Sci-fi Great Author Harlon Ellison has Died

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Harlan Ellison, one of the world’s foremost science fiction writers, has died at 84. His death was announced by family friend Christine Valada via twitter. Though Ellison was a longtime resident of Los Angeles, the location of death was not disclosed.



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Tweeted Valada, the widow of Wolverine creator Len Wein: “Susan Ellison has asked me to announce the passing of writer Harlan Ellison, in his sleep, earlier today. “For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time, I matter.’ – HE, 1934-2018. Arrangements for a celebration are pending.”

Among Ellison’s highly influential and very popular novels and novellas are 1969’s post-apocalyptic A Boy and His Dog (made into a 1975 cult film starring a young Don Johnson) and, among the very many short story collections, 1980’s Shatterday, which included the remarkable title story that became the basis for the very first episode of the rebooted 1985 Twilight Zone.
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Harlan Ellison, extraordinarily powerful sci-fic writer (and controversial character) died yesterday.

R.I.P

EDIT: oops ... thought I was starting a new thread. Thanks for moving it.
 
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Harlan Ellison, extraordinarily powerful sci-fic writer
ohh my, I have never heard of him, and I was such a prolific SciFi reader in years gone by

A clip from the beginning of City on the Edge of Forever episode
he wrote that episode, I assume ?

was a good one :smile:

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Ellison wrote the episode but Roddenberry took the basic story idea and rewrote the script which ignited a lifelong disputes between them.
 
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Ellison wrote the episode but Roddenberry took the basic story idea and rewrote the script which ignited a lifelong disputes between them.

ohh wow, never knew that either … the things I learn on The Physics Forums :smile:
 
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"A Boy and His Dog?"

had to google that for more info

doesn't seem familiar :frown:
 
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He wrote some of the best Star Trek stories. Sad that he is gone. I remember a radio interview he gave years ago. I was a university student. I remember his intelligence. One of his books had a great title. "The Glass Teat." It was about TV. What a great title that was. Goodbye Mr. Ellison. Thanks for the great stories.
 
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He wrote some of the best Star Trek stories.
He only wrote one, and that one was drastically rewritten by Gene Coon.
 
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He only wrote one, and that one was drastically rewritten by Gene Coon.
My mistake. Thanks for the correction. I knew he wrote "The City on the Edge of Forever" which was one of the most brilliant episodes. I was thinking he also wrote "The Cloud Minders." I looked it up and it was actually written by someone else.

He also wrote "Soldier" which I think was one of the best Outer Limits episodes. That original Outer Limits series had some of the best made-for-TV SF ever.

I saw Soldier only once, as a kid. It was terrifying, so much so that I could never watch it again. Perhaps because it seemed so real. To avoid spoilers I won't go into detail. It was simply a brilliant story. Michael Ansara was perfect for the role of the soldier.
 
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