Angry Candy

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Angry Candy
First edition
Author Harlan Ellison
Country United States
Language English
Genre short stories
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 324 pp
ISBN 0-395-48307-7
OCLC 17953634
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3555.L62 A87 1988

Angry Candy is a 1988 collection of short stories by Harlan Ellison that is loosely organized around the theme of death. The title comes the last line of the poem "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls" by E. E. Cummings, "...the/ moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy."

The collection contains the short story "Eidolons" which won the 1989 Locus poll award for best short story. It also contains the novelette "Paladin of the Lost Hour", which won a Hugo award for best novelette and was later converted by Ellison into an episode of the television series The New Twilight Zone. Angry Candy was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and won a World Fantasy award[1] for best collection of short stories.


  • Introduction: The Wind Took Your Answer Away
  • Paladin of the Lost Hour
  • Footsteps
  • Escapegoat
  • When Auld's Acquaintance Is Forgot
  • Broken Glass
  • On the Slab
  • Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish
  • The Region Between
  • Laugh Track
  • Eidolons
  • Soft Monkey
  • Stuffing
  • With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole
  • Quicktime
  • The Avenger of Death
  • Chained to the Fast Lane in the Red Queen's Race
  • The Function of Dream Sleep


  1. ^ World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 

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