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Science Fiction Writer Harlan Ellison Dies At 84

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, June 28 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Science Fiction Writer Harlan Ellison Dies At 84

His notable works include Dangerous Visions, A Boy and His Dog, I Have No Mouthand I Must Scream, and "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman.

Source: Twitter

Christine Valada, widow of Len Wein and long-time friend of Harlan Ellison, took to Twitter this week to announce the death of Ellison.


Ellison was a prolific writer whose work includes over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, and essays. He was editor and anthologist for two science fiction anthologies, Dangerous Visions (1967) and Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). He was the winner of numerous awards including multiple Hugos, Nebulas, and Edgars.

His television work included stories and scripts for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and The Twilight Zone. His comic work includes Harlan Ellison's Dream CorridorHarlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos, and Phoenix Without Ashes. Ellison has also writtencomic book scripts for series such as Daredevil, Avengers, and Detective Comics.

Ellison was also controversial in the science fiction community, frequently described as abrasive, and involved in numerous lawsuits against studios and directors that he believed plagiarized his work, including James Cameron for The Terminator.


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