June 28, 2018

Harlan Ellison 1934-2018

Another of the greats has passed. 

Harlan Ellison wrote over 1700 works that included short stories, novels, reviews, essays, screenplays and tracts. his works was always thought provoking and a bit out of the main stream (until the stream would change corse to follow him, at which point he'd often wade out again.) His wrings were brilliant in their vision and enriched our world beyond measure.

I did not know him and only met him once, but I do know for a fact, that, despite the acerbic image he projected, Mr. Ellison was was actually a quite decent and charitable person. 

Ellison was also a stalwart and uncompromising defender of the first amendment. Unlike many who profess such a view, he always held fast to that principle whether freedom of speech was in fashion or not, even during times it was considered quite...gauche.




Indeed you did sir. 

Ellison's is a void that will not soon be filled.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:44 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 One of the last of the old school.

I mean, Larry Niven was one of the new generation of writers who came after Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein, and he's 80 now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Jun 28 20:05:50 2018 (PiXy!)

2 I saw him at SDCC once around (before?) the turn of the millenium. Didn't get to speak to him.

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jun 30 01:15:44 2018 (bIses)

3 The closest I got to him was hearing his wordless reaction to the news that C. J. Cherryh had written a novelization of the Lois & Clark TV series. He was on the far side of a ballroom at the time.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Sat Jun 30 02:25:50 2018 (tgyIO)

4 C. J. Cherryh wrote a novelisation of Lois & Clark?  I have to find this!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Jul 1 20:18:06 2018 (PiXy!)

Posted by: J Greely at Sun Jul 1 20:59:15 2018 (tgyIO)

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