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Q: RIP Harlan Ellison

MithrandirHarlan Ellison, author of many SFF works, passed away June 27, 2018, at the age of 84. He had written a multitude of short stories and novels, as well as TV episodes such as "The City on the Edge of Forever" from Star Trek. For a brief time, I was here; and, for a brief time, I mattered. ...

 
 
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10:28 AM
@Mithrandir beautiful quotes.
 
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@Broklynite so is your grandfather an author as well?
 
 
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12:21 PM
@SQB yea but he was primarily an editor. Old First Fandom folks, but not a famous name.
 
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12:48 PM
Now I'm curious, of course.
 
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1:11 PM
@Broklynite there might be a good story in there for the SFF-blog, actually.
 
 
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2:32 PM
Greetings, Earthlings.
 
 
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4:39 PM
@SQB I wasn’t aware there was a blog. I dunno about stories; my grandparents were both Fans, I used to have some of the old magazines with their letters in the back (back when that was how people organized meetups).
But I know because of his work, and the era and all, they all knew each other. I think I remember my father saying that my grandfather was Van Vogt’s editor for a while, but I don’t know how true that is.
 
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@Broklynite that used to be a joke for a while here: "we have a blog?" But I've a feeling you're serious. There should be a link to the latest blog post pinned on the side bar, but I'm on mobile so I can't check. It might be one of Dr. Dizzle's movie reviews instead.
 
I should say that I know plenty of stories, no doubt my mother knows many more. It’s difficult to separate fact from fiction tho. You never know though, I ran into Chris clairemont a couple of years ago and confirmed that yes indeed he was my next door neighbor for many years.
 
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Then again, autocomplete didn't work for them, so I guess not.
 
@SQB I’m mostly here on mobile these days, that’s likely why
 
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Ah.
There you go.
 
4:45 PM
Interesting, thanks
 
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Latest posts are by @CreationEdge, so you could ask them.
I know our resident earthling-greeter has written an interesting one about genres, some time ago.
I greatly enjoyed that one, @Donald.McLean.
 
Heh. If you want to hear something funny, I can dig up the episode of This American life where they interviewed my mother about my grandfather
he wrote a hippie self help book back in the 60’s
Here we go
 
The focus is on the book and not so much his earlier life in SF I’m afraid
 
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Ah, This American Life. I used to listen to that a lot.
 
4:50 PM
I don’t tend to but I made an exception here
nothing against it, you understand, it’s just that I usually have more things higher on my life of priorities
 
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To me, it depicted a kind of America that gelled well of my idea of America, as absorbed through films and television.
 
i haven’t listened to it enough to comment I’m afraid
 
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Sort of like A Prairie Home Companion.
 
I used to listen to that a lot as a kid, especially the tales from Lake Woebegone
it didn’t help, I suppose, that the only radios I’ve ever owned were from a few years ago when I bought myself a shower radio
 
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I've several of the books.
I think three or four.
 
4:54 PM
i think I had one, but it wasn’t the same reading it as hearing Garrison
 
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I've never heard him, just read the books.
 
eho I am told is no longer in the show because of something to do with sexual harassment
 
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I used it as a shorthand for the universe.
I think I've read that, yes.
 
ahhh, he had a very quiet and dry humor that nonetheless managed to express itself very well
i dunno, I don’t think the cadence of his voice translates into plain text.
You should see if you can get one of the old recordings
 
 
4:58 PM
anyway, I’m about to climb into an automobile and get carsick, so I’m afraid I need to go. I’ll be around tho.
 
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I've just arrived at my destination. Now it's only a short walk home.
Have a good trip!
 

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