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Writer Harlan Ellison, RIP

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Michedelic, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Another one of my favorite writers gone. :(
  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Damn. I've read a lot of his work over the years...always an original take on things.
    'Repent Harlequin' I'd rank as one of the greatest stories ever.
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Also "Along The Scenic Route" and too many others to mention. :( Sad day.
  5. I have his book of his short stories titled "Deathbird Stories" (the title says a lot about Ellison) and have read many of his novels. A fine writer, and one who influenced many others.
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  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I read his Hugo award winning novella, “A Boy and His Dog” when I was in middle school. It was really well written, but incredibly sexist by today’s standards. As NPR noted, he was an early supporter of the late, great, female African American science fiction writer, Octavia Butler. As athletes might say, game respected game.
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