The story ‘‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’’ originally appeared in IF: Worlds of Science Fiction in March 1967 before appearing as the title story of the collection I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. The story was well received by critics and readers alike, garnering a Hugo Award in 1968. Because of its social commentary and its cultural significance, the story is taught at many universities and colleges.
A number of critics have developed important readings of the story. George Edgar Slusser released a book-length study of Ellison’s work in 1977,...
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