Harlan Ellison

Breaking News- Harlan Ellison recovering from a stroke-

I wish I had time to go in depth on this, but this link from Robot 6 explains the situation

 

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/10/harlan-ellison-recovering-i...

 

Harlan is a friend of this site and has always been very generous with us--

We are praying for his speedy recovery

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BOOK REVIEW: Phoenix Without Ashes

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You live in a little town, and you've never been more than twenty-five miles from home...because that's as far as you can go without running into the metal edge of the sky.

And nobody's ever wondered about this.

Welcome to Cypress Corners, from Harlan Ellison's story "Phoenix Without Ashes," the inspiration for the old TV series "The Starlost," and now available in graphic novel format.

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WHAT I'M DOIN' # 45

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BE FOREWARNED: profanity below.

Presently I'm reading
1) "Back to the Moon" by Travis S. Taylor and Les Johnson (Terrible)
2) "Stuff White People Like" by Christian Lander (Hillarious, but the kind of stuff that will be horribly dated in ten months and utterly un-funny in twenty. In thirty months it'll be in a box in the garage next to all those "Sniglets" books and "Max Headroom's Guide To Life")

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I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream At People Who Wear Their Baseball Caps Backwards

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Our own GinRummy put this online and pointed it out to me. It's a video interview that Harlan Ellison did back in 1995, talking about a video game version of "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream." (Which was, coincidentally, the first Ellison story I ever read back when I was about 13. Scared hell out of me, and I couldn't sleep for two nights afterwards.

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DRIVE-BY GEEKERY: Scooby Doo Mysteries Incorporated: “the Shrieking Madness”

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Harlan Ellison turned up on Scooby Doo tonight! No, really! It wasn’t just a name-check or anything, it was Harlan playing himself. There was also a throwaway Galaxy Quest gag (“By Grabthars’ Hammer!”) and the whole thing revolved around the Cthuhlu Mythos, which itself has some SF aspects here and there. Put it all together and it’s a perfect storm of geekery.

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Happy New Year, and Thank You!

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Happy New Year, and a great big thank you to everyone who’s contributed to making this website a success. We initially went online with tests and some minor content in late December of 2008, but we really consider today to be our first anniversary, if we may be disingenuously allowed to commemorate the occasion the training wheels came off, and not the actual day we got the bike.

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A Great Day For Writers: The Matrix is Ruled Plagiarism! [UPDATED]

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[PLEASE NOTE: This story was written in good faith using information that quickly turned out to be unreliable. A full explanation of this is available at the end of the article itself. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we apologize for unwittingly spreading misinformation. We will try to be less trusting and more cynical in the future.]

It's the oldest story in Hollywood: The Writer Gets Screwed. Repeatedly. Badly. And is left without recourse. Occasionally, however, the Writer gets un-Screwed, justice prevails, and there's a big fat payoff. [See the UPDATE/RETRACTION below the story. I'm leaving the story itself up for now so that you can see exactly what it is I'm retracting, and take full responsibility for my idiocy, but I'll probably take the whole thing down in a day or two. Thanks to Neorandomizer for pointing out my error]

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SCRIPT REVIEW: “Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever,“ Part II: The Original Teleplay (1995)

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Yesterday we reviewed Harlan Ellison’s awkwardly titled 1995 tome, “Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Screenplay that Became the Classic Star Trek Episode, With an Expanded Introductory Essay by Harlan Ellison.” There were essentially *two* issues going on in that book - on the one hand we had the struggle between the Artist par excellence, and The Man Who Would Be God; and then you also had this script thing tossed in there.

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BOOK REVIEW: “Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay That Became The Classic Star Trek Episode

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Harlan Ellison is my hero. I just love the guy.

I’ve got no real illusions about that, mind you: I doubt he’d like me, I doubt it would take five minutes for me to run afoul of his famous rages, easily half the things the man has ever said piss me off, and I don’t even like a lot of his fiction all that much - but - my hero he remains.

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