Harlan Ellison RIP

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Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by randy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:53 pm

H/T Instapundit

He may have been an irritating asshole, but he was a talented and entertaining asshole.
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:12 pm

Who?
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by scipioafricanus » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 pm

Damn, he was still alive? Good for him.
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by randy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:49 am

From an e-mail exchange I had with a group of friends, one of whom had now knowledge of Ellision's work beyond The City On The Edge of Tomorrow in Star Trek TOS:
Kind of off the top of my head:

The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat (His story about appearing on The Dating Game brought me to tears (of laughter) and was early introduction to me of the vapid cess pool that is TV production)

Dangerous Visions I and II (early purchases of mine through the Science Fiction Book Club, in hardback no less)

Contributions to Babylon 5

"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" (I think I still have a copy of a magazine with a graphic novel version of the story around here somewhere)

Episodes of The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone

A Boy and His Dog

I have No Mouth and I Must Scream

Memos From Purgatory

Not saying all were masterpieces or that you would like them, but these all bring back memories of my youth isolated in Iowa with maybe one or 2 other SF fans during the 70's. His stuff made an impact and I considered him an important (if not always enjoyable or likeable, or comprehensible) part of the SF world at the time. If nothing else his antics added spice, and what teen boy doesn't enjoy the spectacle of someone telling The Man where to get off, and getting away with it?
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by HTRN » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 pm

Correct me if im wrong, but didnt he loose his shit over th movie prodution of a boy and his dog?
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by SoupOrMan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:29 am

He lost his shit over anything and everything. It was his schtick.
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by Cybrludite » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:34 pm

Made the mistake of loaning my pocket knife to him when he asked if anyone had one in the hallway at MadCon 2010. He promptly held it to the throat of the con chair. Thankfully, he calmed down without cutting the guy's throat.
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Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

Post by SoupOrMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:04 am

What a moron he was.
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