"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman  

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" 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is a science fiction short story by American writer Harlan Ellison. It is nonlinear in that the narrative begins in the middle, then moves to the beginning, then the end, without the use of flashbacks. First appearing in the science fiction magazine Galaxy in December 1965, it won the 1966 Hugo Award, the 1965 Nebula Award and the 2015 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. The story has been translated into numerous foreign languages and is one of the most reprinted stories in the English language.



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