A Toy for Juliette

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"A Toy for Juliette"
AuthorRobert Bloch
Genre(s)Science fiction, horror fiction
Published inDangerous Visions
Publication typeanthology
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Publication date1967
Followed by"The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World"

"A Toy for Juliette" is a 1967 science fiction and horror short story by American writer Robert Bloch, appearing for the first time in Harlan Ellison's anthology Dangerous Visions.


A time traveler randomly abducts people from throughout history for his granddaughter Juliette (named for the Marquis de Sade's novel Juliette)[1] to torture and kill in her sexual games. The last "toy" he gives her, however, turns out to be Jack the Ripper.


SFF World has called it "unsettling".[2]


Ellison wrote a sequel for the same anthology called "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World".


  1. ^ The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction, by Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint; published February 28, 2011, by Routledge
  2. ^ Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison, reviewed at SFFWorld; published February 27, 2012; retrieved October 13, 2017

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