I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Stories by Harlan Ellison

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Stories

Harlan Ellison

162 pages first pub 1967 (editions)

fiction horror science fiction short stories dark tense fast-paced

Description

In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against hum...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,057 reviews

Moods

dark 97%
tense 54%
sad 38%
reflective 32%
challenging 31%
mysterious 27%
emotional 20%
adventurous 9%
funny 3%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 52%
medium 32%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 29% | Plot: 26% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

No: 56% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 17% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.6

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