I would turn to Bradbury's, to stories like ''The Wind" and ''The Pedestrian" and ''The Veldt," to try to figure out how he did it, where the magic came from, how it got there.
With his visions of possible futures and edgy presents, he has shown us a way out of the trap of our selves, shown us how we can break the momentum of the past, of our habits and willful ignorance.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2004/10/31/bradburys_dangerous_unforgettable_visions   (798 words)

 Dangerous Visions: Cassandra of Cornwall
And holy visions, it seemed, did not accrue to one during the daily drudgery of convent life, but in dark and desolate places, far from the distractions of worldly life.
Thus it was that, on the evening in question, as on many evenings before, I slipped out through a small opening in the garden wall that I had discovered some time previous, and set forth on one of nocturnal journeys into the surrounding greenwood.
Tales abounded of witches and other dark and dangerous things riding abroad on that night, but given that it was, despite the beliefs of the peasantry, the eve of a saint's day, I had no fear.
www.spidersilk.net /visions/cassandra.html   (1489 words)

 Dangerous visions - The Boston Globe
His father worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the book begins with Carroll's recollections of playing in the Pentagon hallways as a child.
Carroll's aim is to follow the rise of the Pentagon, from World War II to Iraq, and, along the way, prove just how dangerous an institution it has become.
Carroll's ability to blend together bits of history is as impressive as his writing.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2006/05/21/dangerous_visions   (962 words)

 The Last Dangerous Visions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Last Dangerous Visions was planned to be a sequel to the science fiction short story anthologies Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions.
One story destined for Last Dangerous Visions, "Himself in Anachron" by Cordwainer Smith (died 1966), did find publication in the 1993 collection of Smith's short fiction, The Rediscovery of Man.
British author Christopher Priest's lengthy critique of Ellison's failure to publish was published as "The Last Deadloss Visions" in the UK and, in book form, as The Book on the Edge of Forever (an allusion to the Ellison-written The City on the Edge of Forever) by Fantagraphics Books in the US.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Last,_Dangerous_Visions   (627 words)

 DV: Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rose Photography Studio is located next to the former Dangerous Visions storefront.
One half block east of Woodman and Ventura, on the north side of the street.
Dangerous Visions -- PMB 355, 7657 Winnetka Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91306 U.S.A. Phone: 818.886.6963...............
www.readsf.com /html/events_mccaffrey.html   (220 words)

 Ellison / Dangerous Visions
Until Dangerous Visions, science fiction anthologies tended to be thin, both in content and quality: second-rate tales from seldom-read authors, gathered more or less at random and slapped between cheap paper covers bearing lurid illustrations that had nothing to do with the content within.
Moreover, he urged his contributors to stretch, to challenge their own abilities, to offer something cutting edge that might scare off editors of the more conventional science fiction magazines.
At the time of its publication, Dangerous Visions truly was dangerous.
www.islets.net /collections/dangerous.html   (321 words)

"DANGEROUS VISIONS: ANIMATED SHORTS FOR CONNOISSEURS and GROWN-UPS" Somewhere between the always-popular use of animation as a vehicle for fairytale and fable and the slapstick extremities of the "extra-sick-and-twisted" school, there is another country, filled with the tactile, the disturbing, the mundane and the visionary.
DANGEROUS VISIONS is our program of animation for grown-ups and connoisseurs, dedicated to animated works of uncommon artistic excellence that create unique and often disquieting but fully realized worlds.
DANGEROUS VISIONS will present two World Theatrical Premieres from Paley’s animated feature-in-progress SITA SINGS THE BLUES, a re-imagining of the Ramayana of Hindu lore as an epic Betty Boop cartoon, with accompanying blues songs by Annette Hanshaw.
www.americancinematheque.com /archive1999/2006/LAFCAAnimation.htm   (1334 words)

