Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Visionary and volatile science fiction writer Harlan Ellison has died.

A prolific writer, Ellison produced thousands of works ranging from books to articles to reviews to screenplays.  He insisted that his work should be considered "fiction" or "speculative fiction" rather than science fiction, and was known for his contentious and provocative statements.  He reportedly once sent a dead gopher to a publisher and frequently called out film and television studios when their stories too closely resembled his own. 

Ellison's oversized personality came through in his writing.  His best known works include A Boy and His Dog and "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman, stories that blended dark futures and post-apocalyptic worlds with characters as bombastic as himself.  Despite his contentious personal nature, Ellison's work earned him extensive accolades, including eight Hugo Awards, four Nebula Awards, and two Edgar Awards.

Ellison died on June 27.  He was 84.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: Stories Cover Image
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Vic and Blood: Stories Cover Image
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Strange Wine: Stories Cover Image
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Deathbird Stories Cover Image
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Shatterday: Stories Cover Image
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Paingod: And Other Delusions Cover Image
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Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories Cover Image
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The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay Cover Image
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Approaching Oblivion: Stories Cover Image
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Ellison Wonderland: Stories Cover Image
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Children of the Streets Cover Image
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Again, Dangerous Visions: Stories Cover Image
By Harlan Ellison (Editor), John Heidenry (Contribution by), Ross Rocklynne (Contribution by)
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Stalking the Nightmare: Stories and Essays Cover Image
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Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled: Stories Cover Image
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The Other Glass Teat: Essays Cover Image
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Troublemakers: Stories Cover Image
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Gentleman Junkie: Stories Cover Image
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Over the Edge: Stories and Essays Cover Image
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No Doors, No Windows: Stories Cover Image
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The Deadly Streets Cover Image
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Spider Kiss Cover Image
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The Harlan Ellison Hornbook: Essays Cover Image
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