 Dangerous Visions : 33 Original Stories by Harlan Ellison | LibraryThing
Dangerous Visions : 33 Original Stories by Harlan Ellison
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 Dangerous Visions Lyrics - by THE EXPLOITED : Lyrics And Songs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 visions - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Ellison / Again, Dangerous Visions
By the early 1970s, the so-called "new wave" of written science fiction was well under way; what had seemed dangerous just four or five years earlier was now mainstream.
A third volume in the series, The Last Dangerous Visions, has been promised at least since the second book appeared; Ellison's inability to complete the project despite passage of more than two decades has given rise to a minor scandal within the science fiction community.
The hardcover first edition is not as sought-after as the original Dangerous Visions, but hard to find nonetheless.
www.islets.net /collections/again.html   (313 words)

 Dangerous Visions
Religion of technology is dangerous because of its beliefs.
Nobel mentions that the technological pursuit of salvation has become a threat to its survival.(p.
208) The danger lies in the belief and not in having a belief.
www.muslimphilosophy.com /mih/tech/p3-l3.htm   (714 words)

 12 Monkeys: Dangerous Visions by J.D. Lafrance
It was an apocalyptic vision in reaction to the threat of nuclear annihilation that became prominent in the 1950s and 1960s.
The director's vision prevailed in the end, but the ordeal left him understandably wary of further studio involvement.
He has since reconciled somewhat with Hollywood by making The Fisher King (1991) which turned out to be a surprise commercial and critical success.
www.smart.co.uk /dreams/monkvive.htm   (1778 words)

But my subject was our culture of isolation, that so much of the civic dialogue was happening from cubicles, and small rooms, before Memory Machines like the one you are using to visit this magazine.
It was a dangerous vision which touched a cord with many people here in the ether.
Since then, especially when leading with themes like the one we chose for this week's issue, I've learned what a rich stew of insight, thoughtful challenges, and radical theory can be brought to a topic if you have the right minds to contribute.
www.g21.net /trio25.html   (640 words)

 Smoky Mountain News | Reading Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
That introduction motivated me to read the 33 authors selected to grace the first edition of Dangerous Visions.
According to the introduction that Ellison did for each work, publishers had repeatedly rejected many of the stories — not because they were of poor quality, but because the subject matter was controversial, and therefore “dangerous.” In the ‘60s, there was much here that was provocative and memorable.
In the decade following the original publication of Dangerous Visions, critics lauded the collection as “the most honored anthology of fantastic fiction ever published.” After numerous reprints, a sequel appeared: Again, Dangerous Visions.
www.smokymountainnews.com /issues/10_03/10_15_03/book_carden.html   (1073 words)

 Get "Again Dangerous Visions 46 ..." at your library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Again, dangerous visions : 46 original stories / edited with introductions by Harlan Ellison ; illustrations by Ed Emshwiller.
Again, Dangerous Visions, 46 Original Stories Edited By Harlan Ellison
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 Again, Dangerous Visions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Again, Dangerous Visions (ISBN 0-425-06182-5) was the sequel to the science fiction short story anthology Dangerous Visions.
The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula K. Le Guin, won a Hugo for Best Novella.
Again, Dangerous Visions was to be followed by a third anthology, The Last, Dangerous Visions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Again,_Dangerous_Visions   (360 words)

 Amazon.com: Dangerous Visions : The 35th Anniversary Edition: Books: Harlan Ellison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Of course these stories aren't as "dangerous" or revolutionary as they were when they were published 35 years ago.
The culture and SF have evolved quite a bit in that time.
www.amazon.com /Dangerous-Visions-Anniversary-Harlan-Ellison/dp/0743452615   (1749 words)

 ook - trout fishin'
While browsing in a new second hand bookshop/coffee bar recently (you can't mention books without coffee it seems, these days), I decided to glance at the science fiction section.
The original Dangerous Visions was here on the shelf but no sequel in sight.
The Last Deadloss Visions (aka The Book On The Edge Of Forever) is Christopher Priest's appalling yet amusing account of how the last Dangerous Visions anthology has lain mouldering in a cardboard box in Ellison's office since the early 70's.
ookworld.com /troutfishin.html   (1045 words)

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